Stoicism and perfectionism

True happiness cannot be bought. Some people argue that an ancient slave could be more happy than today’s engineer. Stress could be more important to happiness than food, medicine or even freedom. For more reasing check out here, here, here, here, and here. The curse of perfectionism For the sake of happiness, it is not …

Misconceptions and ethics

Our misconceptions are used by master manipulators in ways that will not make us proud. It takes a special type of knowledge and mindfulness to resist. For more please read here, here, here, here, here, and here. Convincing people and con artists In 2002 a startup I worked in was acquired by a bigger company. …

5 Key Steps to Becoming a Lifelong Learner – And Why You Should Care

Lifelong learning is a common passion for all readers and authors of this blog.  While researching the materials for the new posts I found several very well written and refreshing articles on Open Colleges site. While reading I got an email. Opening the email I saw the name of one of the authors I enjoyed reading, …

Productive procrastination

Sometimes we procrastinate. This can be a bad thing and a good thing. In this article, I argue in favor of smart procrastination. For more reading check out here, here, here, and here. Having a shady plan Sometimes our plans do not go well with who we are and what we desire. Not all plans …

Why Students Should Manage Their Time Differently: 5 Major Difficulties and How to Overcome Them

Fifteen years since I finished my PhD, I see that some things never change. Students never have enough time between their studies, part-time jobs and the need to experience new sensations.  Scarlett Gibson is a freelance writer also employed as a content strategist at MyEssayWriting.  This post is about her personal quest to manage her time …

Systematic empathy

Compassion is a great virtue which helps us connect with other people. Self-compassion helps us avoid injuries and saves us from misery. Lack of compassion in ourselves and in others poses several serious challenges. Fortunately, compassion can be systematically learned and developed. This post was inspired by reading this, this, this, and this articles. Disclaimer: …

Six Things You Need To Do After Attending Professional Development Event

Some of us have plenty of conferences and mingling event. It is not easy to leverage these events beyond some fun with colleagues.  We could establish new connections with people in the industry, check out what other people and companies are working on, and maybe find some talents for our own company. The work does …

What is your annual theme?

Today we start a new year, and it is great to start it with renewed purpose and motivation. To do that we use a tool called “annual theme”. You can have weekly or monthly themes, but an annual theme is more appropriate. Today’s selection of articles is very good. Do not miss a chance to …

Consciousness beats lifestyle

As the year is about to end it is a great time for a personal reckoning. Obviously, you do not need to wait for the end of the year. You will be surprised to know I wrote this article back in June, and simply scheduled it for today. This time I selected a wide range …

Seven Ways That Make Your Writing Funnier

Indifference and boredom are just the opposite of what we teach. If you can write in a funny way, you can think and visualize in a funny way and remember better. If you can make a provoking argument and get an emotional reaction, it will help you remember. This particular guest post by William Grigsby shows …