Friday, June 29, 2018. Issue #183
How to Improve Fluid Intelligence in The Age of Crystallised Knowledge | Medium
What does it take to function at your cognitive best? The good news is, your capacity to learn new information, retain it, then use that new knowledge as a foundation to solve the next problem, or learn the next new skill, can be developed with time. A study published in 2018, Improving Fluid Intelligence with Training on Working Memory...
The first of Covey’s 7 Habits are what he calls the “habits of private victory”: Being Proactive, Beginning With the End in Mind, and Putting First Things First prompt us to get our own lives in order. By living these first three habits, we start acting as autonomous...
Long before I noticed any fitness benefits of doing burpees every morning, I noticed something else: I really, really, did not want to get out of bed. Because once I got out of bed, I would have to do my burpees. But it’s now the 21st of the month, and I’ve managed my burpees every day.
We’re more than halfway through 2018 and it sure feels like we are busier than ever before.  These days it feels like no one has “free time” to do anything. We run late for meetings, grab lunch on the go (if at all), and get home later (and with more work still to do). 
There's a reason New Year's Resolutions are so hard to keep: Reinventing the way you live overnight requires a willpower that most of us don't have. And yet—many popular productivity systems ask you to uproot your work in just that way. 
Looking back on my life, I came to realize that I spent quite a high amount of my precious time trying. Trying to be perfect. Trying to be appreciated and liked by everyone else around me. Trying to fit in with different groups of people so that I could feel accepted and approved of.
It’s not always polite to say it so plainly, but we all want things. The objects of our desires differ, but we all spend much of our lives preoccupied with obtaining, having, achieving, and enjoying things, of both the material and abstract sort.
Tina Hay doesn’t think in numbers. In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realised that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts...
If you love to read as much as I do, walking into a bookstore as an adult feels exactly like walking into a candy store as a kid. The shelves are lined with the wisdom of humanity, insights that each author has spent years refining. It’s all right there at your fingertips...
It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that a growing number of neuroscientists have begun to take seriously...
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A book I'm reading: Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More, by Morten T. Hansen. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his research-backed book.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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