How to Boost Learning

How to Boost Learning

Students studying at Iowa State University. Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University Does anybody have problem with memorizing new things? Forgetting is natural, but how can we slow it down and let the memory stick? Iowa State Psychology Professor Shana Carpenter says...
How To Say It

How To Say It

Do you read contracts? Who does? Why is legal language so incomprehensible for general public? This year, a  paper titled “Poor writing, not specialized concepts, drives processing difficulty in legal language,” won the Ig Nobel Prize, which is a satiric prize awarded...
What Is the Tetrad?

What Is the Tetrad?

The Tetrad method was developed by Marshall McLuhan. It’s an idea of using tetrads to apply a consistent mode of analysis to different media. The idea behind them is simple: to make sure that you ask the same questions in the same way about different media. Media can...
Do You Need a Coach? Yes, You Do!

Do You Need a Coach? Yes, You Do!

The other day, I was listening to a story. Somehow, I felt disconnected and started wondering why. The story was entertaining and the teller was engaging with the audience, but something was off for me. If he had told the story at a party, I would’ve enjoyed it more....
You Gotta Start Somewhere

You Gotta Start Somewhere

How did you start?  I turned to the voice. It was right in front of a theater where I had just finished performing. A young woman with glasses and curly hair was smiling at me. Behind her, a guy wrapped his arms around her, also smiling, but a bit shyly. She continued...
How To Overcome Stage Fright

How To Overcome Stage Fright

Do you feel nervous before going onto the stage? Do you have any rituals to calm your nerves down? There are many suggestions for overcoming stage fright. To me, preparation is the best medicine. 
Familiarize yourself with your material. Practice as much as you can...

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