Robert Chang

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Books and the ‘Boredom Boom’

Say you were bold enough to gather together seven of the recent or upcoming books about boredom. To stack the deck, say you were to do this gathering during a week of intense, attention-imperiling humidity — a week when, purely coincidentally, you’d just reached page 508 of “Moby-Dick,” and thus …

Researchers Find 8 Superfoods That Drastically Boost Your Brainpower At Work

Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one …

Self-improvement

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

25 insane military training exercises from around the world

Jumping through a ring of fire. Breaking bricks with your head. Drinking cobra blood.<p>Those are some examples of the insane exercises many troops from around the world have to go through as part of military training.<p>Some are actually meant to train troops, but many are just a show of force meant to …

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

Motivation

Phony bank statements, marriage fraud at center of alleged immigration scam, court docs say

Phony bank statements, staged photos, fake honeymoons and fraudulent wedding ceremonies lie at the heart of an alleged scam to help Chinese nationals obtain U.S. citizenship, according to court records released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles.<p>“Marriage fraud presents a serious threat …

8 Reasons Why Failing Is Actually Succeeding

If someone told you that to succeed you have to overcome numerous failures, would you risk it? Many people wouldn’t. Trying to avoid failures is a …

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

How lawyers get found in 2015

Understanding how your next client will find you is critical to earning their business. Two years ago, Moses & Rooth provided us with some guidance. …

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Altered States of Reading (Part 1): VALIS, Vallee, and Vaal

Where to begin when the story is a loop?I have been mulling over a particularly rich and thought provoking entry from Jacques Vallee’s journals</i> …

Get More Done with (a Lot) Less Stress: 13 Simple and Daily Work Habits

<i>“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”</i> <b><br>Albert Einstein</b><i>“Think</i> …

22 business books that blew my mind

<i>I am often asked for tips on good books to read. Recently I have posted an article in Russian listing my favourite business books, which got over 70</i> …

Why I am not a Wittgensteinian

10 Game Developers to Watch if You Like Pretty (and Addictive) Mobile Games

Everyone and their mother has a smartphone these days, and lots of us play games on them, too — I get sucked in on the train, ferry, and bus, or when I want to relax a bit, and I know I'm not the only one. The thing is, though, that I'm really picky about mobile games: I like games that are pretty, …

Why You Shouldn't Skip a Workout

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

9 ways too much stress screws up your life

But it's possible to have too much of a good thing. When stress becomes unmanageable, it can wreak havoc on everything from your diet to your relationships.<p>We rounded up nine science-backed ways that both short- and long-term stress affect your daily behavior.<p>Read on to find out why you may act …

15 Books Incoming College Freshmen Had to Read This Summer

Duke University recently made headlines after some of its incoming freshmen refused to read the college’s required common reading assignment. The …

Books

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

To honor the forgotten, overlooked or unappreciated movements, we asked top trainers to weigh in on the best exercises that fly under the radar. Not only will these moves build strength, improve endurance and burn calories, they'll keep you making progress toward your goals.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex</i> …

New York City

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

A Relaxing Yoga Sequence You Can Do In Bed

I love to sleep. My life encourages me to burn bright most of the time, so I fully embrace rest whenever I can take it. Though sleep isn't the only …

Yoga

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …