Dharmesh Desai

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Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

Relationships

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

The Latest Research on Disciplining Children Will Make You a Better Parent—and a Better Spouse

Imagine, for a moment, that you are lying inside an MRI scanner. A giant plastic cylinder surrounds your head and shoulders, and the unit’s interior …

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

What is the math behind elliptic curve cryptography?

Introduction<p>When someone sends bitcoin to you, they send the bitcoin to your address. If you want to spend any of the bitcoin that is sent to your …

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

11 Whole30 Vegetarian Dinners That Aren't Just Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

Getting through a month of clean eating is a feat in itself. As you probably know, hopping on the Whole30 train means cutting a whole lot of foods …

20 books every woman should read before she turns 20

Even if you're in your twenties, how many have you read?<p>There's no better feeling than finding a really, <i>really</i> good book that not only hooks you in from the beginning, but really resonates with you long after you've finished the last chapter. Here, The Reading Agency recommends 20 books every woman …

Nine affordable Mexican beach resorts for 2018

From boisterous spring break trips to romantic honeymoons, beach vacations never go out of style. Luckily, placing yourself in this relaxing setting doesn’t require deep pockets. In fact, plenty of sandy strands around Mexico offer budget-friendly options. Proof: Oyster.com pulled together nine …

Riviera Maya

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Pi is the key to a beautiful, impossible formula that shows math is scarily perfect

In high school, I studied advanced mathematics. This has two uses: Firstly, I can tell people that I once studied advanced mathematics. Secondly, I know about Euler’s equation.<p>Euler’s equation should not exist. A science fiction author would never imagine a formula so mind-blowingly perfect; it’s …

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Physics

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Shopping

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Skin Care

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

How to sleep easier with Google Home’s white noise feature

Pick from a selection of sounds like a rainstorm, spinning fan, or just generic white noise<p>I’m one of those people who falls asleep a little easier if there’s quiet, steady noise around me. Cracking a window open isn’t really an option in February here in New York, so typically I just turn on a …

The Best Sex Positions For Valentine's Day 2018

Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about the romance, but that doesn't mean it can't be sexy AF too. The great thing is that even if you don't …

Why Horsepower and Torque Always Seem to Cross at 5252 RPM

Let's dive into the math.<p>If you look at a lot of dyno charts, you'll notice that horsepower and torque always seem to cross around 5252 RPM. Seriously. Just search Google Images for dyno charts and you'll be blown away by how often this is the case. But why?<p>Jason Fenske at <i>Engineering Explained</i> …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

Want to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation? Experts Say These 5 Techniques Will Work | Inc.com

You walk into a room at a social event where people are mingling and networking near the bar. In one corner of the room, something catches your eye. You notice a small crowd of people gathered around one individual.<p>She's not doing much talking, yet it appears that people are gravitating to her …

George Mason

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

Riddle of the Week #44: Knights and Knaves, Part 2

Difficulty level: Easy<p>Welcome back to a series of knights and knaves logic puzzles. These riddles take place on an island where there are two types of people, knights, who always tell the truth, and knaves, who always lie. You can see the first knights and knaves puzzle here.<p>Problem<p>On the island of …

Riddle of the Week #43: Knights and Knaves, Part 1

Difficulty level: Easy<p>Ready for a riddle series? In the coming weeks, <i>Popular Mechanics</i> will present progressively harder "knights and knaves" puzzles. These logic puzzles take place on an island with two types of people: the knights, who always tell the truth, and the knaves, who always …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Backdoor coin-mining hacks are spreading as prices rise

The dark underbelly of the Bitcoin boom<p>The cryptocurrency boom has given rise to a new kind of malware attack, with attacks growing ever more frequent as coin prices rise. A report today from Symantec details a surge in coin-mining scripts, which are often planted by hackers in the background of …

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