Just enough news

How many news are just right? FOMO is a valid phenomenon and it can get ugly if you are a voracious reader. I will share my own strategies on news consumption. Notice:  I read around 100 articles per day, so my news consumption is a bit biased. Notice hidden interests Your interests are different from …

Humor that can change our world

Humor is more powerful than we think. It can change the world and make it better. Today I want to outline weaponizing humor for self-improvement. For more reading I suggest taking a peek here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The truth is ridiculous One of the things we learn in writing classes is the …

Strategy and resilience: planning in uncertain environment

We live in an uncertain environment. Nothing we learn truly teaches us to deal with uncertainty. Even very rational people behave irrationally in an uncertain environment. Here are some ideas that help me personally deal with uncertainty. Show sport spirit Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose, no matter how smart we are. If we …

Projects to work on when temporarily unemployed

With COVID-19 many people became temporarily unemployed. Recently the company I work with asked all of its employees to stay at home until it can secure the next round of investment. This can be hard, but can also be a blessing. Definitely, we would like you to improve your memory and reading speed, but you …

How to spend with family 2 weeks of quarantine without killing each othe

Due to the latest regulation, I need to spend my days and nights with my beloved family. It is very exhausting, yet somehow we enjoy the new strange situation. Today my wife pointed out that we are two weeks together and did not find even once, which is amazing. My kids reported that this is …

Education is a form or entertainment

Education in the 21st century is broken. To fix it we need to accept the possibility that learning is more than gaining knowledge. It is something we can be passionate about, as we are passionate about games or TV shows. This is a very different perspective on education,  and I think it facilitates learning. The …

Learn These 5 Things While You Sleep

This guest post by Ashley Halsey is somewhat different. It deals with things you can learn while you sleep. Personally I tried to research this area with mixed results. You need to sleep effectively for long-term memorization, and trying to learn something as you sleep may interfere with the things you are trying to learn …

Task Management for the Procrastinator

In this guest post, Kevin Gardner shares his credo and experiences. It is very useful to have a set of rules to define at 20+ and follow with minor adjustments. The result will probably be a disciplined and focused approach with  long-term success. When there are several tasks on your agenda, it can be easy …

Brain hacking

Brain hacking sounds really exciting, only nobody knows that this actually means. We can do all sorts of cool things: improve brain functions by applying an electrical current, consume nootropics and get high scores, do things much better due to cool strategies. I will discuss these aspects and more. You can read further here, here, here, …

Rules For Creating A Perfect Workplace

The workplace environment is very important for good progress. In my courses, I occasionally describe how to set up your personal workplace.  In this guest article, Susana from Zoetalentsolutions shares her vision for a corporate workplace and corporate culture.   To create a good business environment, it is not necessary to implement the methods applied …