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5 Ways to Foster Your Curiosity

Marlo Calvert / 5.15.2018

Maybe you’re not a reader, or you don’t consider yourself a curious person. Maybe you feel like your brain is a sieve and that you can’t retain useful knowledge. Intentionally seeking ways to challenge your mind can help put you on the path to continuous learning. Here are just a few resources to get you started.

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Intentionally seeking ways to challenge your mind can help put you on the path to continuous learning.

Subscribe to a Podcast … or 20

Use an app like Overcast or Apple Podcasts to browse categories and subscribe. For the new podcasters, I highly recommend starting with Radiolab and TED Radio Hour.

Read a Book!

This one seems obvious. If you don’t know where to start, check out the New York Times Best Sellers, or just ask someone what was the most memorable book they read lately? A great resource is the https://meet.libbyapp.com/. If you have a library card, you can check out eBooks and audiobooks on your smartphone – for free!

Stay Up-to-date on the Latest Information

The internet is chock-full of information, some higher quality than others. I find myself returning to Fast Company, NPR, and Smithsonian for the latest in science, politics and technology.

Learn a New Software

Sign up for Lynda.com or browse Adobe’s training courses to wet your feet. Learning by doing is quite effective, and you might discover you have a knack for something that you didn’t even know about.

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At BIG YAM, The Side Dish blog features posts from individuals in every role. Browse through the archives for a myriad of posts, and learn something new from the people who make this place great!

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