Justin D Markey

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How to train your brain for high performance

For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought patterns of successful people and how to replicate them.<p>In the process, he's created a fascinating and (it seems to me) quite useful model …

Self-improvement

The Most Stylish Movies of the '90s, Ranked

A thoroughly unscientific (but nonetheless authoritative) appraisal of the decade's best-dressed films.<p>There's no doubt that '90s nostalgia is at a high point. Over all of this, of course, looms fashion, which is always keenly attuned to, if not outright governed by, deeper cultural trends—and if …

Men's Fashion

16 songs we're loving this spring

It’s been a long, long winter. But spring is finally in the air—and so are fresh new tracks.<p><b>Kendrick Lamar — “These Walls”</b><p>Music’s current MVP mixes …

Early Bird Gets The Worm: 6 Reasons To Start Your Day Before 6 AM

The common saying, “the early bird catches the worm” originated from the collection of English parables written by Jon Ray.<p>People who desire success …

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

<i>The following is adapted from a speech the author gave at the Whiting Writers’ Awards on March 5th.</i><p>When I had just finished my schooling and was looking for a job, a friend put me in touch with an absurdly well-connected British biographer who, she assured me, would help me find the professional …

GMs show respect for Murray

BOCA RATON, FLA.<p>As a general rule, it’s an honour that has been saved for general managers who are retired.<p>Fortunately, there are exceptions to every …

Ice Hockey

Airport Security Officers Have Seen A Lot Of Things, But These Are Some Of The Worst

A cannon barrel. Really?!<p>Everybody who has ever boarded a plane knows that you can't bring a regular size shampoo bottle with you to the cabin. Or …

Mickey Mouse

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar For Lent

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

Neuroscience

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret. Learn From It Before It’s Too Late.

1.) Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling gets harder as you get older, as more people depend on your presence, day-to-day and it ends up …

Positive Thinking

These 14 Epic Creations From Simple Pallets Are Totally Awesome

Simple Wood Pallets Can Be Used For 14 Things You Probably Didn’t Think Of<p><b>Repurposing and recycling are big parts of the do-it-yourself lifestyle.</b> …

Furniture

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Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

A new concept in multitools hides 25 different functions in one, low-key bracelet.<p>There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on …

Multi-tools

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks<p>Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren't aware of. Here's a list of …

Text Messaging

7 Reasons Why You Should Date Someone Who Calls You On Your Bullsh*t

People lie all the time. There isn’t a person in this world who hasn't told a lie to someone he or she loves or to a complete stranger. In fact, most …

Learn the 7 Life Hacks of Really Wealthy People | Inc.com

During the long course of my life in business, I've had the opportunity to meet some very wealthy people. For the most part, I've found that they're just like you and me--with the added bonus that their bank accounts make mine look like a teeny-tiny mosquito, or maybe a gnat.<p>And there's one more …

Self-improvement

Why The Person Who Broke You Can't Be The One Who Fixes You

There is nothing in life that will make you stronger or screw you up more than heartbreak. I have only had my heart broken by one person in my life …

5 Things To Never, EVER Ask Your Significant Other

Seriously, leave these alone.<p>Honesty is important in a relationship -- of that there can be no doubt. We have to trust the person we're with, and in …

Relationships

Why women leave men they love - What every man needs to know

As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous marriage counselling issues. While many …

10 Daily Reminders to Keep Us Grounded

Life keeps us busy so that we stay on our toes. It’s a good thing, but sometimes we need a little pick-me-up—a reminder of what is really important …

45 Life Tips Every Man Needs To Know

<b>Of course you don’t need to be told how to be a man. But just in case, here’s a list of the most manly words of wisdom you will ever need:</b><p>#1. Buy …

Body Language

The New Avery Rule | by Sean Avery

In 2000, I walked into the Detroit Red Wings training camp, undrafted, and — to my huge relief– skated out with a professional contract for three …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

The King Is Dead,

Long Live The King<p><i>Holt’s is dropping stores, Reitman’s is worried, and Target bottomed out. Canadian retail has rarely been a tougher round than</i> …

27 Things You Must Say Goodbye To At 27

The day after my 27th birthday, I came to realize my life had changed immensely. Now officially in my “late 20s” and realizing everyone around me is …

New Year’s Resolution Remix: 15 Things To Stop Doing In 2017

My favorite thing about the New Year is that it allows for a magical sense of renewal and a chance to start fresh.<p>It is the day we resolve to leave …

Happiness