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Effort Leads to Higher Intelligence: How to Get Your Kids to Try Hard

Why do some “smart” kids give up so easily? You might have this issue with your kids – they score well on standardized tests, but those good scores are not showing up in the grades. They just don’t seem to want to try with their schoolwork. It’s not that your kids are getting failing grades.…

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How to make The Ultimate Cheat Sheet – and why you’ll never need to use it after you make it.

It was rumored to be the hardest test in all of high school. The final exam for Advanced Chemistry had dozens of formulas, plus bizarre information about electron shells. It was hard enough, the teacher allowed us to create a cheat sheet! Yes, that’s right, the teacher allowed us to cheat on this test! There…

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Practicing Practice: Mastery, Mistakes, and Tiny Habits

Ask 100 people – they’ve all heard this phrase before: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” I think this phrase is just about the worst phrase you can tell someone, because the time and place for doing something right is after you’ve done it 100 times, and know exactly what to do.…

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