E-readers appeal by being travel-friendly and storing a whole library at your fingertips, but print books seem to win when it comes to comprehension. Studies have shown that readers often remember more when they consume material in print rather than from a digital source. According to Time, this is most likely linked to the concept of spatial context, which causes “seemingly irrelevant factors like remembering whether you read something at the top or the bottom of page—or whether it was on the right or left hand side of a two-page spread or near a graphic—can help cement material in mind.” This what your quirky reading habits reveal about your personality.
Writing thank you notes
After receiving a gift or having an interview, it is customary to give thanks to the giver or interviewer. According to emilypost.com, “The rule of thumb is that you should send a written note any time you receive a gift—even a ‘thank you’ gift—and the giver wasn’t there to be thanked in person.” For a job interview, sending a written thank you note shows extra effort and thought, and reminds the interviewer how much you appreciated and valued their time. However, consider the job you have interviewed for when choosing how to say thank you. If the company is highly integrated in the tech industry or has extremely quick turnaround on hiring choices, it may be savvier to send a thoughtful email. Here’s how to write a heartfelt thank-you note.