Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

How to Train Your Brain To Stop Overthinking

Lifestyle<p>How to Train Your Brain To Stop Overthinking<p><b>Overthinking may be something you want to train your brain to stop doing, especially if it</b> …

Mindfulness

Why don't we write words the way pronounce them?

How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell — is it worth it to …

TED Talks

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

"Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools."<p>So said President Trump at the White House recently. It's a familiar lament across the political spectrum, so much so that you could almost give it its own acronym : PKTIFS (Poor Kids Trapped In Failing Schools).<p>Where there's …

Education

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

The Brain

Writing isn't a walk in the park - 7 things you'll need or learn to become a writer.

When you start writing a book, you quickly realize that writing is only a tip of the iceberg. Writing a book means you are not only a creative …

Success

3 rules I live by to get more done in a day than most people do in a week

I was so overwhelmed, I couldn't think straight.<p>Staring at my to-do list, all I saw were tasks that seemed to never end. Too much to do, and not nearly enough time.<p>This was when I believed that productivity was all about "managing your time." I'd hear things like we all have the same amount of time …

Productivity

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These 10 TED Talks Will Help You Improve Your Life

Can't hire a coach to help you improve your life? Watch these 10 TED talks instead.<p>Think about all the areas in which you'd like to improve. Do you want to be more creative? How about less afraid? Maybe you just want to make better use of your time.<p>If you don't have the means to hire a coach to …

Success

How Much Money Community College Students Save, Depending on the State

College is expensive but if you want to cut cost one way to go about it is Community College. Tuition is usually cheaper then it is at a state or …

College & University

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The…Continue …

Self-improvement

This LinkedIn Recruiter’s Tips For Showcasing Soft Skills On Job Interviews | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Come to each interview armed with anecdotes about how you reacted to a major change.<p>If you handle change well, companies are likely to prefer you to someone who has a PhD or 10 years of experience but isn’t as adaptable.

Employment

Elon Musk and Google Want You to Make Their Artificial Intelligence Smarter

Musk's OpenAI and Google's DeepMind are opening their platforms to the public.<p>Two of the biggest names in artificial intelligence are opening their doors to everyone.<p>Google's DeepMind, the AI system that famously defeated the world champion of the board game Go earlier this year, and OpenAI, an AI …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend

After the turkey, feed your mind.<p><i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses</b> …

Success

Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI

It's one thing to create computers that behave like brains, but it's something else to make them perform as well as brains. Conventional circuitry can only operate so quickly as part of a neural network, even if it's sometimes much more powerful than standard computers. However, Princeton …

Machine Learning

5 Focus Hacks To Meet Your Goals

Long-term goals are hard to stick to, and no wonder. Life always seems to get in the way of your plans, somehow, leaving you unable to make progress …

How to use Facebook's voting guide tool for Election day

<i>Update November 8: Election day is here! Just open the Facebook app, swipe to the last tab (the hamburger menu) and tap on Election 2016. On the Web, there’s an Election 2016 button on the sidebar.</i> <i>What follows is the article in its original form.</i><p>Voting day in the US, November 8, will soon be here, …

Elections

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery …

Study Skills

9 Bizarre Little Habits That Can Make You More Attractive To Others

When we think of making ourselves more attractive, we usually think about changing our hair or putting on makeup, but it turns out, how others view …

Body Language

5 Simple Strategies To Always Remember Things You Learn

Our brains are incredible landscapes that medical science is just beginning to understand. They are made up of a vast territory of firing neurons …

The 5 Most Important Questions you Can Ever Ask Yourself

<b>What are my Passions?</b><p>Our passions are the things that inspire us to greatness, they are the things that make us get up in the morning with a burning …

Success

Is This the End of English-Only Education?

The first day of class at a new school can be tough, but imagine sitting in a classroom where you can’t understand the teacher, let alone the …

Education

Telling lies is changing your brain

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Why ‘Fake It Till you Make It’ Is the Worst Advice, Ever!

<b>Not where you want to be yet?</b><p>You’re probably hearing a lot of advice to <b>“fake it till you make it.</b>”<p>Not only does it not work, though, it’s a fast …

Success

8 Very Good Reasons to Build Your Personal Website ASAP (Including Winning This Contest!)

<i>(Spoiler alert: #8 is winning some cash in our Best Personal Websites of 2016 Contest, in partnership with Squarespace. Ready to enter? Click here to</i> …

4 Major Reasons You Need Coding Skills Even If You Don't Want to Be an Engineer

As a writer and marketer with no future dreams of becoming an engineer, I never really thought learning to code would be relevant for my job.<p>Then I …

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40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …