Deliberate practice: what separates the merely good from the great

January 12th, 2008

“He’s just a natural” is what people always say when trying to explain the greatness of a Tiger Woods or Pete Sampras. This belief that you have to be “born” to the sport is both commonplace—and wrong.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by some noted researchers totally debunks the myth of “the natural.”* Studies by more than 100 scientists consistently and overwhelmingly proved this: experts are always made, not born.

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Everyday Vitamins May Prevent Common Hearing Loss

January 12th, 2008

http://www.care2.com/

How about a “morning after” pill for loud concerts? Researchers recently identified Supplements so helpful at preventing and healing noise-induced hearing loss that we may very well see pills and snack foods marketed with that premise in the not-too-distant future. Long viewed as a hazard for people exposed to prolonged high-decibel sound (such as workers around jet engines or jackhammers, battlefield soldiers and rock stars), excess noise contributes to more than one-third of the 28 million Americans suffering from some degree of hearing loss.

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