10 Ways Improve Your Memory & Boost Brainpower Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details, and quickly comprehend new things, and wished that you too could be like that? Well, you can. To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Exercise & get your body moving – exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. What are some tips or tricks you have food to increase your memory and keep your brain sharp? pts to others 42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself - Stepcase Lifehack Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley
Close the Book. Recall. Write It Down. - Chronicle.com By DAVID GLENN That old study method still works, researchers say. So why don't professors preach it? The scene: A rigorous intro-level survey course in biology, history, or economics. If you're like many professors, you'll tell them something like this: Read carefully. That's not terrible advice. Two psychology journals have recently published papers showing that this strategy works, the latest findings from a decades-old body of research. Yet many college instructors are only dimly familiar with that research. Don't Reread A central idea of Mr. "When you've got your chemis-try book in front of you, everything's right there on the page, it's all very familiar and fluent," says Jeffrey D. "So you could say to yourself, 'Yeah, I know this. These findings about active recall are not new or faddish or parochial. So if this wisdom is so well-established — at least among psychologists — should colleges explicitly try to coax students to use these study techniques? Among other things, Mr. Mr.
Design Gallery, Deals, Tutorials & Community Learn to Remember Everything: The Memory Palace Technique I'm working on an ebook about memory techniques. If you are interested in knowing when it is ready, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter! In this post I'll teach you how to have perfect recall of lists of items. The technique we'll be learning is called the memory palace, and is also known as the method of loci (for the latin word locus meaning place) and also the mind palace. The memory palace The memory palace technique began in the 5th century B.C., when Simonides of Ceos, poet, was attending an unfortunate banquet in Thessalia. Think about it: It is not hard to remember who sits beside the host, where your friends sit, who is beside them and so on. The memory palace is well suited to how our brains have evolved. Remembering lists may sound lame, who wants to memorise a list...? Your first memory palace: building and filling Let's start by creating our first memory palace. Now consider the following shopping list: lettuce, bacon, onion rings, SD card and oranges. Final words
10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1 Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2! Not a Designer? Most of the content on this site is targeted specifically towards professional designers and developers, or at the very least those interested in getting started in this field. You’ve chosen a visual tool to communicate and should therefore take the time to learn a thing or two about visual communications. Follow the ten tips below and see if you don’t start getting comments about your awesome presentation design skills. Kuler Piknik
10 ways to improve your observation skills (and your career), part III | Fast Track Tools by Ken Revenaugh How did you do on the observation test? If you found your observation skills lacking, it may be something to consider working on, as… For people who plan to become the leaders of tomorrow, developing a keen sense of observation is a must. The crux of the technique lies in simply keeping your eyes and ears open at all times and never failing to register what you see or hear. Trying to look at every day life in a clear manner. Andrew Cox suggests these ten behaviors and habits of thought critical for developing accurate observation skills: Sizing up people – people watching Clarity – seeing the world as it is Curiosity – asking why Listening skills Willingness to set aside personal biases Willingness to seek the inputs of others Seeking out new experiences and possibilities Being comfortable with ambiguity Knowledge of the behaviors and attitudes of people Self-knowledge – accurately knowing your own behaviors, attitudes and personal skills, and how they impact others
Procrastination Research Group Home Page This web site provides access to information and research related to procrastination. Although our site originates at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), it represents a compilation of information and research on procrastination from all over the world. Are you visiting our website for the first time? Here are some suggestions: BLOG - If you want to understand your own procrastination, visit my Don't Delay blog on Psychology Today - a very good source of concise summaries of the latest research along with helpful tips and strategies for change. Sirois, F. & Pychyl, T.A. (2013). Abstract Procrastination is a common and pervasive problem associated with a range of negative outcomes across a variety of life domains that often occurs when people are faced with tasks that are seen as aversive. Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. Khazraei, N., & Pychyl T.A. Rooen, A., & Pychyl, T.A. Brewer, R., & Pychyl, T.A. Haghbin, M., & Pychyl, T.A. Maisonneuve, A., & Pychyl, T.A. Rahimi, S., Hall, N.