Is Recycling A Waste Of Time?

Recycling is touted as the best way households have to reduce pollution, fight climate change, and keep our cities clean. We believe that we’re doing the right thing for our planet by throwing stuff in the right bin. Then, why is it that every time I finish a peanut butter jar, my wife and I argue over where I should toss it? Supposedly if the jar has remnants in it, it won’t get recycled....

The Theoretical Minimum

In a recent Compound Writing call , author Gemma Milne talked about the Theoretical Minimum , a concept popularized by physics professor Leonard Susskind. The idea of the Theoretical Minimum is to find the smallest set of knowledge needed to teach Physics. If we replace knowledge and Physics with anything else, we get ourselves a powerful strategy. Gemma uses it in her writing to give readers the smallest set of information needed to understand and interact with a topic....

Navigating the wealth of misinformation COVID-19 edition

If you’ve ever had a hard time navigating the wealth of misinformation that we find all around ourselves, you’re not alone. During this pandemic, the amount of information, fake news, conspiracy theories, and weird stories has been so overwhelming that it is all too hard to discern the likely from the probable. Stories about the origin and the causes of the pandemic abound all over the place. While one story claims that the pandemic was a carefully planned strategy for world domination carried out by the world’s elite* (think Bill Gates), * another** claims that it all was a Chinese bio-warfare attack to gain control over the world....