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“An avidly accumulated amount of incompetence.”

Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I read this quote but I can visualise a few people who are the embodiment of its meaning.


Tips on Making you Smarter and more Focused at Work and School

I am writing this post largely in response to the New York Times story on abuse of psychostimulant drugs like Adderall & Ritalin, which are used to treat ADHD and ADD learning disabilities. 1,302 more words


Why The Modern World Is Bad For Your Brain

By Daniel J Levitin
Reprinted from The Guardian

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. 2,965 more words

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Willpower for the Ordinary Homo Sapiens

Many people believe they can improve different aspects of their lives and achieve their dreams if only they had more willpower. The dreams range from eating right to starting their own businesses. 2,792 more words


The Gaming Life

I am not, by any chance, a professional gamer. Not even close. I can’t say that I am very good at playing computer or video games, either, because I don’t play that often to begin with. 584 more words

Thinking critically about our connections with our phones

One day I forgot my phone. I was supposed to meet someone after work, but, as is typical in the age of cell phones our version of concrete plans was, I’ll text you when I leave and let you know where I’ll meet you. 419 more words


Diabetes & Cognitive Decline: Any Link?

People who have diabetes diagnosed in midlife have a higher risk of cognitive decline over the following 20 years than people with normal glucose levels, a prospective US study has shown. 406 more words

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