How I improved my typing speed by 100%

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Typing is something we do every day. Being able to type fast can save you a lot of time. Here are 5 ways you can improve your typing speed and, with enough practice, even double it.

Although this might be pretty straightforward. A lot of people still type with only eight, six, or sometimes even as little as two fingers. Learning to correctly type with ten fingers will drastically improve your typing speed.

But how? Well, numerous websites can help you out. To get you started, take a look at typing.academy. …


A recap of one of the most viewed TEDx Talks

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How do we learn? A question asked by many, but hard to answer. Dr. Lara Boyd, a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist at the University of British Columbia, undertook the challenge. In the famous TEDx Talk “After watching this, your brain will not be the same” she shares her knowledge about learning.

Here are her findings.

There are many misconceptions about our brain and the way we learn. This is because much of what we thought we knew about the brain turns out to be false. To this day, our knowledge is still far from complete. But, and I quote:

“What…


What sound is and why we can hear it.

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In our day-to-day life, silence doesn’t exist. We always are surrounded by sound. But that’s a positive thing. It helps us communicate, warns us of possible threats, or brings us joy. Music is by far the most intriguing and fascinating sort of sound. In this article, we will dive into the world of sound in a way that everyone can understand.

When we think of a wave we often think of this:


Choose wisely

Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a bag of money, behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say door 1, and the host, who knows what’s behind the doors, opens another door, say door 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, “Do you want to switch doors?” Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?

Most people don’t switch. But does it even matter? If there are only two doors remaining, than the chance of having picked the right door is 50% right?!


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Having the option to register your users using Google has many advantages. Not only is it safer, it also saves you a lot of time.

In this article I will show you how you can use passport-google-oauth20 to register a new user and save this user in your database. I am assuming that you already have a basic understanding of working with the MERN stack.

Starting setup.

Backend

At the root of my application I have a folder named “backend”. In this folder lives my “server.js” file and a .env file.

Frontend

In my components folder I have a component named “Authentication.js”…


When it comes to problem solving in mathematics, people tend to think that a good problem solver is just someone really smart. This however is not one of the requirements to be good in math problems. A few simple tricks and a good amount of practice can even turn the clumsiest mind into one that is capable of easily solving intermediate and harder math problems.

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When solving a problem the first thing you should do is to choose your strategy. …

Maarten De Baecke

Student with a love for science and music.

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