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A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times
The above video is a short presentation I gave at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, including languages, music, dance, and more. What skill have you put off learning for longest… and why? Let me know in the comments. Important afterword: NOTE — For my competition launched last week (not too late to join), roundtrip airfare is covered for all four winners. Related content:The 4-Hour Chef and Meta-Learning — 200+ pages on all I know about accelerated learningTotal Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can TooScientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 MinutesHow I Deconstruct Languages (scroll through the list) Related:  Développement personnelAnti-aging & Health Research

Feeling Stuck? Read This… Parc del Laberint d’Horta, Barcelona (Photo: Marcel Germain) Big successes often seem like foregone conclusions. In reality, most entrepreneurs (read: creators) who appear to have unique genius suffer through the same frustration as the masses of unknowns. Richard Branson will tell you this of his Virgin empire.Tony Hsieh of Zappo’s shares similar stories.Steve Martin can prove that it applies to anything creative, not just business. Below is a piece of paper from 2005 I recently unearthed while purging books and folders from my house. It reflects a complete failure–protracted over weeks–to find a good title for what later became The 4-Hour Workweek (4HWW). Here are two pages of frustrated attempts, two pages of dozens (click to enlarge, then click again)… Let me know which title is your favorite ridiculous option. But, moving on, what of 4HWW writing itself? I’m pleased to report that the writing flowed like a crystal clear stream. Oh, wait a second, I lapsed into fiction. In Conclusion

Matrixyl 3000 (palmitoyl oligopeptide & palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7): Back to the future of skin care Matrixyl 3000 is a relatively new skin care ingredient sometimes promoted as a new and improved version of Matrixyl. Both Matrixyl 3000 and "classic" Matrixyl were delevoped by the Sederma corporation and are incorporated, usually separately, in a variety of skin care products on the market. The naming suggesting that Matrixyl 3000 is related to Matrixyl might be an attempt to leverage the popularity of the original Matrixyl. In fact, the only relationship between the two is that both are based on peptides and aim at stimulating the synthesis and replenishment of the skin matrix (the skin's structural framework). Their trademark name similarity notwithstanding, Matrixyl 3000 and "classic" Matrixyl are chemically dissimilar except that both are based on peptides (small protein fragments representing short chains of amino acids). Palmitoyl oligopeptide (Pal-GHK) is one of the two active ingredients in Matrixyl 3000. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 Matrixyl 3000 as a synergistic combination

10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do By Leo Babauta Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. So what should we do if we’re facing a task we don’t want to do? Here’s how to get crap done. Meditate on why you need to do this. What are the Top Anti-Aging Peptides? Peptides are naturally occurring amino acids, which are building blocks of the protein collagen. Therefore, they are a common ingredient in anti-aging products for the skin. Although your skin contains an abundance of collagen when you are young, the supply decreases as you age, which is why the it begins to appear thinner and more wrinkled. As you mature, your skin begins to lose its powers of regeneration. Hexapeptides are chains of six amino acids. Palmitoyl oligopeptide, like palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, promotes production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the deepest layers of skin. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, once called palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3, consists of a chain of four amino acids coupled with palmitic acid, a fatty acid which allows for the peptides to penetrate the skin. Copper peptides, small fragments of proteins combined with copper, can enhance skin regeneration and the healing of wounds. LIVESTRONG.COM Most Popular

The Three-Step Strategy to Study Hard Without Burning Out Most of the time I talk about learning better, I try to focus on long-term habits. Build good habits over months and years, and they’ll serve you for the rest of your life. Even if you fall off the wagon, it’s easier to rebuild old habits than construct fresh ones. Sometimes, however, you won’t have that luxury. In this article, I’m going to share the strategy I used both when tackling the roughly four-fold pace of the MIT Challenge and currently, learning to speak Chinese over three months. Burnout and Procrastination, Symptoms of a Poor Strategy The typical student’s approach to a looming deadline is something like this: force yourself to spend all your time in the library, eliminate all social activities and fun, beat yourself up for wasting time or getting distracted. It’s a common pattern because its a reinforcing cycle. What’s hard for these students to realize is that they can learn more, by spending less time studying. How to Study Hard Without Burning Out

Peptides: Your Anti-Aging Powerhouse | BeautyWorkout™ Zone You probably have heard about peptides in skin care and wondered what they are and if they actually work or not. Peptides are key fighters in your anti-aging routine. They are a part of the strength training portion of your BeautyWorkoutTM. What are they? Why are they important? Another major benefit of peptides is that they communicate to skin cells that they need to produce more collagen. How do peptides affect my products? What to look for Incorporating peptides in skin care products allow you to target specific benefits, such as brightening tone and wrinkle reduction, without undesirable side effects. Tip from your Skin Authority Skin Coach: Try the Skin Authority Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator.

How to finish what you started - James Swanwick Do you often feel frustrated that you can never finish what you started? You set yourself goals but you fall just a little bit short of the target – like losing weight or learning a language or finishing a work project. You start at 100 miles an hour, you make progress and THEN you stumble before the finish line. You give up. Has this sounded like you? BUT…what if you had the secret key to always finish what you started? In it, you’ll learn 5 EASY STEPS of how to finish what you started so you can transform yourself into a goal-achieving machine! Some of the tips include: * How to finally get in “the zone” to get things done * What distractions are keeping you from reaching your goals * How to make (or lose) money whilst finishing what you started (Hint: It’s fun as hell!) SEND A TWEET: The act of REALLY deciding can be the difference between success and failure. So here are my questions to you: 1. 2. Leave your comments below and I’ll respond with some tips of my own to get you back on track.

Get over your cold quicker with a hefty dose of zinc Get over your cold quicker with a hefty dose of zinc You can really do without it, but you know it's going to happen anyway: you can feel a cold coming on. According to Finnish researchers, though, there is something you can do. If you run to the shop and get a packet of lozenges containing zinc acetate, you can drastically reduce the amount of time you'll be laid up. Study The same researchers had already shown in a meta-study that daily doses of more than 75 mg zinc can considerably shorten the length and severity of a cold. In two studies, supplementation started within 24 hours of the subjects feeling a cold coming on. In 2015 the Finns published another meta-study. The Finns wanted to find out whether zinc lozenges relieved cold symptoms in the throat and mouth cavity only, or whether they also had a positive effect elsewhere in the body. Results Zinc supplementation reduced the total duration of the cold by 42 percent.

How to Meet and Connect With Your Heroes I sat down with James Swanwick, cohost of ESPN Sportscenter Australia, where I asked him about his method of networking. I first met James in Colombia, where he emailed asking to meet for coffee. I have a lot of meetings with readers of mine, and I found James very interesting and friendly—he asked about me for 10-15 minutes, before ever talking about his own projects. So when I asked him what he was working on, it blew me away. He is the cohost of ESPN sportscenter, and he spent years working as a celebrity journalist, interviewing people like Cindy Crawford, Joaquin Phoenix, and the Olsen Twins. James’s method of networking is awesome—the day after we met, he sent me SIX emails with amazing content in all of them. Check out James’s stuff about how to become a journalist Some notes on this video: How to Connect With Your Heroes Step One – Getting the meeting * James first looks for mutual friends. * If there is no mutual friend, attempt to make mutual friends. Step Three – The Followup

Peptides: A Fresh Look at these Miracle Molecules One class of ingredients that continues to offer exciting new options to the world of skin care is peptides. Peptides have been perennial favorites due to their gentle, non-irritating qualities and long-term anti-aging benefits. Because new peptides that promise remarkable benefits are constantly being discovered, it is important for skin care professionals to understand the basic science behind peptides.Peptides are more than just skin care superstars – they are truly intelligent molecules that naturally play a role in the function of cells, tissues and hormones in the body. What exactly are peptides? How are they named? What types of results do peptides provide? What are the most important classes of peptides used in skin care? Signal peptides communicate with cells on how and when to function. Carrier peptides transport active ingredients, such as copper and zinc. Enzyme-modulating peptides inhibit the function of key enzymes in some metabolic processes.

When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation By Leo Babauta This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of overtiredness from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night. I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important this morning, which is a rare thing for me. I sat here in this funk and wondered how to get out of it. That was definitely what I was considering. Here’s what I did that worked, in hopes that it might help you if these feelings ever come up.. 1. 2. 3. 4. I’m still feeling tired, and so I’ll take a nap later. I know some of you feel the same way from time to time, maybe more often than you’d like to admit. And this too shall pass. ‘Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.’

Stop a Cold in Its Tracks - Health Mobile Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking! Cold & Flu Prevention Center Get-well guide by Kimberly Holland From Health magazine A tickle in your throat. Next: As soon as you feel symptoms » View All Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from! The Art of Strategic Laziness David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company. Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progressHow “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related)A basic intro to computer programming abstraction Note: the technical aspects of programming have been simplified for a lay audience. Enter Shane Snow The team was in third place by the time David Heinemeier Hansson leapt into the cockpit of the black-and-pink Le Mans Prototype 2 and accelerated to 120 miles per hour. This was the 6 Hours of Silverstone, a six-hour timed race held each year in Northamptonshire, UK, part of the World Endurance Championship. And then it started to rain… MOV AL, 61h

Getting a Cold? Do This Right Now - Health Mobile Cold & Flu Prevention Center Feel like you're getting sick? These four steps will ease—and maybe even stop—your symptoms. Practice prevention by Hallie Levine Sklar From Health magazine All the signs are there: your throat is scratchy, you've been sneezing one too many times, you feel a headache coming on... Don't give in to your illness just yet! Next: Pop zinc » View All Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from!