Read — 2016/08/23

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 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.
  2. The power of negative thinking“, by Oliver Burkeman (Wall Street Journal).
  3. Why you need negative feelings“, by Elizabeth Bernstein (Wall Street Journal).
  4. 50 amazing puns from past pun competitions“, by Alvin Ward (Mental Floss).