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How to Remember What You Hear – A Simple, Research-Based Tip

Do you ever get frustrated because you listen to a story, presentation, or lecture, but later – sometimes as little as a few hours later – can recall little to nothing about it? Call it

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Ready to jump the curve on your lifelong learning journey?

I’ve had the experience before in life – as I am sure you have – of becoming absorbed in a new skill or topic, learning a tremendous amount, but then hitting a plateau at some point

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7 Reasons to Memorize Some Poetry

In my earlier years, I spent a fair amount of time in Russia and had the opportunity to attend various dinners and other social gatherings. Maybe it was just the company I was keeping, but I remember

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Is TikTok Education? How the Popular App is Supporting Lifelong Learning

What any deep web diver will tell you is that social media is a kind of digital pharmakon. On one hand, it democratizes information, dissolves international borders, builds community, and aggregates

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How to Declutter Your Digital Life

These days, many of us operate in parallel with a digital “self.” Be it through avatars, productivity apps, fitness trackers, entertainment systems, or other gadgetry, we each maintain our own little

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Note-taking for Lifelong Learning

I suspect that note-taking – the simple act of writing down and elaborating upon key points from what we experience – is one of the most under-appreciated and under-utilized practices of effective

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The Importance of Play for Adults

Not only is the importance of play for adults often unappreciated, the act of playing often gets a bad rap. Either it’s the stuff of childhood: an activity seen as infantile, meaningless, or even a

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3 Famous Thought Experiments, or The Art of Counterfactuals

While “Gedankenexperiment” (literally “thought experiment”) was a term initially coined by the 19th century Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Ørsted, many claim that the common mental

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10+ Educational Gift Ideas for the Lifelong Learners in Your Life

Whether for a holiday or a birthday, most of us have to come up with gifts to give at multiple times throughout the year. As you might guess, my bias is to give gifts with some educational value to them.

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