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10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These 10 free online classes are not only fun, …

MOOCs

You Can Finish Your Workweeks On Thursday By Doing These 6 Things

Do you ever feel like your workweek always drags on while the weekend zips by before you know it? It’s a cruel kind of torture. And it never seems to …

Time Management

How to stay motivated and maximize your potential in life and in the gym

Thinking about why people do what they do has been a constant in the life of Duke psych professor Dan Ariely. As an 18-year-old, Ariely, who was born …

The One Thing That is a Better Indicator of Success Than Talent (According to Science)

The trait that takes you from average to spectacular is not your IQ.<p>You are unique, and so is everyone else. Success means a lot to every person. It's a weighted combination of power, status, money, family, and work. You can define success in your own terms, because what brings you fulfillment and …

Self-improvement

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?<p><i>The Science of Sex is a column from Broadly exploring the tech behind the complicated and</i> …

Biology

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

No time to meditate? Try this mindfulness exercise instead

It reduces stress and our risk of disease, it helps us to sleep better, it can significantly reduce pain, change our brains and improve our …

Meditation

Integration: How To Get The Most Benefit From Your Ayahuasca Experience

Ayahuasca is taking the world by storm. The psychedelic brew that has been used for millennia by Amazon rainforest cultures is now being successfully …

Spirituality

37 Words and Phrases That Immediately Increase Your Credibility | Inc.com

If you think choosing precisely the right words doesn't matter much, you're wrong. A single word can have amazing power to change human behavior, usually without our being aware of it. Which means those who know how to use powerful words convincingly have an advantage over everyone else.<p>Consider …

Self-improvement

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain.<p>The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems …

Psilocybin Switches Off Part Of Brain That Causes Depression — But Current Laws Interfere With Research

Speaking at Breaking Convention, a three-day conference held in London that aimed to explore the benefits of psychedelic drugs as medicines, amongst …

Consciousness

Microdosing -- a new, low-key way to use psychedelics

At the fifth annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference in New York City in October 2011, pioneering psychedelic researcher Dr. James …

Sonoma County

I've been microdosing LSD and mushrooms every two days for a period lasting 4 months. Here is what I've learned from using it in various situations.

I have 3 friends who have done the same over periods lasting from 0.5-3 months. 2 of them with LSD and 1 with mushrooms. I am taking their …

Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation

Lots of us used to color as kids and… it made us happy. Current research by mental health experts suggests that it might make us adults happy too. …

7 Tricks To Start Speaking Any Language In 7 Days (From The Superpolyglot Twins Who Did It)

What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the …

Silicon Valley workers are using 'microdoses' of LSD to boost their creativity

Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it's not Five Hour Energy or meditation.<p>Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking "microdoses" of psychedelics - in his free time and, occasionally, at the office.<p>"I had an epic time," he …

Silicon Valley

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

Apps