A unified framework of advanced courses

There are new advanced courses on Thinkific. These courses are a great investment for everybody in terms of time, money and return on investment. Since the courses span over multiple subjects and dozens of hours of video, I need to provide a framework unifying the ideas and coordinating the efforts. This is my first attempt …

Mental Preparation Required for Successful Learning

This article was inspired by the keytovision course. Since I could not review my own course I asked Becky Holton to do this for me. The journey of studying and learning requires a rather large amount of brain capacity to achieve optimal results. From a young age, learners can be introduced to tools that assist …

Magnetic square review

Today’s article is a bit different. While usually, I try to review several approaches to a complex issue, today I want to review a dead-simple approach to a very simple challenge. Suppose you want to learn memorization and have only three days, what would you do? The simplest mental palace known to man Memory palaces …

Cognitive audit for who you really are

Suppose we have all the tools, money and time to make a huge change in our life. What should we do with ourselves? Probably perform a cognitive audit for who we really are.  This particular post is not informative, but actionable. If you want some background information, please check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Sports and mind

Physical activity and mental sports are considered to be some of the best ways to have a young and effective brain. This is an ongoing theme in this blog. For further reading I suggest reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. My childhood fallacy When I was a child, learning was easy for …

Boost Your Career With Further Education (Infographic)

We often talk about the value of lifelong learning and about the value of visualization. Today we have a special treat. Philip Boschman from Trainwest shared a great infographic about the benefits of lifelong learning. “Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into …

5 Tips To Improve Your Writing In Academic English

There are many resources on how to write better, yet most of these resources are too specific, too generic or poorly written. This guest article by Carol Duke captures the essence of writing in academic English as a set of simple and clear bullets: rules to live by as a writer. I hope you will …

How to Improve Visual Memory with the Help of Mandala?

Few of the methods we offer are invented by us, more methods are based on cutting-edge research. Yet, some of the most important self-improvement techniques are very old. In this guest article, Daniel Dishman mentions one of the ancient techniques: Buddhist mandala practice. The mandala practice tends to be very complex emotionally charged for the …

Seven Ways That Make Your Writing Funnier

Indifference and boredom are just the opposite of what we teach. If you can write in a funny way, you can think and visualize in a funny way and remember better. If you can make a provoking argument and get an emotional reaction, it will help you remember. This particular guest post by William Grigsby shows …

15 Resources for More Efficient Online Research

Personally I use Google almost for all my research requirements, however I use it wisely with various  advanced options and logic within the keyword fields. And I do read more than the first page of search results. Probably less than 1% of Google users do more than a very basic search. Justin Osborne, a teacher …