Michael Angelo Fuerst

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‘My brain is ninja level’: New ‘smart drug’ actually makes you cleverer

Imagine a drug which could actually make you cleverer – without turning you into a slavering junkie, or making your heart explode.<p>That drug already …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life

Shares 15.4K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Hunching over laptops and smartphones for hours on end does your back no favors. In fact, it’s one of the biggest — and most …

Yoga

My Mini-Guide to Happiness

Smile. Breathe. Hakuna Matata. We have all probably heard enough from people telling us to calm down, stay positive, and to keep moving. But, that is alright, because we often forget half the positive advice we hear anyway when we are drowning in our own pool of self-doubt.<p>Over the past few years, …

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Ultramarathons

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

Psychology

How I Accidentally Captured the ISS in a Self Portrait

This past weekend, Perseid meteor shower were predicted along with a very clear night. This is quite rare in the Netherlands so I decided to head out …

8 Photo Editing Tips for Stunning Photographs

Have you decided to buy your first professional camera and want to make a name for yourself as a photographer? Or maybe you just wish to learn how to …

Tutorials

7 Ways People With Phenomenal Mental Toughness Combat Stress

While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people …

The 7 Best Apps For Fitness and Training

Getting in shape is easier than ever, thanks to mobile apps that can track every workout, log every jog, and count every calorie.<p>Who needs the gym? …

Apps

How To Be A Better Person Every Day

OMG.When I think about the mistakes I’ve made, the unkind words I’ve spoken, the opportunities I’ve let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I’ve fostered …

7 Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People

Are there people who constantly criticize you, tell you that you can’t do things, make you feel bad about yourself, even yell at you?<p>These are toxic …

7 Ways to Carve Out Time to Meditate

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Establishing a meditation routine can be difficult. You're busy! Who has time to breathe, let alone sit and breathe? But if you think the only way you'll learn how to meditate is with a 25-hour day, think again.<p>Plenty of busy people are making time for …

22 Things To Know Before You Decide To Stop Eating Meat

Whether you're thinking of going vegetarian or vegan or just trying to eat way less meat, these tips can help you do it in a healthy and sustainable way.