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Carter X.

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My math book needs to commit suicide. It has way to many problems.

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Developing a good body image

When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you like how you look or do you immediately notice flaws?

If you do not feel positive about your appearance, you are not alone. 55 Percent of women and 42 percent of men report feeling unhappy with some part of their appearance. Dissatisfaction with appearance can negatively affect mental health. But, adopting a healthy body image can be good for both mental and physical health.

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How to love your body | Psyche Guides

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Becoming lifelong learners

To become lifelong learners, we may find it hard to break away from the traditional education paradigm. One way to unshackle our self-education is to grab hold of the opportunities for unbounded learning.

  • Bounded learning is based on a fixed curriculum and contains specific educational outcomes.
  • Unbounded learning embraces ongoing personal growth that is fuelled by continuous education. It is based on strategies and tools that foster curiosity.

Unbounded learning: how to unshackle your education - Ness Labs

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The working memory

Working memory temporarily stores the information you are working on. But it is not just a simple storage. The working memory enables you to create new thoughts, change them, combine them, search them, or any other function that helps you navigate your life.

By enabling these functions, working memory upholds your thinking, planning, learning, and decision-making.

From the moment we are born, we are always learning new skills. We see it in formal capacities in school or on the job, and informally, like learning from you buddy how to grill a steak.

However, learning is a skill that we can improve upon. The growing number of self-taught professionals is a testament to that.

How to Learn A New Skill: A Real-World Guide to Mastering Anything

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Epistemic wellbeing

We normally think of wellbeing as physical and mental health. But another way to think about our wellbeing is in terms of knowledge - known as our epistemic wellbeing.

Knowledge affects our ability to navigate the world and accomplish our goals. Epistemic wellbeing is the sense that you'll be able to know what you want and need to know for your life to proceed well. If you have access to good sources of information and understand how to get your questions answered, you have a high degree of epistemic wellbeing.

The antidote to fake news is to nourish our epistemic wellbeing | Psyche Ideas

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Research suggests placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity. 

It forces your brain to come up with creative solutions to finish a project around the parameters you’ve set.

How to Enhance Your Creative Thinking

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Counterfactual Thinking

There are two types of counterfactual thinking: upward and downward counterfactual thinking.

  • Upward counterfactual thinking: it happens whenever we look back at a scenario and ask the "what if" questions in terms of how our life could have turned out better.
  • Downward counterfactual thinking: this is naturally the opposite of upward counterfactual thinking and it happens when we think about how things could have been worse.

What is counterfactual thinking?

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Manage uncertainty
  • Focus on the things you can control (and ignore those that you can’t)
  • Shift from External to Internal Locus of Control. It means you perceive yourself to have more control than the environment over your life.
  • Live your life as you would normally, independent of the uncertainty. 
  • Bring certainty to the important things (and let the other things go). 

How to Manage Uncertainty | Personal Excellence

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The Boot Camp Principle

The boot camp principle to get better at something id inspired by military basic training programs and it goes like this:

Go through unrelenting challenges that you are completely unprepared for, day after day, for a handful of weeks, and you'll come out strong and resilient.

Two Ways To Get Better At Something

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Retrieval is more effective than passive review

We are all apt to forget things we have learned in the past. Even memories of important events will eventually decline in accuracy.

If we want to remember things, research tells us that retrieval practice is more effective than passive review. If you have to choose how to study, actively trying to remember the facts is more effective than merely re-reading facts.

Fearing Forgetting: Should You Try to Maintain or Relearn Knowledge?

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