Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Jul 22, 2016

10th January 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Top 50 MOOCs of All Time

Looking for a good listing of great MOOCs? Look no further–Class Central has created a spectacular listing of the top 50 MOOCs of all time. (Yes, Learning How to Learn is on the list!) Take a look-through and get some ideas for courses you might like to take.

For a Better Sleep, Turn Off Your Cell Phone

Here’s an excellent article in Quartz by Vivian Giang, “Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins. In the article, Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at MIT specializing in sleep and the brain, “warns that sleeping next to your smartphone—the one that emits 3G and 4G signals all night—affects your brain patterns, restructuring your brain cells and likely preventing you from allowing your brain to clean out waste material properly.” Take a look at our three minute video “The Importance of Sleep,” for a quick review of the importance of sleep for cleaning your brain.

Books of the Week

Guruprasad Madhavan’s book Applied Minds: How Engineers Think is now out in paperback. Guru is an old friend of Barb’s, and there’s a reason for the friendship–Guru loves story as much as Barb does. Guru’s book is filled with wonderful information about how engineers think, told in the form of stories. Even Walter Isaacson, one of Barb’s favorite biographers, gave Guru’s book a great blurb “…smart, insightful, and fascinating….” And speaking of Walter Isaacson, we highly recommend Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein: Einstein: His Life and Universe. What’s especially delightful about this book are the stories of Einstein’s human side. You’ve got intriguing reading ahead with either or both of these books!

That’s all for this light week of summer. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team

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