- Seven easy steps to much faster writing (Write to Done)
- Stuff clothes in boxes as free packing material (Lifehacker)
- James Michie on improving your productivity
- Incredibly Simple Guide to Starting Uni (Studentbeans)
- Brain’s network of bottlenecks may limit multitasking (Wired)
- Graduating right back to the family home? Fearing a case of ‘Homing Pigeon Syndrome’?
- Surviving your thesis. Writing tips that should help you, even if you’re not yet working on a PhD. (Hat tip to @jennifermjones)
- 10 psychological techniques to help you get a new job (PsyBlog)
- CrossCountry and NUS have a Facebook competition open until the end of November where one student will get their fees paid for one year.
- From “The Elusive Big Idea” (New York Times):
“If our ideas seem smaller nowadays, it’s not because we are dumber than our forebears but because we just don’t care as much about ideas as they did. In effect, we are living in an increasingly post-idea world — a world in which big, thought-provoking ideas that can’t instantly be monetized are of so little intrinsic value that fewer people are generating them and fewer outlets are disseminating them, the Internet notwithstanding. Bold ideas are almost passé.
“The post-idea world has been a long time coming, and many factors have contributed to it. There is the retreat in universities from the real world, and an encouragement of and reward for the narrowest specialization rather than for daring — for tending potted plants rather than planting forests.”