Speedwriting: the best of long-term memorization and creative writing (no more spaced repetitions!)

The basic idea of speedwriting is very simple. If we research a subject, read about it, create notes, and memorize everything we need, writing about the subject should be really easy. And if we write about something creatively, remembering it for years after writing also becomes easy. I call this virtuous circle speedwriting. TLDR We …

Walking meditation and PAOs

Walking meditation is a great activity to deal with stress and feel closer to nature. We usually walk in the local park. As the itinerary is repetitive, we can make it more fun by placing PAO visualizations as we walk. Reviewing these PAO visualizations we may be reminded of the tasks we want to perform …

Planetary memory structures

One of the most sophisticated and underrated memory systems uses planetary structures. It is not easy to learn, not very fast, but extremely powerful where all other methods fail. And it has a very cool historical background. What I explain in this article is not fully historically or mathematically accurate, but most details should be …

Eight underrated things to remember on the first school day

What are the most underrated tips for the first school day that can help both parents and kids? The tips are very simple, a product of experience. You might know them and yet I wish someone told me these tips years ago, TLDR 1. Communicate realistic expectations 2. Minimize logistics but provide backups 3. Extracurricular …

Truly massive memory structures

Massive memory structures are important for learning entire areas of expertise. Multiple books, articles, conferences, dates and people, and practical experiences can coexist in one context when the context is flexible and can hold around 1 mil keywords. With some training, anyone can build and maintain such structures. Lessons learned during the last 5 years …

5 Best Paraphrasing Tools for College Students

Paraphrasing is an important skill that can especially help students do well when writing unique material for college assignments. There are two main requirements for good paraphrasing. First, you need to understand what is it that you want to write about. Having a clear understanding of the subject matter can help you write a lot …

The useful authentic self vs the real life

What is our unique offering? How can we be both ourselves and competitive in the modern environment? The key is authenticity, but a well-orchestrated one. Basically we develop a winning skillset and then own it. That’s a very human quality. More reading  here, here, here, and here. Why should we be authentic? Anna often tells …

Best Apps for Budget Management of Personal Account

There are a lot of tools out there that may help the users to balance their budget, keep their costs to a minimum, and can increase their savings. Budgeting applications are those applications that allow users to track their personal finances. These can easily be accessed by computer, tablet, and mobile devices. It works best …

Why You Deserve a Workation

Do you ever mistakenly take an all-nighter and wonder where the time has gone? Is your daily routine feeling repetitive and uninspired? It might be time for you to take a work vacation (commonly known as a workation, to some).  Workations are great vacation options for singles and young professionals who want to explore the …