Safe Research: 7 Ways to Boost your Cybersecurity While Using Web Search

Cybersecurity, while we research, is something all of us ignore. It is very easy to feel safe when we search, knowing that the search engine will alarm us if something bad happens and antivirus will further react if we are in real trouble. The reality is a bit more complex. As we are searching for …

Superlearner story: Otis the musician

How important is productivity as a part of our training? Recently, I started to feel that my posts went too far from memory and speedreading methodology.  As I was contemplating returning to more basic materials and reframing my approach, I was approached by several students who could not function due to bad productivity training. So …

Reaching peak performance and productivity

While most jobs feel like long marathons where we cover a huge way over many years, certain jobs require short periods of peak performance.  For either sprint or marathon, reaching the peak performance can be the holy grail of productivity. For today’s reading, I went with articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. Sprint vs …

Mavericks vs experts

There are many kinds of highly successful people. For some, success is yet another milestone in a great plan, while for others it is an unexpected gift. We put a lot of focus on learning, yet there is another side in nature vs nurture discussion. Today I  was inspired by old articles here, here, here, here, …

Making sense of a message

Sometimes long messages contain very little information, and other times very short message may be densely packed with details and actionable info. In this article, I want to explore what this actually means for all of us. For today’s reading, I have chosen articles here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Reading and …

Fighting popular misconceptions in digital age

Today we live in abundance of fake news, half-baked resources, and cyber manipulators.  Since this blog focuses on knowledge, we cannot simply ignore the abundance of disinformation. We address this subject occasionally, yet this is the first time I am trying to build an organized approach to disinformation. I will be writing from my own knowledgeand understanding. …

Opening up for learning

People who read this blog usually are interested in learning. People who contact us are working hard to improve their learning skills.  Some of the people write to thank us for our job, and this is very satisfying. Others ask for advice.  Many conversations start from technical questions and quite soon deal with deal with deep …

Visualize your future self to become a better person

Not all of the self-improvement is hard work and attention to details. Some tricks work like magic, or maybe a sort of hypnosis. One of the most useful tricks is addressing your future self. For today’s reading I have selected articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. Caring about future self. Studies show that …

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 …

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 …