Peter Hicks

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18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

Using Behavioral Science to Build an Exercise Habit

A new scientific research project to help you get active—and keep you motivated

Behavioral Sciences

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

Creaking knees, stiff back, dodgy shoulders… Age is no friend to the human body. So how are veteran athletes like Roger Federer and Jo Pavey still at the top of their game? And what can you do to keep up?<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age. The dread half-century reached, …

Exercise

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

This Is How to Actually Train for a Marathon

<i>Welcome to my marathon training journey, where I’ll be taking you along with me as I prepare for the full 26.2 miles of the London Marathon.</i> <i>Call this</i> …

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Cider

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Sweet Potatoes

Mysterious Voynich manuscript deciphered using AI

The impenetrable Voynich manuscript might be written in Hebrew anagrams<p>Researchers claim to have decoded one of the most mysterious documents ever …

Ancient History

Mountain Climbers Are The Full Body Exercise You Can Do Anywhere

We explain how to do them and highlight common mistakes.<p><i>We’ve launched</i> <i>Gym Buddies</i><i>, an online fitness community to help you make lasting changes</i> …

Workouts

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

Mobile TV

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

Lack of sleep liked to anxiety and depression, finds study

People who sleep less than eight hours a night are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, new research suggests.<p>This, it says, is because …

The Lessons I Learned in Cryptoland - Data Blogger

There are many cryptocurrencies which you can buy. Where should you even start? In this article, I will share the lessons I have learned over the …

Yoga for lazy people: seven moves to make you happy

You don’t even have to get off the sofa<p>• Tim Dowling’s lazy person’s guide to self-improvement<p>Lots of people tell me that while they want to practise yoga, they just can’t get off the sofa. Well, no worries. Yoga can be done by the laziest of the laziest. Just stay where you are and do this …

Yoga

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

Yoga

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

Why Investors Should Start Taking Marijuana Stocks Seriously

Cannabis isn't just a fad anymore, and businesses are starting to report real growth.<p>What was once a "trendy" subject now has real opportunity, as …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Arduino

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

How to treat your terrarium

Forget the hipster bottle gardens of Instagram; follow the Victorians’ advice and your terrarium will thrive<p>You know things are bad when you recognise the trends all the cool kids are doing from the last time round. Back in the 1980s I pored over Dr DG Hessayon’s <i>The House Plant Expert</i>. It was my …

Plants

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick

Jet lag makes everyone miserable. But it makes some people mentally ill.<p>There’s a psychiatric hospital not far from Heathrow Airport that is known for treating bipolar and schizophrenic travelers, some of whom are occasionally found wandering aimlessly through the terminals. A study from the 1980s …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Workouts

From Bowie to Solange: Here are the top 10 albums of 2016

If you released an album this year and thought you could slide by without bringing your A-Game, well, as Chance the Rapper would put it, …

The Versatile $135 Rotablade Is The Android Of Desk Toys

<i>If you’re in the market for something to curb your nail-biting or need an innocuous outlet for your nervous or bored energy, fidget spinners might just be the answer. After extensive testing — and despite a couple flaws — we all, at the very least, really like them and take them with us wherever we</i> …

Cool Stuff

The best films of 2016 ... that you probably didn't see

Guardian staff compile a list of overlooked films of the past year, including Isabelle Huppert’s overshadowed hit, the scariest horror film and a farting corpse<p>How to Be Single<p>The post-Sex and the City surge in films and TV shows based around the dating habits of singletons was largely a conveyor …

Stop Motion