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Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

Covey's 7 Habits: Begin With the End in Mind | Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in</i> The 7 Habits of Highly Effective …

Self-improvement

The 10 Physical Skills Every Man Should Master | The Art of Manliness

You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how …

How Automatic Transmission Works | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to Gearhead 101 — a series on the basics of how cars work for the automotive neophytes out there.</i><p>If you’ve been following Gearhead 101, …

6 Exercises to Stop Slouching | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this year when I made a video about how to plan your week, several viewers commented on the terrible Quasimodo-like hunched back I displayed. …

Want to Have More Creative Breakthroughs? Redesign Your Day According to This Step-by-Step Guide

The authors of a new book on the art of breakthrough thinking explain how designing your day more thoughtfully can get your creative juices flowing.<p>You stare at a blank screen for what seems like hours, waiting for your brain to come up with a brilliant idea, and it never comes. There has to be a …

How to Acquire the Knowledge of 20 Personal Development Books in Under 5 Minutes

You're reading How to Acquire the Knowledge of 20 Personal Development Books in Under 5 Minutes, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

Motivation

7 Healthy Hot Drinks to Sip on a Cold Day

Wintertime calls for comforting, soothing hot drinks like cocoa and tea — but they don't have to be unhealthy! With these recipes, you can sip on your favorites all season long, without any worry about your diet.

The List Shorts #0255: Change a Tire

Our list of "1,001 car things to do before you die" includes some aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime challenges, but that doesn't mean we ignore the basics. "The List Shorts" is a new subsection of <i>The List</i> that focuses on repairs, maintenance and attainable automotive fun.<p>For our first installment, …

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Warranties

Breaking down the different types of warranties and what they mean from a legal perspective.<p>Warranties are great, especially if you're in the market for a used luxury car. They alleviate some of the fear of expensive repairs, and they're often included with the purpose of the vehicle. But that …

How To Find Your Inner Peace

You're reading How To Find Your Inner Peace, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please …

4 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Energy (Without Caffeine)

You're reading 4 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Energy (Without Caffeine), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

University of California

15 Cool Tech Facts About the 2017 Porsche Panamera

Find Out How the Panamera's Rear-Wheel Steering System Differs From the 911's<p>From chassis electrickery to a cool new wing, the 2017 Porsche Panamera is full of tech to make the driving experience everything you’d expect of a four-door from the brand.<p>Don’t miss our 2017 Porsche Panamera <b>First Drive</b> …

How To Keep The Conversation Alive: 4 Improv Rules by Tina Fey

You're reading How To Keep The Conversation Alive: 4 Improv Rules by Tina Fey, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Tina Fey

How Meditation Can Help Make Your Mind Happier

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

Stephen Hawking

How Time Dilation Explains the "Twin Paradox"

If you travel in a spaceship and come back, you'll have aged less than the people who stayed. But why?<p>Last week's lesson was time dilation, and you hopefully understand the basics of how it works. Cliff notes: According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the faster you travel, the slower time …

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Study Skills

Want to Stay Mentally Focused All Day? Start With These 10 Brain Hacks

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

13 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Quora

5 Steps To Defeating That Annoying, Manipulative Voice In Your Head

You're reading 5 Steps To Defeating That Annoying, Manipulative Voice In Your Head, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Motivation

5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back

You're reading 5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber - Issue 39: Sport

Alex Honnold has his own verb. “To honnold”—usually written as “honnolding”—is to stand in some high, precarious place with your back to the wall, …

Climbing

This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

The Complete Guide To Learning Languages Online

You're reading The Complete Guide To Learning Languages Online, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Language Learning

The Atkinson Combustion Cycle: An Explainer

Just what exactly is the Atkinson cycle, and how does it benefit today's engine management systems?<p>Like countless other 19th-century inventors, entrepreneurs, and tinkerers, British engineer James Atkinson sought ways to improve on the Otto four-stroke combustion engine, first produced in 1876. The …

Engines

Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP

No, it doesn't use magic.<p>For a relatively small company, Koenigsegg employs an impressive amount of unique technology developed in-house. Its V8 engines may be based on an older Ford design, but calling them Mustang engines with turbochargers attached would be a vast understatement. Even its …

Koenigsegg

Honda Just Patented an 11-Speed Triple-Clutch Transmission

The Japanese automaker plans to one-up both 10-speed and double-clutch transmissions with a single new gearbox.<p>If you thought a 10-speed transmission had as many gears as any car could possibly need, we have bad news. Honda has filed a patent for a transmission that has 11 gears. And it doesn't …

Here’s the Secret to Communicating With Irrational, Angry or Crazy People

We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them?<p>First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then …