Productive insomnia

Recently I had more opportunities to work with sleep hacking. I feel more productive but also exhausted. My productivity doubled for the time of the experiment. And I am ready to share some things I learned about sleep. Polyphasic sleep Our monophasic 9 hours per night sleep is a modern creation, a result of long …

Writing a Gratitude Diary Is Actually Have a Greater Impact on Our Happiness

This guest post by Samantha Kaylee is the best resource on the gratitude diary I saw so far. It is very practical and full of great tips. I am really happy to share it. Apart from all the hustling and bustling of our daily lives, people nowadays need to find gratitude for whoever they are …

How To Write a Resume When Applying For Online Jobs

It is not a secret that there are more opportunities online than anywhere else. At the same time, competition is global and fierce. Any help we can get is important. In this guest post, Alina Burakova explains how to fine-tune your resume for online jobs. When applying for online jobs, one can have a huge …

Why am I writing x10 more?

Once I learned speedwriting I write x10 more. Usually, it was relatively hard for me to mobilize my energies to write articles and courses. Since the start of the COVID19 crisis, I have been writing like a possessed person. Part of it was checking in action the principles of my new Speedwriting course. Yet, some …

Using a reading diary: 5 types of diary

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One of the important skills for massive speedreading is reading diary maintenance. The subject sounds a bit dull, but it is more important and more complex than it appears. Occasionally I write articles about various kinds of reading diaries. Here I want to focus on getting the best return on the time invested maintaining such …

The holes in our knowledge are like bugs in a weather-sealed lens

A saw a story about bugs living inside a weather-sealed lens. That’s a place where there should be no bug of any kind, and yet they were there. What else do we miss? How often do we see profoundly rare outliers? More reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. Visualizations created by life itself …

Reading diary for online research

When we research stuff online, it is best to keep a diary. This is a short and useful article, so no further reading today. Why do we need online research? Some younger and less experienced people try to learn things from books and video courses. These learning channels are definitely useful but not very effective. …

Successful students organize notes

This looks like no brainer:  students should organize their notes.  Then why so few students effectively organize their notes? For several years I asked myself and my students. In this article, I will share what I found. For more reading, you can check the links here, here, here, here, here, and here. My own experience Before …

Perception and memory: Finding patterns in chaos

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This article is very important as a way to describe my approach to memory and speedreading. Read all of it carefully, please. For more information here, here, here, here, here, and here. World as chaos If we address all the details of what we perceive we will drown in information. Fortunately, our perceptual mechanisms reduce …

Strange history of books

What do we read and why do we read it? It there something we SHOULD read? Can our reading become toxic? Want to read more here, here, here, here, here, and here? Update: Sorry, some of the links are no longer active, and I do not know why. Strange reading The fact that somebody wrote a …