Learning To Learn: Embrace Analogies

Why do analogies work so well? They’re building blocks for our thoughts, written in the associative language of our brains.

At first, I thought analogies had to be perfect models of the idea they explained. Nope.

“All models are wrong, but some are useful” – George Box

Analogies are handles to grasp a larger, more slippery idea.... Read article

Site updates for BetterExplained.com

After a few years, I thought it was time for a new layout. The goals:

  • Be warm & friendly
  • Be clean & readable (more whitespace & larger fonts)
  • Be easy to skim & search (search results and posts have image previews)

BetterExplained isn’t an authority lecturing you on facts: it’s an excited friend sharing what actually helped when learning.... Read article