Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Minutes of your life

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Reading Time: < 1 minute This past Sunday I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter accounts, the only social media platforms I interacted with. Why?

Learn to avoid having your brain hacked

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Companies building apps are – literally- hacking your brain. Have you noticed? Me neither.

It’s never too late to stop thinking too little of yourself

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Those who seek the minimums, think too little of themselves. When we nurture a learning mind, we don’t aspire for minimums but overcome the maximum resistance which deviates our potential from what it is capable of reaching.

Learning through mystery

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Mysteries are hidden realities. Enigmas are problems we can solve, but I would distinguish them from mysteries.

Finding creativity

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The way to move forward and find our creativity is a balanced life between its digital and analog sides. A simple life grounds on the essential feeding our relational self and developing our ability to learn.

Any ideas? None

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Reading Time: < 1 minute How is it possible that we have thousands of thoughts per minute and live moments where we search for an idea and none comes to mind? Why do we have mind blockage moments?

Your thoughts matter

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Reading Time: < 1 minute With all the notifications, or symbols close to the apps telling you something arrived, or a number pointing to the number of unread messages, all with the purpose of capturing your attention. You feel overwhelmed and important enough to spend your time looking at what’s new. What about your thoughts?

Digital declutter demands a resilient mind

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Reading Time: 2 minutes How many apps do you have on your smartphone that you don’t use? How many of those apps continuously ask for your attention? Even if these apps don’t affect your attention, why do you have them at all?

The Art of Listening in Learning

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Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s never too late to become an artist of listening to cultivate a learning mind, be happier and evolve. Don’t start one day. Choose day-one.

Learn with enthusiasm

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Reading Time: 2 minutes In many situations, the surroundings, the topic, or even the teacher or mentor is boring, and it is difficult to feel any enthusiasm while learning. What can you do?