Speed Reading – 10 Tips to Improve Reading Speed & Comprehension by Speed Reading Expert, Richard L. Feldman, Ph.D. (Columbia University) 10. Many people can double their reading speed and improve their concentration by reading the material that’s important to them early in the day. 9. Create three piles for your reading materials – important, moderately important, and least important. 8. Speed read for main ideas in nonfiction works like how-to books and educational texts. 7. Improve your reading comprehension, reading speed, and concentration by turning headings and subheadings in textbooks and other nonfiction books into questions. 6. Prop your book or magazine using a bookstand – angling your reading material at 45 degrees improves your reading speed and reduces eyestrain. 5. Improve your reading speed and avoid re-reading correspondence by jotting brief notes immediately after reading each piece of correspondence. 4. 3. Look through material first to get a sense of what’s interesting and important to you, and what you might be able to skip. 2.
50 Best Non-fiction Adventure Books Following up on our recent look into the world of fictional adventure literature, we now turn to the true life tales of exploration, adventure, and survival against all odds that have inspired countless readers for generations. Unlike their fictional counterparts, these riveting tales of conquests and ill fated journeys are completely true, and stand as a testament to man’s unquenchable desire to seek out the unknown, often against all odds and in the face of unbelievable hardship. This is not considered a complete list of all the great tales of true life adventure, so please take advantage of the comments section to share what other true life tales of adventure you recommend to your fellow men. And now, to continue on in the world of high adventure… Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton Legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton details his own efforts to cross the Antarctic by sled. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Steve Cober: On Quitting Your Day Job & Building A Business With Heart After a three-year career working as an Art Director for an international ad agency, Steve Cober was let go. 9/11 had just happened, dot com 1.0 was crashing, and advertising budgets were drying up. But instead of searching for a company that would finally put his creative ideas to work, Steve decided to create one. Inspired by the toy-crazed Japanese and a young-at-heart outlook on life, Steve used his agency severance package to start Magic Pony, a Toronto-based studio, gallery, and retail space that has become a beacon for artists, designers, and collectors.When we met, Cober greeted me at the door to Magic Pony and quickly pulled me inside for a breathless mini-tour: “These mushrooms are beautiful! “Our current exhibit is called Venus Cake by Junko Mizuno. Needless to say, Steve’s enthusiasm for what he does is infectious. Cat Sculpture by Ginette Lapalme– Have you always been a collector? Oh hell yah. What’s the value in collecting? “Plants You Cannot Kill” by Shannon Gerard Absolutely.
Here are 11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know. 1. Jump from worksheet to worksheet with Ctrl + PgDn and Ctrl + PgUp Business Insider/Sara SIlverstein 2. Of course you can move from cell to cell with arrow keys. Business Insider/Sara Silverstein 3. Ctrl + Shift +Arrow will extend the current selection to the last nonblank cell in that direction: 4. To copy a formula or value down the length of your data set, you don't need to hold and drag the mouse all the way down. 5. For a number with two decimal points, use Ctrl + Shift + !. 6. When copying formulas in Excel, sometimes you want your input cells to move with your formulas BUT SOMETIMES YOU DON'T. 7. CountIF will count the number of times a value appears in a selected range. COUNTIF(range,criteria) SUMIF(range,criteria,sum range) 8. 9. 10.
Speed Reading - Study Skills from MindTools Learning to Read More Efficiently Learn how to speed read, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. Think about how much reading you do every day. Perhaps you read the newspaper to catch up with what's going on in the world. You browse countless emails from colleagues. And you then read the books, reports, proposals, periodicals, and letters that make up an average day. When you look at it, reading could be the work-related skill that you use most often! Maybe not. But what does becoming a better reader involve? How We Read Although you spend a good part of your day reading, have you ever thought about how you read? When you actually think about it, reading is quite a complex skill. Scientists now believe that each of your eyes lock onto a different letter at the same time, usually two characters apart. Advantages of Speed Reading Many people read at an average rate of 250 words per minute. However, imagine if you could double your rate to 500 words per minute. Note: Breaking Poor Reading Habits
50 Best Fiction Adventure Books Nothing speaks to the heart of man like a good tale of adventure. Whether in the form of a bedtime story read to young boys or a nail biting page turner that keeps you up at night, the adventure story is one genre of literature that stays with you for a lifetime. The very mention of such novels brings to mind images of buried treasure, hidden deep in the jungle of a deserted island, protected by dastardly pirates and the local cannibal population. Whatever your personal adventure fantasy, there are some stories we all can relate to. And now, to jump into the world of high adventure…. (Note to RSS and Email readers: Because of the length of this post we had to break it up into sections in order for it to appear in your reader or inbox. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen A tale of survival, Hatchet traces the story of young Brian, who is left stranded in the Canadian wilderness when his plane crashes. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss She by H.
Granmas Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips Two tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons avocado oil, two tablespoons almond oil, 2000 IU vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), 100Thousand USP units vitamin A, a drop or two of your favorite perfume.(optional) Pour the oils into a small jar or empty bottle. Take 10 gelcaps of vitamin E (200 IU ea) and 4 caps vitamin A (25,000 units ea). Puncture the capsules with a needle, and squeeze out the contents into your container. This formula is especially useful for those who have badly deteriorated complexion and prematurely aged or dry lifeless skin. harvards-free-introduction-to-computer-science-course At the beginning of last year, we wrote about CS50, Harvard’s Introductory Computer Science course, taught by Professor David Malan. Today, we bring you the updated version of the class, filmed throughout the past semester at Harvard. Why revisit an updated version of the same class a year later? For one thing, the material has been updated. And, as you can tell by the rousing reception Malan receives from the audience at the start of the first lecture (above), Malan is kind of a big deal. So what does this charismatic computer scientist cover over three months? The class videos are available on iTunesU, YouTube, and in audio, 1080p HD video, and text transcript form on a crisp course website. For other CompSci classes taught by David Malan, check out our list of Free Computer Science courses, part of our list of 875 Free Online Courses. Ilia Blinderman is a Montreal-based culture and science writer. Related Content: Computer Science: Free Courses
Speed-Read From Wired How-To Wiki Illustration: Jason Lee/Wired The ability to digest 1,200 words per minute is like a nerdy superpower. (Average mortals max out at 300.) We tapped Michael Tipper, speed-reading coach to the likes of Shell and IBM, for tips. On your marks, get set ... read! This article, originally submitted by Wired contributor Emily Saso, is a wiki. Track Whether you realize it or not, your eyes are darting all over the page. Another method is to use a card or folded piece of paper and track your path by placing it above the line you're reading. Experiment with different tracking patterns, too -- straight lines work great, but zig-zagging and hopping also come highly recommended by experts. Sprint Most of us spend a quarter second on every word, but the brain can recognize letters in as little as 1/500 of a second. Quiet! You're probably saying each of these words in your head, creating major drag. Practice Test In the Future
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks) (9780375756788): Edmund Morris Money as You Grow – Kids and Money – President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability www.idealistrevolution June 18, 2015 All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education. Science and Health MIT OpenCourseWare – MIT OpenCourseWare is a free web-based publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.Tufts OpenCourseWare – Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Business and Money History and World Culture Law Duke Law Center for the Public Domain – Duke University is counted amongst the best schools in the South. Mathematics
Michael Tipper's Blog — Creating The Time And Space To Live Life To The Full I was checking my Facebook Notifications this morning and I was drawn to this post made by Nigel Risner on The Global Speakers and Authors Mastermind Group. I wasn’t sure if the group was open to the public so I copied this because I wanted to share it with you: 12 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening (from an unknown 12-step source) An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.Frequent attacks of smiling.Feelings of being connected with others and nature.Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.A loss of ability to worry.A loss of interest in conflict.A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.A loss of interest in judging others.A loss of interest in judging self.Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything in return …Nice one Nigel . What do you do with your time?