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 …

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 …

Rethinking identity

We can and should choose our own story and our identity. Shaping the way we present our identity does not change our most authentic core. It builds upon our deepest strengths and leverages them for our own benefit and so that we can help others. For today’s reading, I suggest some interesting articles here, here, …

The surprising benefits of accountability and stability

Accountability and stability are very important in our lives. These are the qualities we usually want to find in our partners. With life experience also comes greater appreciation of these qaulities. Any sustainable change often requires accountability and stability. For more information you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here and here. Same …

How to Combine Several Part-Time Jobs?

Managing several part-time jobs is a complex task. Honestly, I think it is much easier to hold at least one full-time jobs. If you are sufficiently productive, creative and ambitious you might be able to handle several jobs, as long as you are honest to your employees about it.  I might someday share my own …

Learning empathy through your inner adult

Each of us arguably has an inner child, inner parent and inner adult. While psychologists often discuss inner child and inner parent, the abilities of inner adult are often underrated. For more information you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Transactional analysis Eric Berne presented the transactional analysis to …

Have a smaller ego if you want big career moves

Resilience at the workplace is a common theme in this blog. Occasionally our own ego is the main obstacle to our progress. A huge ego can definitely make us do things we do not like and increase the amount of stress upon us. You can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …