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School time was an anxiety-filled period for most, if not all, of us. 

Yet, school time is considered crucial for imparting education in children, and parents spend a lot of time, money and effort ensuring their kids are completing school and college.

What if all the knowledge that is provided to kids in school could simply be inserted in their brains, just like Neo’s brain in The Matrix is uploaded with knowledge about kung-fu and other fighting techniques, instantly making him a ninja?

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Imagine you could insert knowledge into your mind: should you? | Psyche Ideas

psyche.co

Cognitive flexibility

IQ is often cited as a measurement for success in fields of science, innovation, and technology.

However, some of the greatest achievements in history have relied on creativity, imagination, curiosity and empathy. These traits are part of "cognitive flexibility" - the ability to think of new ideas, make novel connections between existing ideas and make new inventions.

IQ tests can't measure it, but 'cognitive flexibility' is key to learning and creativity

theconversation.com

Description is a tool for learning

Describing something with accuracy forces you to understand it and learn more about it.

An accurate description needs the following:

  • Observation
  • Curiosity about what you are seeing
  • Refraining from drawing conclusions based on assumptions.

How Description Leads to Understanding

fs.blog

Creative Work Is Ambiguous

Authentic creativity has the power to be reinterpreted and reinvented by the reader. They offer an enticing ambiguity, a place where the reader can be friends with the characters and feel like spending more time inside.

A good creative work is like a mirror, reflecting the reader's imagination in a kaleidoscopic way.

How to Write Creative Fiction: Umberto Eco's Four Rules

fs.blog

Typos

Keyboarding mistakes, those accidental strokes, misspellings and mistaken word selection we make while typing on a computer or phone are called Typos. These can be a result of ‘fat fingers’, bumpy rides, distraction/multitasking, uncontrollable movements or even dyslexia.

A type of neurosurgery that is used to treat involuntary movements has a side effect of forgetting how to touch type. This disruption in the ability to use a keyboard is called dystypia.

Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign?

buzzfeednews.com

...by attaching emotions to things that happen. That means those who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others.

Facts and figures and all the rational things that we think are important in the business world actually don’t stick in our minds at all.

How to Tell a Great Story

hbr.org

  • Acknowledge the opinions, feelings and needs of others
  • Be more open to suggestions and compromises
  • Give 100% of your attention to the job
  • Spend more of your free time out with people
  • Get a grip on your emotions through regular practice
  • Work on overcoming your insecurities
  • Learn people’s emotional triggers and avoid setting them off
  • Start saying sorry more often

  • Learn to forgive

  • Encourage healthy discussions instead of fights

  • Stop sweating the small things

  • Don’t jump to conclusions

  • Make criticism constructive

  • Spend some time with your family

  • Don’t nag people, preach or give them unwanted lessons

  • Never make rash decisions or start conversations when you are feeling angry or moody

25 Tips to Help You Improve Any Relationship In Your Life

lifehack.org

Qualities of a great presentation

Great presentations are rare. Presenters often fail to make an impact, not because of what they're presenting but because of how they're delivering it.

An excellent presentation is about how well you engage your audience. It consists of three specific qualities.

  • A balance between structure and improvisation.
  • Generosity. Offering your audience something of value.
  • Relatable.

Do You Have What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation?

hbr.org

Hating Small Talk At Parties

Most of us are beyond weather, parking and traffic-related conversations at parties. We have deep, substantial topics to discuss, which are not hollow and unproductive like most party small talks are.

Small talk has its benefits, it is designed to prevent controversies and hurt, smartly avoids religion and politics, and is a way to test the waters before we decide to talk about other stuff with someone.

What to Do at Parties If You Hate Small Talk

theschooloflife.com

Step #5: Exits

Use bookmarks to end well. Examples:

  • Future Mentions: “Well, I can’t wait to see you at that ___ coming up—I’ll email you!
  • Inside Jokes: “It was great laughing with you. I’ll be sure to ___ in the future ;)
  • Same Same: “I’m so glad I met a fellow ___ fan. You made my night!”
  • You Have to See: “I’ll be sure to send that link your way, great talking to you!”

10 Ways to Start and Hold Dazzling Conversation With Anyone

scienceofpeople.com

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