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Give Yourself a Mind Like a Steel Trap!


beartrap small.gif Take a look at Unforgettable, a short pdf ebook on memorizing vocabulary easily and effectively. A quick read will give you the inside scoop on…

  • The quick and simple way to learn vocabulary for language classes and standardized tests like the GRE and SAT.
  • How to soak up that tricky vocabulary like a sponge! Save time. Slave less.
  • How to make those memories uber sticky. Memorize it once and it sticks for days (without more review).

Continue reading Give Yourself a Mind Like a Steel Trap!

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Computers are Worthless!


Computers are absolutely worthless–they do us no good whatsoever–unless we actually use them and use them correctly. No one would buy a great new computer and then just leave it sitting on their desktop collecting dust or use it for grilling shrimp. Tools must be used and used correctly to be of any real use.

This is true for mental tools as well. In the last few days I’ve mentioned two really useful tools for building mental (and physical) muscle. I talked about using habitrpg.com for building good habits and getting things done, and I talked about a high-intensity exercise regimen that will help you build your body and your brain in seven minutes a day. Are you using those two tools?

I have been, and they’ve both been really helpful. I am now smarter, stronger, and more motivated, than I was even last week, and you can be too, if you’ll just use the tools. Don’t let those shiny new empowering tools go to waste. Start using them now!

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Focus Booster App


On my study skills video and in my study skills ebook I discuss the importance of taking frequent breaks during study sessions to boost recall and focus. Studying for 30 to 45 minutes and then taking a short 5 to 10 minute break can really boost your brain power.

Try this handy FREE online focus booster app to help you make sure you’re taking regular breaks and squeezing the most out of your brain’s capacity. Click on the “i” tab in the upper right to change the timing.

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Improve your study focus with this free app


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Are You Taking Enough Study Breaks?


Taking frequent breaks maximizes your brain’s ability to recall. Hundreds of variations on experiments first performed in the late 1800s have confirmed that taking a 5 to 10 minute break every thirty or forty minutes will help you get the most out of your overworked and underappreciated neurons.

To help you remember to take study breaks, take a look at the free online app, Unforgetit. It’s perfect for setting break reminders to get you up off your duff on a regular schedule.

Want more details about breaks and maximizing your memory? Watch my free study skills video. It will take 45 minutes to watch and save you HOURS this week!

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Quick, clear study help on everything under the sun


Okay. Maybe not EVERYthing, but a lot! Toodle on over to khanacademy.org where erstwhile educator to the world, Salman Khan has made it his goal to make education free for the masses.

He’s got over 1800 short and sweet videos online covering everything from basic algebra to French history to bankruptcy restructuring. And he’s got a quite a bit on several different standardized tests! I guarantee you will be impressed and pleasantly surprised.


Khan Academy

More Effective Study Sessions


For years, and in my video (see right sidebar), I’ve been preaching the power of frequent study breaks to boost recall. Here’s a great online app you can quickly set to keep track of study sessions and breaks. It’s a nice (free) all in one package. Plus, there’s a downloadable desktop version. Take a look here.