5 Mistakes You Should Avoid When Mentoring

This guest post was written by a very young journalist, Mia Stokes. This is how she defines herself: “I am a journalist. I use my writing skills in a professional manner to help people to find something useful, informative and relevant to their interests. I’m happy to share my knowledge, tips, and advice in my articles. …

Commitment, resilience and vagus nerve training

There was a large series about relaxation and resilience on the psychologytoday blog. In a spirit quite similar to our blog, the relevant activities are called “training” and the organ being trained is neurologically defined as “vagus nerve”. I link all of it here: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part …

Spaced repetition apps

Our friend and partner Gabriel Wyner is launching a new kickstarter project aimed at creating a language learning app for spaced repetition. VISIT THIS LINK which was built just for you, my readers, to participate in the project. Below I will explain about different spaced repetition apps and what makes Gabriel’s app special. Spaced repetition principles When …

Self-Education Vs. College. Top Pros and Cons for Smart Guys

Many of our students wonder if they need to start with college or self education (like a coding bootcamp). Ideally one should start by self-educated work to see if the work pleases him. Then the colledge education will be percieved in perspective of practical experience. Further self-education or advanced degree will result in deeper and …

Self awareness and cognitive biases

People are not perfect. Some of these imperfections are known as cognitive biases. Being aware of our cognitive biases, we may be able to mitigate them. Self-awareness is strongly linked to personal wellbeing, professional success, and learning abilities. For more reading please check here, here, here, here, here, and here. Why questions Being a scientist, I …

3 Key Digital Marketing Skills Students Don’t Learn In College

This guest post deals with digital marketing from the perspective that did not change much during the last 10 years. Of cause, new ideas and directions are invented all the time, yet very few of them catch. So (for now) let us stick to the classics of our age.  With the permission of the author, …

Reading, rereading and ghosting effects

Quite often true memories are mixed up with false memories. Quite often this happens when we read too slow. For today’s article, you may want to read here, here, here, here, and here. This article is inteded to be an overview: each of the subjects was already discussed in some other form on this blog. …

The memory-friendly way to say no

Quite often we need to say “no”. Our language is very rich, and there are many ways to do that. Some ways are very direct, while others are more subtle. The way we choose to say “no” may affect our memory. For more information I suggest reading here, here, here, here, and here. Japanese: a …

Mental wardrobe

This is a short post to offer a very specific solution for mental palaces. here is another explanation of the same subject. Suppose you have a mental palace, with nice memorable walls and corners. I assume you are already comfortable placing markers along the walls. Maybe small objects, maybe mindmaps and maybe PAO markers. You …

Superlearning for programmers: data science and neural networks

Occasionally I write posts with specific tips for programmers of different kinds. Nowadays data scientists and AI programmers are in high demand. New areas like deep neural networks, chatbots, and mixed reality pose a new level of challenges. How will you treat these challenges as superlearners is up to you. This post focuses on working …