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Learn @ Work is a movement to promote life-long learning.
Did you know? Science has long believed that you are born with a fixed number of brain cells which decay as you age. It turns out that new research has just revealed this to be false. If you force yourself to constantly learn new things, you can generate new brain cells.
Curious people: Are more comfortable in social settings Are more adaptive to change Are more tolerant of others Get more promotions Have more friends Did you know?
This eBook contains a bunch of great little ideas you can try. Life-long learning is about simple habits.
Read a newspaper you’ve never read before. Try one from a different country.
Subscribe to a trade journal or magazine outside your field. Scan for ideas you could use in your business.
Take language lessons. Learn French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, whatever. The point isn’t to become fluent. If you aim for that you may never start. Just take a few lessons. It’ll stretch your brain in whole new ways.
Instead of doing t r y the cryptic. y o u r usual crossword,
Start your a book club with five work buddies.
Calculate how much $2.50 a day at Starbuck’s adds up to over220 working days. (That would buy a lot of books). It’s about $550.
What does your local community centre’s website offer for continuing education? Photography, dance, rock climbing, creative writing, Zulu warrior face-painting? Pick something way outside your comfort zone. Try it.
Listen to some really good podcasts. iTunes U Grammar Girl Manager-Tools CBC’s Quirks & Quarks Scientific American They’re free at iTunes.
Pick a random issue from the front pages. Ask 5 people today for their opinion on it.
Learn how to say “tell me about yourself” in 5 foreign languages
Eat food with friends at a restaurant that serves food you’ve never heard of.
Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years. How many “f’s” in this sentence? Sometimes you can learn just by looking at the world differently (try reading the sentence backward to count the f’s) There are 6.