Why It’s So Easy to Overestimate How Much You Know About a Topic

Based on years and years of writing about science and studying psychology, here is my Grand Unified Theory for Why It’s So Easy to Overestimate Our Knowledge of a Topic. Let’s say you want to learn about psychology/architecture/physiology. First, that’s easy! We’re all lifelong students of behavior/buildings/bodies. So you’re starting here: Then you start reading…

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How to find the right tools to write your book

After I signed papers for my book deal, I started reading everything I could about how authors actually write books. Why? I had never written a nonfiction book, yet I was under contract with a German corporation to write a book. What do the days of authors look like? Where do they even start? (I…

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How to Choose a Photographer

  How to choose a photographer, or decide between a few things. My magical plan: This guy should just ask his wife what fruit to get.  Photo Credit: Lia Bravo via Compfight   Put a quick ad on Craigslist seeking a photographer for a quick portrait session. Within a day, get three pages of responses:…

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