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World’s Scariest Drug Can Wipe Your Memory, Block Free Will, And Even Kill You

Rumors are circulating in Colombia of a dangerous drug called the “Devil’s Breath” that’s local and has some calling it the “world’s scariest drug.” …

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10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Self-improvement

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

Self-help

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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Books

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

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17 easy productivity hacks that will help you crush it in 2016

And it might not be as hard as it seems.<p>A few simple tweaks to your routine can make you far more productive — which will really help you crush it in 2016.<p>Here are 17 simple things you can start doing now (and throughout the year) to set yourself up for success:

Time Management

101 Seriously Good Ideas to Help You Win the War on Productivity Once And For All. | Inc.com

Clearly productivity is a hot topic these days. We're all complaining about having more to do and less time to do it. We have incredible technology, apps everywhere, productivity coaches and productivity workshops, but are we winning? Personally some days I am, other days not so much. But I am …

Time Management

[Life Lessons] How I Realized It Was Time To Descend The Mountain

‘The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had…’ I can’t say that I’m the most spiritual person by most …

Positive Thinking

How Your To-Do List is Killing Your Productivity

If you’re anything like me, your to-do list is a mix of meaningless words (I’m not quite sure what I meant by a task simply labeled, “pinball”) and …

Time Management

12 Little Known Laws Of Mindfulness (That Will Change Your Life) - The Open Mind

MARC CHERNOFF<p><i>“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”<br>– Carl …

Mindfulness

Selfies now kill more people per year than sharks

We’ve had an unusually high number of shark attacks so far this year, but even so, Condé Nast Traveler has reported that <i>even more</i> people have died in 2015 due to selfies.<p>That’s right. It turns out that a bad mix of vanity and not paying attention to one’s surroundings is far more deadly to human …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

I'm not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson.<p>I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your …

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21 Airport and Flight Tips, Fun, and Tricks: A Rough Guide

<i>From a man who has been in more jets than taxi cabs...</i><p><b>1) Wear your most loose and comfortable pair of underwear. You are likely going to be seated for at least the next 4 hours, maybe more. If you have not thought of this before, you will every time from this moment forward.</b><p>2) When arriving at the …

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The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half | Inc.com

We all want to know that we're doing our best to be successful, but too often we feel ourselves becoming less productive even while we're working longer hours.<p>Good news!<p>A new study finds that being productive really is more about working smarter, not harder. The study looked at musicians' practice …

Time Management

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

What I Learned When I Became a Thailand Expat in My 20s

Backpacking solo through Southeast Asia for five months at 26-years-old taught me a hell of a lot: to live minimally, get out of my comfort zone and to focus on the here and now; just to name a few. When the date to fly home drew near, and I knew I wasn't ready to hop on that plane, I cancelled my …

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