Spiritual intelligence

Why do we learn something? Is there a meaning to learning beyond the information we need for career growth? Some argue that knowledge has appeal well beyond the material benefits and into the realm of spirituality. In this article, I want to explore the claim. My writing was inspired by the articles I read here, …

Performance vs ability

We would like to think that ability is translated to performance, but this is rarely the case. Some people blame luck or destiny, others focus on motivation and “softer” skills. For more reading, I selected the articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. The curse of child genius Being a child genius is not …

How to Become an Authority in Your Niche

Quite rarely we learn things simply to understand and remember the information. Typically we do it either out of curiosity or to become an authority in some niche. For me, using the knowledge properly is a subject for a full masterclass. In this guest article James Scott shares his personal views on the subject. Let’s face …

Longevity and weird lifehacks

Running a blog about learning and productivity for so many years, sometimes I surprise people by doing all the other things that I do. Recently one of my students felt overwhelmed and I suggested some mindfulness training. For me, it is no secret that dealing with stress is one of the most important things we …

Fighting popular misconceptions in digital age

Today we live in abundance of fake news, half-baked resources, and cyber manipulators.  Since this blog focuses on knowledge, we cannot simply ignore the abundance of disinformation. We address this subject occasionally, yet this is the first time I am trying to build an organized approach to disinformation. I will be writing from my own knowledgeand understanding. …

How to Organize Your Workplace to Make Studying Process Easier

Organization skills a very important for effective progress in any learning or work environment. Somehow it is very easy to assume, that if you are reading this blog you probably already mastered the skillset. Fortunately, we have guest authors to challenge our assumptions. This guest post by Lauren Adley provides some simple and useful advices. If …

Funny stuff and a cure for boredom

Every year, for the April 1st I write a post about things that are fun and funny. This is a serious blog that deals with learning, self-help and career. If I choose to write about fun and funny, I must have some very serious reasons. Today I will share why I think that funny is …

Cognitive audit for who you really are

Suppose we have all the tools, money and time to make a huge change in our life. What should we do with ourselves? Probably perform a cognitive audit for who we really are.  This particular post is not informative, but actionable. If you want some background information, please check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

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 …