Tag: learning (page 1 of 2)

My Review of the Spanish Learning Apps (2019)

In 2015, I began using mobile apps to learn Spanish. I’ve tried a lot of them. Some are better than others. A few people recently asked for my feedback on the topic, so I am putting this post together. Maybe … [continue reading]

Book Notes: The First 20 Hours

Today, I was organizing all my Google Drive files and I found a blog post outline from 2013 that I never published. That summer I read the excellent book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . [continue reading]

30 Días

In the post Learning to Hate Driving Less, I raved about the Waze application. By giving me points for driving, assigning me a ranking and letting me compete with friends, Waze has totally changed my relationship with driving. At … [continue reading]

The Pressure Cooker is a Game Changer

Shortly after arriving in Seattle in 2007, I broke down and bought a good coffee grinder. After years of thinking my old grinder was good enough to grind fine and consistent for espresso, I spent the $350 for the … [continue reading]

The Mindful Way to Study and The Ray Peat Survival Guide

I read two more books on my Kindle app. One was good, one wasn’t.

The Mindful Way to Study

The Mindful Way to Study is a book I wish I would have had when I was a student. It tailors … [continue reading]

3 Books I’m Looking Forward to this Month

Three of my favorite authors are publishing brand new books this month. Good times.

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Mastery
Mastery by Robert Greene

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning [continue reading]