Unlocking the Science of Habits: How to Hack the Habit Loop & Become the Man You Want to Be For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts like a millstone around our necks. (Want to know why? Read this Manvotional.)
Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory How the massive influx of tourists impacted prostitution, which is technically legal, in the South American country. In 1920, to prepare for King Albert of Belgium’s visit to Rio de Janeiro, local officials engaged in an extralegal campaign to improve the city’s “moral hygiene.” Police rounded up all the lower-class prostitutes, cuffed them, and relocated them to the “Mangue”—or downtown marsh district, thereby forming Rio’s very first red light district. Further cleansing occurred in 1967, when police erected walls around the prostitution zone to shield it from the delicate gaze of Queen Elizabeth II in advance of her state visit the following year. The police crackdown on crime also extended to prostitution in order to, as the district attorney stated, “contribute to changing [Rio’s] soiled image.”
Brain Rules by John Medina - Book Review, Summary and Notes Knowing and being able to apply time management techniques is a great thing but to truly understand the principles behind them is whole other thing. To truly grasp the concepts you have to have a good understanding of how our brains work (neuroscience). Every time management expert I know, ranging from David Allen to Tony Schwartz, are all very knowledgeable on the brain and how it affects your personal productivity. That does not mean you have to be an expert on the brain to become better at managing your life and time, but it would definitely help. To get your feet wet with neuroscience, Brain Rules by John Medina (audiobook) is a great resource to start with and I will show you some of the big ideas of the book to help you understand the importance of the brain in relationship to personal productivity.
Auditory and Visual System Training, Total Training Package - Posit Science The Total Training Package is now part of BrainHQ! > Sharpen both your auditory and visual systems Think faster, focus better, remember more The Total Training Package is now part of BrainHQ! In 2012, Posit Science launched BrainHQ—an online brain training system that includes all the exercises in the Total Training Package. We encourage everyone who is interested in purchasing the Total Training Package to choose a BrainHQ subscription instead. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life.
How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor) Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes Conversational Russian in 60 minutes? This post is by request. How to Learn (Almost) Anything This is a guest post by Glen Allsopp of PluginID. Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available. The Cone of Learning I remember back about 7 years ago when I was taking music lessons at school, there was a poster on the wall that really grabbed my attention.
Feeling Our Emotions FOR CENTURIES, the fleeting and highly subjective world of feelings was the purview of philosophers. But during the past 30 years, Antonio R. Damasio has strived to show that feelings are what arise as the brain interprets emotions, which are themselves purely physical signals of the body reacting to external stimuli. Born in 1944 in Lisbon, Portugal, Damasio has been chair of the University of Iowa's neurology department since 1986. He and his wife, neurologist Hanna Damasio, have created one of the world's largest databases of brain injuries, comprising hundreds of studies of brain lesions and diagnostic images. As profound as some of the damage is to Antonio Damasio's patients, all of it informs his understanding of how emotions and feelings arise and how they can affect mental illness.
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. 3 Strategies that Build Long-Term Memory in Corporate Learners If your corporate learners forget what they learned right after training, were they even trained at all? It’s one of several questions more L&D managers should be asking themselves. These three research-based learning principles should be central to learning design when the goal is retention. The reality is that most formal training fails to meet its business objectives. Whether the organization is looking for more sales, less support calls, fewer accidents, or other measurable goals, training can only go so far if the learning value is quickly lost. Most vendors are not much help, either.
Hack Your Memory: 3 Basic Tricks to Remember Anything A few years ago my wife and I went on a two-week trek through Italy. Our final stop was Positano, a sleepy coastal town on the Amalfi Coast, and we read voraciously in the sun for days. It was fantastic. It was during this time that I read Mind Performance Hacks by Ron Hale-Evans (the picture is proof – that’s my 2006 self on a deck in Positano, with my then new glasses and a glass of Italian wine, reading this book.