Archive for January, 2017

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build Relationships That Last

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Whether you are building your business, trying to land your dream job or climbing your way up the corporate ladder, it seems like everyone tells you to network. It is the key to achieving your goals. However, people rarely tell you exactly how to network effectively and build a community that will last.


Building a community takes a lot of dedication and has its challenges. I wasn’t always the best at navigating social situations. In fact, I was and still am a bit of a geek. But, by applying my knowledge of science, I have formed stronger, longer-lasting relationships Here are three ways you can too:

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Bring your career to the next level by connecting with the right people

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide context about the tasks, they don’t give you a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. What’s more, to-do list prioritizing systems can be complicated and hard to navigate.


So should you ditch your to-do list completely? Absolutely not, says Paula Rizzo, author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed.


“Lists can change your life if you use them correctly,” says Rizzo, founder of, a website that offers tips and courses for making lists. “It seems so simple to write a list but there’s actually a right way and wrong way to do it if you want to be successful. Oftentimes our bad list-making habits are holding us back.”

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Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.

How Your Brain Makes You Hold Contradictory Beliefs

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Admit it: You hold a few contradictory beliefs—maybe more than a few. We all do. Many of them we aren’t even aware of, and the reason we aren’t aware of them has to do with the way our brains process, store, and retrieve knowledge. And in order to do that well, they turn us all into self-contradicting messes, at least some of the time. Here’s how, and how come.

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Our brains’ penchant for efficiency means they aren’t great at syncing our behaviors with our core principles in every context.

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