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Learn A New Skill Faster By Subtly Tweaking Your Practice Sessions

Practicing a lot doesn’t necessarily make you better at learning a new skill. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that one key to mastering a skill quickly is to slightly change how you practice the skill.


Three Things To Consider When Thinking About What Skill You Should Learn Next

If you’re at the point in your career (or even a hobby) where you’re trying to figure out what to spend your time learning next, it’s really hard to decide which skills are actually worth pursuing. The Harvard Business Review has three basic tenets to consider.


Plan Your Free Online Education At Lifehacker U (Jan 2016 Edition)

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this autumn for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online university-level classes. Let’s get started.


How To Get Your Kids Interested In STEM (Without Forcing It On Them)

Hopefully your kids are getting a great education in science, technology, engineering and maths at school, but chances are those classes aren’t enough to instil a lifelong interest in these fields for most kids. As parents, however, there are a lot of easy ways we foster a greater love of learning and exploration in STEM subjects in our children.


Fail Fast, But Don't Forget To Learn From Your Failures

Failure seems to be having a moment, and that’s great. Embracing failure means you grow and progress, and that’s a good thing. However, in your zest to fail, don’t forget to actually learn from those failures.


To Learn A New Skill, You Have To Screw It Up First

Learning a new skill is a great way to gain a sense of accomplishment… eventually. Before you succeed at something, you need to screw it up. A lot.


Know Fast Teaches You Something New Every Day With Short, Informative Videos

iOS: Know Fast for iPhone delivers short (less than four minutes), informative videos to you each day, in categories you choose. It’s a great way to spend a few minutes learning something new and interesting in a field you’re interested in, or just to expand your horizons a bit.


Download Thousands Of Free Technical And Research Books From Springer

We’re always happy to find a large collection of free educational books, and it looks like Springer has recently made available over 50,000 books covering STEM subjects.


Use LEGO Bricks To Teach Basic Maths Concepts

There are tons of different ways to teach your kids basic maths concepts, but if you’re looking for something a bit more fun, the folks over at Scholastic have a guide for using LEGO bricks to teach concepts like fractions, square numbers, and more.


Word Fireworks Makes Learning Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Or Hebrew Fun And Easy

Android/iOS: Learning to read, write, and speak languages with their own character sets can be challenging to those of us used to Roman lettering, but Word Fireworks turns it into a game that’s not just easy to get into, but compelling enough to stick with.


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