Addicted to being busy

Are we busy because it serves us or because we want to be busy? Why millennials appear to be more productive and miserable than the generations before them? Is this a new step in our cultural evolution, or yet another dead end? The main claim of this article: “Being busy is more than just feeling …

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 …

Books to read if you have time

Suppose you are sick at home and do not have the energy or the willpower for any projects. You can still read. I asked some of my students to tell what they read now. More from me. Student recommendations Let us start with what was recommended by my students, in their own words. Oliver: One …

Effective Tricks To Write Better Essays

I really enjoyed this guest post. Hope you will also enjoy it. If you have some spare time, try to write about something that excites you. The requirement with your essay writing will be higher and you will have to develop better writing skills. We asked the experts about the best tips for writing good …

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 …

COVID-19 and critical thinking

For this article, I suggest you read this study. There is no way to ignore coronavirus, yet there is not very clear what to do about it. I want to share some original thoughts on the subject. Some of them will be controversial and thought-provoking. I start from pessimistic notes and gradually increase the level …

Powerful words

Words can be powerful in different ways. Take a moment to imagine what I will write about. Then stop imagining and start reading. Today, I really insist that you check the links, as they are somewhat different than what you would expect. Please check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. First there …

Critical Analysis: Essay Writing Tips for Students

This sponsored post is specifically intended for college students should help you with critical analysis of the material. Researching something deep enough to write an essay will make you understand and remember the material much more than sitting in the class and reviewing your notes. As always, if you think there is nothing you can …