14 Ways to Maintain Your Health While Working Nights

Not everyone can have a nice daily schedule. Emergency workers like doctors or firefighters need to be sharp even after long hours of work, day and night. This is anything but easy. I came close to this when experimenting with polyphasic sleep almost a year ago. That’s why lifestyle is especially important for those who …

Accept the weird with a positive attitude

The science of humor is a serious business. Humor makes us more positive and resilient. Clowns are used for therapy and funny animals may improve your well-being. I take humor very seriously. Each year I write an article about humor and publish it on April 1st. Enjoy. More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, …

The Undeniable Importance of Foreign Exchange Student Programs

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When I first met Jonathan Levi he was on a Foreign Exchange Student Program. Then he returned to Israel and we created our first course. Without such programs life could be different. Yet, how can we use these programs better? In this guest article, a seasoned blog writer Ashly Williams shares her insights.   Main …

Paralysis by octalysis

Thinking too much leads to an inability to act. This is called “paralysis by analysis”. Gamifying and building up motivation can have a similarly negative effect. Since I did not find any literature on this, I call it “Paralysis by octalysis”. Below is a typical example and several antidotes. Gamification Octalysis is a gamification framework …

Your most important project is your marriage

Marriage is one of the most important projects in our lives, yet most people are clueless about it. What is the most effective role for each spouse? What are the most important aspects of marriage? Can we use science for planning a marriage? Is the modern approach better than more traditional marriages? Maybe it is …

Working and fighting for your future self

Career and personal growth are a sort of fight we should take, no matter how hard and what are the odds. Like everything goes in war and love. Yet, our future self is the least likely person to mobilize all of our energies. Why? What we can do to overcome this? Humble beginnings Like most …

How Technology Is Shaping Education

In the year 2020, education changed faster than ever before. It was not an evolution, but a revolution. This infographic guest post shows just some of the areas that changed. The list presented below is pretty impressive. The elegant and understated presentation makes you think about massive changes that failed to make it into the …

Conceptualized self: Are we perfect the way we are?

We are perfect the way we are. This is a mantra I hear and read very often, yet I fail to implement it in my way of thinking. Where is the catch? Why is it so easy to feel imperfect? Can we become perfect again, and if so, how? I feel flawed I am flawed. …

Humanity’s Tendency Towards Loneliness

Is loneliness so bad? So many of us replaced real-life connections with virtual ones. We miss the human touch. Our brain reacts differently. We are social animals. Yet many people in human history willingly choose and enjoy loneliness and even hermitage. I did not form my opinion yet, so I invited Jack Lee to write …

Food and music

When I think of food and music, the pleasure centers in my brain come to life. Everybody I know loves this combo. If we love something this much, it must be useful for us. How exactly can we leverage it?  Maybe the connection is dangerous? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …