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10 Caffeine-Free Foods to Help You Focus

When it comes time to hone in and focus on a project at work, most guys reach for an espresso or (yet another) black coffee to stay sharp throughout …

Nutrition

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

Exercise Hormones to Know About

(And if you need some new workout inspiration, try these 10 Genius Exercises You Aren't Doing.)<p><b>The hormone:</b> Irisin<p><b>What it is:</b> Exercise causes it to break off into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Hence its nickname: the “exercise hormone.”<p><b>How it works:</b> One recent study found …

19 Things You Need To Stop Over-Thinking

<b>1. Whether or not you love someone.</b> It should not be a mystery to unveil. At the end of the day, you either do or you don’t. You know the answer, …

Getting Your Heart Broken Isn't So Bad

If you’re a recent victim of heartbreak (by “heartbreak” I mean, someone left/ betrayed/ dehumanized you and by “recent” I mean, in the past six …

An Open Letter To Mornings

Dear Mornings,<p>I want to like you, I really do, but when you continue to behave this way, I really don’t see how we can go on. I systematically act …

7 Signs You’re Becoming A Better Person

1. You do things when you say you are going to do them.<p>Once upon a time, you would tell your friend that you would help him move on Saturday. …

20 Things To Let Go Of In Your 20s

1. The phone numbers of people you shouldn’t have the option to contact again if and when temptation strikes, social media connections with people …

32 Moments That Make A Day Awesome

1. When you wake up in a fit, thinking that you missed your alarm, and then look over at your clock and realize you just woke yourself up too early …

10 Disney Princes And Whether Or Not You Should Marry Them

We all know that no one is more of a model for your own future knight-in-shining-armor than a good, old-fashioned Disney Prince. While some may be …

Making Every Moment A Work Of Art

I called up my favorite writer, William Vollman, and told him I had AIDS. He had just written a book (this was around 1994) about a guy who went to …

What I Would Do If I Had One Hundred Million Dollars

The guys from Goldman Sachs told me I might even be worth a billion when they came in and made their pitch in early 2000.<p>I had two goals of what I …

The Complete List Of Topics Not To Bring Up On A First Date

What our kids would look like, hypothetically, if we were to have kids, no pressure or anything haha, just making conversation over here, but …

“The Best Years Of Our Lives”

Even when you’re drunk you feel sober because over four or five or six years of experience with alcohol — either siphoning jungle juice at parties …

10 Awesome, Go-To Songs For Waking Up In The Morning

DISCLAIMER: If you enjoy any of these songs beforehand, be forewarned that you’ll likely wind up hating them if used as an alarm. Proceed with …

5 Steps To Stop Worrying What People Think Of You

On my seventh night in New York City I ended up, almost accidentally, living out a fantasy of mine — mingling with writers and photographers, in an …

The 110% Absolutely Complete Formula For Being In Love

When I was in my undergrad, I took a Psychology course on interpersonal relationships. My professor discussed all kinds of relationships, from …

5 Social Situations Nobody Likes To Be In

1. Showing up solo to the party<p>There are very few parties I would be brave enough to arrive to by myself. In order for that to happen, I must be soul …

7 Things You Think Are Compliments But Which Are Actually Insults

1. You’re not fat, you’re beautiful!<p>Aside from the fact that letting this gem loose at someone who is feeling particularly heavy is directly implying …

23 Very Famous Quotes You Probably Have Wrong

1. “Ignorance is bliss” is actually “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise” and it was said by Thomas Gray.<p>2. In the bible, “Money is the …

30 Relationship Red Flags That Most People Ignore

Have you ever disliked something about your significant other but not wanted to admit it to yourself? I’ve had that happen before. I’ve thought, “I’m …

A Quote That Will Completely Change The Way You Think About Love

Recently I came across a love quote and up until this day I’m still quite surprised by how much it has made me reflect on the way I see love and how …

24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life

Here’s the problem with reading the books that everyone else has read. It makes you more like everyone else. Checking off the various books from your …

5 Reasons Why You Can No Longer Go Through Life Without A Smart Phone

1. People expect you to have one<p>This past weekend, I finally broke down and bought an iPhone after <i>years</i> of living with a phone that had no camera or …

Sex And Our Psychological Needs

Last week’s don’t-fuck-up-your-dating-life trilogy (here, here and here) was received with a lot of enthusiasm, much more than I expected. I even …

The One Who Cares Less

I’ve often heard that people only start wanting you when they think that you don’t want them. It’s true; I’ve lived by it. Whether its business or …

Circumcised Penis Vs. Non-Circumcised Penis

The first time I ever saw a circumcised penis, I had just moved to America, and I was 25 years old. Having grown up in Australia, the only logical …

I Went To A ‘Death Cafe’ In NYC, And Had Conversations About Afterlife

I am running and blindly feeling along the inside of my bag: Phone, recorder, notebook. I get to the station and hear the rumble of the train below, …

People Over Page Views

So many people begin blogging, thirsting for page views and the glory of the HackerNews front page, only to be disappointed with few visitors. Soon …

15 Guaranteed Things That Will Happen To You In Your 20s

1. Your social circle will narrow. In college, you’ll have lots of acquaintances and party friends but that will dissipate over time. Eventually, …