Knowing When to Give Up: My Gumbo Adventure

There are all too many motivational anecdotes about never giving up, and that's good and all, but I think there need to be more motivational anecdotes about knowing when to give up. This is one of them. On Saturday I made a goal: that I was going to attempt to cook shrimp gumbo. If you've never had…

Game Theory 101: Intro to the "Prisoner's Dilemma"

If you haven't seen A Beautiful Mind, then you may think the term "Game Theory" sounds like some geeky over-interpretation of video game strategies, but it is in fact a complex mathematical discipline that has a wide-ranging array of real-life applications. While many adults might not think a "game" is a very serious term, in the…

"Normal" Things That I Don't Do

On the whole, I'd say I'm a pretty normal person, but I have some oddities just like everyone else. A lot of times people tend to fixate on things that other (perhaps more successful) people do differently, but today I'd like to share some normal things that a lot of people do that I just simply…