Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time

To learn new things, we must sometimes fail. But what’s the right amount of failure? New research led by the University of Arizona proposes a mathematical answer to that question. Educators and educational scholars have long recognized that there is something of a “sweet spot” when it comes to learning….

We Tried the New Mystery Oreo Flavor

Way back in 2017, Oreo released a mystery flavor and asked consumers to try them and submit their best guess for a chance to win a cash prize. The 2017 flavor turned out to be Fruity Pebbles and it was met with pretty mixed reviews. We were super stoked when…

Human body parts we no longer need

Human body parts are pretty remarkable. Makes sense given as how our body contains more atoms than you can count: 7 octillion. Yes, that’s really a number. Your body also has some 37 trillion cells. If you were to unravel the DNA in those cells, it would stretch from where you…

14 Strawberry Rhubarb Recipes We Can't Get Enough Of

There are a few feelings that conjure up the feeling of summer like nothing else: the scent of a freshly cut lawn; the sound of waves crashing on the ocean; the taste of strawberry rhubarb pie. There’s something about those sunsweet strawberries paired with tart, slightly sour rhubarb that bring…

Why do we crave comfort food in winter?

It’s winter and many of us find ourselves drawn to bowls of cheesy pasta, oozing puddings, warming soups, and hot chocolate with marshmallows. These and other comfort foods can make us feel good. But why? And why do we crave them in winter and not in summer? Research tells us…

Quinn on Nutrition: Carbs—how low can we go?

“Fruit has carbs? I had no idea,” a stunned patient told me recently. She’s not the only one who doesn’t have a complete understanding of carbohydrates—the focus of our current craze for low carb foods. I find that many people who say they “don’t eat carbs” may not really understand…