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A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

The best H.I.T.T circuits to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick high intensity tactical training circuits aimed at enhancing your fitness levels.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

5 ways to save money while living in an expensive city

<i>This article is part of a broader series that aims to help you understand and improve your financial and credit health, presented by Chase …

The Secret Of Successful Saving And Investing

<i>We all want to amass the financial portfolio that will give us a secure feeling about our lives. Does it take some special genius to do that? Not quite. JJ Sessions, a senior financial planner in the</i> <i>Twin Cities</i> <i>office of The Planning Center, tells us how: by setting goals. But just how to do that is</i> …

PSA: 5 Apps That Make Investing Your Money Infinitely Easier (Yes, Really)

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or a head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're</i> …

Apps

Upgrade your morning bowl of oats with these delicious recipes

Every now and then I find myself straying away from my regular bowl of Greek yoghurt and granola, instead seeking warmth, spice and comfort. And when …

Breakfast

Five Tips For More Productive Monotasking When You Work Alone

When you’re the only one making choices about your schedule, staying on track can be tough. Here’s what the experts suggest.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of productivity methods–and even if you aren’t–you’ve likely heard about “monotasking,” the alternative to multitasking in which the name of the game …

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and the Poet’s Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. <i>“Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock,”</i> …

Literature

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

Happiness

Is Free Will An Illusion?

The nature of the self presents a persistent dilemma. The Vaisheshika school, beginning in third century BCE India, argues that god created the world …

Consciousness

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Why increasing exercise and cutting carbs is a recipe for disaster

It’s a common tale. You want to lose weight and get fit, so you decide to work out more and cut calories, in particular all those starches — breads, rice, pasta and cereal — that we keep hearing are making us fat.<p>Except it doesn’t work. What gives?<p>Weight loss doesn’t always come down to calories in …

Nutrition

Who Was David Hume?

Hume: An Intellectual Biography<p>by James A. Harris<p>Cambridge University Press, 621 pp., $55.00<p>David Hume, who died in his native Edinburgh in 1776, has …

Cambridge University

Which philosopher would fare best in a present-day university?

They thought, therefore they were, and that was that. But if they’d been assessed by the Ref, who’d have got most stars?<p>Today’s philosophers are used to dancing to the tune of the Research Excellence Framework (Ref). They have to publish their articles in reputable journals and their books with …

Humanities

The Therapy That's Changing The Way We Treat Depression & Addiction

I have a collection of priceless artwork—but it’s not anything you’d find in a museum. The paintings hanging on the walls of my office are tangible …

Mental Health

Your one true credit score doesn't exist: There are several

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I've been using a free credit site to learn more about credit reports and credit scores. Recently I looked around and found reviews about how "horribly inaccurate" these free scores are. Where can I go to find my real FICO credit scores? I need the ones that matter, the ones that lenders …

Can Uniqueness Replace Exclusivity in Romantic Love?

I gonna make you see, there's nobody else here, no one like me, I'm special so special. (Pretenders)<i><br>Till I waltz again with you, let no other hold</i> …

Relationships

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

A History of Islam by Ryan Reeves

In AD 622, Muhammad and his followers took flight from Mecca to Medina—an event known as the <i>Hijra</i>. This date is seen as the beginning point of the …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Reinventing Management, Part 1: What Color Is Your Organization?

<i>by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors</i><p>Thanks to the Internet, there's a new worldview, and it is revolutionizing the way we build organizations. According to Frederic Laloux, the author of <i>Reinventing Organizations: A Guide for Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage</i> …

Innovation