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 …

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 …

Visual memory: real life comics heros

Visual memories are much more than images that remind us of past events. They are our main tools to remember the past and predict the future. Our emotions, our physical wellbeing and our identity as human beings are also visual memories. Today you can read a lot. Read as much as you can here, here, here, …

Commitment and creativity

To be successful we need to be committed. Creativity may benefit from well-placed commitment, but it may also suffocate. When does commitment to goals become, and obsession and what happens next? Stay tuned, only in this blog … More reading materials here, here, here, here, here, and here. Overreacting All that is missing in the abstract: …

Flow is the opposite of perfectionism

We all want to experience flow: face a hard challenge, exhibiting great technique with laser focus, enjoy the creative drive and complete a great task. Very few of us do, and even those who experience flow cannot know when this wonderful experience will happen again. Maybe you want to explore the subject yourself here, here, here, …

Mental tattoos: using your body as a mental palace

Your body can be your mental palace. This is easy to say, but what does it mean? I did not even think this can be done until I saw my wife demonstrating it on national TV. Now I will explain “body as a mental palace” to you. Demonstration My wife was working on something new …

Literacy: The only skill that matters

Recently Jonathan Levi published a boon named “The only skill that matters“,  and sent me a copy as a gift. The book describes Jonathan’s struggles with education and will definitely motivate you.   As always, instead of providing a recap of the book itself, I will provide my own honest thoughts to complement the reading experience. …

Creativity we sabbotage

It is not a secret that in the battle between productivity and creativity, money and happiness I am strongly positioned in the corner of creativity and happiness.  Yes, I am a productivity expert, but this does not define me. In this article, I will try to address some major mistakes people make sabotaging their creativity. …

Self-discipline of rebels

Rebels can be extremely motivated, disciplined and driven. This motivation is somewhat unpredictable: it comes and goes without a warning. How to handle this and ensure consistent and predictable progress? As a rebel myself, I can share a few ideas. For more reading see here, here, here, here, here, and here. Who are those rebels? Suppose …