Wendell Misiedjan

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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Self-improvement

21 Spotify Playlists (One for Every Mood!) That Are Actually Worth Listening To

If you're a Spotify user, you know that one of the best things the service has to offer is a wealth of ready-made playlists across every genre, for …

Playlist

Reading Literature Won’t Give You Superpowers

Psychologists have failed to replicate a famous study suggesting that short fiction improves readers’ abilities to read the emotional states of others.<p>“Reading,” according to the writer Joyce Carol Oates, “is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin.” …

Psychology

Your words may predict your future mental health

Can the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano …

Mental Health

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

The Important Habit of Just Starting

Every single day, my to-do list is a reminder of all the <i>other</i> projects I haven’t started. The passion projects that I ‘just don’t have time’ to do. …

Brain scans reveal how LSD alters your mind

The over-connected, psychedelic consciousness<p>The first brain scans of people on LSD have revealed that the drug causes different regions of the brain to become more entangled and connected. This, researchers think, may contribute to the experience of losing oneself that many drug users report — a …

Consciousness

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …

Quantum Mechanics

‘The Cosmic Web’ weaves tale of universe’s architecture

Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%: Study

Open any magazine (this one, for example) and you’ll find that mindfulness has gone mainstream. You’ll also notice there are studies that purport to …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

Immune System
Silicon Valley

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Meditation