Allan Fox

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Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

This Is the Single Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men. Are You Doing It?

Add this one-move workout to your routine for a bigger, stronger, and more athletic body<p>Ask me for an upper-body workout, and I’ll give you one exercise: the standing single-arm overhead press.<p>Here’s why: It works the deltoids, biceps, triceps, lats, and pecs, as well as all of the stabilizing …

5 Research-Backed Habits of People Who Never Skip a Workout

The first few weeks of a new fitness routine, you couldn’t be more stoked. You practically pop out of bed to hit the gym—rain or shine, snow or …

Fitness

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>We grew up learning the art of productivity -- from getting up early to go to school, attending all the classes, to finishing homework, going to bed early and getting up the next morning just to do it all over again. We learned to embrace …

This Is The Absolute Easiest Way to Invest for Retirement

Stay on track by keeping things simple.<p>Most people know they need to save for retirement, but many are intimidated by the complexity of the investing …

Investing

17 ways successful people think differently about money

15 Small Things Successful People Do Every Day

Casey Imafidon<p>Read full profile<p>There are certain people that come to your mind when you think about success. Perhaps they are people like Steve Jobs, …

Productivity

Michael Jackson’s personal meditation coach Deepak Chopra shares 11 simple tricks to enhance brain power

He's also known for being a good friend and personal meditation coach of the late pop icon Michael Jackson.<p>Last year, Chopra shared a slide deck based on his book, "Super Brain," that shows 11 ways to better-inspire your brain.<p>These are simple yet powerful tips that can help any type of business …

16 Nutritional Rules for a Full-Body Shred

Shortcuts to packing on new muscle mass and getting ripped to the bone are frequently peddled on late-night TV, but sadly, these feats can not be …

Nutrition

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness

Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

This post contains references to products from our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. The content is …

Personal Finance

5 1-Minute Ways to Feel More Organized

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. Sometimes the feeling of being unorganized is worse than actually being …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

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 …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

5 Choices That Will Maximize Your Productivity

Follow these rules and feel more accomplished at the end of every day.<p><i>In</i> The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity <i>(Simon & Schuster, 2014), co-authors Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne explore how effective time management can improve overall productivity levels. In the</i> …

Time Management

Why seniors should declutter -- and how to easily do so

There often comes a time when you have to part with some of your stuff. OK, a whole lot of it. Seniors, especially, have four compelling reasons to …

Best Money Tips: Start Doing These Things for Your Happiness

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on simple things to start doing for your happiness, ways to save …

The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

The System Is Broken: Why You Now Have To Blaze Your Own Way Forward

In his book <i>Choose Yourself,</i> author, blogger, entrepreneur and provocateur James Altucher talks about being at wit’s end before an aha! moment that changed everything. It was a moment, he says, when he realized that “nobody else was going to do it for me.”<p>As Altucher writes:<p>If I was going to thrive, …