Oh, Brian Williams…

The brain seems to have a remarkable elasticity – remembering some details, forgetting others, and apparently rewriting whole events to suit itself without our knowledge. This isn’t the same as lying; lying is knowing the truth and deliberately covering it up with falsehood. When I was 16, my grandfather died, less than a week after Read More …

Perfect Portions and the Trouble with Guesstimates

“My eyes were bigger than my stomach!” It’s a familiar lament. Unfortunately, when our eyes grow bigger than our stomachs, our stomachs eventually catch up. Dieters are often  advised to weigh, measure, and keep track of everything they eat. It makes a lot of sense when you realize just how bad most of us are Read More …