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Best and Worst Study Habits: An Infographic

I've written fairly extensively about learning on this site.  Learning is something so essential and foundational to our success in society yet the majority of us were never really given the skills or habits to learn effectively.  Instead of being taught ideas like active recall, interleaved practice, or spaced repetition, we were taught to highlight [...]

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How to Get Started With Meditation: An Infographic

So you've heard about all the wonderful benefits of meditation but you don't know how to get started?  I found this wonderful infographic that teaches you how to get started with meditation. If you are on the fence about the practice, you should give it a try for a couple of weeks.  The benefits are [...]

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4 Must-know Facts About Meditation: An Infographic

A few articles have been written before on this site about the various benefits of meditation. Meditation is no longer new-age, it has gone (almost) mainstream.  That is because the advancement of fMRI machines has unleashed a lot of studies that have confirmed its purported benefits.  The infographic below talks about 4 must-know (and scientifically) confirmed [...]


Mental Toughness is a Habit and a Skill

I used to think that mental toughness is an innate ability, or something that is forged entirely through childhood. But I found out that it is not the case.  Mental toughness is a skill.  Just like any other skill, it can be learned.  And to become competent at any skill you want to possess, it needs [...]


Motivation is Overrated and Relying on It is a Bad Thing

Motivation is a very fickle construct.  One day you feel on top of the world and able to accomplish anything.  Other dayys all you want to do is lay in your bed and cover up.  Although motivation is great and absolutely necessary if you want to accomplish anything worthwhile, the concept has been overvalued in the realm [...]


The Connection Between Stress and Learned Helplessness

I previously talked about how some stress is good for learning as it can keep you on top of your game.  But what happens when we are too stressed, or feeling stressed for too long?  Although a little stress in doses is good for performance, too much stress can be detrimental to your body and brain. [...]

Shawn Achor’s Talk at Google on Happiness as a Competitive Advantage

Shawn Achor’s Talk at Google on Happiness as a Competitive Advantage

Shawn Achor gives a talk at Google on happiness being a competitive advantage. This is almost the same talk he gave at TED, but with all new jokes :). Even if you have seen his TED Talk, it is worth a listen because he makes a couple of points he didn't make at the TED [...]

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12 Mental Benefits of Exercise Infographic

A lot has been said about the benefits of exercise on this site, and all over the web.  Getting enough exercise cannot be overstated.  It is extremely important, not only to your physical well-being, but also your mental well-being.  This infographic below summarizes the 12 mental benefits we get when we exercise.  Although, the infographic [...]

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