Alex Laz

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This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

University of Michigan

The Psychology of a Habit and How You Can Change Them

Humans have an inability to change; this is an argument that has been discussed for centuries and it is largely because of our tendency to be …

These Are the Tastiest Vegetarian Recipes We've Ever Made—Try Them Today

So you've gone to the office holiday party, dressed up your home with festive décor, done all the necessary shopping for everyone on your list, and …

Bok Choy

10 Creative Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

This is a guest post by Richard Nolan, a writer and a private tutor, sharing his experience in spheres of writing, blogging and psychology. Richard …

A Look Back: “Oh, Boy, This Is Great! Researcher’s Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language”

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Some People's Brains Are Wired for Languages

Babies' ability to soak up language makes them the envy of adult learners everywhere. Still, some grown-ups can acquire new tongues with surprising …

The Brain

The Ultimate Guide to Language Learning Podcasts

>” /><p>Podcasts are going through a revival. With new language learning podcasts appearing all the time, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start …

'Momentary' Book Review: This Is Some Of The Best Anime Styled Character Art You Will Ever See

For a good few years now, I have been following the work of an artist called Ilya Kuvshinov. While Russian, his work is very much in the style of anime and manga. So it’s great to see much of his art collected in a new book.<p>Called <i>Momentary</i>, the book clocks in at around 200 or so pages. Within it …

Anime

An Exclusive Look at the Art Behind the Ghost in the Shell Movie

The new <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> movie is not without its controversies, but one of the universally-praised aspects of it from what we’ve seen so far is …

[Rumor Debunk] Dark Souls' Miyazaki and Berserk's Miura NOT collaborating

Yesterday, a reddit user claimed they “…visited FromSoftware while studying drawing abroad in Japan. I met Miyazaki as well as the editor of Berserk, …

Overlord: Fushisha no Ō Anime Compilation Film Previewed in Trailer

1st of 2 compilation films opens in Japan on February 25<p>The official website for the Overlord anime franchise began streaming a trailer on Saturday …

Manga

An Idiot's Guide to Progressive Conditioning Workouts

<b>Believe it or not, any exercise plan you successfully used in the past was supported by the following principles (otherwise, you wouldn’t have</b> …

Ikkyu: Zen & Manga

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>I honestly couldn’t believe it, because I read it in the Glénat Spanish version and really, really thought it was a classic …

Manga

An Idiot's Guide to Progressive Strength Workouts

In the previous installment I addressed conditioning progression and gave examples of programs. <b>When it comes to strength training, progression is</b> …

The 8 Quickest Ways to Get Sick Abs

Getting a flat stomach is hard work enough; getting full-on definition is downright laborious. But it just got easier: These simple workout and diet tweaks will help you get the definition you want, faster.

Nutrition

Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

A Grand Unified Theory of Physics Really Wishes Protons Would Just Decay Already

For 20 years, physicists in Japan have monitored a 13-story-tall tank of pure water cloistered deep inside an abandoned zinc mine, hoping to see …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence
Cryptocurrency

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week’s haul includes a rocket engine that breaks the laws of physics, a look at the serious side of putty, and astronauts who are about to go …

Nanotech

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

Codes of Conduct

Here's the rare American publisher who understands the printed book

For years, I've followed Craig Mod, a designer and essayist who splits his time between New York and Tokyo and who thinks about such subjects as …

Books

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic - Issue 21: Information

Walter Pitts was used to being bullied. He’d been born into a tough family in Prohibition-era Detroit, where his father, a boiler-maker, had no …

Mathematics