The Supreme Court nominee is being accused of awful conduct. He is denying it. What do we do with that? This situation is just one of countless others. We constantly need to sift through data, analyze information, and weigh evidence. When we want to make a wise decision, draw a reasonable conclusion, or make a … Continue reading Ford vs. Kavanaugh
What do you hold dear? Really, I'm just asking you what you believe. Have I mentioned that I love words? Today's word is belief, which is derived from the German word glauben, meaning to hold dear, love. A lot of emotion is tied up in belief, but faith without thought isn't faith worth writing home about. Faith … Continue reading Think about your faith: Question 1
Your last letter was a beauty as far as its length but it was vilely spelt. I don’t think I have ever seen quite so many mistakes in so few lines. Howe wood you lick it if I rote you a leter al ful of mispeld wurds? I no yu know kwite well howe to … Continue reading Do you KNOW more than you THINCK?
“Employers nearly universally agree that to achieve success at their companies, a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex programs is more important than his or her undergraduate major.” Hart Research Associates If you take only one course in your lifetime, make it this one. You will develop the fundamental skills … Continue reading Free online course: Critical Thinking Basics
If you take only one course in your lifetime, make it this one. You will develop the fundamental skills of statement classification, research, analysis, and argument. You'll find that practicing these skills can lead to better communication, healthier relationships, and smoother navigation in all areas of life. Here's what one student has to say ... … Continue reading New online course: Critical Thinking Basics
You’re driving on a remote road and approach a bus stop. Three people are waiting: the man/woman of your dreams, an old friend who once saved your life, and an elderly woman who is sick. You have room in your car for only one passenger. What do you do? What is good science? Is the … Continue reading We’re not zombies, but we need your brain
Thinking impacts everything, right? Right. When your thinking is sharper and deeper, your life is better. The more you take advantage of the opportunities at The Thinkery, the more you will find unbridled awesomeness in your relationships, career, education, finances, health, faith, and leadership. As a member you will ... receive coaching and education that … Continue reading Become a member of The Thinkery for free!
We've all done it. We've inspired a facepalm with a thinking malfunction. But there are ways to minimize facepalms (and worse). Follow these tips to keep your brain out of autopilot, and you'll see improvement in every area of life. Because thinking is kinda important. THINKING TIP 1 Make the effort. Arguably, the number one … Continue reading Five ways to sharpen your thinking skills
"Adults choose their toys over my body. Where are my rights?" Those words were chalked on a sign held by a ten-year-old girl at a rally outside of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention this past weekend. That will instantly tug at your heartstrings, unless you think. What this sign really says: Your constitutionally-protected right … Continue reading This NRA protest sign misses the target
I love words and old stuff, so I listen to an old BBC radio program called My Word! Panelists are quizzed on words, literature, and the like. In one episode, they were quizzed on the word phrontistery, and the moderator said that it was like a thinkery. Instantly I knew that's the kind of place … Continue reading Is opening night of *Private Lives* history’s most compelling event?