Learning to Decipher a Menu when Dining Out…

The wording and appearance of a menu can have a lot to do with how you select a certain item. Any dish that is written in script is meant to convey a feeling of quality. Omitting dollar signs usually makes a person less conscious about cost. The chef’s recommendation is not always the healthiest. Ask about the ingredients and preparation before opting for this choice. Using descriptive adjectives such as tangy or plump will cause a mouthwatering effect and can possibly distract us from ordering a healthier dish. If possible look over a menu before you go to a particular restaurant and figure out the best option to help maintain a healthy eating plan.

Is it a Hand Grenade or a Nut Cracker?

In 2016 a man living in Shaanxi, China who goes by the name of Ran from Ankang City was using what he thought was a nut cracker but was instead a stick grenade. The device was given to him by a so-called friend during the holiday season in 1991. He learned what he had been using when leaflets were passed out concerning the possibility that some of these devices may still be around and that caution was advised. According to the authorities the device was still capable of being detonated. Ran, no doubt, feels he is lucky to be alive.

That’s Not the Way I Learned it….

How do we learn? Some learn by reading, others by listening and yet some find looking at a diagram the easiest way to absorb information. How do we classify a learning style or technique? Is it that some of us feel more comfortable with words while others relate more to pictures? Can it be that some of us are more intuitive as opposed to analytical when it comes to solving problems. Would it make a difference if parents, teachers and employers were able to know the difference? In other words, leaving a note or memo for someone as opposed to communicating directly to others. Researchers in studying brain scans determined that those who were visual when looking at a word transformed it into a mental picture while those who favored word transposed the object into a word. It seems that no particular learning style is better. It appears that our brain processes information differently. The trick is to not limit oneself to a particular way of learning and open yourself up to exploring other learning styles. Although visual, aural, verbal, or physical may be your dominant style of learning, incorporating a secondary style may be more helpful in a different circumstance.