How to Learn Something New Every Day

Do you wish that when your friends ask you "What did you learn today?" you said something other than "nothing"? This article presents ideas for you to use to make sure you learn something new every day.


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    Use the internet. Using a search engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo, and MSN) and type in something you've always wanted to know. It could be anything from the history of a play to the process used to package your favorite snack.
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    Pick up a book such as a dictionary or encyclopedia. Open to a random page and read the first word or article you see.
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    Talk to someone you know: a teacher, a friend, an uncle, or even your parents. Ask them to tell you about something they experienced or saw when they were growing up.
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    Talk to a stranger. When you're visiting their hometown as a tourist, they can show you the interesting places (that may not be featured in your tourist guide!).
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    Pay attention during your classes/lectures/trainings. You'll definitely learn something.
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    Watch educational television. National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, Modern Marvels, your preferred news broadcaster, etc. A lot of information is presented via the television. There are many opportunities to pick up a fact or learn more about an incident you only had vague knowledge of when watching educational television.
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    Read. It doesn't matter what. The morning paper, the ingredients list on the cereal box, billboards and street signs on your way to the bus stop (or while you are on the bus), magazines like National Geographic, Wired, etc... Just read and learn. Reading the editorial in the newspaper helps you understand what's going on in the world. Magazines usually contain all sorts of stories and information on various topics. And who doesn't want to know what's in their food, or where the best sales are?
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    Use WikiHow. Try the Random Article feature. If you have created a userpage include the {{WHTipOfTheDay}} and the {{OnThisDay}} template. Writing and reading articles on here,helps you read faster and learn something new.After all,this is the world's largest collaborative how to manual!
    • The {{WHTipOfTheDay}} template gives you a piece of information on how wikiHow works.
    • The {{OnThisDay}} template is a link towards Wikipedia.


  • Also giving time to yourself to think and learn who you are is a great way to learn something new!
  • If you think learning is boring,try reading Ripley's Believe or not,or maybe Weird but True. Those books have wacky,entertaining,and easy to recall facts.
  • Write down any facts you learn so you don't forget them. Type them into a blog or word processor document, or write them in a journal or notebook. set time for new Spanish word to use and some basic dialog. Realize the quality of your world is the ability to make distinctions. So notice and take note of them.


  • Never assume you're too old to learn.

Things You'll Need

  • An information source
  • Pencils,Pens,Highlighters,etc
  • Notebook Paper

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Categories: Improving Mental Abilities