How to raise self-disciplined and creative children?

What is the best way to raise children? Each generation, culture, group, and family has a different set of answers. One of the biggest issues parents have to balance: how to raise children that have both creativity and discipline. You are welcome to read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, …

How to Manage Job Search Stress

Today in the guest post by Danny Kariuki we explore the effect of stress on job search and get 10 tips for landing a better job. Some of these tips are almost counterintuitive, yet when you understand the incentives you will probably want to follow them. Since you are here, you must be having a …

Dealing with phobias at school

For many students the school is intimidating. I was intimidated by bullies in the elementary school and the school gym. My wife Anna suffered from dyslexia until she learned speedreading, and some school subjects were quite fearsome for her. Some of my friends and fellow memory experts feared math. The school does not have to …

Opening up for learning

People who read this blog usually are interested in learning. People who contact us are working hard to improve their learning skills.  Some of the people write to thank us for our job, and this is very satisfying. Others ask for advice.  Many conversations start from technical questions and quite soon deal with deal with deep …

Best Ways to Show Your Emotional Intelligence in an Interview

So you have just been invited for a job interview. This has come probably after months of applications sending. To be honest, job interviews come with their own pressures; how to impeccably respond to questions asked, your demeanor when asked difficult questions, and most importantly, how you grab your hiring manager’s attention and create that good, …

The illusive link between physical activity and IQ

Not all learning has to do with reading. Muscle memory is equally important for everything we do. Some people are born with a great muscle memory and should be able to use it for cognitive tasks. Others, like me, are lacking in muscle memory and need to supplement using other skills. I am writing this …

Plato, AI and humility

Our world often outsmarts us. The way we see the reality is just one perspective, and usually not the most effective. True humility might be one of the best qualities to have. In this article, I was inspired by the argumentation here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Misology Misology is defined as the …

7 Realistic Goals with 7 Steps to Achieve and Maintain Academic Success

With the high price of education, we should be smart enough to ensure some return on investment. Different people will give you different advice. You may choose a good job: as a doctor, lawyer or engineer. Alternatively, you may pursue your passion and have a chance of becoming the world class expert in something. And …

Sports and mind

Physical activity and mental sports are considered to be some of the best ways to have a young and effective brain. This is an ongoing theme in this blog. For further reading I suggest reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. My childhood fallacy When I was a child, learning was easy for …

7 Tips About the Illusion of The Control

People who train speedreading sometimes make great progress, and sometimes work very hard and make little progress. One of the groups of students who are struggling are the control freaks. There are several mistakes control freaks often make: fighting against the training methodology, trying to devise a different and less effective progress path, micromanaging the …