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Day in the Life: Strength and conditioning staff

Alex Trinca arrives at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry in late February. Inside the weight training room hangs a clock. In bright red …

Sports Complex

The four movements that need to be in every strength program

<b>Khan Porter is a pro CrossFit Athlete, a strength and conditioning coach, and an all-round gun — so when he guides you on what to do in the gym, you</b> …

Exercise

This Is How You Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want

In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an eBook, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know …

The relationship math psychologists use to predict your future

<b>Tell me these three things about your relationship, and I can tell you if it’s going to last. Psychologists have figured out pretty accurate</b> …

How A Top Psychologist Changed The Way I Approach My To-Do List

It’s about way more than tasks.<p>The to-do list and the calendar are like square pegs and round holes. With the rare (or deadline-driven) exception, …

Time Management

Six Ways to Influence Anybody – ART + marketing

<i>To be more influential, master the basic psychological principles governing decision making.</i><p>We all want to be more influential. Whether it’s in …

Hermeneutics — Why People Interpret Things Differently

Academic Sources: <i>Integrating Positivist and Interpretive Approaches to Organizational Research</i> by Allan Lee, <i>Electronic Mail as a Medium for Rich</i> …

What Is The Anchoring Effect?

Have you ever noticed an opinion you had seemed right until you heard all the facts and realized, you were completely unaware of how off your opinion …

Seven Steps to Superior Learning

<i>Originally published by</i> <i>Scott Young</i> <i>on</i> <i>his personal website</i><i>.</i><p>Have you ever read through a book only to be left with only a vague recollection of what it …

A little learning is a dangerous thing: The CIA published a book everyone should read

<b>CIA veteran Richards Heuer studied people’s biases for decades and formulated a methodology to combat their own cognitive limitations.</b><p><i>Via American</i> …

Critical Thinking

Marcus Aurelius: How to Think Clearly

At 17, Marcus Aurelius was adopted. It made him heir to the throne of Rome.<p>Born into a wealthy family, Aurelius was primarily raised in the household …

Immune System

How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently

Are Books Superior to TV?<p>How they affect our brains differently, according to science<p>There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend …

Key to Cowboys' psychological strength

Injuries are a part of rugby league – things won't always go according to plan in a competition that hits as hard as the NRL – and the psychological …

Bouncing Back

2 Big Obstacles to Clearer Thinking, and How to Overcome Them

One of my favorite parables is the story of the blind men and the elephant. It comes from the Indian subcontinent, and has been a part of basically …

How to Develop Mental Strength: The Magic of David Blaine

David Blaine might be the mentally toughest person on earth.<p>Here’s a short excerpt of the death-defying feats he’s pulled off over the years:<p>Holding …

Tim Ferriss

How to Trigger the Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy

The Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy (And How To Trigger Them)<p>Simple ways to increase your feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters.<p>When we ask …

21 Strategies for Mastering Skills, Mentorships and Mindsets

When you see things from multiple perspectives, you realize you can achieve almost anything you want in far less time than you imagined.<p>Yet, most …

Self-improvement

Want To Become A Multi-Millionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately.

<i>“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a</i> …

How to make a friend fast — the scientific method

What we know as human society is held together by interpersonal relationships - on one hand, it’s the give-and-take equilibria between persons or …

Psychology

How to Get a Job Even if You Don’t Have a College Degree

<i>Originally posted by</i> <i>Derek Magill</i> <i>on his</i> <i>personal site</i><i>.</i><p>In 2014, sometime after dropping out of college (or getting kicked out, depending on whom you …

The Science of Self-Control: 6 Ways to Develop Greater Willpower and Discipline | Inc.com

Self-control. Willpower. Determination. Perseverance. Doing what you need to do, day after day, with total focus and resolve...that's how you succeed. And that's why we all want to develop greater willpower and self-control. Willpower, determination, and resilience help successful people keep …

Self-improvement

6 Tips to Improve Work Performance From the World’s Best Athletes

If you want to get better at what you do — whatever that may be — a good place to start is by looking to the world’s best, and for good reason. It …

Top Books in 2017 (So Far)

11 reads that have taught me the most<p>An overarching theme of my writing is connecting ideas from seemingly disparate domains. Doing so requires …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

1. Stop consuming caffeine<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent …

Self-improvement

Learning This Simple Skill Will Make You an Exceptional Leader, According to Science

<b>This skill is rarely used, but it’s the make-or-break factor for successful leadership.</b><p>When we think of leadership, we often picture someone speaking …

Communication Skills

12 Books That Will Improve Your Self-Knowledge

Every piece of personal or professional growth you achieve in life starts with one thing: Self-knowledge.<p>Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, …

Self-improvement

19 Tricks To Shift Your Mind Toward Optimism

In all facets of life, your personal attitude plays an enormous role in your success. Bad and good outlooks become self-fulfilling prophecies — if …