Beware of rhetorics: you are being brainwashed

We are being brainwashed all the time. Fortunately for us, the brainwashing is not focused and we are capable to resist. How to fight manipulators effectively? We will discuss below. For further reading you are welcome to visit here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Who tries to manipulate us? Brainwashing is so …

Dealing with existential cirsis

Most of us have a mid-life crisis at some point. If I was a millennial, I would also have a quarter life crisis. Once you finish school or an Ivy League university, there are simply too many things to master. I still have many years to prepare a speech for my kids, so I thought …

Addicted to criticism need to change emotional diet

Our diet determines a large part of our existence. Not just physically. Is it possible to improve our lives changing the emotional diet: the thoughts we often have, the books that we read, the friends that we meet… For today I selected materials from here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Cultural aspects of emotional …

Mavericks vs experts

There are many kinds of highly successful people. For some, success is yet another milestone in a great plan, while for others it is an unexpected gift. We put a lot of focus on learning, yet there is another side in nature vs nurture discussion. Today I  was inspired by old articles here, here, here, here, …

Can AI make us more human?

We all feel that robots will soon rule the earth. That will definitely affect our lifestyle, career choices and identity, but will it also affect our goals and moral compass? With today’s article I suggest reading some related posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. AI dominated world AI can …

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, …

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. …

For programmers: speeding up neural network development

Once in a while, we write articles intended to help programmers do their work more effectively. Nowadays more and more programmers do not really write code. Instead, they configure neural networks and hope for the best. Since I have several years of experience working with such networks and managing such programmers, I decided to share …

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 …