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How willpower works - Health & wellness. Life. 101 Ways To Cheer Yourself Up: Part 1. Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! - home of fine hypertext products. PSFK - the go-to source for new ideas and inspiration for creative professionals. Brain Pickings. Alternate Sleep Cycles. Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.

Alternate Sleep Cycles

Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day.

Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle: 50 Things You Need To Give Up Today. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.

50 Things You Need To Give Up Today

So starting today… Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Read Getting Things Done.Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself.Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us going and love is the reason we’re alive. Photo by: Ai-lueh Chen. Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive & alex.moskalyuk. Noah Goldstein’s, Steve Martin’s (no, not that Steve Martin‘s) and Robert Cialdini’s Yes!

Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive & alex.moskalyuk

50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive is a pop psych book, where a bunch of research in psychology is distilled into one readable volume. 50 scientifically proven ways constitute 50 chapters of the book, longest of which take 7 pages. The authors take the position that persuasion is a science, not art, hence with the right approach anybody can become the master in the skill of persuasion. So, what are the 50 ways? 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. 7 Must-Read Books about Music, Emotion &the Brain.

By Maria Popova What Freud has to do with auditory cheesecake, European opera and world peace.

7 Must-Read Books about Music, Emotion &the Brain

Last year, Horizon’s fascinating documentary on how music works was one of our most-liked pickings of 2010. But perhaps even more fascinating than the subject of how music works is the question of why it makes us feel the way it does. Today, we try to answer it with seven essential books that bridge music, emotion and cognition, peeling away at that tender intersection of where your brain ends and your soul begins. We love the work of neuroscientist and prolific author Oliver Sacks, whose latest book, The Mind’s Eye, was one of our favorite brain books last year. Why music makes us feel the way it does is on par with questions about the nature of divinity or the origin of love. Patel also offers this beautiful definition of what music is: Sound organized in time, intended for, or perceived as, aesthetic experience. Donating = Loving. Ten Steps for Boosting Your Creativity. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public...

Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public...

15 Styles of Distorted Thinking.