Maria Konnikova’s “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” may not make you a master detective, as the publisher notes, but it will teach you how to “observe, not merely see,” a prerequisite to thinking like the great man...If deduction and synthesis are a challenge, learning to observe may be even harder. Ms. Konnikova, a science writer based in New York, distinguishes between the Watson system (the natural tendency to believe what we see and hear) and the Holmes system.
Get out of the cold and into the kitchen! Team up with a partner or compete as an individual. Teens will face off against each other to see whose chili reigns supreme. All materials will be provided, but bring your own crock pot if you can.