Category: Do it-soon

How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

ARTICLE: We move through life swimming against a constant tide of self doubt. The brain has evolved to protect us from harm and tends to play safe when outcomes are doubtful; a strategy that is not always in our best interest. How can we contend with this? SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

ARTICLE: How does your brain know whether something should be put into your long-term memory or not? Two practices, both involving a lot of work, seem to hold the key: repeatedly attempting to remember the item and trying to teach it to others, or even, yourself. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

ARTICLE: What we are all now realising is that while disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes have evolved from a nuisance into high-stakes information war, our frameworks for dealing with them have remained the same. SOURCE: Wired ...
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Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

ARTICLE: It’s tempting to think that such a widely used platform (and such a popular industry) would naturally be safe to use, but the reality is, social media has significant destructive potential. Here are a set of tips on using it responsibly. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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How language shapes our thoughts

How language shapes our thoughts

ARTICLE: Language works by providing labels. This is especially true for concepts that we cannot see or touch. But we still don’t really understand how language works in shaping the meaning of these more abstract concepts. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

UTILITY: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations. Mentimeter shows the results live while your participants are voting with the web based mobile polling app directly in their browser, making sure everyone is part of the presentation. SOURCE: Mentimeter ...
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Understanding the hype around "deep learning"

Understanding the hype around “deep learning”

ARTICLE: Almost every tech conversation happening today somehow touches on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or deep learning. What is deep learning? SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

UTILITY: The most popular YouTube channels are easy to find, but it can be hard to discover new or smaller channels. Here are a few ways to uncover hidden gems. SOURCE: MakeUseOf ...
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Litsy: where books make friends

Litsy: where books make friends

UTILITY: Litsy is a place to share and discover your favourite books with your favourite people. The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors, celebrities, and more. Share bookish moments with Quotes, Reviews, and Blurbs. Explore recommendations from readers, not algorithms. SOURCE: Litsy ...
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Creedo: presentation app plus deep dives, forks, polls and audience interaction

Creedo: presentation app plus deep dives, forks, polls and audience interaction

UTILITY: Creedoo is a browser-based presentation software that possesses added muscle in terms of audience interactivity. SOURCE: Creedo ...
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Sli.do: audience interaction made powerful and easy

Sli.do: audience interaction made powerful and easy

UTILITY: Slido is an easy-to-use web app that gives your entire audience a voice. Power to the people. A good tool for the majority in an audience who are nervous about putting their hands up and asking questions. An effective counter against know-it-alls who dominate the Q & A sessions. SOURCE: Slido ...
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Want to feel like you have  more time? Ask yourself this question

Want to feel like you have more time? Ask yourself this question

ARTICLE: Consistently asking yourself a simple question: "Why is today different from other days?" will increase the number of memory units you record and will make you feel like we have more time. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

ARTICLE: If sleeping is meant to be restful, why do we feel so damn tired when we wake up? It's due to something called "sleep inertia" and is related to the amount of sleep we have had before waking up -- 8.5 hours is the recommended duration of sleep. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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How to become a "memory athlete" using an old strategy -- and bring about lasting changes in the brain

How to become a “memory athlete” using an old strategy — and bring about lasting changes in the brain

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Scientific studies suggest that an old memorisation technique known as “the method of loci” could, when taught systematically, improve memorisation capability of ordinary people to remarkable levels. Scans of the brain in these people showed changes that were similar to those seen in “memory athletes”. SOURCE: The Verge ...
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Digital paper: feels like paper, acts like a tablet

Digital paper: feels like paper, acts like a tablet

UTILITY: Digital paper devices combine the simplicity of reading and writing on real paper with the convenience of digital features, including easy sharing across devices, searchable documents, and secure document encryption. SOURCE: reMarkable/ Sony ...
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