Tag Archives: learning

Explain things simply by Andrew Yeung [Shared]

I must admit that when I was studying for my communications degree I often laughed at the seeming silliness of it all. Surely everyone knows how to communicate properly, right? Well, as we all find as we grow older, no, … Continue reading

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How to improve your handwriting via Austin Kleon [Shared]

My handwriting has never been the greatest – and I reverted to printing decades ago – but I have taken pains to improve my handwriting for special purposes and Austin provides a few more methods to finding your own way back … Continue reading

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How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next via Durmonski.com [Shared]

So many books and so little time. Here is one way of getting the most out of your non-fiction reading. – Douglas How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next – Durmonski.com Sorting your books alphabetically, assigning a … Continue reading

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The Museum Where Everything Is on Display via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

I am always amazed – and filled with despair – when I see how much of a museum’s collection is hidden from visitors. Virtual online collections certainly help to surface lesser-known pieces, but here is a museum seeking to provide … Continue reading

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How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky via Farnam Street [Shared]

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky – Farnam Street Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make … Continue reading

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The Small Steps of Giant Leaps via Farnam Street [Shared]

The Small Steps of Giant Leaps – Farnam Street Photo by Éric Deschaintre on Unsplash One of the most beneficial skills you can learn in life is how to consistently put yourself in a good position. The person who finds … Continue reading

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WikiTrivia Timeline Game – When in history? [Shared]

Test your history knowledge by placing historic events on a timeline. I love history timelines and this game never ceases to trip me up. Was the Elizabethan period before, after, or during the Aztec Empire? How long ago was Ancient … Continue reading

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The books you need for your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions via Tim Harford [Shared]

The books you need for your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions | Tim Harford The self-help genre gets a bad press, and not without reason, but there are a few self-help books that I’ve read, enjoyed, and felt wiser as a … Continue reading

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13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned via LifeHack [Shared]

13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Memory is fallible. If you forget everything in this article, remember this fact: Researchers estimate that we lose 90% of everything we learn immediately after learning … Continue reading

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How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught via Farnam Street [Shared]

How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught – Farnam Street Photo by jose aljovin on Unsplash No skill is more valuable and harder to come by than the ability to critically think through problems. Schools don’t teach you … Continue reading

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18 Free Online Museum Tours To Enjoy Without Leaving Your Couch via The Collector [Shared]

18 Free Online Museum Tours To Enjoy Without Leaving Your Couch As the history of museums is entering its digital age, more and more art institutions are choosing to expand their online services. Most large museums today offer online access … Continue reading

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Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice via Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog [Shared]

Why Tacit Knowledge is More Important Than Deliberate Practice – Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog I want to spend an essay talking about tacit knowledge, and why I think it is the most interesting topic in the domain of skill … Continue reading

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Why should you read Charles Dickens? by Iseult Gillespie via TedEd [Video] [Shared]

The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizable figures from … Continue reading

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Help Atlas Obscura Explore the British Museum’s Newly Digital Collection via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

Help Atlas Obscura Explore the British Museum’s Newly Digital Collection – Atlas Obscura OVER ITS CENTURIES OF DOMINATION and expansion, the British Empire collected its fair—make that unfair—share of stuff, much of which now resides in the British Museum. Of … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture Goes Digital via Hyperallergic [Shared]

Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture Goes Digital When the National Museum of African American History and Culture first opened its doors in 2016, it was celebrated for its immersive installations that go beyond simply displaying aspects of … Continue reading

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