As the title says, do you know any effective ways of escaping the trap of thinking about a problem only in the terms of the first idea/solution that came up? I have encountered this issue both in my ...
I've read conflicting reports on the effectiveness of brain training, but I have come across few reports by users of such tools. Is "brain training" effective in enhancing cognitive function?
I am working a full time job as a software engineer. I am also doing masters in computer science. I don't have to take any classes this year as I have completed my coursework. I work from 10 to 7 in ...
I recently watched this TED talk about confidence which has a key point: You can fake your body into being confident simply by doing certain actions (you literally change your physiological status ...
What does the scientific research say about productivity and IQ? Most people would assume that intelligent people accomplish more in their lives ( ie. are more productive) but I have never heard of ...
Is there a system/method incorporating bookmarks, citations/references, and a document editor (e.g., Google Docs/Drive) with a revision history?
Currently, I'm writing a paper in Microsoft Word 2007. I use Endnote to organise my references and bibliography and hold electronic copies of papers I've found where possible. I have stacks of books ...
As an academic researcher involved in a field with lots of academic publications, I find it hard to keep with these constant stream of publications. Even if my field is already specialized, there are ...
Quite often I find with the dilemma of building something that would take only about 10 hours to build, and maybe 30 hours to perfect. Most simple things like this have already been built elsewhere, ...
This network is full of up-to-date knowledge regarding more and more different topics. I don't know any other knowledge base (global brain) with similar properties and options and minimal redundancy. ...
What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?
My Personal Information Management problem I have gathered terabytes of data but it has became a habit to store files and folders to the same folder, that folder could be kind of seen as a Inbox ...
Sometimes, reflections are necessary to lead successful actions such as designing a proper architecture for a technological system. But how one can find the limit between unnecessary and useful ...
One of the basic ideas of GTD is to dump all the things that are on your mind outside your skull, because you can't trust your brain to reliably remember all the details. Personally I find this ...