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This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day | Inc.com

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When you go into the gym, you get to decide how …

Motivation

Dad Bod: Redefined Day 4​ Is a Full-Body, 10-Move Circuit | Men’s Health

We’ve partnered with trainer Cory Gregory to bring you a cutting-edge, four-week program with five workouts that will help you completely reshape your body. By using a time-based circuit format—allowing you to focus more on quality reps rather than sloppily pumping out a set number—you’ll build …

6 Daily Habits of CEOs You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Easy actions any leader can adopt to better connect with the team.<p><i>By Liz Valentine, CEO, Swift (a POSSIBLE agency)</i><p>Being a competent CEO is one thing. Being a likable CEO is something else entirely--and it can seem like an impossibly abstract task.<p>Studies have shown that it's a special challenge for …

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10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Gratitude

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

How To Lose Belly Fat - Hint, No Cardio, Situps, or Diet - Lose 4 Inches of Belly Fat in 26 Days

You want something new and exciting... and that's what I have for you. Here's how to lose belly fat (specifically - lose 4 inches of belly fat in 26 …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

The Killer 8-Minute Kettlebell Workout

In a world of hollow fitness promises, getting a great workout in less than 10 minutes may seem dubious. But we can guarantee that at the end of this …

Workouts

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

Surfing icon Laird Hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

Perpetual youth is a whimsical notion suited to screen writers and 16th century Spanish explorers but a career requirement for Laird Hamilton.<p>In the ocean as many as five hours most days, the inventor of tow-in big-wave surfing, modern-day stand-up paddleboarding and hydrofoil surfing uses a unique …

Immune System

Why I’m Glad My Bipolar Dad Was Institutionalized

For years, my family fought to keep my father out of institutionalized living. We never dreamed it would turn around his mental health.<p>"You father is all set to be released tomorrow," the social worker said, her voice cheery, as if this were good news.<p>My stomach dropped.<p>My father was about to be …

Mental Health

I Actually Tried Meditation for 30 Days—This Is What Happened

My first meditation class was a failure. I tanked it. Bombed it worse than anything since a college essay on <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>.<p>As is typical when …

Meditation

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Leadership

Does The 7 Minute Workout work?

Me doing The 7-Minute Workout in Business Insider's office.Business Insider/Erin Brodwin<p>When we first heard about The 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises to grant you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, we thought it was all hype.<p>But as it turns out, …

How to Create Your Own Full-Body Workout Plan

Walk into the gym, head to the dumbbells or gym machines, do the same few moves you've been doing for a while, and then call it a day. Sound …

Workouts

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Psychology

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

44 Ways Being Active Makes You Live a More Happier and Meaningful Life

You're reading 44 Ways Being Active Makes You Live a More Happier and Meaningful Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Happiness

Secrets To Staying Fit Even When It Feels Impossible

<i>Todd McCullough is a former University of Florida football player and creator of TMAC FITNESS. He specializes in helping busy people get into shape</i> …

Fitness

7 Essential Pieces of Gear for Any Spring Adventure

Jarren VinkPeter KochGear UpSpring adventure calls for all-conditions equipment.

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

The Insane Interval MetCon Workout | Men's Health

(In fact, I created 9 MetCon workouts for my latest at-home DVD program—THE 21-DAY METASHRED. It strips away fat and reveals lean, hard muscle.)<p>Rest periods are kept short to elevate your heart rate and to maximize your per minute calorie burn.<p>As a result, you’ll gain strength, burn fat, improve …