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How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

The Secrets of the Learning Brain

<i>Summary: Researchers take a look at what changes in the brain to help store information as we learn.</i><p>Source: TUE.<p><b>As we learn, something must change in</b> …

Neuroscience

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Top 10

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

2 Ways Successful People Learn Faster (and So Can You)

What you learn is important, but how you learn makes all the difference.<p>Years ago, Chuck Yeager (the first person to break the sound barrier) sent me on the wrong path.<p>Okay, maybe it was my fault. I read Chuck's autobiography and somehow came away with the mistaken impression that a good pilot …

Self-improvement
Language Learning

An Introduction to Heutagogy

As technologies and our methods of communicating evolve, societies change, and so too do our perspectives on education. In this article an …

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills

Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn't as easy as it sounds. The science …

What Research Says About the Relationship Between Practice and Expertise

Some people are dramatically better at activities like sports, music and chess than other people. Take the basketball great Stephen Curry. This past …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management
Pew Research Center

Productivity hack: Do nothing.

<i>Listen to an audio version of this post >></i><p>There’s a productivity hack that will improve the quality of your work. You can do it anywhere, you can do …

Neuroplasticity: Rewiring Your Brain For Optimal Learning

Just as weightlifting and physical exercise builds your muscles, when you’re learning the nerve cells in your brain are growing with mental exercise …

Companies are so bad at helping workers develop their careers, most are training themselves

No employee wants to stay in the same position forever. That’s why people go back to school, attend conferences, schmooze, network, work overtime, take on new projects: to push their careers forward.<p>But the training or education programs of most companies tend to fall far behind employees’ needs, …

Career Development

What the Bot Revolution Could Mean for Online Learning

Many people are betting on bots becoming the new apps.<p>My co-founder and I are two of those people. Before I tell you more about why that is, let's take a paragraph to explain what bots are.<p><b>What are bots?</b><p>The bots I'm referring to are the so-called chat-bots. They're "smart" programs that you can …

Education Technology

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Credit Cards

Brain-Building Hobbies to Improve Cognitive Function - Health and Wellness

Most of us lead busy lives—between work, housekeeping, making meals, gardening, family activities and volunteering, our schedules get pretty packed. …

The Brain

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Self-confidence

The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

Learning

How to Produce Stunning Change in Your Life Immediately | Inc.com

We all want positive change in our lives. We seek to succeed, and to break free from the doldrums of the everyday rat race.<p>We also know that motivation can be fleeting. So how can we buckle down and shock ourselves into the change we need?<p>I'm going to share seven ways to produce stunning change in …

Time Management

The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can "re-wire" your brain to improve everything from health and mental wellbeing to quality of life. There's a lot of conflicting, misleading, and erroneous information out …

The Brain

5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Automation may affect half of jobs. Here are five areas to develop to keep yourself employed.<p>With everything from how we collaborate to the technology we use undergoing enormous transformation, many believe that the future of work will look very different in 10 years.<p>By some estimates, roughly half …

Thought Leadership

What 46 Intelligent, Insightful & Truly Amazing People Taught Me About Success

It’s September. School just started again, yet I won’t be going back this fall (gasp!!!). <b>Instead, I’m taking a year off from school in order to take</b> …

9 TED Talks to help you find the right job

You want work that makes you feel happy, challenged -- and appreciated. These talks might help you find that elusive combination, as you define your …

Six Steps To Adapt To The Future Of Work

When I was writing my book, <i>The Future of Work</i>, I created a framework for adapting to coming changes that I call “The Six-Step Process for Adapting to the Future of Work.” (It was inspired in part by John Kotter’s well known “8-Step Process for Leading Change.”) I will be exploring my six-step …

Employee Engagement

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Artificial Intelligence

The Power of Self-Reflection: Ten Questions You Should Ask Yourself

To find yourself, lost and without purpose, wondering how you ended up where you are, is a scary thought. If you are not careful, not mindfully aware …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do …

Pedagogy

You Need An Exercise Routine For Your Brain

More than 1,000 retired workers, all aged 75 or above, stood in line. They were about to sit down to a barrage of tests judging their memory and …