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The 4 types of memory: What they are and how to improve them
From recalling critical client information to navigating your way home, your memories keep you on the right track and help you make informed decisions every day. In this article, we'll dive into the fascinating world of memory, exploring the different types of memory that shape your experiences and even uncovering how to leverage them for business success.
The 6 Kinds of Executive Coaching Tools You Need in Your Toolkit
No tool can replace your experience, strategies, or dedication—but that doesn’t mean they can’t help you succeed as an executive coach. Whether it’s time management, client assessment, or just smoother communication, these tools help modern executive coaches build their businesses and offer more to their clients.
Executive coaching 101: Your first step in becoming a better leader
Executive coaching is a form of mentorship where you get one-on-one or group training and support from knowledgeable experts who can help you become a better leader. These coaches have been there, done that, and have helped others grow into these roles as well. In this article, we'll explore the ins and outs of executive coaching and how this powerful resource transforms how leaders and organizations approach leadership development. By learning about the process, benefits, and impact of executive coaching, you take your first step toward elevating your leadership skills and earning your place at the top of the corporate ladder.
How to keep up with trends: 8 tips to better understand your industry
Keeping up with trends in your industry can be time-consuming, but these eight tips can help.
How to organize Dropbox: 7 tactics to save you time and effort
By learning how to organize Dropbox with these 7 tactics, your team can turn this program into a tool that helps them be more efficient, smart, and focused on the real work at hand.
The Rational Decision-Making Model: An Ultimate Guide
Everyone wants to make informed decisions that lead to the outcomes they want. But it’s easy to get caught up in emotions and always go with your gut feeling. In this article, we’ll break down what a rational decision-making model is, as well as steps and tips for making rational decisions.
How to organize Notion: 6 tips for better team efficiency
Notion is an amazing productivity and organizational tool designed to keep you and your team’s workflows, documents, and resources all in one place. The problem is, keeping it organized can be a bit of a chore. These 6 tips will show you how to organize Notion so your team can save time and stay productive.
How to find lost emails in Gmail, Apple iCloud, Outlook, and More
Few things are more frustrating than looking for that one email that’s currently escaping you. This post will break down how to find your lost emails, regardless of your current email client.
How to Organize Google Drive: 12 Expert Tips for Businesses
Despite being a fundamental digital tool for most people, Google Drive is susceptible to quickly becoming a hot mess. Luckily, there are ways to organize Google Drive and turn it from loose file chaos into an efficient tool for your team. These 12 tips will help you master Google Drive organization so that your team can succeed with better access to your company’s database.
Episodic memory: Definitions, examples, and tips for improvement
You can recall these events thanks to what Endel Tulving called your episodic memory—a part of your long-term memory. You use it when remembering event details—like what happened, who was there, and how the experience made you feel. Read on to learn more about this crucial part of your long-term memory and how you can strengthen it for better results, even later on in life.
Implicit vs. explicit memory: The fundamentals of long-term memory
Not sure what separates implicit and explicit memories? Read on to learn the difference, as well as tips for improving your memory.
Semantic memory: What it is and how to improve it
When you think about it, long-term memory is practically a superpower. By strengthening your semantic memory, you can improve in many areas of your life, including communication, information recall, and critical thinking. This guide will help you better understand what semantic memory is and how to improve it, so you can accurately recall facts and figures more easily.
How to process information faster and better: 6 data-backed tactics
Despite being such a central part of many jobs, learning how to process data better is rarely taught. This guide will walk you through the most important tactics that can make yourself a better, more efficient worker, learner, and person.
5 information overload symptoms to watch out for
Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious when you’re experiencing information overload. Symptoms vary from person to person, with some people feeling a general malaise, confusion, sleeplessness, or even difficulty making decisions. In this post, we’ll break down the main signs of information overload. This way, you can be on the lookout for any symptoms and can kick information overload to the curb when it creeps in.
Information overload examples: 4 habits to recognize and change
It’s often incredibly difficult to self-diagnose an information overload problem since being overloaded is more or less the norm for today’s knowledge worker. To help you determine whether you may suffer from information overload, we’ve created a list of information overload examples for you to compare your own life with.
Information overload: How much information we consumed in 2022
Modern knowledge workers are expected to read articles, research statistics, and draft messages constantly. However, this non-stop stream of data and information has its toll. In our report, you’ll find a breakdown of the data people consumed in 2022.
Reducing mental clutter: A simple guide to clearer thoughts
Mental clutter is the ideas, thoughts and emotions cluttering your mind. If it feels like your head is spinning more often than not, it’s time to take steps to declutter your mind. Some simple ways to do this include: working on your physical health, identifying and addressing stressors, staying organized and avoiding information overload.
Want better mental energy? Reduce information overload first
As people get bombarded by more emails, texts, articles, reports, and general information, their stress levels go up, and their mental energy decreases. By understanding what information overload is and how to combat it, you can begin to moderate your information diet and enjoy the boost to your mental energy that’ll come with it.
The 5 Incredibly Important Skills School Doesn’t Teach You
We're living in the internet-era, but our education system was for the industrial era. Here are the 5 skills that our schools aren't teaching us that they should...
By Hannah Frankman
How to Develop Your Vision (Founder’s Edition)
In this post, I cover the 6 steps in crafting your vision, 5 characteristics of a great vision, and 4 pitfalls to avoid in setting your vision.
By Wil Lee
The DTC Marketing Strategy We Used to Grow Simple Modern from 0 to 15 Million Units
Simple Modern went from 0 to 15 million units in 7 years. Co-founder Bryan Porter shares the Amazon & DTC marketing strategy he used to grow Simple Modern. The strategy is one that anyone building a DTC brand can learn from.
By Bryan Porter
The 7 hardest lessons I learned in the process of starting an advertising agency
I sold my ad agency nearly 1 year ago today. Here are my tips on how to hire good employees, stand out from competitors, and have realistic expectations.
By Marketing Max
The Exact Steps to Find Products to Sell on Amazon
This is a quick overview of how to find products to sell on Amazon. Let's start by turning a boring with no benefits into a product into a solution for a big problem.
By Kobe Gatsby
My Hellish Experience Learning How to Avoid Scams on Upwork
This is my story of working with an agency on Upwork, and how I learned to avoid being scammed - the hard way.
By Jake Victor
5 Tools for PhD Students to Manage Time & Productivity
Here's the roundup of tools and techniques I'm using to complete my PhD.
By Vrinda Nair
The 5-step cold email outreach framework I used to build a community
In 2019, I had no network in Silicon Valley. I spent the next 2 years building a community remotely through cold outreach. Here's the framework that I used:
By Paige Finn Doherty
Infobesity: The little-known problem that’s killing your decision making
What is infobesity? How is it affecting you as a leader? This is a great place to start to understand.
Onboarding improvements that cut our churn by nearly 300%
This article is a guide to improving the onboarding experience for your product. We've included the steps you can follow to improve your onboarding experience, as well as examples of our own experience.
Our Process for Hiring Software Engineers at Heyday
Heyday's internal process for hiring software engineers - from sourcing to interviewing to hiring.
Twitter Hacks: 5 Features That Will Transform Your Research
This is the ultimate guide to Twitter features you've never heard of. Follow along to take your research to the next level.
Build in Public Inspiration for Transparent Founders
We couldn’t find a resource with inspiring examples from companies building in public, so we decided to create it ourselves.
How Ruben Harris Built Career Karma From the Ground Up
Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma, has a remarkable story of how he broke into tech.
How to Launch on Product Hunt and win #1 Product of the Month
Here is a breakdown of the strategy that we used to win Product of the Month when we launched Heyday on Product Hunt:
The six most essential research tools for content marketers (free and paid)
The best free research tools for content marketers are powerful, versatile, and usable. You can build up a nuanced, usable portrait of search intent with a single browser add-on. Here are some of the best:
Heyday’s $6.5M Seed Pitch Deck
Need a pitch deck template? Here is the pitch deck that Heyday used to raise a $6.5M Seed from Spark Capital and other top investors.
Let’s Be Smarter
Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve raised a $6.5M Seed led by Kevin Thau at Spark Capital with participation from Abstract Ventures, Correlation Ventures, Ride Ventures, Spacecadet Ventures, Firsthand Ventures, and some amazing angels.
Heyday's Guide to Tab and Browser Management
Our browsers work best when they're kept organized. Knowing your way around your internet browser makes for easier browsing and better tab management.
Heyday's Guide to Research Strategies and When to Use Them
Doing great research can be costly, both in terms of time and money. But the cost of not doing the right research will always be greater. Different strategies are optimized for different needs and results.
By Sam DeBrule
What is Procedural Memory, and How Can I Improve It?
Procedural memory is a component of long-term memory that deals with the performance of actions and skills. It's a form of implicit memory, it's harder to directly train than explicit forms of memory. With the right conditioning and lifestyle decisions, your procedural memory can be improved.
How to Get a Photographic Memory
Photographic memory (also known as eidetic memory) is much more vivid, reliable, and receptive than the average one. The secret to building up a photographic memory for facts is to build relationships between them. Here are a few actionable steps you can use to build a photographic memory:
Four key challenges of a great research project
A variety of challenges can get slow down even the most experienced researcher. Knowing which ones you’re likely to encounter and how to deal with them can transform the outcome of your project. Here are 4 of the most common challenges:
5 types of research plans (and how to build them)
Research undertaken without care can be messy, imprecise, and time-consuming. A well-constructed thesis requires you to parse a great deal of written material and construct a secure methodology. Here's how to systematically build a research plan that will help you achieve your objectives:
Bulletproof Research Tips for Retail Investors
Researching investment opportunities before you allocate your funds can be a demanding process. Good research at this initial stage will set you up for later success (or failure). The key to successful retail investing is to think (and research) as though you're a seasoned Wall Street trader.
Timeless Research tips for Journalists
For journalists, research runs the gamut from sifting through social platforms for hot-takes and emerging stories to parsing large volumes of data. Having strong and consistently growing knowledge of your specialty area will allow you to predict where stories might emerge in the future.
Research Tips for...Content Marketers
Content marketers can’t just pluck a subject out of the air — the article you’re writing has to serve the needs of your client and their marketing strategy. Choosing a topic angle and a keyword is vital to building a foundation for an article, and that requires research. Here are the most important research tips for content marketers:
Aaron Rupar’s Most Viral Content
Here are former Vox journalist Aaron Rupar's most popular tweets, substack posts, and podcast appearances:
Working memory capacity: how it works and how you can improve it
Working memory is a department of short-term memory, specifically for holding a small amount of information relevant to accomplishing certain things within a relatively short time frame. The more things competing for your attention, the more sluggishly it will perform. Here's how to improve your working memory capacity:
Eureka moments: What they are, and how to have more of them
Eureka moments are when knowledge coalesces into one breakthrough insight. They can strike at any moment and summon feelings of excitement. Here are the strategies you can use to maximize the chances of having a eureka moment of your own:
Best Practices in Research from Anton Howes
Anton has built up an audience of thousands of subscribers by bringing them a bold analysis of interesting but little-known facts relating to the history of innovation. Here are a few of his best practices in research:
Loom's Origin Story
Loom is a video messaging startup valued at more than $1.53 billion today. In 2015 it was a usability testing app with no traction. This is a story of the founders' 4 pivots that led to success.
Sahil Bloom's Best Content of 2021
Sahil Bloom is best known for the thought-provoking content he creates across Twitter, his newsletter, and his podcast. Here are 9 of his most thought-provoking creations.
Memory biases: Why your memories aren’t as reliable as they seem
Your mood, thoughts, and intentions can all play a part in distorting your memories. Make some simple changes in your habits to counteract the effects of memory biases.
3 winning strategies to grow your newsletter audience (with best practices from Rusty Foster, Polina Pompliano, and Will Lawrence)
There are no secrets to growing a newsletter, but there are best practices. Read on to learn the winning strategies for newsletter growth from some of Substack's top writers.
Rex Woodbury's Best Content of 2021
Rex Woodbury is an investor at Index Ventures and the creator of Digital Native, a newsletter about the intersection of people and technology.
How to Restore Chrome Tabs
Accidentally closed a browser window with tons of tabs? See the 6 easiest ways to recover them!
Melanie Perkins' Canva Origin Story
Canva is worth tens of billions of dollars today, but there success wasn't always inevitable. Read on to learn what it took co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht to get the company off the ground.
How to Search Tabs in Chrome
Overwhelmed by tabs? Check out these 4 pro tips to easily find the exact tabs you need.
How Dylan Field Built Figma From Zero to One
Curious how Dylan Field got Figma off the ground in the company's early days? Read on to learn about the twists and turns the company took before reaching its multi-billion-dollar valuation.
So long, Journal
After a couple long years of working on Journal, we've decided to move on. Read on to learn about our new direction.
Introducing Heyday for iOS
Try Heyday for iOS to boost your memory. Heyday automatically saves content you view on your phone, and resurfaces it when you’re Googling or reading articles.
The 5 Best Fintech Podcasts of 2021
Want to learn more about Fintech? We got you. See our recommendations for the top 5 fintech podcasts of the year.