Forming Habits

How long does it take to form a habit? PsyBlog summarizes a paper (sadly behind a paywall) that researches habit formation. In short, it depends on how simple the habit is and your own personality. While some tasks became habitual after three weeks, others took months. Notably, some people seemed resistant to habit formation, taking significantly longer to form habits.


Sentencing Review: Deposition of the Captain

Go read this. I don’t want to spoil it with a teaser but here’s a little bit to maybe spark your interest.

What sounded like a steel cyclone hurtling from the sky toward my bow. It was a hideous, ungodly, and inevitable caterwaul. Like all hell falling at once and nowhere to turn. Nowhere to go. Except the one heading every captain prays his boat never takes: down. I looked up, saw the blur of the cow catcher, then everything changed.