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Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

This 9-Minute Workout Burns Fat and Rocks Your Core

Chisel your entire upper body in a hurry<p><b>Trainer:</b> Jeremy Scott, a trainer and fitness model in METASHRED EXTREME, the newest at-home workout program from <i>Men’s Health.</i><p><b>Benefit:</b> You’ll burn fat and improve your cardiovascular endurance, while also challenging your core, chest, and arms.<p><b>Directions:</b> …

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths

Gary Taubes’s latest assault on the ruinous effect of sugar on our lives and the promotion of fat-free diets is detailed and compelling<p>For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to …

Diets

What Happens When You Stop Eating Rancid Oils and Sugar

It’s monumentally perturbing that most of our “food” is contaminated with oxidized oils and copious amounts of sugar. According to this infograph the …

What You Should Know About Muscle Building And Weight Training Diet

Crank up some music. Research has shown that listening to music you love while you are lifting can help you do more reps than not listening to any …

The 10-3-2-1-0 formula can help you sleep better and increase productivity

<b>The 10-3-2-1-0 formula</b><p>10 hours before bed: No more caffeine<br>3 hours before bed: No more food or alcohol<br>2 hours before bed: No more work<br>1 hour before …

Sleep

The complete guide to fasting diets

At first, skipping meals, may sound like just another celebrity fad diet. Indeed, Jimmy Kimmel swears by a version of it.<p>But non-celebrities have had great success with brief periods of fasting, also known as intermittent eating. Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging who …

Nutrition

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

How 4X4s Got So Good

A brief history of democratizing the trail.<p>It's the summer of 1974, and you're ready to kick up some dust on California's Rubicon Trail in your Jeep CJ-5. Hope you're ready for a workout. To engage the old Jeep's four-wheel drive, first you have to climb outside and lock the hubs on the front axle. …

Real Estate

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

20 Surprising Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is the perfect DIY solution. New types of …

Here's How to Have Infinite Willpower, According to Science

New research complicates the conventional wisdom that willpower is finite, and you need to conserve it.<p>The notion that willpower is a finite resource that we all need to conserve -- an idea pioneered by psychologist Roy Baumeister and popularized by this book -- has some pretty high-powered …

Will Power

Robots will take over most jobs within 30 years, experts warn

The rise of robots could lead to unemployment rates greater than 50 per cent, according to Professor Moshe Vardi<p>Robots will have taken over most jobs within 30 years leaving humanity facing its 'biggest challenge ever' to find meaning in life when work is no longer necessary, according to …

Break your bad habits with these clever gadgets and apps

Do people change?<p>It’s a question usually reserved for those moments we contemplate reuniting with an ex or going back to work with a former boss. But …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

This stock market dip isn't a buying opportunity

The stock market is off to its worst start in history this year. Not only that, the losses over the past few weeks have come amid one of the most rapid declines over the past few decades. This has some coming to the conclusion this has to be buying opportunity.<p>I've seen plenty of headlines and …

Is 2016 Trending As The Year Of Our Next Recession?

One of the distinct markers of the United States is what has been termed our “consumer economy.”<p>It’s pretty intuitive.<p>Having a consumer economy means that the main driver of GDP (gross domestic product), and therefore, the engine of economic growth, comes from spending by consumers. Other major …

Economics

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

How To Crush Your Child's Dreams Like Your Parents Crushed Yours

At this time of year our office is deluged with calls from anxious parents. They want our advice on their high school seniors’ college plans.<p>College is a huge investment and I can see why nervous parents would want to get an opinion on a child’s path after high school. These are smart and capable …

Succeed in New Situations

Jeffrey Decoster<p>Success almost always requires putting yourself into new situations. To further your career, you must take new jobs, join new organizations, transfer to new office locations, and meet and build relationships with new customers, suppliers, and industry peers.<p>Executives get a lot of …

Short-Term Memory

The Genesis and Growth of Global Jihad

The jihad by Muslim extremists against the West began at 1:05 <i>P.M.</i> on April 18, 1983, when a dark delivery van made a sharp left turn onto the cobblestone drive of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Instead of parking, the van—laden with explosives—accelerated, and rammed into the entrance. The explosion …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Income Inequality

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

New Study Suggests Alzheimer's Is Associated with Brain Fungus

Every year, more people over the age of 65 are suffering from dementia. Researchers are still searching for a cause, but a new study offers a …

Smarter, Smaller, Safer Robots

Robots’ speed and brawn—and the fact that they don’t get bored or suffer repetitive-stress injuries—make them a no-brainer for manufacturing. But they require a commitment. To be integrated into a factory, they need to be precisely placed (to within millimeters), bolted to the floor, and fenced off …

Robotics

What It Takes to Learn to Be a Leader

After a decade of teaching leadership courses at Harvard Business School, Robert Steven Kaplan has fielded the question of whether leadership can be …

Leadership

The Wonderful Life Of Being A Lifeguard In Newport Beach, California

<i>It’s a great town when the lifeguards make up to $211,912 in compensation with multi-million dollar lifetime pension payouts. Secretaries to the city bosses make nearly $100,000, refuse workers make three times the national median wage, and 31 city employees out-earn every governor of the fifty</i> …