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After Getting Up at 5 am Every Day for a Month I'm Less Stressed, More Productive and Generally Happier

You get a lot more done in the morning and waste a lot less time at night fretting about how much you have to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently committed to waking up at 5:00 a.m. each day for a month. We read all of these articles about people claiming …

Time Management

The Moth: How good are you at telling a yarn? Here's how to improve your storytelling game

Do you think you can spin a cracker yarn? The art of telling a great story is something everyone can aspire to, with the right ingredients.<p>But often, …

Public Speaking

The psychology behind why you always pick the same seat

Ever noticed that you’re stuck in your ways when it comes to seating preferences? Do you always sit in the same chair when you enter a conference room, select the same bike each time you take a spin class, or choose the same side of the plane when pre-selecting a seat?<p>It’s not just you: It’s …

Psychology

The 5 most impactful findings from National Geographic’s ‘Science of Sleep’ issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in <i>National Geographic</i>, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August …

Washing Machines

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

Psychology

Four-day work week is good for businesses and workers

Employees at a New Zealand company behind an innovative trial of a four-day working week have declared it a resounding success, with 78 per cent …

Work-life Balance

Chart of the day: If you're born poor, it takes until your great-great grandchildren to overcome it

If you're born into a poor family in Australia, new analysis suggests it would take four generations before your descendants approach the average …

Demographics

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology

How To Be Less Distracted With Your Kids

Image: Getty Images<p>You want to be more present for your children, to engage with them from a place of intention and connection rather than …

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

'Decent men have affairs all the time. I'm going to tell you why.'

Up until about seven years ago, I had a somewhat black and white view of sex and adultery within a committed relationship. Case in point:<p><b>Infidelity</b> – …

Relationships

Standing outside the circle on May Day, I felt a sense of loss | Brigid Delaney's diary

Seeing how unbroken the culture is in this small Wessex village made me mourn for all the cultures that have been broken by the English<p>I am in Thomas Hardy country – Wessex – where there are teeny tiny cottages with thatched roofs and hedgerows and oaks covered in lichen, and for two or three …

Hardy

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

Expand your Raspberry Pi horizons with this kit

Thanks to the strides made by Raspberry Pi and Internet of Things (IoT), you don't need to tote an engineering degree to create your own devices, but …

Learn Electronics With Arduino - a good book

Many Arduino books assume you know at least a bit about electronics. Learn Electronics With Arduino by artist Jody Culkin and Eric Hagan is written …

LoRa System Commands Drones From A Distance

LoRa has been making quite a stir in hacker circles over the past couple of years, as it offers a fascinating combination of long range, low power, …

In Cities, Wildlife Evolves Astonishingly Fast

Animals, plants, and insects adapt to the extreme urban environment—and even to specific subway lines.<p>Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of <i>Darwin Comes to Town</i>, …

Raspberry Pi Plex Server

If you have a backup of your digital media, it’s nice to have a convenient way to play it back. Running a dedicated media server is the usual way to do this, but a computer that’s up all the time can be pretty expensive in terms of electrical usage. Fortunately the Raspberry Pi 3 is powerful enough …

The Remarkably Powerful Benefits of a Closed Mind

Blocking out negativity and those who are trying to discourage you is critical to your success.<p>Perhaps an open mind is overrated.<p>We hear a lot about the benefits of having an open mind. From Thomas Dewar realizing that "Minds are like parachutes -- they only function when open," to Charles F. …

Watch this robot bend pipe cleaners into hearts and stars

Just like in arts and crafts class<p>Pipe cleaners probably played a large role in your life when you were a kid. Remember all those hours spent twisting the furry wires into weird and fun shapes? If the thought of doing that for hours hurts your hands, a Japanese tinkerer named Yoshihito Isogawa has …

Robotics

Get a tiny Raspberry Pi Zero with adapters

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny Linux computer. Ever since they were announced last year for $5, they have been hard to get. But if you are willing …

How To: Build a Beginner Hacking Kit with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

If you want to follow Null Byte tutorials and try out Kali Linux, the Raspberry Pi is a perfect way to start. In 2018, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ …

Bowing: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on Non-Duality and Big Mind

After zazen we bow to the floor nine times. By bowing we are giving up ourselves. To give up ourselves means to give up our dualistic ideas. So there …

Meditation

Play

These goals are far from being disconnected: we now realize the fundamental role that social and emotional well-being play in the attainment of …

Adolescence

Nature | Perspective<p>Insights into windows of opportunity that will have strong positive impacts on the trajectories of health, education, social and …

Teens

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

The Iraq War: In the beginning was the lie

On April 9, 2003, US soldiers toppled the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. Fifteen years later we know that this war cost hundreds of thousands …

Middle East

About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight<br>• Winton on writing ‘with my heart in my mouth’ – podcast<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about boys. …

Misogyny

8 Successful Mental Habits to Defeat Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

How intense is work right now? These simple and useful techniques may help lessen your anxiety.<p>Are you under intense pressure at work? Perhaps you're a busy entrepreneur and founder of a startup racking up 60 hours per week to keep your business afloat. Or the CEO of a company that just got handed …