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Category: Productivity

Is This The Best Meditation For You?

‘Meditation’ is so general a word it is best defined by what it is not. Meditation now means a form of attention exercise for wellbeing. Mediation is not thinking through possibilities, judgements, opinions or even reacting to facts. The exercise is focusing on acceptance and being rather than on doing. Instead of the common belief… [Read more]

The Secret to Success is Quitting

You might think that to succeed you have to put all your time and effort into succeeding. “Work hard; get paid”. Persistence will be rewarded. But research shows you might be wrong. As behavioural economists have indicated—each hour of life is a trade-off. The people that try hardest to succeed in everything they do are… [Read more]

How To Change Your Life

I want to change, because I repeat loops without progressing. The same stuff comes up, and the same goals pass me by without me enacting them: “the wise woman does at once what the foolish does at last.” To simplify matters, the four human drives are work-pleasure, physical exertion, social status, and love. Almost any… [Read more]

How To Learn A Language, Scientifically

Learning a language will take years, but it can be made quicker. Learn everyday for a short while and the neurons wire and reinforce themselves through cross-wiring and myelination. Do for longer than a shorter while, say two hours instead of 20 minutes, and expect higher returns sooner. But before you begin your venture consider… [Read more]

How To Study Like Scientists

Would you like to learn or study better? To study like successful students, scientists and professionals do? I would: I’d save a lot of time. Education expert Dr Oakley flunked maths and science at school and become a linguist instead. After joining the United States army, she was forced into electronics classes which switched her… [Read more]

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