DuoLingo: a (better than!) text book approach to practical spaced repetition

I am a big believer in spaced repetition as a scientifically proven method to help you learn both effectively and efficiently. There are several implementations, and one of the most basic and famous ones is the Leitner system, which is a great way to explain the point. Rather than going through a series of flash …

Going to a conference? Don’t waste your time

If I could go back in time I would have ample opportunity to fix some mistakes (but I would be scared to do so, else who knows what butterfly side effects there would be!) One general change I would make is how I spend time before, during, and after a conference that I went to. …

Three Habits for a Healthy Brain

Because, synapses Have you ever been in line for something and found yourself reaching for your phone? You realize that your email is all read, you don’t have the time to get back into that Kindle book, so you launch Facebook or Twitter. We all do it. The thing is, we are feeding ourselves with …