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While I am not familiar with them myself, I ask: Why not trying them for a while? Since it's a tool that isn't that commonplace, you could get mixed answers which wouldn't ultimately solve your inquiry; since different tools work for different people. Perhaps the only right answer would be to try it yourself and see if it works for you.


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Decoupling both objectives (learning English and helping someone) this question has a quick answer. There are plenty of websites that allow you to contact with natives users of the language you are interested in. Being this language English you won't have trouble finding someone suitable. In exchange, you help them with your native language, which you ...


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You can offer your knowledge to websites, products and services that are, or are trying to be multilingual - it will be helpful for you and for them. For example, Ted Talks is always looking for people to help them translate their videos. Most of their conferences happens in different languages, so they're constantly asking people to help them make all ...


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You will probably learn faster by speaking than by translating. I suggest you look around for an English speaking organization where you can assist. In all likelihood, it will also involve reading, so you get that at the same time.


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Richard Branson's #1 Big Secrets to his success is to work out http://biz30.timedoctor.com/richard-bransons-six-secrets-to-productivity/ which gives you a better sleep, and gives you more energy. I am hardly a model for doing it myself, but exercise does increase the level of neurotransmitters that help focus and alertness, and you also get the endorphins ...


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While I haven't done it during a work day, I do notice a big difference when living in a bit more sedative way and when exercising (jogging) regularly. The latter makes me much more energetic in general, and more calm. I usually run about 2-3 times a week, for anything between 30 minutes to 2 hours per session. On average, I would say a bit over 1 hour per ...


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I am in your exact situation - a software engineer with similar traits. I did go ahead and got the AD(H)D diagnosis, discovered by our daughter having the same diagnosis. The medical treatments can be quite effective in helping you to increase your attention span. However, remember meds don't teach skills, and you need skills to handle this!!!! I am only ...


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You may find that your decreased attention span and motivation is the symptom of a greater psychological "block" or problem such as anxiety or depression. Modern medicine is a beautiful thing! Get yourself to the doctor. It's a difficult but obtainable first step. From there, you'll be in good hands. This is the same issue I faced about 3.5 years ago, and ...


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First off, I think that checking in with a professional, such as a doctor (when was your last physical?), or a counselor/therapist is the best first step. Just print out this excellent post of yours and hand it to them :-) Maybe they'll prescribe something, but they should(!) also look at nutrition, caffeine, sleep, etc. On another front, I recently heard ...



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