Ben Toone

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How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Why you shouldn’t organize your email

Architecturally cool new buildings for corporations may be all the rage. Apple is building a "spaceship" campus. Google has proposed futuristic buildings that include an "architectural sky." Amazon's new headquarters will include 100-foot-tall orbs known as "biospheres."<p>But one of the most …

Marie Kondo

These Amazing Illustrations For Parents Is Definitely What Parents Should Read Today

We live in a busy world. Sometimes owing to work and other pressures, its very easy to overlook a few things. We designed this illustrations to help …

New IKEA Hacks That Will Change Your Life

When we need furniture, and we need it fast, there's no better place to go than IKEA. Its flat-pack system guarantees you can grab and go with …

Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …

Unload Your Thoughts and Ideas With a "Mind Capture" Ritual

Your mind is always bouncing around thoughts and ideas in your head, but it’s hard to capture and understand them if you’re constantly being …

Make Foolproof Stir-Fry Dishes with This Simple Formula

Once you know the basics of stir-frying, an endless variety of quick and healthy dishes will await you. These infographics from Cook Smarts tell you …

Recipes

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Simply having fun plays a big role in motivating your behavior.<p>Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on …

Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

Super Mario

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2015

Cooking tips aren’t just for foodies. We all eat every day (unless you’re a robot), and better cooking means healthier food, more delicious meals, …

Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

GIF<p>A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of …

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

Use This Quick Reference to Eliminate "Um"s From Your Speech Forever

Even if you’re confident what you’re saying, filler words like “Um” can creep in and make you sound unsure. If you want to get a handle on them, this …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Self-improvement

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Happiness

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3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Building good habits can be difficult.<p>That's especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.<p>I'm not going to pretend like these ideas are the only way to build better habits …

No cost training to becoming a data scientist

Data Science

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

E.coli

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Nick Cage Movies Vs. Drownings, and More Strange (but Spurious) Correlations

When Tyler Vigen was finishing law school a few years ago, he went on a search for identical twins—not in the real world but in data sets.<p>So he would find a study like this:<p>And then keep searching until he bumped into a totally unrelated study, one that looked like this:<p>Then he’d put one plot line …

Recipes

Depression is not contagious but an upbeat mood is, say scientists

Upbeat moods spread through social networks but depression does not, scientists have found<p>Sad friends will not bring you down but upbeat moods are contagious a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Warwick studied 2,000 teenagers to see if their social groups could …

Depression

How I Taught Myself Not to be An Insufferable Know-It-All

Random tidbits, factoids, and conversation points pulled from the latest broadcast of NPR have always been my conversation fuel. But this stuff can …