6 effective study techniques

John Dunlosky, a professor at the Kent State University, and his colleagues studied over 700 scientific articles on 10 of the most common study techniques and identified those that are the most effective for learning and retention. Their findings were published in a special issue on learning in the Scientific American. These findings are also part of the much longer book Make it stick... more

8 tips to be a better writer

Writing is the closest you can come to penning your own immortality. In this article, we collect research backed recommendations for becoming a better writer. If you are looking for tips to improve your writing style, we have collected those in a separate article on guidelines for writing better. more

5 research proven ways to become a happier person

Who does not want to be happier? In fact, the very goal of life seems to be the pursuit of happiness, well-being, and contentment. In this article, we will try to assimilate the collective wisdom of self-help gurus and happiness researchers to come up with a comprehensive list of ways that can make you a happier person.The research on happiness defines happy individuals as people *who experience frequent positive emotions, such as joy, interest, and pride, and infrequent (though not absent) n... more

10 tips to avoid procrastination

We all procrastinate. We do not want do. But we still do. I have lost so many opportunities in life due to this terrible, terrible, habit of mine. Turning in the homework late. Late payments on bills. Not making those returns on time. Last minute rush on the research reports and thesis. Beginning the studies right before the exam. Not any more. I have conducted my research and some of it has worked for me. Let me share with you some of the key ideas.Naturally, the tips to overcome procrastina... more