— Cognitive Neuroscience

I have been using a countdown timer that breaks my time up into different work and break segments. I have (mainly) gone with a 52/17 work/break schedule based on “science says“. Well, prompted by reading that article and then trying it and finding that it......

I remember being in a high school class in France (I was on a Rotary Club exchange) and the teacher making an effort to use my knowledge of America to support a point she was making about the American economy – so she asked me......

Life in France has experienced a few alterations over the last weeks due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Schools have been shut down, all non-essential stores have been shuttered (food stores and pharmacies remain open) and now, as of noontime today we are......

I think a good rule of thumb is to assume that if someone is proposing some sort of financial transaction and they spell cash with a dollar sign replacing the ‘s’ then something fishy is definitely going on. I came across this sign advertising CA$H......

I moved from New York to Toronto in the fall of 2016 to begin a PhD. When I pass through my old home city I sometimes get hit with a wave of nostalgia, and wonder how I could have left. If you happen to be......

I came across a photo I had taken last May while in the hospital waiting area (at Mt. Sinai in Toronto) with my pregnant partner to have an ultrasound. I had been rushing that day to make the appointment and arrived hungry. I saw the......

Just an observation that Google maps accounts for hills when estimating walk time. Which is a thoughtful feature. I realized this when reversing the directions from my apartment in Paris to a nearby grocery store, and noticing that the estimated walk time went from 4......

At our apartment in Belleville, Paris, we lived within a 6 minute walk of four Carrefour grocery stores. There were other grocery stores, as well, within that 6 minute walk radius. And an additional Carrefour at 8 minutes… I was trying to understand what kind......

I have been living in Paris for 3 weeks, as of tomorrow, and finally figured out the phone situation. Prior to “figuring out” the phone situation, I had just been using my T-Mobile sim, which allows unlimited data (though effectively limited by the fact that......

Initially, I was impressed that the public/city bike option in Paris offered both regular and electric bikes (especially appreciated in a city with quite a few hills), as well as extremely reasonable subscription options (the most expensive is 8.30 euro/month). However, both of these elements......