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How to Learn More and Study Less

How to Learn More and Study Less
Photo by fatal Cleopatra Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by Scott Young. Every Monday is Productivity & Organization Day at Zen Habits.The title of this post sounds impossible right? Place first in a three province wide chemistry test. I say all this not to boast about how great I am, because I feel my accomplishments are rather modest compared to many people I know. More studying time won’t help if the way you are studying is flawed to begin with. Holistic Learning Smart people don’t just learn better. Holistic learning is basically the opposite of rote memorization. Excessive studying shows you aren’t learning holistically. How to Boost Your Study Habits Holistic learning isn’t like a brainstorming technique or mind-mapping. But there are some tools that can help you shift your learning habits so they become more holistic: Visceralize – You’ve probably heard of visualizing, right? Scott Young is a blogger on learning, productivity and habits. See also:

5 Habits that Lead to Constant Improvement EmailEmail Many of us want to improve our lives. Whether you want to improve your ability to earn money, improve your quality of life, or improve your mind, there’s always room to get better. If you want to constantly progress and improve, developing the right habits can take you a long way. Here are 5 habits that, once developed, can help you improve yourself: 1. A habit of reading can be one of the best ways to improve yourself. While reading for enjoyment and relaxation can be a pleasurable experience, it’s not going to have the same effect. 2. Another way to continually improve is to take an interest in others. 3. Get in the habit of trying new things. 4. Do you have a plan? From increasing your knowledge base to getting more sleep at night, a plan can be a big help. 5. Don’t forget to take time for you. What habits would you add to this list? Tagged as: Better Yourself, Lifestyle Related Posts

How to Be a Genius Nerd: 16 Steps Edit Article Edited by Flickety, Teresa, Maluniu, Meerhet and 19 others The title is not very nice, but it will do. Ad Steps 1Choose your everyday clothes. 16How high you put your bag depends on the school you're on and even the country. Tips When walking, carry around a book.Read, read, read. Warnings If being a nerd is not you, don't do it! Things You'll Need A huge bulging Spiderman backpack.

Conjecture Corporation Pamela Meyer: How to Spot a Liar TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation! Watch Pamela Meyer's talk above about the science of "lie spotting" and how it can lead to a more honest world. Lying: Even t-shirts know how bad it is. The other day a guy walked past me wearing a t-shirt with two words on it: "Everybody lies." Of course it's true. But our deception epidemic is not all cute, funny, and kind. High-stakes lying is out of control. "A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance; its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie." -- Pamela Meyer Our tolerance for truthiness has increased.

21 Habits of Happy People Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4. Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. 5. Don’t wallow in self-pity. 6. Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! 7. Take the time to see the beauty around you. 8. Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. 9. Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. 10. Develop an attitude of gratitude. 11. Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. 12. Honesty is the best policy. 13. Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. 14. Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. 15. 16. 17. 18.

2. Steps to analysis of information Contents - Previous - Next 2. Review the questions. The questions generated before the information was gathered should be reviewed. Review the questions It is common for people to work very hard planning for the information they need and then, once the information is collected to not look back and renew their understanding of the central issues and key questions. Important results that were not anticipated should not, however, be ignored. Organize the information. The mechanics of organizing information for analysis will vary according to the thinking processes of different people. • Gather together all relevant information that has been collected. • If necessary, sort information into parts which belong together. • Some may have already been analyzed. Decide how to analyze information. Analysis of parts may be simply adding up numbers and averaging them or comparing information to examine the relationship of one thing to another, or two things together. Decide how to analyze information 1. 1.

wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions CEO shall not whine Last Updated Mar 22, 2011 7:03 PM EDT People are always complaining about CEOs having all this wealth and power, it's not what you know but who you know, the rich keep getting richer, and all that. What a bunch of whiny crap. You'd think CEOs were born with the title, like royalty. Or they just fell right out of the sky into a cushy corner office chair. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's a powerful example straight from this week's news page. Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, began his career as a cable splicer's assistant right out of high school. Ed Whitacre, Jr., former Chairman and CEO of AT&T, began his career as a facility engineer at Southwestern Bell in 1963. Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, joined the Oklahoma IT department of Southwestern Bell right out of school in 1982. Ivan, Ed, and Randy weren't born CEOs. They've experienced significant adversity in their lives. They believe they're special, destined for great things. Also check out:

The 12 Dimensions of Consciousness Planes constitute the physical and the higher etheric levels of existence in our solar system. The personality relates to one of the planes. There are 7 solar planes which may be considered seven rarefications of substance, graded impulses, or energy, differentiated by the sounding of a keynote and held stable by the continuing vibration of that sound's tonic chord. The concept of an individualized personality is found in the lower three planes, the Physical, Astral and Manas (Mental) planes. The Buddhic, Atmic, Monadic and Logoic Planes make up the other 4 of the 7 solar planes. For more information about the planes, see the links below. The Buddhic plane is the plane of true spiritual insight and intuition (not ordinary psychic feeling, which is astral) and the plane of all encompassing love and unity. The planes work in a system and they inter-penetrate each other fully. For more information visit the websites below.

How to Think Like a Scientist: 7 Steps Edit Article Edited by, Authoring This, Carolyn Barratt, Jeff and 3 others Scientists are around us every day. Ad Steps 1Ask questions.Remember the five W's of questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why.Brainstorm ideas about the current situation or problem.Analyze the ins and outs of the situation. 7Practice each step continually. Tips Instead of formal notes, try blogging or a journal online to follow your journey of thinking like a scientist.Continually test your guesses. Warnings Be open to others suggestions, keeping an open mind will help you be like a scientist, because most scientific theories fail, and it is a scientists job to prove theories wrong, and come up with right ones.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED (PRE 9-11 PAGE) The Oklahoma Bombing The government insists that Timothy McVegh acted alone in blowing up the Murrah Federal Building with a truck full of fertilizer. But seismic data, CNN reports, eyewitnesses, sound recordings, and even the Army's weapons lab all confirm that there had to be additional "cutter" charges involved. Nobody has yet explained why a second Ryder truck was hidden in a secret military base near Oklahoma City just weeks before the bombing. Starting in the 60s and continuing to the present, the FBI has engaged in operations to sabotage legitimate dissent, disrupt political opposition, and stifle the free expression of thoughts and idea critical of the government. Exposed by a leak during the 70s, the FBI's operation COINTELPRO reveals that the FBI routinely lies, steals, and commits other crimes against the general public, for the purpose of denying them their basic Constitutional rights. Think we have a free press?

Honda Brio saloon, Volkswagen Bulli, Ford Eco Sport, Maruti Swift Dzire CS, Tata Manza CS, Mahindra Verito CS, HM Ambassador CS, Mahindra Mini Xylo, VW Up saloon Way back in 2006, the Indian government introduced a policy for the 4 wheeler manufacturers informing that they could earn excise benefits if they can duck their cars under the 4 meter scale and plonk petrol engines not exceeding the cubic capacity of 1.2 liters and diesel engines not exceeding the cubic capacity of 1.5 liters. However, what the government suitably failed to add that the resulting cars should be all hatchbacks. This oversight by the government has now resulted in a whole lot of auto makers scrambling for the sub 4 meter mark sedans, Yes, you read it right, SEDANS. These days or rather from 2006, manufacturers are scrambling for sub 4 meter sedans so that they can entice the car buyers and give them a sedan for the price of a hatchback. We all know that in India, a sedan is considered as a status quo thing. Honda Brio saloon : Honda has been long delaying the Brio small car, which is touted to be its volumes model in India. 2012 Swift Dzire CS : Tata Manza CS :