5 Questions: Motivation Management, Sketchy Websites, and Why We Read Nonfiction

If you’ve felt an odd tingling sensation in the back of your head recently, it’s because we’ve been stealing reader questions straight from the source. Don’t worry, I we didn’t take anything else.

In this episode, we’re going to be talking a lot about reading and motivation, and a bit about research strategies. Specifically, we’ll be answering:

  • Why read nonfiction in 2016?
  • How can I carry over motivation from the evening into the next day?
  • How can I find the right time and place to read more?
  • Which resources can I trust on the internet?
  • How can I bounce back after losing focus?

If you’re still aching to have your questions answered and the mysterious brain tingle hasn’t come to you yet, you can help speed up the process by posting in the College Info Geek Community on Reddit!

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Orthoptera
  • Ornithopter
  • The College Info Geek Community
  • Volatyl
  • Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban: Why It’s The Best
  • , by John McWhorter
  • Blinkist
  • , by Jim Collins
  • , by Cal Newport
  • , by Charles Duhigg
  • The Science Behind How Fast Humans Can Read
  • Elizabeth Schotter’s 31 page research article on speed reading
  • Philosophy and Love and Stuff (Ep. 107)
  • , by Erich Fromm
  • , by Marcus Aurelius
  • The Science Behind Getting Better Sleep (Ep. 124)
  • Philips sunrise alarm clock
  • Can Music Be Designed to Enhance Your Brain’s Performance?
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories
  • The American Dollar – Signaling Through The Flames
  • Ultimate Study Music Playlist
  • Tom’s reading challenge
  • , by Patrick Rothfuss (but read first)
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
  • Neal Stephenson books
  • , by Nick Winter
  • Beeminder
  • FinCon
  • Productivity Hacks with My Friend Mike Vardy of Productivityist (Ep. 39)
  • Pendulum

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