Posts Tagged with "learning"

Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Have You Ever Felt like a Fish Out of Water?

You know when you can feel your brain expanding at a rapid rate? Perhaps too rapid for comfort, certainly too rapid for any sustained periods of sleep. It’s how I imagine it would feel to sign up for some volunteer program in Africa. You leave the world you know so well, you’re on the plane […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending as a Multipotentialite

Monday, August 18, 2014

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5 Ways to Avoid Overspending as a Multipotentialite

Editor’s note: this is a post by Saul-of-Hearts One of the trickiest parts of being a multipotentialite is figuring out which interests to spend money on. Specialists can spend years investing in the tools and resources they need to become experts. But as multipotentialites, we’re always asking ourselves, “Am I still going to be interested in […]

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A Rant on the State of Education

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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A Rant on the State of Education

For the last two months, I’ve been taking General Chemistry at a local community college here in Chicago. It’s interesting, being back in school after several years. For one thing, you realize that not everyone is as enthusiastic about learning as you are– maybe not even the teacher. I dove in with such vigor, only […]

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Why is it that learning something new can feel amazing on some occasions but drive you insane on others? When your learning is going well, you feel unstoppable. You consume all the information you can get your hands on, the ideas just keep on coming, your project develops in leaps and bounds, and you get […]

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

People love to project identities onto you. They love to be a part of the foreshadowing, to feel as though they were there before you “made it.” Maybe they were even a part of your journey, encouraging you to become the person they always knew you could be. They are kind-hearted and well-meaning. What they […]

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Today, we’re going to tackle one from the putty mail bag: “Hi! I was wondering if you could write an article for students. I am aware uni is not too far away and as a multipotentialite I am struggling when it comes to what to study. I would love to hear your thoughts on whether […]

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

Monday, September 2, 2013

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

How many hours does it take to learn a new skill? Conventional wisdom (and Malcolm Gladwell) would have you believe that it takes a long time to get good at an area. Something like 10,000 hours? About a year ago, I walked into a workshop about “fast skill acquisition” at WDS. As I entered the […]

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