Law of diminishing returns when training your brain

Does learning more generate better outcome? This is a common question I am asked. For example here: JS: What are reasonable Speed-Reading goals? Hello. I started going through the course materials just over a week ago and I set an initial specific goal of reading 2000 wpm by April of this year (about 6 weeks …

Self-evaluation fallacy

To which extent are we able to evaluate our knowledge? Apparently we are not that good. There are several biases of the cognition that make us more comfortable with ourselves than we should be. Take for example confirmation bias. We assume some line of thought. Now everything new we see makes us more sure in …

Study skills for college students

Occasionally I am getting recommendations for articles. This great article was found by some of our readers. I suggest you reading the original article, below I present my personal opinion about the subject. First of all, I would like to say that getting a specific degree is not the most important part of college experience. …

The power of divergent thinking

Focus and efficiency are great, but maybe they are not great for you. I found this out several times, the hard way. I am very creative within the box, but lack the audacity to look outside the box. Anna is very creative out-of-the box thinker, but lacks discipline and knowledge for effective in-the-box creativity. This …

Time flow

Time is subjective. I hear about “how fast time flies by” daily, everybody is talking about it. I do see great improvement in my own perception of time in recent years since I implement several simple protocols in my life. Here I want to share these little tricks. First of all, what is the subjective …

Twelve choices that lead to your success

Our fellow superlearner Gill Umair completed the course and became a very successful life coach. Here he shares some more of his wisdom with us. I hope you will enjoy it, get motivated by it, and finish the superlearner course with flying colors as a result of it. If you already finished the course, I …

Danger in the Workplace – The Damaging Effect of Stress

A couple of weeks ago someone loved our article on time taking article. After a short discussion we decided to take it one step forward. We invited this article, since some of our students overwork and suffer from stress. The writers are brand-new non-profit organization improvedu and their support group. We do not usually do …

Focus on one memory technique or use them all

Our program is quite tough. It suggests students to learn in ~8 weeks the learning skills that are meant to change their life. By putting this hard but not unreachable goal, we ask our students to work smart and hard. We assume that some students will succeed to master all the required techniques in 8 …

Handling to do lists

To do lists are a major part of the daily routine for any productive professional nowadays. We have many different “to do lists” in addition to the classical “to do” list: action items from meetings, appointments in calendar, errand lists, bucket lists, checklists, lists of ideas, lists of things we have done… It seems that …

Converting weakness to strength

Quite often we talk about ways to convert our weaknesses to strengths. This is an important question, and we will return to it periodically. Most people feel flawed one way or another, even fundamentally flawed in many cases. With all the influx of seemingly perfect bodies, perfect vacations, perfect social lives and … (you name …