Daryl Yap

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How To Build Your Own Trippy Meditation Pod

Need to escape modern life? Climb inside this '70s-era DIY lair from our archives.<p>Ignore the funny haircuts and retro clothing in this gallery: The Meditator is the perfect solution to the stresses of urban life in 2012. Made from 12 pentagons decorated with photo collages, this think tank is a …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

C'Mon Get Happy

New documentary, Happy, directed by Roko Belic, explores the science of happiness and how people across cultures find it.

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

How To Read Way More Books (And, Thus, Know Way More Stuff)

Humanity has learned a lot of stuff. Most of it is in books. So we should read more of them. Here’s how.<p>While many problems are new to 2013–what, exactly, is twerking?–most are quite old, like having a meaningful career or being able to do your best work. So if we want to be able to address our …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The Easiest Way To Protect Your Time

Productive people have empty schedules. That requires a lot of “no.”<p>As Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have told us, you need to say no to most everything if you’re going to get your best work done. Some people are very good at it. They include:<p><b>Tracy Morgan</b><p><b>An ambiguous Olsen twin</b><p><b>George Costanza</b><p>Some …

Why Changing Your Desk Changes The Way You Work

To clutter or not to clutter? That is only one of many work-space issues. Let’s go beneath the surface.<p>What you’re working on is really important.<p>No, not the task on your to-do list–the actual surface that you’re physically working on. Your desk.<p>As people are getting more mindful of their workdays, …

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3 Weird Things Breakfast Does To Your Brain

The day’s purportedly most important meal is more than meets the eye: science shows that the <b>when</b> and <b>what</b> of your breakfast transforms how your mind works the rest of the day.<p>How so? As a new paper published in the <i>Frontiers of Human Neuroscience</i> argues, breaking your fast is a many-faceted thing. …

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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

14 Tips For Learning Any Skill Incredibly Fast

He writes:<p>"Whether you want to learn how to speak a new language in three months, how to shoot a three-pointer in one weekend, or how to memorize a deck of cards in less than a minute, the true recipe of this book is exactly that: a process for acquiring any skill. The vehicle I chose is …

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Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

Don’t Go Back to School: How to Fuel the Internal Engine of Learning

<i>“The present education system is the trampling of the herd,”</i> legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright lamented in 1956. Half a century later, I started <i>Brain Pickings</i> in large part out of frustration and disappointment with my trampling experience of our culturally fetishized “Ivy League education.” I …

How to Teach Anything to Anyone

Since you can't possibly do it all yourself, you'll need to teach other people how. Here is a 5-step process sure to pass on your knowledge and skill.<p>Most people are familiar with the phrase: <i>Those who can't do, teach</i>. Ironically, it's the converse that creates dysfunction in business. So often …

5 Productivity Tips for Incredibly Busy People

What’s your personal strategy to staying productive even during explosively busy times? It’s easy to get sidetracked when your to-do list is a mile …

The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

This story appears in the July 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>We live in an age when we work more hours and feel more stress trying to get more done. Technology, meant to simplify our lives, saps our attention and steals our time. Has the need for a more efficient operation ever been greater?<p>…

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

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The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …