Lightning technology development means that many jobs might become both popular and obsolete in a few years or even months. Today, a considerable part of people earns their living by doing kind of work that did not exist 10-20 years ago. And even if the work has not changed in its essence, it most likely intends using new technologies or skills. Ten years from now, we are likely to do something completely new and unpredictable today. This idea is exciting and scaring at the same time. How can we prepare for the unknown?

Always be willing to try new things. Most likely, in the future you will not use the tools that you use today. For example, if you are in school now, technologies that you would need in your adult life has not yet been invented. However, most necessary life skills do not depend on mastery of specific technologies. You need to gain the understanding of technology in general. While we are interviewed via Skype, communicate on Twitter or experiment with a new application for managing tasks, we need to become experts in testing new technologies that can help us in personal and professional life.

 Look for friends and partners of like spirit and strengthen your relationship with them. Technology will never affect the importance of personal relationship. Work, knowledge and opportunities come through people. You never know what the people next to you will achieve in the future. This means that people we know are the most valuable thing we have in our life.  You never know what the people next to you will achieve in the future. Nevertheless, relationships cannot be built on an exchange of business cards. They are built on enthusiasm, energy, care, and, most importantly, time.

Help people whenever you can, and do not expect anything in return. Our ability to build relationship can be the key to the survival of our race and our prosperity. The most significant thing here, of course, is to help others. There is no and should not be direct connection between generous deeds, though. Do not wait for a reward for assistance to your partners, colleagues and allies. After all, good always returns, even if we cannot see a clear connection.

Continue to learn at work and outside it. Do not suppress your curiosity, you really need it. Attend conferences and lectures in accordance with your current job, devote one hour a weekend to studying special resources, find an excuse to talk to people you admire.

Take the initiative in offering new challenges and tasks. Nobody is going to think about your career more than you do. You will not get rewarding opportunities if you drop your head and blindly follow the rules. If you want to be given more challenging assignments or wider responsibilities, you need to show this to your boss or clients.   

Always ask yourself "What is next?" We often wait too long before asking ourselves important questions related to our career. People tend to wait until they are fired or completely disappointed with their job instead of asking themselves what should be next in their life. But if you want to move forward, you need to ask yourself questions all the time. What do you like doing and what are you successful at? What new skills you want to develop or improve? What are you afraid of and what stops you in starting that big new project? Ask yourself, because if you do not, you will never know the answer.

So, what is next? How do you prepare for rapidly changing job market? Share your suggestions in comments.

Myth 1. Introverts are rude and do hate communication. Introverts see no point in idle chatter and meaningless social norms. Small talks saps their energy, giving very little in return. They want everyone to be sincere and honest and introverts do not like to talk when they have nothing to say. However, if you talk to introverts about things of their interest, they will turn into most erudite and memorable interlocutors.

Myth 2. Introverts dislike people and always want to be alone. Introverts feel good on their own. They think a lot, dream, design their own projects and solve riddles. Nevertheless, they can also be incredibly lonely if they do not have anyone to share their discoveries. They need authentic and sincere communication with one person at a time. In addition, introverts highly appreciate their friend, which usually can be counted using one hand. And, if you are lucky enough to be among them, you probably have an ally for life.

Myth 3. Introverts are shy and weird. Shyness has nothing to do with introversion. A reason for social interact is necessary for introverts, as they simply do not have a thirst for communication. Moreover, introverts generally do not follow the crowd, preferring to be appreciated for their innovative way of life. They do not base their decisions on fashion or popularity, therefore often challenging accepted norms.

Myth 4. Introverts are indifferent and reserved. These people are initially focused on their inner world, giving great importance to their thoughts and feelings. This does not mean that they cannot be aware of what is happening around, but their own world is much more exciting and interesting for them.

Myth 5. Introverts can get hold of themselves and become extroverts. The temperament and the way one perceives the world is an innate ability of every human being, which cannot be changed. Moreover, a world without Introverts would be a world without scientists, musicians, artists, poets, doctors, mathematicians, writers, philosophers, etc. Introverts deserve respect for their natural temperament and their contribution to humanity.

The puzzle was invented by a geography teacher in XVIII century. In order to help his students understand the material better, he cut a map into pieces, and then asked the students to collect pieces together to form the map.
The process of synthesizing pieces of puzzle together stimulates activity in the left hemisphere.
While solving a puzzle, you analyze and pore over the part of the image, which is already assembled, search through all of the pieces to find the correct ones, and rotate them in your mind, trying to see how they would fit together. All this requires organized, well-coordinated work among your concentration, visual and spatial skills. No matter your age, puzzles are great way to boost your brain's activity.

Learning languages
The majority of educated and intelligent people of the XIX century knew at least three languages, not that they were considered polyglots. Speaking five languages ​​was almost the norm. Modern educated person usually knows two languages, which is good already. Studies conducted in European schools have shown that speaking several languages promotes the growth of the hippocampus, a part of the limbic system of the brain responsible for memory and emotions. Learning foreign languages ​​is useful for both children and adults. Such a hobby helps elderly people to defer dementia and slow down cognitive decline. []

Video games
Video games, which are usually perceived as a pointless waste of time, can actually have a positive effect on our brain development. If playing within reasonable limits, video games develop our multitasking skills. American scientists Daphne Bavelier and C. Shawn Green at the University of Rochester conducted experiments, which shown that gamers more effectively address the strategic objectives and better remember complex algorithms.
Moreover, new research at North Carolina State University has shown that elderly people who play video games show higher levels of emotional and social well-being. []

The smartest people in all ages devoted much of their time to physical exercises. Socrates was a wrestler; Kant walked 10 kilometers a day. Greek concept of kalokagatia, when a human’s value was determined by a combination of both spiritual and physical development, was not invented by accident. Physical activity is as necessary for brain development as poring over books. In 2010, the Journal of Neuroscience published results of experiments on monkeys. Those monkeys that did physical exercises learned and performed new tasks twice as fast as those primates that did not engage in physical activity.
Exercises improve neural connections in the brain, increase blood flow and promote higher productivity of the brain. You need not take up Thai boxing immediately, but jogging or doing morning exercises is rather simple and affordable for everyone. After all, both your body and brain will benefit from regular physical activity.

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