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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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9 Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Personal Development Goals

We all have personal development goals. Some of them are more intentional than others, and only a fraction of which come to fruition. So what separates achieving goals from wishful thinking? After

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7 Characteristics of a Fertile Learning Context

Weeds can can emerge from just about any piece of ground where their roots can crack the earth, but producing a bountiful harvest of nutritious plants requires careful attention to and cultivation of

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How to Curate Lifelong Learning

For the individual lifelong learner, one of the greatest opportunities of our age is the sheer volume of content we now have access to through the Internet. If we want to expand our knowledge on any

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What is unlearning and what does it require?

I’ve defined learning before as “…the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.” I stick by this definition, but I’ve also

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