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Dinosaurs

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

8 Things Emotionally Stable People Don’t Do

<i>“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”<br>―Oscar Wilde</i><p>Last night I received an email …

When Breath Becomes Air: A Young Neurosurgeon Examines the Meaning of Life as He Faces His Death

“When you come to one of the many moments in life where you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world…”<p>All life is lived in the shadow of its own finitude, of which we are always aware — an awareness we systematically blunt through …

Literature

Simple Ways To Be Happier In 2016

Do you make New Year resolutions? I don't bother because they usually fall off my radar by mid January. Starting the year with failure is not my goal.<p>Here are 25 simple things I will incorporate into my days in 2016. I don't need to do each one, everyday, to be moving toward my goal.<p>Here's how I …

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …

Happiness

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Body Language

The Only One Skill That, If You Have, Will Completely Change Your Life

<i>This article originally appeared</i> <i>on Growthzer</i><i>.</i><p>We all look for the key recipe for the success. The secret element which will make all the …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Jim Morrison

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

Forestry

Nothing Higher to Live For

Bodhi Leaves No: 124<p>Copyright © Kandy; Buddhist Publication Society, (1985)<br>BPS Online Edition © (2006)<br>Digital Transcription Source: Adapted by BPS …

Spirituality

The Simple Gesture That Can Change Your Life

At the start of the year, I bumped into an old colleague friend of mine named Tasha. It had been two years since I'd seen her, but we had an …

Positive Thinking

How To Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness

<i>The following post is a guestpost by Walter Chen, founder of a unique new project management tool IDoneThis. More about Walter at the bottom of the</i> …

The Best Way to Ask Her Out

These five steps guarantee an awesome first date<p>Don’t assume she knows what “let’s grab a drink” means. Nearly 70 percent of single people have been confused about whether an outing was a date or not, a recent report finds.<p>According to the survey, which was commissioned by ChristianMingle and …

The Zen of Waking Up Early: 8 Tips for Waking Up Early and Living Your Purpose

Buddhaimonia.It took me a while to notice the connection, despite the fact that it was in front of me all along. I didn’t start waking up early until …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Meditation

9 Ways to Become a Morning Person

We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes on Pinterest that totally make us believe we can go for a run, make a healthy breakfast and send out a gazillion emails all before 9am. Then the alarm goes off at 5am, and the snooze button just feels so right. We’re here to say all of your pinning efforts …

Time Management

The 100 Best Fitness Tips of All Time | Men's Health

A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.<p>Knowledge is power, baby.<p>It's also the secret to a powerful body, as you're about to find out. …

Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Through concentrated and intentional repetition, you can change your brain. The technical word for this concept, as coined by Jeffrey Schwarz at …

Goals Suck: Why Building Habits and Systems Makes Sense

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good time to reflect and evaluate your progress in the past 12 months.<p>But when it comes to making big changes in your life, don’t set goals.<p>Goals are for losers. — Scott …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

What I’ve learned after 10 years of quantifying myself

I read this book when I was a student and it changed my life. It wasn’t the Bible, an Ayn Rand novel or Carnegie’s handbook on winning friends. It …

Never Have Another Non-Zero Day

<i>24 hours; the great equalizer. We are all governed by them, constrained by their boundaries. It’s the only commodity that can’t be purchased. The</i> …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Here’s Yet Another Good Reason to Go to Bed Early Tonight

In case you stopped counting<p>Night owls, take note: People who stay up late worry more, finds a recent study from Binghamton University.<p>Researchers surveyed participants on their sleep habits and how often they dwelled on their problems. The results: People who slept less and went to bed later both …