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I am sick of these topical articles on how to improve performance, motivation, and other nonsense. Why do people write them? To help those who are confused about yourself or for those who cannot concentrate. I do not think so.

The modern life dictates that everything should be done quickly, in order to achieve maximum efficiency. Certainly, you need to be very successful. You need to move to the goal every day, every hour, and every minute. Leaving all the unnecessary things behind and throwing all efforts to achieve a result. Otherwise there is no point in living.
Skull 17 september 2012, 12:47

Life is a piece of crap. At least, most people think in that way with whom I had an occasion to talk. They constantly have been complaining about their work, broken relationships, and children who do not want to become as their parents want to see them. The life for these people is an endless carousel of frustrations, anxieties and unfulfilled hopes. They get up early in the morning with a headache, and then they have a couple of cups of coffee and go to work in the zombie mood. They hate their jobs and feel that their wok is meaningless and useless. But, despite this, they continue with the tenacity of lemmings do their job, day after day, year after year. They have their own way through life, hoping that they will have a good life after they retire. Well, it's all garbage. When you are fifty, you are so tired of this life that your only wish will be to lie down and die. Also, your health will not be that good anymore, because you have spent it, doing nonsense. So, when you retire, you do not go to Africa to hunt lions, because the sun is bad for your pressure. You also do not go to the North Pole, because you have arthritis and cold will not be the best cure for it. South Pole will not be good either, because you dislike penguins, which is not surprising, as you worked for 30 years as a system administrator. So what do you do? You get a nice trip to the country house and have the cozy TV company in the evening, that's what you get. After living 30 years in a constant battle with yourself, you simply will not have extra energy to get your ass off the couch.
Sparks 10 september 2012, 12:34

There is an informal verb "forecast", which means to model different scenarios and consequences in the head. Today, I want to talk about the ability to forecast moves, and why it is the most important ability in the life.

For a start is a small introduction. Have you ever thought about why so many famous people like chess? Why did Sergei Galitsky, a billionaire build a retail chain “Magnit" from the scratch? Talking about important things for a novice businessman, in the first place he put the logic (by the way, Sergei is a good chess player). Why is Fritz Morgen, a blogger talking about the same logic? Also, an outstanding businessman, Dmitriy Potapenko told us about how he was able to build his retail chains and restaurants. He proposes us to use the flow chart of algorithms of the eighth grade for the modeling of business processes.
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Sparks 6 may 2012, 17:58

For lazy people: the main ideas are in bold.
For less curious people: you can read the whole article.
For very curious people: I wrote not much, but only the essential things. For more information, use other sources.

UPD: Basically, this article was written from my memory and notes, but here are a few books that just influenced me:
- 40 Sleep Hacks: The Geek's Guide to Optimizing Sleep.
- Kacper M. Postawski - How To Sleep Less ...
Skull 17 april 2012, 14:57

imageAlways I wondered how our brain really works. It is interesting to know how our brain really works, and how much we use of it. You will be surprised when you read this.

Today I was sitting at home, my boyfriend came and asked 'what does this remind you of?' and I had multiple thoughts in my head, but answered with one word. How come your brain works so fast and it never stops? Have you tried not thinking? I try all the time but it is impossible. So I really wanted to know how much we use of our brain, and how clever we really can be. So I thought I would do some research and figure out how our brain works. If you are wondering about this, read along, and I will try and make it understandable.
Sparks 24 march 2012, 15:49

In this article I want to share my knowledge about the brain structure and its practical use.

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So, as you know, the brain is the most important organ of our body. Some people say that it is the most complex organ in the universe. And the ignorance of some of its characteristics can affect a person's life deeply.

Understanding the role of the brain


The brain controls almost everything in our body, for example, the breathing system, sense organs, complex thought processes and the imagination. There are many techniques and tips regarding their development, but there are only few of them that focus on the role of the brain in the process.
Skull 12 march 2012, 11:26

imageDear friends, I want to raise the issue that bothers me for some time. I work as a manager in a company, and I feel very uncomfortable when some employees are not happy with something, but they still sit and wait in silence. They are waiting quietly when their wages will be raised, doing uninteresting work in the hope that one day I will notice that and give them a new interesting project. They are sitting and feeling cold under the air-conditioner, taking sick days off, but they would never ask somebody to turn it off.

These people sit and make no complaint. And then, when the expectations’ limit is reached, they go quietly to another company for an interview instead of coming and talking to me about their problems.

Manager’s monologue


You are still sitting quietly and taking offence at something.

I always want to say, "well, what a kindergarten!” Am I a telepath? You just have no right to be offended until you talk to me about your problem! Why would you keep quiet?
xially 27 february 2012, 16:14

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Introduction


The purpose of this article is to introduce and possibly awake your interest in such thing as a mnemonic. Mnemonic is any learning technique that aids memory. It has the set of methods and tricks that will help you memorize a lot of information in the proper sequence. For example, 100 random words (numbers) can be memorized consecutively with an interval in 6 seconds. Some people manage to remember a few thousand digits after pi. In addition it helps to learn a foreign language. You probably ask: "Why do we need this mnemonic?” I say: you can use it as a hobby to amaze your friends, as well you could improve your memory skills, participate in various competitions and much more, it offers endless possibilities. Therefore, I would like to introduce some most popular techniques (devices) that are used around the world.
Sparks 3 february 2012, 21:40

imageAccording to some saying, the programmers are human devices that convert caffeine into the programming code :)

If you ask any programmer when the most productive time to work, most likely that will be the night time. Someone may start earlier, somebody else could start later, and some people prefer to go to bed at 4 am. However, the most popular one to get up at 4 am and do the job before the daily turmoil will start.

The purpose of all this is to get rid of distractions during the day. What is so special about the night?

I think it all comes to three things: the maker’s schedule, sleepy brain and the bright computer screen.
Sparks 29 january 2012, 19:24

Introduction


Hello my dear umumbleuser! In this post I am going to discuss the sleep and productive activity. I am interested in the topic of my own productive sleep. The last few years I thought that the sleep is just a waste of time, and therefore, I tried to shorten the time of my sleep. But the more I did it, the more I began to look like a zombie, and then I began to look for an alternative. Consequently, this post will be a synthesis of all the information I found. Let us begin!

We learn during our sleep

I would like to begin that sleep is not a waste of time. It was a great discovery for me. Our brain does not rest during our sleep, it processes the information. All the time while we are peacefully sleeping and dreaming, the brain is processing all the received information for the day. What it finds useful it puts in long-term memory for years to come, but that is not needed it throws out. Thus, when we are awake, we only collect information for further processing in our sleep. So, how does this happen? Here we need to get acquainted with concepts such as the types of sleep.
xially 20 january 2012, 17:49