VIA Brain Food Newsletter

We are a culmination of our experiences. How we process this information and encode it into something meaningful is intrinsically tied to our memory. Understanding how it works and how to use tools or tricks to make it better is a worthy endeavor.

— The Method of Loci: Build Your Memory Palace

Nothing will change your future trajectory like your habits. While goals rely on extrinsic motivation, habits, once formed, are automatic. They literally rewire our brains.

— How to Make Long Term Improvements

Explore Your Curiosity

★ “Sociopolitical forces today can make humility feel especially dangerous, and even foolish. Social media has stunted our ability to reinvent our thinking, because our ideas are increasingly cumulative: Every opinion we’ve ever posted online is memorialized. With such a well-documented history of beliefs, changing your mind on something important or controversial can feel like weakness and open you up to public criticism.The solution to this is to take most of your opinions off the electronic grid.”

— Changing your Mind

★ “One thing I think about how humans work—the only thing that can replace one story is another story.”

— Yuval Noah Harari’s History of Everyone, Ever