One Day University was designed to give lifelong learners a way to learn for the pure joy of learning. We aren’t really the place for those looking to earn an advanced degree, master a new skill, or find a new job. That said, our professors’ real jobs at their schools are laser-focused on just that: giving students the tools to succeed in life. That’s why learning from them can certainly make a meaningful, or even life-changing, difference. This week, we’ve collected some of One Day U’s most practical advice from professors across the country.
While it’s true that genetics plays a role in nearly every aspect of a person’s development, the single most important factor in developing creativity is whether an individual has a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. U San Francisco’s Indre Viskontas explains the difference.
If You Retire, Don’t Do This
In a Harvard University retirement study that lasted a full 20 years, one single finding sums up the entire report: the unhappiest retirees were the ones that had not gone on to do anything productive beyond pleasing themselves. U Toronto professor Riley Moynes explains.
Maybe the Best Advice, Ever
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a Greek slave observed that he and only he could control his thoughts and feelings: a philosophy which became known as Stoicism. U Arizona’s Andrew Shatte summarizes a core principle using the profound words of Epictetus: “We are disturbed not by events, but by the views we take of events.”
NOT Sleeping is like Drinking
We all know that trying to drive, or work, or concentrate when you’ve had too much alcohol is dangerous. A truly terrible idea. In this video clip, Notre Dame professor Jessica Payne demonstrates why simply moving through a normal day without enough sleep is just as dangerous.
Some foods with delicate flavors are easily overwhelmed by the wines people order. A good example of this is sushi! Will Schragis, from the Culinary Institute of America, advises us not to let that happen, as there are certain wines that pair well for just this type of meal.
For them, Marriage is ALWAYS a Plus.
Does marriage prolong your life? According to Amherst psychology professor, Catherine Sanderson, for one group of people the answer is always “yes.”
Hint: she’s not talking about women.
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