How to remember everything you read

Tips on how to intensify engagement with what you're reading.

  • One of the ways you can deconstruct an argument is being actively attuned to what you're reading.
  • To better remember content, take a blank sheet of paper and write down what you know about that subject. You can write it in bullet points.
  • When you later come back to what you're reading, go to that sheet and skim it – it will prime your brain for what you're going to read.
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It's the age of automation and the robots are coming. But for what?

Discover the peril and potential of an automated robotic world.

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  • Journalist Andrés Oppenheimer, columnist and member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team explores the cutting edge of automation.
  • From South Korean robot schools, Silicon valley futurist predictions and automated Japanese restaurants, this book shows us that the future of work is almost here.
  • Already replacing a growing number of workers while also creating new roles, the concept of employment is becoming even more dynamic.
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  • We've been taught to treat books like a linear experiece: start, then continue reading until the end.
  • But problematic because it doesnt correspond to how we actually extract knowledge from books.
  • Here are a few ways you can get more from reading books while investing less of your precious time.


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5 famous inventor biographies

The lives behind a few key inventors.

  • Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, was considered to be one of the first computer programmers.
  • Inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, was also a socially-conscious man.
  • The Wright Brothers took the sky with minimal funding and support.
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6 thoughtful and inspiring books for children

Books that will sharpen the youthful mind.

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  • Allegories like Orwell's Animal Farm take complex ideas and turn them into an approachable tale.
  • Aesop's Fables ancient insight is still relevant for any human growing up today.
  • The Little Prince teaches children to view the world through a more wondrous lens of reality.
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