the archivist September 14, 2020

Catherine Caruso | Scientific American: Don’t Forget: You, Too, Can Acquire a Super Memory. Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring.

Amber Rae | Fast Company: How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance.

Elizabeth Winkler | The Atlantic: Was Shakespeare a Woman? The authorship controversy has yet to surface a compelling alternative to the man buried in Stratford. Perhaps that’s because, until recently, no one was looking in the right place. The case for Emilia Bassano.

Laura Miller | Slate: The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel. Your book club probably already read Where the Crawdads Sing. How much did a long-ago murder in Africa influence Delia Owens’ first novel? [Vague novel spoilers in the article.]

Zachary Crockett | The Hustle: The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets. Is it possible to out-eat the price you pay for a buffet? How do these places make money?

Eric Ravenscraft | The New York Times: An Adult’s Guide to Social Skills, for Those Who Were Never Taught. It’s a shame so few of us are taught the basics of how to interact constructively with each other. If you never were, we’re here to help.