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No Need For An App--Here Are 4 Smarter Ways To Train Your Mind

Brain-training games are fun, but they may not actually make you smarter.<p>It's the end of the day, you have no idea where the day went, and you still have a day's worth of work to do. If only you could get more done in the day--if only your brain worked faster! We've all had these thoughts. In fact, …

The Brain

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

The Worst Fitness Tips Top Trainers Have Ever Heard

To many, the world of working out can seem like it’s full of rules. Keep your back flat during a push-up, squeeze your glutes in a plank—and don’t …

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Google Docs

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Meet the NASA Engineer Who Became an Astronaut—After Being Rejected 14 Times

Clayton Anderson, "the ordinary spaceman," talks his long journey to the ISS, the view from 250 miles above the Earth, and the extraordinary things on the horizon for space travel.<p><i>Clayton Anderson spent his first 15 years at NASA designing spacecraft. He spent his last 15 flying them. But somewhere</i> …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

6 Reasons You Just Can’t Stop Eating

Understand the common culprits behind your binges—so you can overcome them<p>Let’s get the obvious reason you overeat out of the way: Food tastes really good. And some of it tastes really, really good.<p>The truth, though, is that everyone likes food, yet some people struggle to find their stopping point …

Nutrition

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 1: Bernal Spheres

Spheres of overpopulation<p>As fears of overpopulation took hold in the 1970s, NASA began giving serious thought to building space colonies. In the …

The Walking Dead

Is Diet or Exercise More Important for Weight Loss?

Consider this: A hard aerobic workout can burn about 500 calories in an hour, but a meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables is around 400 calories. …

Weight Loss

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

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5 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

<i>“’Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”</i> ― François Mauriac<p>I get asked a lot what books I’m reading or what books I recommend for entrepreneurs. I love to read, so I’ve always got my nose in a book. Even on my …

HugeDomains.com - Viwaa.com is for sale (Viwaa)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

You’ll Never Believe These 19 Rooms Were Once Garages

Come on, just admit it — your garage is wasted space. While most of us are guilty of using our garages for only storage, there are a fair number of people who are taking advantage of that extra square footage and starting a garage conversion revolution. It’s time to stop thinking boxes and cars and …

How to profit from the expensive US stock market

American shares are expensive but money can still be made - we highlight how<p>It has become the consensus view that the American stock market has become too expensive and is destined to fall, but investors should not necessarily be cashing in their chips.<p>Two of Britain’s biggest fund buyers – …

How to Eat Sugar to Lose Weight

Nope, you don’t have to ditch the sweet stuff altogether to reach your weight-loss goals.<p>Okay, so mowing down a brownie after every meal isn’t going to do anything great for your weight-loss efforts (or health, for that matter)—but we're pretty sure you know that. What you might not be aware of is …