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An Epiphany in Bangkok

Tuk-Tuks, Bangkok<p>Hailing a taxi or tuk-tuk may not work if you signal with your palm up. Instead, hold your arm out with your palm facing down and …

How The Most Productive People Procrastinate

Some of the world’s most successful people use this procrastination technique.<p>If you procrastinate (and most of us do), you’re in good company. Bill Clinton, Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Lloyd Wright, Victor Hugo, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Adams, Naomi Campbell, and Mariah Carey are all known for …

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

Productivity

Understand Your Body's Timetable

It's important to organize your day around your body's natural rhythms, says Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of management consultancy Working Simply. Tackle complex tasks when your energy's at its highest level. For many this may mean first thing in the morning, after you've rested and …

Oyelowo: ‘It’s worse for black actors than it was 15 years ago’

Actor David Oyelowo has claimed that there are fewer roles for black, Asian and minority ethnic actors than when he started out 15 years ago.<p>Oyelowo, …

The Rise Of London’s Black Actors And Filmmakers

<i>As part of Londonist’s coverage of Black History Month, we take the opportunity to salute London’s actors and filmmakers of colour who are currently</i> …

What is good writing? 7 factors that make fiction great

You want to write fiction that your readers will fall in love with, but what is good writing, exactly? These are seven elements of fiction that …

Creative Writing

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Creative Writing

Neil Strauss 10 years after his controversial book: “I look back on The Game and cringe.”

Critics of <i>The Game</i> have waited a decade for Neil Strauss to issue a mea culpa. Plenty of readers saw his 2005 embedded investigation of the …

Men Speak Out About Being Attracted to Transgender Women

"Finding transgender people attractive is the most natural thing in the world. They are beautiful."<p>A new documentary from the U. K.'s Channel 4 features men talking about their attraction to transgender women, something that isn't often discussed in media, Gawker reports.<p>The doc, called <i>Sex Diaries:</i> …

Dating Advice: How to Date Better, Find a Relationship, By Reframing Your Brain on Love

The word <i>framing</i> is everywhere. With the election, we hear how candidates need to "frame the issue better." At work, our boss tells us to "frame the problem differently." While I'm listening to a guided meditation, the voice of Andy Puddicombe, an ex Buddhist monk, soothingly tells me, "A big part …

Relationships

Why one of the most successful people in tech took the No. 2 job at a startup

Sacks is a card-carrying member of the PayPal "mafia," who have gone on to massive success in Silicon Valley. He was the COO of PayPal from 1999 to 2002 until the company's sale to eBay, then founded two successful startups: Yammer, which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion in 2012, and genealogy …

How to Build Muscle and Lose Fat Quickly

If you want to discover how to build muscle and lose fat quickly, then you have come to the right place.<p>Being able to build muscle and lose fat …

Russell Simmons' 'Meditation Made Simple' App Will Show You How It's Done

Entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons didn't find meditation -- meditation found him. What started as a yoga practice for the sake of meeting women ended up being a gateway into an enduring mindfulness practice that he's maintained for almost two decades.<p>Now, in his ongoing efforts to bring …

Meditation

Weight Training Workouts - Two Effective Exercises For Building Lean Muscle Mass

When the squat is properly performed, it can be a very anabolic exercise. Yet squats are frequently done with less than ideal technique, resulting in …

11 mistakes successful people never make

The difficulty could lie in what you believe — and what you do.<p>What do successful people believe and do differently?<p><b>1. They never mistake political gain for achievement.</b><p>Infighting, positioning, trying to look better by making other people look worse: Playing politics can help get you ahead.<p>But if …

What We Can Expect from Game of Thrones Season 6

A handy guide to which characters are all caught up with the books.<p>For five long seasons now, <i>Game of Thrones</i> book readers have been able to lord their superior knowledge over their show-watcher friends. But as last night’s finale came to a close, the <i>Game of Thrones</i> fandom found themselves, for the …

‘Southpaw’: Film Review

Director Antoine Fuqua gives Jake Gyllenhaal a macho makeover in this tale of a broken prize-fighter.<p>A taut boxing yarn about a champ who loses it …

FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision …

Nutrition

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

You may have heard that long-term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Many people believe this myth and expect this to …

Living Rooms

7 Minute Morning Routine For Better Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Looking to power up your day? Check out this 7 minute morning routine for better health, wealth, and happiness. Begin the day feeling great and be …

Do You Want to Meditate?

First ask yourself why you want to meditate? Is it to feel more balanced, to reach a higher level of consciousness or even just go <i>astral</i> …

How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p><i>Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine</i> …

Neuroscience