Stay curious! Ask questions! The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. And be open to making mistakes because that's how we learn.
I drive my instructors insane by asking question after question, but I do it because I want to learn more. I feel I get a lot out of my classes by asking questions. Some instructors might see your questions as a challenge and others might be flustered because they don't know the information, but there are some great ones who will encourage your questioning and help you learn even more than you expected!
I love questions, so feel free to e-mail or comment (and let me know if it's okay to post your question on the blog if you've e-mailed it to me): It inspires me to write things I might not have researched before! The only thing I ask is that you check out the frequently asked questions section of the blog to see if it's been asked before.
Why do I have Professor Farnsworth with his Finglonger as a picture for this post? Because I love his comment to Fry in one of the Tales of Interest, "That question is less stupid, but you asked it in a profoundly stupid way." It's not a reflection on Julie's question - I just watched that episode last night and it stuck in my head. Has anyone else seen the first episodes of the new season yet? Awesome!
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Don't fear the science!
The newbies series on lotion making (11 posts, I encourage you to go to the beginning and work your way back or it won't make much sense!)