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Download A Mass Of 240+ Free Technical Ebooks From Microsoft

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The Microsoft MSDN blog is offering another hefty collection of useful, totally free ebooks for you to download.

Tinycards From Duolingo Teaches You Hundreds Of Topics With Flash Cards

Duolingo is easily one of the most popular ways to learn a new language, and today the company’s releasing Tinycards, a tool for learning much more than just a new language using flashcards.

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym and to start practising mindfulness more consistently. And those are just a few of a long list of goals.

The First Time Developing A Breakthrough Is Always The Hardest

The term “breakthrough” has a lot of weight to it. It’s a significant milestone. You finally cracked that project or reached a level of personal development. It’s also always the hardest part of whatever you’re trying to achieve.

Napkin Finance Fits Basic Financial Advice In The Space Of A Napkin

The most basic money skills aren’t all that complicated, even if we make it so. To prove the point, Napkin Finance fits the basics into the space of a small napkin.

What Working On A Burlesque Show Taught Me About Learning On The Job

Last weekend, I helped out with a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed burlesque show. Having no background in theatre and even less in burlesque, I was only barely prepared for my job duties. Here’s what I learned about working under pressure when you have no idea what the hell you’re doing.

The Worst Employees Ever, Names For Things We Didn't Know Had Names, And Childhood Bullying

A tribute to humanity’s first interstellar spacecraft, what happened before recorded history, how being bullied as a child changes you as an adult, and the worst employees ever hired all await you in this week’s Thinking Cap.

The Top Three Programming Languages For Electronics Tinkering

If you’re planning on tinkering around with electronics, whether it’s on a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or anything else, you’ll need to know at least a little bit of programming. Hackster.io sent out a survey to figure out which three languages people thought were the best to learn.

The Most Important Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Expense ratio. Prime rate. Amortisation. The finance world is filled with acronyms and terms that might sound alien to many people. So we’ve created a financial glossary for you that explains important yet often confusing money concepts.

Live By The Five Hour Rule To Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practising new skills is incredibly important – it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum going throughout your life, give yourself five hours a week to learn something new or practise a skill.

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