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An intellectually-well person seeks to stimulate their mind and think critically. The pursuit of learning does not need to be through formal training. Any activity that broadens one’s perspective or worldview contributes to intellectual wellness.

Lifelong Learning for Myself

Employee Success Center

The Employee Success Center Learning Opportunities page is your one-stop shop for employee learning! Explore these popular options and more:

USF Libraries

Books are great, but the USF libraries have so much more to explore! One hidden gem is the collection of online exhibitions through the Tampa campus library. https://lib.usf.edu/special-collections/tampa/exhibitions/

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In addition to the Tampa Library, there are three affiliated regional libraries and one medical library. 

Online Resources

Expanding Worldviews

Why I ask Strangers to Draw Their Memories (Ted Talks Video 8 minutes)
"For her social art project, Seize Your Moments, artist Janne Willems approaches strangers and asks them to draw beautiful moments from the past week on postcards. So far, Willems has collected nearly 11,000 drawings from 30 different countries. In her endearing talk, Willems shares a moving selection of intensely personal treasured moments from her travels."

More Ted Talks "TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages." Explore a topic that you're passionate about or browse for new perspectives at https://www.ted.com/talks

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking (LinkedIn Learning* 1 hour) 

Critical thinking is the ability to think reflectively and independently in order to make thoughtful decisions. In this course, leadership trainer and expert Mike Figliuolo outlines a series of techniques to help you develop your critical thinking skills. 

*(USF Employees have free access to LinkedIn Learning. Learn more here). 

Games & Puzzles to Keep the Mind Sharp

10 Best Brain Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp This article covers the benefits of playing brain-training games to improve mental functioning. See the list of games and activities recommended by experts.