Saturday, October 04, 2014

Saturday Stories: 10,000 Hours, Free Cookies, the NFL, and Assumptions

David Z. Hambrick, Fernanda Ferreira, and John M. Henderson in Slate take on Gladwell's 10,000 hour rule with their piece on practice not making perfect.

Lois Beckett with a somewhat terrifying piece in ProPublica on how much personal information people were willing to give up in return for a yummy cookie.

Sally Jenkins in the Washington Post with an incredibly hard hitting editorial (pun intended) on how the NFL needs to be treated like the coal industry.

Robert Pearl in Forbes with HIV as a backdrop explains why assumptions are unwise in medicine (and life in general).

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's my weekly piece in US News and World Report - this week, more on the science of why The Biggest Loser folks are likely to struggle to keep their lost weight off.]