Read — 2016/08/23
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Why ‘practice makes perfect’ might be a lie“, by Melissa Pandika (OZY). Recently published research suggests that “practice…stopped predicting performance” among elite athletes. Still, “[a]cross all skill levels, deliberate practice explained 18 percent of differences in performance” — so don’t throw in the towel just yet.
- “The power of negative thinking“, by Oliver Burkeman (Wall Street Journal).
- “Why you need negative feelings“, by Elizabeth Bernstein (Wall Street Journal).
- “50 amazing puns from past pun competitions“, by Alvin Ward (Mental Floss).