Matthew Vinson

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Why You Should Form Hobbies Instead Of Habits

Habits, by nature, are easier and more accessible, and humans are lazy creatures with greater willingness to do what requires the least amount of effort. By contrast, hobbies require effort-- and this effort becomes its own reward.<p>Four or so years ago, I was enticed to join a Crossfit gym. Before …

Hobbies

Busy But Getting Nothing Done: 3 Subtle, Subconscious Ways We Procrastinate

We know what typical procrastination looks and feels like: we’re on social media, checking emails for the tenth time in an hour, clipping our toenails, loading the dishwasher, revisiting the snack room, dragging our feet in other blatant ways—all instead of accomplishing the necessary and most …

Procrastination

Why You Can't 'Self-Help' Your Way To Happiness

Thirty years ago, I went to see a very old and highly revered Chinese doctor. One of the first things he said to me was, "I don't deal with disease; I deal with health."<p>In Western culture, self-help is often talked about as though it offers cures to what is inherently wrong with you. But if we take …

Self-improvement

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

37 Products That Just Might Make You Infinitely Happier

Things to help you cheer up, calm down, or just get through.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Shopping

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Psychology

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

8 Things Successful People Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>Anyone can use these tips from ClassPass—even if you’re NOT a morning person.</i><p>We're always talking about how it would be great to have just one more …

Hacklet 98 – Underwater ROVs

A few motors, propellers, a camera, maybe a wire tether, and some waterproof electronics. Throw it all together and baby you’ve got an underwater …

3D Printed PMG generator has everything you need to power a 50W lightbulb

Mar 5, 2016 | By Andre<p>I was first introduced to 3D printing in 2011 thanks in part to the open-source <b>RepRap</b> project. As time passed, the thought of …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

These Are the 4 Skills You Need to Master to Be Happy

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains--they just naturally seem to see everything in a cheerful light. Others are blessed with relatively problem-free lives and loving families. Lucky them. According to this view, the …

Renovations

Bill Gates predicts a clean-energy breakthrough within 15 years will save the planet

In the latest edition of their annual letter published today, Bill and Melinda Gates argue that the world needs “an energy miracle,” and are willing to bet that such a breakthrough will arrive within 15 years.<p>Bill Gates cites scientists’ estimates that to avoid the worst effects of climate change …

3 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

If you want to change your choices, and open yourself to greater happiness, you have to release these three associations that sabotage your mental feeling of well-being.<p>Ask anyone why they made a certain choice and their answers will run the gambit from "I thought it was the right thing to do," to …

Happiness

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

X-ray breakthrough 'opens door' to controlled nuclear fusion

A new technique to monitor a process called 'fast ignition' has been developed, in what could be a critical step towards a viable method of creating …

Science Says You Should Quit Your Demanding, High-Paying Job

The study asked participants to answer questions designed to determine which they valued more–time or money. The result, culled from the answers of …

How to use Google Cardboard

The era of virtual reality is upon us, and while there a growing number of solutions aiming to bring VR into the home, Google Cardboard’s approach is unique in that it is an extremely affordable way to get your VR fix using nothing more than a simple VR headset, your existing smartphone, and any …

Virtual Reality

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Mind-Hacking Advice for Living Clutter Free

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the world with her pocket-sized book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of</i> …

7 Things All Super-Productive People Do

There are some people who wake up at 5 a.m. without hitting snooze, meticulously write to-do lists, and keep their work area so clean you could eat off of it (not that they would ever have a sad desk lunch). So how do they do it?<p><i>By Amber Brenza, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Not getting …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

How to Build a Knockout Tech Stack to Get Organized

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with emails, meetings, and tasks, getting organized is necessary to regain control. But, organization isn’t a one step …