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Michael Melendez

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DIY. Motivational. Survival. KnowRe. Personal Development. Personal Development. 30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die. {Via studioflowerpower on etsy} “Rather than money, than fame, than love…give me truth.” ~ Thoreau I woke up this morning and my life clock marked 30. My first sleep-deprived idea was to pack a small suitcase, get on the first train, move to another country, change my name, change my hair color (or get plastic surgery if needed), and start from scratch. When I don’t know how to deal with life, I hide sometimes. And others, I fight it. How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word. Find a Subject You Care About Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about.

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for R... Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each. The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming. By Maria Popova “In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,” a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in waking life, aside from lucid dreaming, actually enrich and empower our creative capacity? According to Stephen King, yes: In On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft (public library), which also gave us his case against adverbs, the celebrated novelist explores the similarity between writing and dreaming. Resources free. Knots. Languages~distance~learning.

Motivation Matters. Productivity Strategies. Building With Recycled Materials. Love yourself. Wilderness Skills. For beginning writers. Training / Courses. Learn. Self Sufficiency. 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment. 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places.

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” So we put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. 1. Changing the way you learn. Learning Strategies. The Joy of Practical Learning…What Can You DO? An unfortunate number of people graduate from high school or college with a lot of knowledge and no practical ability. I’m a firm believer that practical learning (i.e. the ability to do something) is just as important as academic learning (i.e. knowledge about something).

Practical learning encompasses anything that helps someone master a skill or ability. It includes skills that are sometimes considered drudge work…cooking, painting, fixing a car. As well as talents that are more recreational…skiing, drawing, dancing. The World As Your Campus: Design A General Ed Curriculum for Life. One of the biggest hurdles people face when embarking on a journey of self-education is deciding what to learn. The Lifelong Learner Infographic. Continuing Education Infographics Lifelong learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

The Lifelong Learner Infographic

The Lifelong Learner Infographic explores why you should never stop learning, the perceived barriers of lifelong learning as well as its benefits and provides tips on how to become a lifelong learner. Via: www.professionalacademy.com. Back To Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques. How To Learn On Your Own: Make A Personal Scholar Resource Plan.

One of the most challenging and gratifying parts of learning alone is the opportunity to search for and select your own learning material. Students in traditional classrooms usually don’t get to decide how they are going to master course content. Instructors decide for them in the form of textbook selection, quizzes, tests, group projects, etc. Memorizing Dates - How To Remember Dates For A Test. Dates are often difficult to remember because they seem so random and obscure unless we can relate them to something specific.

Memorizing Dates - How To Remember Dates For A Test

For instance, the American Civil War started in 1861, but unless you have a strong interest in the specific timeline of the war, there is nothing special about the starting date that separates that date from any other. What makes 1861 stand apart from 1863 or 1851? How I Study In An Organized Way. I'm super crazy about organization.

How I Study In An Organized Way

I'm no where near OCD, but anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about things being in order. Perfect example: my closet is organized by type of clothing and then organized by color. How To Memorize Things Quickly. People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize.

How To Memorize Things Quickly

As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If you go around the room and ask a handful of people how to memorize things quickly, most of them will probably tell you repetition. That is so far from the truth, it’s running for office. If you want to memorize something quickly and thoroughly, repetition won’t cut it; however, recalling something will. How To Learn Without Memorizing. Photo by Edwin Stemp Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn.

How To Learn Without Memorizing

Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. How To Learn Without Memorizing. Mind Tools. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways To Learn Faster, Deeper, & Better. If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet?

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways To Learn Faster, Deeper, & Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Writing. DIY fire making. 15 Lifehacks For Your Tiny Bathroom. Endless Hot Water Without Electricity! Cool storage without electricity. How To Make Homemade Soap In A Crockpot {A Photo Tutorial}One Good Thing by Jillee. This post has been a year and a half in the making.

How To Make Homemade Soap In A Crockpot {A Photo Tutorial}One Good Thing by Jillee

I hope you’ll be as excited about it as I am! ;-) Ever since I started blogging and making my own homemade versions of household products I have wanted to try making SOAP! But I was completely intimidated by the whole process. First of all it involved MATH, which is NOT my strong suit. 100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008's Ultimate DIY List.