Revisiting places of memory

We may train our memory and read texts, but then how much of that will we remember just after a day? We may go further, create notes and review them for a while, but eventually, we will stop. How much will we remember after twenty years? Does memory training work at all when we consider long …

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 …

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 …

Kill old ideas to get more creative

We need to kill old ideas all the time to make space for creativity. Yet, we need to be careful not to “throw the baby out with the bathwater”. I truly believe that lifelong learning, self-awareness, and moderation can help with this process. In this article, I will try to explain how. We have a …

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, …

Never tell people to improve

Are we too hard with ourselves for our own good? Recent studies show that more rest, positive language and acceptance will improve our lives. For more information, you are welcome to read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why now? As the year ends, we review our year and summarize its results. Some …

Treating traveling as the perfect investment in your future

When we have time and money we love to travel. This serves some deep need in human nature.  Being a scientist, each time that I see a deep need I am looking for a competitive advantage. Why is traveling a good investment, and how can we improve it? For today’s reading, I have chosen some …

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Personally, I believe that people are good, as long as nobody messes with their minds. In my opinion, empathy, learning, and critical thinking should be widely used to protect ourselves and others from bullies and manipulators. The author of this article argues that people can be bad unless they are taught ethics from a very …

Happiness and illusion of control

Happiness is the holy grail of many people on the path of self-improvement. It is probably the hardest of all goals and the progress to it is counterintuitive. There are many things that do not make us happy, despite our highest hopes. Maybe it is beneficial to talk about them. For more reading, I refer …

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. …