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    What should you learn in a changing world?

    Lately, I spoke with my mother on the phone and she told me that one of my cousin was starting a new job. He is a lawyer and he is leaving the law company he is working for to start something new. He will help his new employer to open a subsidiary in a new country. One of his reasons for this move is that the job is changing dramatically and that in ten years, a lawyer will do radically different things from what he is doing now. My mother was puzzled about this. I was not. I am working in the banking industry, which is known for being a…

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    7 useful things every mom should learn

    2019 begins and many of us are setting goals for the new year. If you want to keep developing yourself this year, this is important to have some learning goals. However, learning goals are like self-care goals. You know they are important but you tend to neglect them because there seems to be always something more important to do. Especially when you have small children at home, it is easy to get distracted and to forget your goals. The best solution to avoid giving up your learning goal altogether is to include them as much as possible to your family life. Choose goals that can benefit to your all family…

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    6 cultural activities for the whole family

    There are many reasons why you should improve your general culture. However, when you have a family and are very busy, you hardly time to learn and improve your general culture. The best way to do that is to combine your learning with some cultural activities for the whole family. Cultural activities for the whole family This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Painting/learning about art history If you are interested in learning more about art history, you can combine this very well with a painting activity. This is what the teachers in my children’s nursery school do. You choose a painter you…

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    10 reasons to improve your general culture

      The perception of general culture is changing as access to information has become so easy. Indeed, you can find the answer to any question you have in just a few seconds. You type your question on google and the answer comes immediately to you. Does this mean that general culture is becoming redundant? Not really. Actually, you could argue that it is even more important than before. Here are 10 reasons why you should improve your general culture 1) It makes you a more interesting person.  When you know things about different subjects, you can easily adapt to the person you are speaking with. If he or she loves…

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    Defining microlearning + free online microlearning resources

    Today, lifelong learning is becoming a major topic and many are trying to increase their learning time. The way you are learning is becoming therefore always more relevant. This explains the new popularity of microlearning. Definition Microlearning, also sometimes called bite-sized learning, deals with short learning sessions and small learning activities. Instead of spending two hours on a subject, you are going to divide the work on small work sessions of a few minutes each. This can be watching a short video, reading an infographic, doing a small  exercise online, or receiving a daily small lesson per email. What are the advantages of microlearning? Microlearning is perfect for people who do…

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    5 reasons why reading books makes you an (even) better mother

    As you become a mother, you have suddenly difficulties to find time for yourself and things that you like. So maybe you have not been reading much lately. If you need some motivation to read more, here is a list of reasons why reading books can make you an even better mom. 1- Reading literature makes you more empathetic As you reading about the lives of other people, you fell connected to them, you can feel their emotions and you can see the world the way they do. This means that you learn to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Empathy is of course a quality that all mothers need…

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    The 5-hour rule

    Several months ago, I read an article by Michael Simmons about the 5-hour rule that I found really inspiring. Here are the key ideas under this concept. What is the 5-hour rule exactly? According to the five-hour rule, you should spend at least 5 hours every week learning. This rule has been followed by many successful people from Benjamin Franklin who planned a hour of learning each day to Bill Gates who read a book a week during his career. Why is it more relevant than ever? According to Simmons, „not learning at least 5 hours per week (the 5-hour rule) is the smoking of the 21st century“ Why does he…

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    How important is lifelong learning really?

    Lifelong learning is becoming now a fashionable topic. All over the Internet, you see articles about the importance of learning in a ever changing world. And this does not concern only career driven young people but any of us. However, to many of us, this is difficult to realize which place lifelong learning really has in our life. Defining lifelong learning According to the Collins English Dictionary, this is the provision or use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people’s lives in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfillment. This definition is interesting because it shows that lifelong learning is not something that…