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From Brave Pigeons to Sour Herrings: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Frame Rate To Black Cat Hate: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered Teddy Roosevelt's link to football, the weird history of habeas corpus, and why people don't like to adopt black cats.

From Rainmakers To Flavor Tasters: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Gum Bans to Growth Mindsets: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Pumpkin Spice to Pill Colors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the history of the PSL, why older siblings are smarter, and how pill color affects effectiveness.

From Tug of War to Excel Errors: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.10.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the Million Dollar Homepage, the origin of Auto-Tune, and an Excel mistake with international implications.

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

From Space Dumping to Identical Twin Puppies: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the hidden benefits of chewing gum, wheezing Amish, and the first set of identical twin puppies.

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

From Vanishing Dots to Piggy Banks: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.26.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered illusions to trick your brain, boozy physics thought experiments, and piggy bank etymology.

From Marmosets to Musical Taste: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.20.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered marmoset students, wasps in figs, and why your genes might be to blame for your ridiculous drunken behavior.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

From Degenerate Art to the Mozart Effect: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.02.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Rosie the Riveter to Olympic Ties: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest.

From Japanese Mascots to the 2nd Amendment: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Olympic Bodies To Circadian Rhythms: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.08.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Talking Birds to Ghost Cities: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.29.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Eye Contact To Water Bears: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Pokemon Lawsuits To Art For The Blind: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Ghost Cities To The Sixth Sense: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.11.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Walrus Stampedes To Commuting Secrets: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

From the Ugliest Color to Significant Others: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.25.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...

From Laugh Tracks to Bat Bombs: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Do you ever need a good laugh? In the early days of TV, many shows were taped in front of a live audience. While the crowd made tapings more lively, the actors couldn't always predict when the audience would laugh... and when they wouldn't.

From Heimlich to Wittgenstein: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.14.2016 | Education
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners...