19 Ultimate Short-Cuts to SAT Success

While we specialize in learning, SAT tests are not in our focus. Do not get me wrong. 1:1 with Anna, speedreading and memory improvement boost the SAT scores approximately by 20 percent, and we had many students who completed this training. However, the test itself has its own specialists. In this guest post, one of …

Your boss could be your best mentor

In this article I want to address the fundamental question of finding a great mentor. Unless you have a mentor, the odds are against you: it will be damn hard to score deals or get promoted. If you happen to have a mentor, your success is tied to the success of your mentor. It is …

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 find time and opportunities for learning while working full time and having a family

During the first years of writing this blog, I used to write quite a lot about home/work balance and finding the time. Several years ago I found my formula and did not change it for a while, so I do not write about it as much as I used to. In this guest post, I …

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 …

Climbing the tree of knowledge to find the giant within

This metaphor is a bit cheesy, yet I will try to use a fresh angle. The premise is very simple. We search for knowledge to gain something bigger. From my experience this is only a partial success. In this article I want to explain why. If you want to explore with me, you are also …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways to Make Money for Students during the Holiday Season

Many of our readers are students or people between jobs who need alternative ways of making money. Some people are good in marketing, others have technical skills or unique perspectives they can share. Every personal strength can probably be converted into revenue stream if we decide to do so. This is a subject I did …