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How to Commit Yourself to a Lifetime of Learning

How to Commit Yourself to a Lifetime of Learning

Education, experience and enthusiasm are each sparkplugs that work to ignite your success. But if you want to build speed and maintain momentum, you’ll need sustainable fuel in the form of lifelong learning. The world is in a state of perpetual evolution, and in order to stay abreast of the latest innovations and understand how […]

Ways To Read More Books

Ways To Read More Books

You’ve probably said it to yourself 100 times before: I really need to start reading more. When you’re an out-of-the-habit adult with a full schedule, however, finding the time to pick up a book can be a challenge. But this is a goal worth striving for. Science is beginning to back up what book-lovers already […]

How To Expand Your Vocabulary

How To Expand Your Vocabulary

Throughout the last few years I have invested a significant amount of effort into expanding my vocabulary. I have found some methods to be more effective than others, and outline the most effective methods I have found in this article. There are two ways to learn new words— by deliberately looking them up, or by […]

Why You Should Be a Student of Your Own Life

Why You Should Be a Student of Your Own Life

1. Your Own Experiences Become a good student of your own life. It’s the information you are most familiar with and feel the strongest about, so make your own life one of your most important studies. In studying your own life, be sure to study the negative as well as the positive, your failures as […]

3 Techniques to Never Stop Learning

3 Techniques to Never Stop Learning

As a student at Stanford University, I started my website, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, to teach personal finance to my friends who complained about getting slapped with overdraft fees. Over the years, it went from a blog that nobody read to a multimillion-dollar business with more than 30,000 paying customers. Today I’m often […]

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

How To Make Sure Your Children Become More Successful Than You

Like many parents, financial adviser Dennis Ryan has two daughters with starkly different personalities. Emma, 18, is introverted and intellectual, and she hated competitive sports as a young child. “She was the kid in left field with the glove on her head picking dandelions,” he says. Annie, 15, is the polar opposite: She’s incredibly social, […]

Why You Need To Read To Your Children

Why You Need To Read To Your Children

Some of my favorite memories from when I was little was when my mom or dad read me a story before bedtime. There were some books (“The Foot Book” by Dr. Seuss) I never got sick of hearing and wanted my parents to read them to me over and over again. My parents’ willingness to […]

5 Ways To Fuel Your Brain

5 Ways To Fuel Your Brain

We tend to think that a loss of mental acuity is just part of getting older — but age is not the only contributing factor to cognitive decline. Our lifestyle also plays a key role. Poor diet, a lack of sleep and exercise, ongoing stress, smoking and environmental pollutants all damage fragile brain cells. Fortunately, […]

Does Reading Make You A Better Person? Study Suggests It Depends On What You Read

Does Reading Make You A Better Person? Study Suggests It Depends On What You Read

In 2012, when bookstores and book clubs were alight with talk of Gone Girl, a vital modifier was attached to descriptions of Flynn’s fast-paced story: it’s not just a thriller, it’s a literary thriller. “Literary,” in the case of a book about a marriage gone violently rancid, suggests that Flynn wasn’t only concerned with what […]

No Power Or Running Water – But Digital Books Galore

No Power Or Running Water – But Digital Books Galore

The first children you see are scything away in the cassava fields, or filling plastic cans with water from the pump to lug home. But inside the local library in this town deep in the Rwandan hinterland, we skip forward a few centuries: e-readers, Wi-Fi, smartphones and digital books galore, everything from Dickens to Dante […]

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