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A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective way to study a huge amount of information for one test?</i> <i>Answer by Jonathan Davidson, author of The College Success Cheat Sheet.</i><p>Don’t despair. If you do the right things, you’ll be ready to crush any exam.<p>In order to pull this …

The LinkedIn Data Center 100G Transformation | LinkedIn Engineering

The LOR1 Network Architecture<p>The LOR1 data center network is built based on a 4 planes five stage folded Clos network, we have made a decision to go …

Future Systems: What Will Tomorrow's Server Look Like?

Future Systems: What Will Tomorrow’s Server Look Like?<p>February 4, 2016 Timothy Prickett Morgan<p>We can talk about storage and networking as much as we …

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask <b>Robin Dreeke</b> a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s elite Counterintelligence …

The Difference Between Truth and Honesty: What Law School Teaches us About Insight, Logic, and Thinking

<i>“We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.”</i> <i><br>— Anaïs Nin</i>***<b>Matthew Frederick</b>‘s series of 101 things I learned in {Business School, Law School, …

Our Yearning for Immortality: Alan Lightman on one of the most Profound Contradictions of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”***“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in The …

How To Think

Sebastian Garcia made a mistake but he couldn't figure it out. At the 2011 National Junior High Chess Championship he was looking strong and heading …

The Best Way to Find More Time to Read

There is no question I'm asked more often than “how do you find the time to read so much?” or “how can I find more time to read?”<p>Let me share with …

What We're Reading

If one of the keys to getting smarter is to read more, it probably makes sense to keep track of what you're reading. This is the result.<p>For the …

The Best of Farnam Street 2015

As the year heads toward an end, what better way to reflect than to look back on the pieces that moved you.Find below the 15 most read and shared …

The Work Required to Have an Opinion

<i>“I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that<br>I don't know the other side's argument better than they do.”</i><br>— <b>Charlie Munger</b><p><i>“We all are</i> …

Gary Taubes on What Really Makes Us Fat

Nutrition, as a scientific field, is reminiscent of psychology in its infancy — before Skinner’s or Pavlov’s ideas had made a dent, before there was …

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

We live in a world of scarce understanding and abundant information. We complain that we never have any free time yet we seek distraction. If work …

The Surprising Books That Billionaires, Chess Prodigies, Performance Coaches, and Bestselling Authors Recommend

One question Tim Ferriss, the author of The Four Hour Workweek, asks people on his podcast is “What book have you gifted most often to others, and …

The Simplest Way to Achieve Simplicity is Through Thoughtful Reduction

A close friend of mine argues that we love the first part of Einstein’s sentence and ignore the second, which is the essence of Occam’s Razor.After a …

Nassim Taleb: A Definition of Antifragile and its Implications

I was talking with someone the other day about Antifragility, and I realized that, while a lot of people use the word, not many people have read: …

Chris Dixon on Why Companies Fail, The State of Venture Capital, Artificial Intelligence

<b>“We think of ourselves the way that maybe a law firm or a talent agency or someone would where our first job is to provide services for the</b> …

Naive Realism

We're good at spotting others' faults while ignoring our own.<p>If someone informed you of your biases do you think you'd change your response?<p>Not …

10 Novels That Will Sharpen Your Mind

The Sorrows of Young Werther (1787) — Johann von Goethe<p>This novel marks the beginning of the Romantic Era—in which we still live—a movement that …

Avoiding Stupidity is Easier than Seeking Brilliance

<b>Simon Ramo</b>, a scientist and statistician, wrote a fascinating little book that few people have bothered to read: Extraordinary Tennis Ordinary …

Emilie Wapnick: Why Some of us Don’t Have One True Calling

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this …

Ray Dalio: Open-Mindedness And The Power of Not Knowing

Ray Dalio, founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates, offers a prime example of what a learning organization looks like in the best book …

Decision Making Psychology with Rory Sutherland

Below are three excerpts from a great interview with Rory Sutherland on decision making psychology.<p><b>Understanding Human Behavior</b><p>That attempt to model …

The Decision-Maker: A Tool For a Lifetime

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list …

Worldly-Wisdom from Charlie Munger

I'm a huge fan of <b>Charlie Munger</b> — Warren Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>For those of you unfamiliar with him, listening to his famous …

Maya Angelou on Haters, Life, Reading, and Love

I've been slowly working my way through some of Maya Angelou's material. Notably, Conversations with Maya Angelou, Letters to my Daughter, and What I …

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

Florian Graillot Contributor<p>Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market<p>To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he …

16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General

Say what you want about General Stanley McChrystal and the Rolling Stone article that led to his premature retirement from the military he spent his …