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61 Ways To Increase Productivity And How To Achieve Goals In Life

I originally read this article on goal-achiever.com but as that website appears to have disappeared I decided to republish it here. I can’t vouch for how scientific some of the tips are but nonetheless there are some great tips on the list! 1. Eye Of The Tiger Practice your best “eye of a tiger” in a mirror (or […]

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How to Boost Memory when Learning New Information

Previous research has shown that people retain more new verbal information when they rest for a few minutes after learning rather than if they continue learning or carry out another task. It is hypothesised that new memories are consolidated, i.e. strengthened, better during rest than during periods of sensory stimulation. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh set out to […]

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How Receiving Help Can be Harmful

Helping others is almost universally seen as a good thing. Despite this, in certain circumstances the being helpful to somebody may in fact be detrimental to them. Previous research has already demonstrated how being helpful is sometimes not useful: The effectiveness of help is not always apparent, as recipients’ status, independence, and self-competence are often […]

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Choice Overload: When Knowledge Is Demotivating

People generally consider ‘more choice’ to be appealing but as you may have found out for yourself, more choice can lead to confusion and diminish decision making ability. Studies have found that the presentation of choice can lead to adverse consequences such as decision maker demotivation, decrease in satisfaction and willingness to act. A study recently […]

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