Jacob Martin

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The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals

Here's how intense visualization can help you achieve millionaire status.<p>There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct …

If You Want to Succeed, You Need to Hit Rock Bottom First

None of us ask for life's greatest challenges, but that doesn't mean we can't benefit from them.<p>I'm going to ask you to recollect what you consider to be your greatest challenge to date. Not one that simply stretched your mind but one that drained your soul. Got it? Good.<p>If it's not one you're …

This $100-a-Year App Saved My Sanity

It's the best investment of my 20s.<p>As I was crying myself to sleep the night of my mom’s breast cancer diagnosis, I remember thinking, “tomorrow is a …

PhD students have double the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder than the rest of the 'highly educated' population

Academia isn't for everyone. The hours are long, you're likely to spend a lot of time looking at a computer or in a lab, and you are endlessly trying to prove you deserve the title of "Doctor."<p>Many of the pressures PhD students face have been published in the Guardian's Academics Anonymous series, …

Mental Health

1 Simple Way to Instantly Discover Your Life's Purpose (and Start Taking Action)

Life is easier (and more enjoyable) to navigate when you know your destination.<p>People are most productive when they have a sense of direction. Navigating the complex geography of your life is much easier and enjoyable after you have a clear understanding of your destination--the purpose of your …

A Brutal Truth About Following Your Passion and Doing What You Love That Few People Admit

Nelson Piquet Jr. does work he loves, but there's a reason for that. Here's what you need to do if you want to follow your passions and do what you love.<p>Probably the most common career advice is "Do what you love!" People love hearing it, even though it's all wrong -- except under very specific …

Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, …

Mindfulness

New Breakthrough Work Finally Reveals Quantum "Fingerprints"

The Physics of Entanglement<p>Traditionally, measuring quantum states is a tedious affair. The technique used, called quantum tomography, requires …

How to Actually Do Breathing Meditation Properly To Beat Stress and Anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

5 Things to Invest in to Become Successful | Investopedia

There are so many ways to invest our time, energy and money. But in what ways do successful people invest?<p>1. Invest in Learning<p>There are so many ways …

Self-improvement

5 on point strategies for teaching anything in the digital age

Using digital age inquiry to create deeper learning<p>Let’s face it, it’s highly unlikely that you are as engaging to learners as YouTube, Instagram or …

24 essential things that help me improve my mental health

I’ve spent many years mentally ill and many more years attempting to recover.<p>When the mind is ill it can be very tricky to work out what is going to …

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

Intellect - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go, speed the stars of Thought<br>On to their shining goals; —<br>The sower scatters broad his seed,<br>The wheat thou strew'st be souls.<p>ESSAY XI <i>Intellect</i><p>Every …

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

Motivation

Black humour is sign of high intelligence, study suggests

An appreciation of ‘sick jokes’ equates with high IQ and low aggression<p>Who needs Mensa? If you want to find out if someone has a high IQ, just tell them a string of sick jokes and then gauge their reaction.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Cognitive Processing</i> has found that intelligence plays a key role …

IQ

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

Why Is It So Easy to Slip Back into Bad Habits?

A train track runs right behind the office where I have my clinical practice, which is probably why I think a lot about trains. Several times a day I …

Mindfulness

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

Self-improvement

I Spent a Month Meditating On the Go and Now I'm Hooked

Subway zen FTW.<p>From an inevitable quarter-life crisis to pre-/post-election anxieties, it's no wonder 2016 is the year I finally gave into the idea of meditation. The inside of my brain was like the bottom of my carry-all—a crazy, scrambled mess. And instead of pausing and taking the all of five …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Here's the Simple Way to Grow Your Brain, According to Science

It's so easy, even babies do it. Maybe now we know why.<p><i>Yawning.</i><p>We all do it. But why? Is it because we're bored? Tired? Growing our brains?<p>Say what?<p>That's right. In a paper published on Tuesday, psychologist Andrew Gallup and his colleagues reported on a study of 109 individuals hailing from 19 …

7 Things You Need To Know To Tame The Monkey Mind

The monkey mind is something every modern human is familiar with. It's that incessant thought stream that no matter how hard you try never seems to settle down.<p>It's the worries that keep you up at night, the assumptions that cause you grief, the projections you make about the future and the regrets …

Meditation

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

The Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness: 8 Helpful Tips

May 27, 2016 by Justin Whitaker<p>A guest post from Janet Miller<p>You don’t have to be a Buddhist (or a hippy) to practice mindfulness, and you don’t have …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness