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Noteworthy Content of the Week

The reason that I like weblogs so much is not for news and entertainment only but because I learn new things. Everyday I learn something new by reading weblogs, things I never new about or stood still to think about it. When I think about writing an entry I ask myself a few questions; Do I want to share an experience, tell a story or share information?

Other times I’ll write an entry to ask a question and hope a reader will share an answer or opinion with me. The core of the entries is always to learn something new whether I’m the one learning or my readers.

This week selection is all about learning about a wide range of topics.

How To Write Good

One evening on the NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw announced, “Just like men, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.”

Writing good, something most of use could do with. English is not my first language so I’m guilty of grammar mistakes or badly constructed sentences. I always proof read my entries but sometimes it takes an extra pair of eyes to point out the mistakes.

Google Instant: Personalization, The Paradox of Choice and Altered Behavior

There are 2 subtle but powerful psychological reasons here that will make you more likely to click and explore the suggested results on the previous screen (with Google Instant turned on) than on this one.

I have been asking myself why Google changed their search method, I’m not particular fond of it and it’s taking me time to get used to it. This in depth article helps you get a better perspective on the why of this search method.

Sweet Corn with Haricots Verts

Are we perfect? Absolutely not. We still have a couple tablespoons of ice cream most nights for dessert, we drink, and we share a chocolate truffle nearly every night.

I’m always trying to eat healthy and I am mostly put off by the seemingly super healthy people who have no trouble keeping the ‘bad’ food out of their diet. It is nice for once to hear that they are not all perfect and that we should allow ourselves some pleasures too. As an added bonus the recipe they share sounds good for such a healthy salad.

Musings on Understanding Math

Natural numbers, as I have just re-learned, are the “counting numbers”, and there are two main areas of interest. In pure mathematics, there’s the exploration of the properties and “behavior patterns” of such numbers, which is called Number Theory.

Since reading books by Scarlett Thomas who writes about science and math I have been thinking about what exactly is Mathematics. Dave’s post is mind boggling and I had to read it twice to get it. A challenging post for sure.

Write for your distress and focus on your writing

What I am saying though, is write objectively. Don’t get tangled up in the emotional mire and let your standards slip.

About using your distress to write fiction although above quote is something a lot of webloggers should keep in mind. Writing when one is angry has caused quite some drama in different online communities.