Consumption Weeks 46

My notes from some of the media I consumed this week.

  • In total, 491 organic compounds were detected and quantified in the pellets, with an additional 170 compounds tentatively annotated. These compounds span various classes, including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, plastic additives.

Tags: Plastic, Recycling, Circular Economy, Toxins, Chemicals

    1. “When a friend is upset, ask them one simple question before saying anything else: ‘Do you want to talk about it or do you want to be distracted from it?’”
    1. “If you need to cancel a hotel reservation but are unable to because of a 24-hour policy, call the company and move your reservation to a later date. Call back within a few days and cancel for no charge.”
    1. “When cooking things on aluminium foil, first scrunch the foil up, then lay it loosely flat again out on your baking tray. The juices will stay put—and the food will not stick to the foil half as much, if at all.”

Tags: Life, Attitude


Tags: Pricing, Price Gouging, Corporate Greed

  1. Pretend to teach a concept you want to learn about to a student in the sixth grade.
  2. Identify gaps in your explanation. Go back to the source material to better understand it.
  3. Organize and simplify.
  4. Transmit (optional).

Tags: Learning

  1. Anders Ericsson: deliberate practice


  2. John Sweller: cognitive load, examples can be better than problem-solving


  3. Robert Bjork: desirable difficulties (spacing, retrieval, variability)


  4. Michelene Chi: concepts over superficial understanding

  5. Herbert Simon: reducing the problem space


  6. John Anderson: declarative (facts) and procedural memory


  7. Walter Kintsch: battle conflicting ideas to see which wins


Tags: Learning