Mastering Your Memory
Sep07

Mastering Your Memory

Memory…is the diary that we all carry about with us. — Oscar Wilde What’s the biggest thing you’ve ever forgotten? Don’t worry, with my head in the clouds so often , I’m sure I’ve done worse. Along with improving your concentration, improving your memory is probably one of the most important cognitive skills to develop. So to help you do so today, I’m going to start with a little magic. Or rather, The Magical Number...

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How to Stay Focused Longer
Aug31

How to Stay Focused Longer

Concentration is the root of all higher abilities. — Bruce Lee Do you ever get halfway through a page, only to have no memory for what you just read? In long meetings, do you often daydream that you’re a secret agent or a professional musician or lying on a secluded beach? Concentration and mental focus is arguably one of the most important psychological skills you can cultivate. From success in school to reading this post to...

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Read This Blog Because You Read
Feb25

Read This Blog Because You Read

They always talk who never think. – Matthew Prior Unlike a lot of people, I enjoy flying. Sure, the seats are uncomfortable; the cabin pressure can make your ears hurt; and human beings, in general, are the worst. However, how often do you get the excuse to do whatever you want—read a magazine, watch a show on your laptop—without any guilt at being unproductive? But in order for me to actually enjoy this indulgent ride, I first had to...

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Jan28

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Believe that your life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James (the father of American psychology) For all my West Coast readers, let me say: the cold and snow ain’t fun. Recently, I went to hop in my car and pick up some groceries, when I unlocked my door, but my door didn’t open. No problem, sometimes it sticks in the cold. I pulled harder. Nothing doing. Puzzled (and getting chilly) I whipped out...

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Mirror, Mirror, Am I Really This Good Looking?
Dec03

Mirror, Mirror, Am I Really This Good Looking?

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. — Oscar Wilde. So I don’t know about you, but I put on about 27 pounds after Thanksgiving. And no, we’re not talking muscle here. That’s about 3 pounds of Turkey, 24 pounds of stuffing, and pie. It’s for everyone best interest if I leave out the amount of pie I consumed. But looking in the mirror that Friday after Thanksgiving, or rather, trying to fit into my socks (I keep all my...

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