John Harkendorff

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The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …

40 Things I’d Tell My 20-Year-Old Self About Love

Shares 3K<p><i>Years of experience have led to some hard learned lessons about love.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad …

Relationships

These Supporting ‘Star Wars’ Characters Have Crazy Backstories

There are literally thousands of characters in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe. What we see in the movies (for the purposes of this post, I’m only referring to <i>A New Hope</i>, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, and <i>Return of the Jedi</i>; <i>Attack of the Clones</i>? Never heard of it) is only a fraction of their life stories. You have …

Star Wars

Scientists find link between people impressed by wise-sounding, 'profound' quotes and low intelligence

A new study has shown that people who believe in psuedo-profound, intellectual-sounding quotes are less intelligent<p>Ever get annoyed by people on social media who share 'profound' quotes, or use meaningless, intelligent-sounding soundbites in arguments?<p>A new study has shown that there is a link …

Here's the latest way science is predicting whether your relationship will last

From the way we sleep with our partners, to our social-media habits, to the idea of dating our friends and even formulas for falling in love, science …

Research

Spike Lee lists 3 movies everyone should see. No. 1 was banned in France

<i>Video by PBS NewsHour</i><p>Film director Spike Lee’s knowledge of film history is deep, and he is no stranger to sharing his lists of must-see movies for …

10 overrated beliefs about life that might be hurting your success

Here's my take on a few common beliefs that I think we often get wrong.<p>Being in motion is not the same thing as taking action. As a society, we've fallen into a trap of busyness and overwork.<p>More critically, we have mistaken all this activity as an indicator of living an important life. The …

The Most Dangerous Gym in the World

These lifters have achieved world-class strength lifting in a dirt lot located in an Egyptian slum. What’s your excuse for not getting stronger?<p>Violence occurs often in Al Warden, a run-down industrial neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt. Men young and old carry matwas, an Egyptian variant of a …

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