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Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

As an ultra-endurance athlete, I’ve competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon a few times. Some call Badwater the “world’s toughest footrace” because …

Mindfulness

How to Brain Hack Your Way to Success

Have you ever driven your car to work in the morning? Suddenly, you are parked at your office, and don’t remember the drive?<p>The entire time you were …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

8 Methods To Get Anyone To Tell The Truth

Whether you’re interviewing a job candidate or sleuthing for information, these tricks will help you enter into deep conversation faster.<p>Professional interrogators use a number of psychological levers to get people to talk. Among them are techniques designed to instill fear.<p>But for those of us who …

Psychology

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

Confront These 10 Inconvenient Truths Today for a Better Body and Life

Improving your body and life isn’t a quick, easy or magical process. There is no pill, strategy or tactic that can replace hard work. If you want …

Self-help

The Real Cause of Your Springtime Allergies (It's Not Pollen) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

More people consider spring their favorite season over any other. But for millions, the accompanying sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and brain fog of …

Alternative Medicine

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

AdWords

Seeing an Attractive Woman at My Gym

Me: "Hi." Woman: "Hello." Brain: Ask her if she likes this gym. Me: What? That's idiotic, what else do you have for me? Brain: Say that the gym has music, wait until she expresses an opinion about the music and then agree with her. Me: Say that the gym has music? Like announce that, like tell her? Brain: Just say "There is music here, did you know that?" Or "My old gym has altogether different music, it's- there's no music, at it, this is a switch for me." Me: That's plenty. Brain: Say that music, functionally, in our society- Let me start over. Me: YOU'RE OFF THE CASE, BRAIN. Who else do we have? Sweat: Reporting for duty! Me: Pass. Hard pass. Heart: Tell her that you loved once before and will never love again. Me: Oh Jesus. Heart: Tell her that though her flame might burn bright, she is but a candle, and what good is a candle to one who has already seen the sun? Penis: Hey. Heart: Tell her no man who has sailed oceans and fought storms on the seas will ever be satisfied by mere ponds. Penis: Hey. Take me out. Me: Minutes have passed, guys, I need something I can work with. Muscles: We're not ready, repeat, we are not ready. Brain: Music, there's, historically, I mean, when you think about it, there's, what IS music? As Shakespeare once- Penis: Show her. Shooooooow her. Heart: Tell her in the theater of your heart, she is a tenant, a visitor to a love that belongs to another. Brain: Truth- There is no truth without, also, without lies, there's a push-and-pull sort of- It's the duty of- Oh, don't say "duty" that's bad. Me: "Duty." Brain: Fuck. Heart: Fuck. Me: Fuck. Penis: Declare martial law. Put me in charge. Sweat: I think it's going really well! Woman: [Leaves.]

Could This Be Japan's Smallest Ever Apartment Complex?

Not all of Japan's homes are transparent or cater to the curiosity of voyeurs, as talented photographer Noritaka Minami reveals. If you thought these …

12 Things Happy People Do Differently -- And Why I Started Doing Them

A lot of people have midlife crises. Me, I had a quarter-life crisis a few years ago, when I turned 24. There was no impulse purchase involving a red Mustang or electric guitar, but as my iPhone alarm woke me up bright and early for work one morning in my two-bedroom NYC apartment, I pondered, "Do …

Happiness