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Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates

Play Mark Twain’s “Memory-Builder,” His Game for Remembering Historical Facts & Dates | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Sixteen years ago when my children were little creatures the governess was trying to hammer some primer histories into their heads. Part of this fun — if you like to call it that — consisted in the memorizing of the accession dates of the thirty-seven personages who had ruled England from the Conqueror down. These little people found it a bitter, hard contract. It was all dates, they all looked alike, and they wouldn’t stick. Day after day of the summer vacation dribbled by, and still the kings held the fort; the children couldn’t conquer any six of them.

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Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits

Going Through the Motions (The Secret of Successful Habit Building) - Develop Good Habits | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Is going through the motions important to changing habits? Does it really matter. Find out what going through the motions really means for habit change.
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How To Keep Yourself From Giving Up...

How To Keep Yourself From Giving Up... | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Everyone has failed to reach a goal at some time in their life. We give up. We let it slide. We quit. It's human nature. Sometimes, we don't care when we fail. We know our heart wasn't really in it. However, when it's a goal we believe we really want to achieve, that's a different story. We get frustrated and look for ways to not quit the next time. For example, if we fail to find career satisfaction, we might subscribe to a daily advice blog, read self-help books, take a class, or consult with an expert - all with the hopes of seeking enlightenment on how we can make reaching our goal easier
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Stephen King's "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes"

Stephen King's "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes" | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"I really am going to tell you everything you need to pursue a successful and financially rewarding career writing fiction, and I really am going to do it in ten minutes, which is exactly how long it took me to learn."...


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Leslie Whidden's curator insight, March 3, 3:04 PM
Brevity is the key here. Nice resource for hs students who want to skip the instruction and go straight to writing.
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They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Look”. As I turned toward the group I see 5 girls with their heads down looking at their phones and not talking to each other at all. “Wow!” was all I could say, although I wasn’t surprised in the slightest.

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What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like

What Successful Leaders' To-Do Lists Look Like | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered about the to-do lists of highly successful businesspeople? Here, we give you a sneak peek at three and their tips for making...

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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, January 27, 3:24 PM

Es facil estar ocupado pero ese no es el reto...es reto es ser eficientes...Descubre algunas consejos basicos de personajes de exito


Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 28, 12:10 AM

Some useful tips for "To-Do' lists.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 1, 7:52 AM

Focus on top priorities first, use a combination of digital and paper I use Evernote and a notebook, and look at effective vs a long list.A few good ideas on reflecting and planning your day/week

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10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (& How To Learn Them)

10 Crucial Skills They Won’t Teach You At School (& How To Learn Them) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
This post was originally published on the UnCollege blog.No matter what you major in at university, there will always be lessons that can only be learned in the School of Life. In an increasingly competitive job market, companies are looking for graduates who have learned not only from their textbooks, but from the world around them. If you practice these ten crucial life skills while you’re still in school, you’ll be well-prepared for the world outside of college.1) How To Network With PurposeNetworking can get a bad rap: the idea of connecting with others for the express purpose
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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn

If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of N...
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The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman | Good Advice | Scoop.it
In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.
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A lesson in sociology and psychology.

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Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius

Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius | Good Advice | Scoop.it
He never attributed his accomplishments to his brilliant mind. Rather, he credited his character - his simple curiosity combined with relentless determination.Albert Einstein went so far as to say he was not smarter than other people. He just stuck with things longer than anybody else.It's a great lesson in self-leadership for us all. There are many smart people in this world going nowhere fast. Here is what Einstein had to say, and how we can apply his words of wisdom to our daily lives today.1. “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it
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How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs

How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The wheels in your brain are constantly turning, even when you're asleep or not paying attention. In fact, most of your brain’s activities are ones you’d never be aware of … unless they suddenly stopped. Nathan S. Jacobs takes us inside the always active, surprisingly spontaneous brain.

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Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent

Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember.
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Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you

Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Remove conflict in conversations when people doubt or challenge you. How to Remove Doubt and Hostility from conversations.
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf


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The Disease of Being Busy

The Disease of Being Busy | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing?

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craig daniels's curator insight, March 2, 10:30 AM

It's almost impossible to not get caught in the distraction trap. Everywhere we turn something is waving at us, something is pleading for our attention and focus.


Take a moment (yes I'm waving for your attention) to read this post, you'll be glad you did.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 2, 7:23 PM

And the article is not just about adults.

 

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Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource

Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What do PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Martha Stewart have in common? They don’t need much sleep; it has been publicly reported that each regularly gets only six hours of sleep or less per night. By discussing their ability to get by with little sleep, these executives are serving as role models for a norm that a full night’s sleep is optional, even a luxury, if you want to get ahead in business.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 4, 4:06 AM

This article raises the issue of sleep deprivation, and as a teacher of senior grade students, it has always been a debate as to how many hours of sleep one really requires. My students suggest six hours, my wife says six hours, I feel, seven to eight hours. My father suggests eight hours for growing up children, six hours four grown up male adults, and seven hours for adult women. Fact of the matter is that this is a subjective question and the amount of sleep required to tide over sleep deprivation will depend from person to person, job profile to job profile and Geography. I have known of students literally breaking down because of sleep deprivation resulting from the need to attend coaching classes after school. Hitler himself might have been a victim of sleep deprivation towards the end of his office which is why he began making some of the most absurd decisions. Top executives of Multinational companies probably don't sleep at all, the same might be the case for Principals, Directors and Managers of Institutions. Some how the culture of working 24X7, increasing productivity, and output is something which goes against human nature. I have known of employees yawning and nodding off to sleep in the midst of a board meeting during the 'quintessential' stay-backs. Perhaps one solution for the problem of sleep deprivation could be to introduce a mandatory 'rest period' of half an hour in the middle of the daily routine where employees can go off into deep rest assisted by a conducive music and suitable ambiance within the organization.

Sudhir Hira's curator insight, March 4, 5:32 AM

We hear you - loud and clear!

Kimberly Kline's curator insight, March 4, 4:48 PM

Lack of sleep effects your productivity, problem-solving skills, health, happiness and so much more.  Just because you CAN function on less than adequate sleep does not mean you should!

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The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes

The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work - Forbes | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Video I've written about the five trends shaping the future of work quite a bit and it's actually how I start many of the keynotes I give at conference and events. However, I haven't done a video about this topic so I wanted to fix that!

 

1. Millenials/Demography

2. New behaviors

3. Technology

4. Mobility

5. Globalization


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Michael Bishop's curator insight, March 20, 1:23 AM

Jacob explains five trends that will both shape and structure the future inside this world.

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How to Instantly Click With Everyone You Meet

How to Instantly Click With Everyone You Meet | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Learn how to click with people instantly. It is the secret to better relationships in business and in life.
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20 Inspiring Quotes From William Zinsser's "On Writing Well"

If you're looking for inspiration and ideas that will help you become a better writer, read these 20 inspiring quotes from William Zinsser's "On Writing Well",…
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Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech

Stay Weird: Science Innovators Love Art as Much as Tech | Good Advice | Scoop.it
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" - Albert EinsteinI remember working in the music industry from 1996 until 2002 and meeting tons of music producers. I could always tell based on my conversations about music with them who would end up being a breakthrough producer and who would simply be average. Those that told me they exposed themselves to a variety of different beats and genres for influence always became the producers in demand from artists across multiple genres. Producers like RZA, Timbaland and DJ Premier come to mind. Those that simply immersed
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6 Steps To Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

6 Steps To Writing Your Personal Mission Statement | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Knowing what you do and why you do it makes success more likely.
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Key Life Choice: What Driving In A Snowstorm Taught Me About Vision & Execution

Key Life Choice: What Driving In A Snowstorm Taught Me About Vision & Execution | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The storm appeared instantaneously. Huge snowflakes quickly covered the road blending with the white lane markers and obscuring any clear sense of our path. My friend focused hard as he struggled t...
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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The memory researcher's guide to studying.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 4:50 PM

Certainly, re-reading is inefficient, but it depends on the purpose. When we are looking for the deepest meaning, re-reading serves a purpose that other methods may not.

 

 

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, February 19, 8:47 PM

I like to encourage the use of mind-mapping tools and flow-chart representations when being delivered content. For the last twelve months I have focused on using my mini tablet as my main recording tool in doing this - this article had me reflecting on why I was finding this methodology so useful.  

Agnes Ng's curator insight, February 27, 7:51 AM

Useful tips for studying smarter. Apply these tips!

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What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization?

What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One particularly distressing hallmark of late modernity can be characterized as a cultural loss of the future.

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, February 20, 6:52 AM

As the Long Now Foundation co-founder Stewart Brand describes it, “civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span,” driven by “the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking.”