Neal Kraus

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Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

Podcasts and audio books are enjoying tremendous popularity at the moment, and the fresh-off-the-app-presses app Rightspeed is a $2.99 iOS app that’s here to help you speed-listen your way through your audio library.<p>Most audio book apps have the option to listen at 1.5x or faster, but have you ever …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

“The Mindfulness Edge”: Effective Leadership is a Few Deep Breaths Away

Mindfulness is often praised as an incredible tool for personal efficiency, but can it also improve your leadership? Matt Tenney and Dr. Tim Gard …

Mindfulness

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

How Cannabis Can Eliminate The Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

To understand prescription painkillers you need to understand the term “opioid.” It refers to any substance that produces opium-like effects in …

Medicine

Most patients continue to receive prescribed opioids after overdose

More than 90% of patients who overdosed on prescription opioids continued to receive their prescriptions after the overdose, according to a study …

I’m a doctor. I worry every time I prescribe painkillers to a patient. - Vox

"Please, I need my Oxycodone!" my patient, M, pleaded with me.<p>My eyes met his. I observed every fleeting facial expression, hoping to gauge his intentions. The discussion about whether to continue to prescribe this medication was one I'd had too many times with too many patients over the past few …

Shocking Number of Pregnant Women Prescribed Opioids, Babies Born with NAS

A new report links the amount of women prescribed opioids during pregnancy to the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).<p>There's been an increase in prescribed opioid use among women during pregnancy, and it's probably contributed to the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to a new …

University of Alberta

(Edmonton) Opioids such as morphine, codeine and Tylenol 3 can be effective for treating pain, however, a new University of Alberta study finds that …

Pain

Physical therapy patients may improve faster without opioids

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Patients who have not been prescribed opioid painkillers benefit more from physical therapy, according to …

We Know the Cure to the Opioid Epidemic

Like many others, Bill suffered lower back pain. He was prescribed hydrocodone and then methadone, and an overdose killed him at age 33.<p>Lance was prescribed opioids for a root canal, after which the Army veteran became addicted. He died in a Texas hotel room of an overdose at age 26.<p>Michael was …

Discovering GTD Once Again with Omnifocus – MacStories

I remember when I started using my Mac in a professional context, I went around asking for “the best application” to manage tasks on a Mac. Many people suggested <b>Omnifocus</b> from the Omnigroup, and many told me to give a spin to Things, the new kid on the block from CulturedCode, which featured a …

Productivity

The Autofocus Productivity Method: Stop Maintaining To-Do Lists and Start Getting Stuff Done

<i>Looking for a personal productivity system that doesn't suffer the rigidity and unwieldiness that have thwarted your best efforts to adopt other</i> …

Time Management

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Crows Fear Death

In what may be the creepiest science experiment ever, researchers donned latex masks to find out why crows gather around their dead. The reason for …

Science

41 Hacks To Help People With ADD/ADHD Work Better

Michael Phelps, multiple gold medal winner in swimming, has ADHD. So do many other famous and successful people. If you have this diagnosis, you have …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be More Productive, Backed by Science

<i>BY</i> <i>CAMMI PHAM</i><i> — First appeared on</i> <i>my personal blog</i><p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to school, did my …

Breakthrough: Huge new genome discovery shakes human medicine

The human genome has been sequenced, a discovery that has scientists cheering and ethicists fretting about what's next for humanity.<p>It’s a term …

Research Finds Music Training Increases Brain Power And Language Skills

Ever wondered what impact music has on the brain?<p>Consider this: Albert Einstein was a master violinist. His mother, also a talented musician, made …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

How to Use Simple Checklists to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Mistakes

When you have a stressful job like a doctor or a pilot, you’re faced with executing complex tasks everyday with very high rates of success. How do …

eBay Seller Turns Skateboard Decks Into Wall Lamps

These a handful of the skateboards eBay seller andyshrinkage has turned into wall lamps by replacing the trucks and wheels with light fixtures. They …

Home Depot

Taking blood pressure drugs at night wards off diabetes, study finds

Sometimes, disease-prevention really is this simple: Adults with high blood pressure who take all of their hypertension medications before they go to bed, rather than in the morning, are less likely to develop Type 2<p>diabetes, new research has found.<p>The new findings are in line with other insights …

Diabetes

17 bizarre productivity hacks from the world's greatest achievers

<b>Beethoven</b> started each day with a cup of coffee — and what coffee! He insisted on 60 beans per cup. Some of us try to be good by limiting our intake to under two cups a day — Beethoven seemed to know the exact caffeine amount for his top performance.<p><b>Benjamin Franklin</b> took an air bath each morning. …

7 Of The Craziest Science Studies That Won At The Ig Nobel Awards

Did you let a bee sting your penis for science? No? Then you might not be Ig Nobel material.

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