Becoming a super learner is one of the most important skills you need to succeed in the 21st century. In the age technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education — a lifelong mastery of new models, skills and ideas.
In a world that’s changing fast, the ability to learn a new skill as fast as possible is quickly becoming a necessity. The good news is, you don’t need a natural gift to be better at learning something new even when you have a full-time career.
Many polymaths (people who have excelled in diverse pursuits) — including Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman — claimed not to have exceptional natural intelligence.
We all have enough brainpower to master a new discipline — we use the right tools, approaches, or apply what we learn correctly. Almost anyone can learn anything — with the right technique.
Better learning approaches can make the process enjoyable. The key to rapid skill acquisition isn’t complicated. If you aim to learn a new skill to improve your career this year, some of these habits can be useful for you.
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Can you guess all the logos in the featured image?
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the citizens of the world are called to understand and practice unaccustomed jargons such as “self-quarantine” and “social distancing”. Understandably, these behaviours aren’t that easily weaved into our day-to-day lifestyle and more unfortunately, there have many been cases of indifference or outright defiance.
That’s why some brands have stepped up to promote social distancing, specifically, by altering the most iconic element of their existence – their logos. Some consider this a pure marketing gimmick, while others commend the brilliance of it in sending a vital message.
Whichever party you lean towards, take a gander below to see how brands like Audi, Nike and Mercedes-Benz are spreading the word on social distancing.
How about a new year resolution to curb your Caffeine addiction at work.
Here are five ways to stay on top of everything at work without overloading yourself with caffeine.
1. Drink lots of water
Keep a bottle of water with you and sip it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy.
2. Have a good breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Avoid greasy, sugary and carb-filled food. Opt for fruits, wholegrain bread and yogurt.
3. Take a walk
This can boost energy levels and decrease fatigue. Making this a daily habit can also add seven years to your life. To stay well, walk for 30 to 45 minutes nearly every day. Do it all at once or in chunks as short as five to 10 minutes. Aim for a brisk pace of three to four miles an hour, but remember that you’ll get plenty of benefit from strolling at a slower pace as long as you stick with it.
4. Listen to music
This can increase your concentration levels, keep you awake or even give your mood a boost. Studies have shown that 9 out 10 people worked better when they were listening to music!
5. Power nap
Search for a quiet place at work to lay down. Consider stashing a pillow and blanket in your drawer if you plan to nap in your office to help relax you. Keep naps short. Aim to nap for only 10 to 20 minutes. The longer you nap, the more likely you are to feel groggy afterward.
I have been using VirtualBox for long time and have setup quite a few VMs for development and testing purposes. I upgraded to the Windows 10 Pro for my main work laptop, and began working with Hyper-V, which is available on a client OS since Windows 8. Since I use virtualization to do software testing as well development work on daily basis, I was eager to see what Hyper-V could do. Hyper-V have impressed me so far. It performs well and stays out of my way when I’m not using it.
However, as I have a lot of my previous work in VirtualBox, and rather than try to make all the old VMs work with Hyper-V, it made more sense to continue using them on the original platform (VirtualBox). The challenge is that VirtualBox and Hyper-V cannot run at the same time. Only one hypervisor can run at a time, and since Hyper-V runs all the time, VirtualBox always fails as it only runs when launched.
The workaround (there’s always a workaround, isn’t there?) is to disable Hyper-V when you want to run VirtualBox. I found a few different ways on the web to accomplish this, including altering the registry, and running a command. But the only one I found that worked involved changing the boot configuration using bcdedit.
If you run bcdedit with no arguments, you should see a property called hypervisorlaunchtype. This will be either set to off or auto.
To disable Hyper-V in order to use VirtualBox, open a command prompt as administrator and run the command:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
You’ll need to reboot, but then you’ll be all set to run VirtualBox. To turn Hyper-V back on, run: