Knowledge & Self Improvement

By Jay Jayasuriya | Knowledge Is Power

7 Breakthrough Steps to Shed Negative Habits

You want to stop procrastinating, running solely on adrenaline and getting defensive about criticism. You know these things hold you back. You don’t …

3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance

You have the power to reframe anything in your life. Here's how.<p>When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, …

Self-improvement

Want a career in machine learning? Here’s what you need to study

Machine learning is similar to data analysis, but they’re not quite the same thing.While a data analyst has to produce insights and be able to tell a …

Machine Learning

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Emotional Intelligence

How to learn a language in super-fast time

Last week, the war of words between the EU and Britain over Brexit took an unexpected turn – when Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, elected to deliver his in French instead of English.<p>Addressing a conference in Italy, Junker claimed that “slowly but surely English is losing …

Language Learning

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

Self-improvement

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able to generate six-figure incomes around multiple side-gigs and …

Entrepreneurship

Seventeen jobs, five careers: learning in the age of automation

Online courses will help employees to upskill as redundancies sweep away jobs – but will universities be able to keep up?<p>St Paul’s in Adelaide has changed plenty over the years. The bluestone facade, lancet windows and sloping roof of this 19th century Anglican chapel suggest yet another house of …

Learning

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more thought, you’re right. In fact, when you crossed them the first …

Self-improvement

How to Calm Your Imagination Before Sleep

Having an active and creative imagination is a great gift. At night, though, it's not always so great, especially if it's keeping you awake. Don't …

Meditation

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical.<p>Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how …

Artificial Intelligence

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> …

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 …

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?” …

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 …

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 …

Time Management

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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 …

TED Talks

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 …

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Motivation

This LinkedIn Recruiter’s Tips For Showcasing Soft Skills On Job Interviews

“It’s more about who you are than what you do,” one LinkedIn insider explains.<p>If you’ve heard a lot about “soft skills” lately, it’s at least partly because employers want you to develop them. According to our Global Recruiting Trends study here at LinkedIn, more employers are rolling out “soft …

Employment

Now Available to the Masses: Elon Musk's and Google's Powerful Artificial Intelligence Platforms

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 …

Deep Learning

5 Focus Hacks To Meet Your Goals

Rather than losing motivation and focus, learn to channel your desires, avoid the pitfalls of procrastination and accomplish your goals.

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