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Paste the text you want to speed read - StumbleUpon. Simply start by clicking on the Play button on the left.

Paste the text you want to speed read - StumbleUpon

Reading is that one activity that we do every day but we don't really practice. Most people learn the basics of reading in kindergarten and never graduate to the next levels. You are probably using the same basic rudimental tools and techniques that you learned when you were 6. The average American person reads at an average speed of 180 to 240 words per minute and has done so since he was 16 years old.

Does it make sense that we hit our best performance at age 16 and that we don't improve much after that? Keep in mind less than 10% read at 400 words per minute and less than 1% faster than 600. Have you ever wished you could take one of those costly speed reading courses? The problem with those courses is that you have to keep practicing those techniques until they become second nature. 10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance — PsyBlog - StumbleUpon.

Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more… We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world.

10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance — PsyBlog - StumbleUpon

But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind. As the following psychological research shows, how we move can drive both thoughts and feelings and this can boost performance. Do As One. Do As One invites you to use color therapy coupled with breathing to stimulate the entire spectrum of energy within your body temple.

Do As One

Choose whether you want to breathe in one, two or three breaths per color and then sit back and calmly receive a mind, body and spirit full-spectrum boost. You can also choose to breath one breathe per color continuously. 5 Benefits of Meditation I Didn't Expect (and How They Can Make You Successful) I’m not a meditation teacher. I’m not even a very enthusiastic meditator. » you’re already perfect. ‘Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.

» you’re already perfect

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter . A lot of people come to Zen Habits (and read other personal development blogs and books) because they want to improve something about themselves. The Perfect Massage. Learn to give a mind-blowing rubdown.

The Perfect Massage

(You can both thank us later). Thursday, September 8, 2011 Nothing says “I’m a keeper” like a well-executed massage. The problem? BeyondWeird Home Page. Videos You Must See: Move, Learn, Eat. Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 08.06.11 | 9:56 AM ET Edith Zimmerman from The Hairpin summarizes these three gorgeous travel shorts thusly: “Three beautiful, infuriating young men had enough time and money to go everywhere, eat everything, and turn it into three little movies.

Videos You Must See: Move, Learn, Eat

Go to hell, beautiful young men!” “Move” is my favorite. “Learn” and “Eat” are below the jump. MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. Chakra Test. Take this free chakra test to find out how open each of your seven chakras is.

Chakra Test

The questionnaire consists of 56 questions, to which you can answer "not at all" through "definitely. " Try to be as honest as possible about yourself, as this will get you the most accurate results. Next to a list indicating whether each chakra is under-active, open or over-active, the test results consist of a graph displaying the activity of each chakra.

Opening the Chakras. Written by © Ewald Berkers Chakra meditations that use mudras and sounds to open chakras These chakra meditations use mudras, which are special hand positions, to open chakras.

Opening the Chakras

The mudras have the power to send more energy to particular chakras. The Gods That We Are. Courtesy We are a fuzzy bit of stuff that vibrates...

The Gods That We Are

Matter is more than 99.99999% emptiness! TOP TEN UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS. Philosophy Timeline. 40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist. If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves.

He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. ‘The Necessity of Transcendental Philosophy’ ‘The Necessity of Transcendental Philosophy’ Transcendental philosophy, in the context of the philosophy of mind, is the attempt to account for the conditions of possibility of states of understanding.

‘The Necessity of Transcendental Philosophy’

By ‘states of understanding’ I mean all the ways in which subjects can make sense of things – cognition, perception, emotions, the imagination, and acts and attitudes of valuing. I will outline the questions a transcendental philosophy must address, and argue that any complete theory of the subject or of the mind must answer these questions; therefore, any complete theory of the mind must be, in part, a transcendental theory. I will conclude by drawing out the implications of this claim for the project of naturalizing states of understanding.

Philosophy since the Enlightenment, by Roger Jones. Mindfulness Bell. Mindfulness In Plain English. A PDF preview / excerpt from the 20th edition - Click Here Special Offer - 20% Off the latest edition / The 20th Anniversary Edition - eBook or paperback / See Below "Mindfulness in Plain English" has been on a while now for free download, but the edition I posted years ago was the first edition and is now rather dated.