Can You Solve the Candle Problem?

In today's class, I showed the wonderful Dan Pink TED talk on motivation (yes, the same Dan Pink who many of you pointed out the other day needs to work on his┬áhand washing). In part of the video, Dan introduces the candle problem, which is shown in the image above. The problem was developed by … Continue reading Can You Solve the Candle Problem?

Outdone Once Again, This Time by a Nine-Year Old

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I thought I was pretty good at planking, going for almost five minutes. That sense of superiority went completely away when I read that the current world record is over 10 hours. And just a few weeks ago I wrote about how I had successfully relearned … Continue reading Outdone Once Again, This Time by a Nine-Year Old