MEMO

Issue #273

The forgetting curve: the science of how fast we forget

We spend a lot of time reading and studying in the hope of acquiring new knowledge. However, most of us focus a lot more on learning rather than remembering. As a result, our mind is often a leaky bucket we keep on trying to fill, only for all of that new knowledge to soon disappear.

The Art of Not Taking Things Personally

'That's irrational.' 'That's stupid.' 'They're making things difficult for the sake of it.' When we encounter emotions and behaviours that don't make sense to us, it's often because we don't have all the information. And in the absence of information, we tend to assume the worst.

The Shape Of Work Is Up To You

There is no shortcut to achieving eudaimonia. Loosely translated as human flourishing, eudaimon is all about living in good spirits. It can focus on achieving your unique potential, but also entails persevering in the face of challenge. And in the world of our work, it's apparent we need to be increasingly flexible in the approaches we take.

What is Metamodernism?

Metamodernism is the philosophy and view of life that corresponds to the digitalized, postindustrial, global age. This can be contrasted against modern and postmodern philosophies.

How to read faster and better

So much to read, so little time. It's no wonder people have come up with all kinds of tricks to read better and faster. But there's lots of snake oil and very little evidence-based techniques. So what can you do to actually become a better reader?

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