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 …

7 Tips About the Illusion of The Control

People who train speedreading sometimes make great progress, and sometimes work very hard and make little progress. One of the groups of students who are struggling are the control freaks. There are several mistakes control freaks often make: fighting against the training methodology, trying to devise a different and less effective progress path, micromanaging the …

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, …

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 …

Boost Your Career With Further Education (Infographic)

We often talk about the value of lifelong learning and about the value of visualization. Today we have a special treat. Philip Boschman from Trainwest shared a great infographic about the benefits of lifelong learning. “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into …

Hyper-focus, multitasking and the wonderland of ADHD

The omnipresent screens, intense psycho didactic evaluations and the unbelievable complexity of modern life make focusing more challenging. It is both a blessing and a challenge. We review various aspects of focusing and ADHD from time to time and not is a good time to return to the same subject from a different perspective. Before …

The game of first impressions

We tend to think that most of the decisions people make are based on research, argumentation and careful planning. This is a very nice thought. From time to time people make educated choices. More often though people simply trust their first impression, or try to justify it one way or another. In this article I …

5 Tips To Improve Your Writing In Academic English

There are many resources on how to write better, yet most of these resources are too specific, too generic or poorly written. This guest article by Carol Duke captures the essence of writing in academic English as a set of simple and clear bullets: rules to live by as a writer. I hope you will …