Jeffrey Sparling

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The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything)

The formula for improved performance in any aspect of your life is actually quite simple.<p>We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us …

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

New York University

Ten Strategies to Transform Your Dreams into Reality

Dreams really can become a reality. These ten strategies will help you reach the rarefied heights of success.

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

<b>Best For: Alleviating Anxiety, Feelings of Imbalance, and an Unsettled Mind</b><p>"This is one of my favorite morning postures, as it's an incredible way to …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

10 Success lessons from Napoleon Hill – “Rich Man, Poor Man” for entrepreneurs

Share119<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+17<p>Shares 357<p>Napoleon Hill was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers …

Motivation

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Mindfulness

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

6 Signs of a Codependent Relationship

Many people find themselves repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns—despite their best intentions.<p>Consider <i>codependency</i>—when two people …

Self-esteem

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p>Joe Romm<p>December 10, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro …

Psychology

Tense? On the edge? This grounding meditation will help you find peace

In today’s wired world, we are always rushing to meet a deadline or being bombarded with constant stimuli. Add to that the pressures of home, family …

Meditation

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

We survive because reality may be nothing like we think it is

Professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine Donald H. Hoffman has doubts that reality is much like what we think it is. We …

How To Break A Bad Habit -- For Good

Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn't that you're weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up too soon.<p>Researchers at University College, London, found that it takes 66 days for a new habit to form. Likewise, …

How we can begin to rebuild the American community

The Dalai Lama recently co-authored (with Arthur C. Brooks) an Opinion piece in the <i>New York Times</i> that presents a compelling reason for the anger …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …

The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels

<b>(AP)</b><p>The oceans could see losses in fisheries and a collapse of marine ecosystems<p>Karin Limburg<p>November 3, 2016 8:43am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Global climate change produces many effects — warming air energizes the atmosphere and …

Global Warming

2 Rarely Used Ingredients That Practically Guarantee Success

And Motivation Isn't One Of Them<p>I am often asked to come and speak or give seminars on Motivation at companies and Leadership Conferences, and the HR departments calling me are always a little bit stunned when I say "No!"<p>After a moment's silence, they say, "<i>But you're a leadership expert: you</i> …

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success | The Art of Manliness

By age 25 John D. Rockefeller controlled one of the largest oil refineries in the nation.<p>By age 31 he had become the world’s largest oil refiner.<p>By …

Gap in Research Funding Holds Back Potential Cure for All Viruses

When Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it changed the course of human history, improving our lives in ways that we cannot even …

Immune System

Commercial Banking | JPMorgan Chase

Why Is Business Borrowing Slowing Down?<p>As corporate profits soar, borrowing has fallen flat. The steady shift to a digital economy may be driving …

Machine Learning

A New Culture Of Cooperation In Academia Is Emerging

"I believe the intellectual life of the whole of Western society is increasingly being split into two polar groups ..."<p>So wrote the British physicist and novelist C. P. Snow in his famous "The Two Cultures" Rede Lecture delivered at Cambridge University in 1959.<p>Although Snow was mostly concerned …

Physics

Derren Brown's New Book 'Happy' Slams Self-Help Industry: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’

Illusionist is happy, but he's not happy with self-help books.<p>Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a …

Friday Afterlife Report September 16th 2016

<b>September 16th 2016</b> <br>Last week's report and all previous reports<p><b>COMMENTARY: DEALING WITH 'CLOSED-MINDED SKEPTICS</b>' What I found most fascinating, and …

The Canada Revenue Agency is on an offshore-investing witch hunt

Witch hunts may be history, but there's one of a similar nature being conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency. Its actions are, to put it politely, a shameful display of abusive authority. The good news? A recent court decision put the taxman in his place. Let's hope the case helps others in the …