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Mental strain helps maintain a healthy brain - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publications
Be a lifelong learner: You spend the first half of your life building dense networks of connections between brain cells. Scientists call that “cognitive reserve.” Continuing to learn new things builds and maintains these connections.

Strain your brain: Think of all mental activities as a continuum. Watching a TV documentary would be on the passive, mildly challenging end of the spectrum, while learning how to converse in a new language would be on the active, very challenging end. When it comes to cognitive reserve, mentally challenging tasks have the biggest impact. “Be open to new experiences that cause you to see the world and do things differently,” Dr. Fabiny says.

Get uncomfortable: One stereotype of aging is that young people are bold explorers but older people are timid homebodies who “know what they like.” Stereotype though it may be, it is easy to get in a rut. Getting out of your comfort zone from time to time challenges your mental skills. An example of this would be traveling to a city that you haven’t been to before, which forces you to navigate unfamiliar surroundings.

Be social: Social isolation, aging researchers have discovered, puts people at risk of losing some of the brain reserves they have built up over a lifetime. There are many ways to be social. One good way is working as a volunteer in a social setting, which allows you to have contact with a variety of people and puts you in new situations.
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september 2017 by dza
llthw - *nix spellbook
A new book on Learning Linux The Hard Way by Zed. A. Shaw
howto  tutorial  guide  linux  hard  way  learn  learning 
december 2012 by dza
Learn Code The Hard Way -- Books And Courses To Learn To Code
I recommend this guide for starting with C when you have knowledge of other languages ..
c  programming  dev  learn  learning  hard  way  book  books  ebook  ebooks 
may 2012 by dza
Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net
Learn music theory! Notes, lessons, tools !
music  education  learn  learning  howto  tutorial  guide  theory 
april 2012 by dza
LPI Linux Certification/Security Tasks - Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Excellent reference for learning basic and more advanced Linux sysadmin tasks.
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april 2011 by dza
Learned Helplessness: The Secret to Being Poor
Many poor people — and by “poor” I mean financially but also living below your true potential — may have developed the belief that no matter how hard they work and how much education they get they will never get out of the financial and personal straight-jacket they are in. They may look at investing the other 8 hours and think it can work for others but that it will never work for them. It’s no wonder why poor people play lotteries in greater numbers than any other income class. The middle class surely wants and needs the money too. The difference is that some of the poor see the lottery as the only way they can get ahead. If you truly believe that regardless of what you do today, it won’t positively impact tomorrow, you’re not going to try.
health  life  toread  timewaste  money  learned  helplessness  learn  learning  psychology 
may 2010 by dza
Python Videos, Tutorials and Screencasts
ShowMeDo's Python video section contains a few interesting videos if you're feeling lazy !
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november 2009 by dza
What are the important language features (idioms) of Python to learn early on - Stack Overflow
Good advice from a Python programmer on what to experiment with in your first stages of Python programming ..
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november 2009 by dza
Stack Overflow
Questions and answers for Programming and general topics (See tags for most popular)
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november 2009 by dza
Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years
In 3 days you might be able to learn some of the syntax of C++ (if you already know another language), but you couldn't learn much about how to use the language. In short, if you were, say, a Basic programmer, you could learn to write programs in the style of Basic using C++ syntax, but you couldn't learn what C++ is actually good (and bad) for. So what's the point? Alan Perlis once said: "A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing". One possible point is that you have to learn a tiny bit of C++ (or more likely, something like JavaScript or Flash's Flex) because you need to interface with an existing tool to accomplish a specific task. But then you're not learning how to program; you're learning to accomplish that task. Researchers (Bloom, Bryan & Harter, Hayes, Simmon & Chase) have shown it takes about ten years to develop expertise in any of a wide variety of areas. The key is deliberative practice.
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october 2009 by dza
PythonTurtle
PythonTurtle strives to provide the lowest-threshold way to learn Python. Students command an interactive Python shell (similar to the IDLE development environment) and use Python functions to move a turtle displayed on the screen. An illustrated help screen introduces the student to the basics of Python programming while demonstrating how to move the turtle.
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august 2009 by dza
Learn Security Online
A site with a few good metasploit tutorials and some crackmes
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february 2009 by dza
Warriors of the Net
A funny 3D animation movie about how the Internet and networks work. Used in Cisco Academy as well. there is one outright error in the video. About 5 minutes in, the statement is made "What happens when Mr. IP doesn't receive an acknowledgement, he simply sends a replacement packet." As you will find out in later chapters, this is not a function of the Layer 3 Internet Protocol, which is an "unreliable", best effort delivery protocol, but rather a function of the Transport Layer TCP Protocol.
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september 2008 by dza
Brain Teasers
Lots of puzzles, paradoxes, optical illusions and brain games to keep your brain occupied.
brain  puzzle  learn  learning  puzzles  timewaste  fun  humor  illusions  illusion  optical  paradox  paradoxes  riddle  riddles 
january 2008 by dza
sproget.dk
En god side om det danske sprog, med rigtigt mange aspekter dækket, alt ligefra komma og stavning, til bandeord og gamle slangord såsom sømandsudtryk og andet. Du kan øve dine skrivefærdigheder her.
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december 2007 by dza
A Byte of Python
A good online book on starting with Python, especially for beginners.
python  tutorial  ebook  learn  learning  code  dev  programming  script  scripting 
december 2007 by dza
Faktalink
En linkssamling udarbejdet af Dansk Bibliotekscenter. Der er en masse fejlagtige udtalelser, så man skal kun tage infoen med et gran salt!
education  school  edu  skole  uddannelse  learning  learn  information  info  study  studying 
october 2007 by dza
makezine.com: MAKE: Technology on Your Time
Et magasin der handler om "DIY" Do-It-Yourself med guides til at lave forskellige gadgets og sjove ting
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february 2007 by dza

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