One of our initial goals for Apalla Alexandria was for it to be a perfect replica of university curriculum. In order to do that, we couldn’t just have courses. We would have to develop logical roadmaps from point A to B, for hundreds of topics. Just like Major Maps at colleges. Today, our Alexandria projectContinue reading “Introducing Apalla Major Map Beta”
Apalla is on a mission to make learning easier for everyone. When we first started, we released Apalla Alexandria, a database of all of the best free courses available online. A little later we released the Apalla Portfolio and Apalla Library, similar databases for grant offerings and free textbooks, respectively. All of our content is,Continue reading “Announcing the Apalla Docs Subscription”
In this last episode, we’ll talk about dealing with the hardest part of life: suffering.
Mindset is really one of the things I’ve struggled the most to write about, and I’ve written about it many times. The problem has nothing to do with describing what a good mindset is — in fact, I’m about to do that for you with relative ease. The problem has to do with getting the personContinue reading “Apalla #34 – Life, Part 2”
Our last series before we go on hiatus to work on Alexandria is all about life. Yup, that’s right — what makes life worth living, and how do we figure it all out? Well, I think for all hard problems like this, we need to invert (start from the end) and look at what not to do. In other words,Continue reading “Apalla #33 – Life, Part 1”
In our second episode on productivity, we’ll be going over scheduling. How do you set up your time and plan for the optimal work we mentioned in part one? It can be complicated, but there’s a few good rules of thumb to get you going.
As you might have been able to read, this new series is on productivity. We’ll split this one over two episodes: working and scheduling. We’ll do working first, since it’s a more general skill as compared to scheduling.
In our final section on psychology, we’ll be talking about the science of habits.
Some of you may remember when we talked about biases during Behavior Economics. Well, since BE is, by definition, both economical and psychological, I thought it’d be appropriate to bring it back. So, for this quick laid back episode of Apalla, let’s run through a few more important biases — economic or not.
On this episode of Apalla, we’ll be talking about what is, in my opinion, one of the most intriguing concepts in psychology: that of the social game. Essentially, just like how there are identifiable and stable patterns in normal human life, there are identifiable and stable patterns in interactions between people as well. This is whatContinue reading “Apalla #28 – Psychology, Part 3”