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What Are You Doing About It? Reaching Deep Fluency with Mental Models

The mental models approach is very intellectually appealing, almost seductive to a certain type of person. (It certainly is for us.)The whole idea is …

Self-improvement

The Stewards Of A Disappearing Faith — And 10,000 Songs

In the mid-19th century, Shakers practiced their faith in farming communities from Maine to Kentucky. Numbering 6,000 at their peak, they gave up worldly possessions, marriage and sex, instead devoting themselves to prayer and work. They also wrote songs, thousands of them — including "Simple …

Middle Age

8 Simple Steps You Can Take Toward a Smarter, Healthier Brain

Be choosy about what you read.<p><i>What steps should I take if I want to develop my brain to the maximum? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Diane Shatto on Quora:</b><p>Self-discipline is the key. Here …

High School

Here's What It's Actually Like To Live With Bipolar Disorder

"I'm not crazy. Something in my head just works different than yours."<p><b>"It became clear that this wasn't the case.</b> I started a new medication regimen a few months ago and my mood has been stable since then. There are still difficulties, but I try to take them in stride."

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism
Books

The Real Reason You Never Feel Motivated at Work

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

7 Powerful Tricks That Will Improve Your Writing Today | Inc.com

I'm not a writer, yet I've written three books. I have ideas. Big ideas. And so do you. Maybe you already launched a blog. Maybe you're even interested in publishing a book.<p>If you have big ideas, and want to communicate your ideas to as many people as possible. Read on.<p>You <i>must learn</i> how to write …

Writing

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

Reckon you were born without a brain for maths? Highly unlikely

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

Mathematics

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

“They’ve got to kill me. They can’t afford to let me live”: Inside the amazing friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

How Malcolm X helped shape Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali — and a symbol of black pride and independence<p><i>The Negro has long since learned that his real heroes are always depicted as villains by the white world.<br>—LIBERATOR</i><p>America was unprepared for the name “Muhammad Ali.” Seldom had a man’s new name …

Boxing

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Time Management

How to Develop a Psychology of Resilience

<i>“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” —</i> Henry David …

Self-improvement

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

What makes us conscious?

Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in its state?<p>What about a pet dog? …

Consciousness

Woman suicide bomber took part in Ankara attack, official says

<b>Ankara, Turkey (CNN) —</b> A female suicide bomber and a male accomplice were behind a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital city that claimed the lives of at least 35 civilians, an official said Monday.<p>The female suicide bomber has been identified, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said, …

Extremism

The Ultimate Guide to Habits – Peak Performance Made Easy

You’re much more likely to be successful if you change a bad habit into a better behavior.<p><b>Here’s a common example:</b> A lot of us crave something sweet …

New York Times

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management
Books

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says your success in any situation hinges on three things

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy is perhaps best known as the creator of the “power pose.”<p>As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about …

7 Remarkably Powerful Body Language Secrets for Success | Inc.com

Sometimes, our bodies just know what to do. There's something to be said about natural instincts, about inherently knowing how to react in times of extreme stress and duress. In times when we can't process thoughts quickly enough, the millions of muscle fibers and tissues that make up our living …

Public Speaking

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy.<p>When my partner first died, I lost my mind - and not in the ways you might think.<p>I used to be a person who could read books. I used to have a really great memory. I used to be a person who …

The 17 Coolest New Urban Hotels in the Country

Open since June, this 168-room hotel is anchored by cups of Ristretto Roasters’ coffee and flaky croissants at a ground-floor café and bakery …

New York City
Brides