I use a simple process to harvest the gems and create a Cliffs Notes type of summary that cuts out 98% of the material. Instead of reading a book ten times to drive home the lessons, read it once — going through the harvesting process — then read your summarized version ten times (or more).
After you conclude a chapter, without looking back, jot down a list of bullet points of things you wish to remember. While you should realize this is what goes into your system, and what you don’t write down here doesn’t, still be selective (otherwise the exercise doesn’t work).
Then, before you start reading a new book, review your mindmaps and/or notes of related topics. If you’ve tagged appropriately (see below), and made your mindmaps true ‘maps of your mind’ this should be intuitive and needn’t take a lot of time. If you want to go the extra mile, take a look at Shane Parrish’s ‘Blank Sheet’ method.
First, be clear on what you are reading a book for. You have to have some idea of what you want to get from the book. This will play a vital role in structuring the information the way that most congenial to your personalized learning goals.
According to the authors of a 2015 British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) study, inflammation is the immune system’s primary weapon in the “elimination of toxic agents and the repair of damaged tissues.” But when inflammation persists or switches on inappropriately, they write, it can act as a foe rather than a friend. Hardly a week goes by in which researchers fail to discover new links between inappropriate inflammation and a common disease or disorder.
The X in Latinx is an attempt to ungender the term Latino, yet it still pays deference to a Eurocentric ideology that actively denies the Indigenous and African heritage of the people it claims to represent. If one is serious about non-gendered terminology, why cling to a European language as the basis of your identity? Why not simply adopt a term in an indigenous language? After all, this would be more reflective of our cultural inheritance as native people.
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If you read half an hour a day, that’s around 180 hours/year, or 3.2 million words. That’s 46 books, yo! On just half an hour a day!! More than 4 standard deviations above the American mean of 12 per year!!!