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A 3-Step Review and Reflection Process

In addition to the brief periods of reflection I engage in on a daily and weekly basis,  I try my best to take some significant time at least a couple times of year to look back over the previous months

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5 Key Benefits of Lifelong Learning

If you are like me, you probably take it for granted that consciously engaging in lifelong learning is worth it, well, just because. You are intrinsically motivated to learn and therefore don’t

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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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For creative problem solving, bust these 6 perceptual blocks

Often one of the main barriers to solving a problem is an inability to see the problem in a way that is likely to spark solutions. A source I return to again and again to help me with creative problem

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How to Journal – and Journaling Ideas – for Learning and Health

Many of us know someone who journals. Maybe we pride ourselves on our own journaling habits. And I’ll bet if you read enough biographies, you’ll find everyone from artists to scientists to executives

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How to Use the Method of Loci – The 2500-Year-Old Memory Hack

If you are a dedicated lifelong learner, then not being able to remember things – particularly things you’ve put a lot of effort into learning – can be really frustrating. So often, though, the

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11 Best Online Collaboration Tools for Productivity and Learning

Did you know that several research studies have found a clear connection between collaborative learning and improved student performance? On top of that, the vast majority of our learning – whether

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The Benefits of Reading – Why and How to Read More

In an age of YouTube channels, Instagram feeds, podcasts, and livestreams, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of reading or make the time to read more. But it turns out that devoting significant

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