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The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein's Advice to His 11-Year-Old Son

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein's Advice to His 11-Year-Old Son
by Maria Popova “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” With Father’s Day around the corner, here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than Albert Einstein — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary empowerment to young minds. In 1915, aged thirty-six, Einstein was living in wartorn Berlin, while his estranged wife, Mileva, and their two sons, Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard “Tete” Einstein, lived in comparatively safe Vienna. My dear Albert, Yesterday I received your dear letter and was very happy with it. I was already afraid you wouldn’t write to me at all any more. Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount:

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10 Amazing Facts About Albert Einstein's Life 1. Einstein started talking in the age of 4 but still he wasn’t fluent till the age of 9. His parents were very much worried of this but he wondered them a night while taking dinner he said “The Soup is too hot”. When his parents asked why he didn’t talk before, he replied “Because up to now everything was in order.“ Five Classic Ways to Boost Your Note-Taking - Note-taking - Lifehacker Glad to see the Cornell Method here. I use it and love it. I would not skip on the summary at the bottom. I've actually never seen or read of it done without it, but nothing wrong with adapting. Though I wouldn't adapt it until I've tried it the was it was intended. I suggest that if having unrelated content or content that doesn't group well on the same page is a problem, you'd be better served to recognize that you need to start a new page than to skip the summary.

Types of Listening Most people, most of the time, take listening for granted, it’s something that just happens. It is only when you stop to think about listening and what it entails that you begin to realise that listening is in fact an important skill that needs to be nurtured and developed. Listening is perhaps the most important of all interpersonal skills and SkillsYouNeed has many pages devoted to the subject, see Listening Skills for an introduction. Further pages include Active Listening and Listening Misconceptions. Effective listening is very often the foundation of strong relationships with others, at home, socially, in education and in the workplace. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy - Harvard Health Books This updated edition of the national bestseller debunks dietary myths and presents Dr. Willett’s New Healthy Eating Pyramid, a healthier guide to nutrition than the recently revised USDA pyramid. Inside you’ll discover: eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteinswhy weight control is still the single most important factormenu plans and brand-new recipes that make it even easier to reinvent your diet Millions of Americans concerned about healthy eating take their cues from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid.

How Memory Works: 20 Psychological Insights Find out how memory twists, pops, distorts, persists and decays, along with the odd tip on how to improve it. “You think you have a memory; but it has you!” —John Irving. How to Study Less by Learning Things Once You read over your notes. Then you read them over again. Then you read them over a third time. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.

Barriers to Effective Listening It is common, when listening to someone else speak, to be formulating a reply whilst the other person is still talking. However, this means that we are not really listening to all that is being said. Even good listeners are often guilty of critically evaluating what is being said before fully understanding the message that the speaker is trying to communicate. The result is that assumptions are made and conclusions reached about the speaker's meaning, that might be inaccurate. This and other types of ineffective listening lead to misunderstandings and a breakdown in communication. Even if we are not formulating a response whilst listening, we may still be thinking of other things, albeit subconsciously. Book Review Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy EatingBy Walter C. Willett. 299 pp. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2001. $25. ISBN: 0-684-86337-5 There is an interesting dilemma for those who would influence nutrition.

7 Ways of Having Better Memory And Remembering Everything How good is your memory? Are you keep forgetting where you put your stuff, can’t remember names of newly met people or missing deadlines? Well.. You might need to follow few advice and sharpen your memory. Here’s 7 ways to do it: Try to Stay Mentally Active 20 mental barriers you should let go of photo by admitchell08 You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing altitude fast.

101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, Volume 1 by Celes on Jun 16, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post This is volume 1 of the 101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time Series. Listening Myths and Misconceptions We are all capable of listening effectively in different situations and to different people. Listening effectively is, however, an active process - something that we have to do consciously and something that takes practice. There are some common misconceptions or myths about listening which can influence how we feel and in turn make the listening process less effective. It is important, when developing our listening skills, to understand what the myths of listening are so that they can be dismissed and enable our comprehension of listening to be more accurate. This page explains, and gives examples of, six of the most common misconceptions about listening. Misconception One:

Absurdism Absurdism is a philosophical stance embracing a wide range of relativist perspectives, which implies that the efforts of humanity to find or absolutely define, limit, express or exclude the inherent meanings of anything, including human existence, are absurd because the qualities of communicable information available to the human mind, and relationships within Reality makes any certainty about such impossible. Absurdist assessments stand in contrast to many assumptions of absolutism. Philosophical schools of absurdism explore the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once they become aware of it, can or should react to it and to circumstances they encounter. See also: Principia Discordia

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