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10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do. By Leo Babauta Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day.

10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. The best books would never be written. The ONE Thing: How to Get Things Done Using The Focusing Question. Source: PicJumbo.

The ONE Thing: How to Get Things Done Using The Focusing Question

On June 23, 1885, Andrew Carnegie stood before a room of wide-eyed students at Curry Commercial College and addressed the audience. Mental Toughness and the "Marathon Monks" In the northeastern hills outside Kyoto, Japan there is a mountain known as Mount Hiei.

Mental Toughness and the "Marathon Monks"

That mountain is littered with unmarked graves. Those graves mark the final resting place of the Tendai Buddhist monks who have failed to complete a quest known as the Kaihogyo. What is this quest that kills so many of the monks? Why Do We Fail to Break Bad Habits? (Backed by Science) We all want to improve our health, our wellness and our happiness.

Why Do We Fail to Break Bad Habits? (Backed by Science)

But in order to achieve our goals, we need to break bad habits and form good ones that actually stick. Blind-Date mit Dir – Tag 7: Wachstum. Worum geht es?

Blind-Date mit Dir – Tag 7: Wachstum

An Tag 4: Miteinander hatte Barbara Ihrem inneren Anteil mitgeteilt, was sie sich von ihm wünscht. What's Your Body Language Saying? Since we all want to portray ourselves as cool, intelligent, strong, charismatic, principled, caring, and interested in others, learning tactics to make a great first impression is critical.

What's Your Body Language Saying?

First impressions are so important because they make an indelible mark on how we’re perceived by others. Surprisingly, our posture, smile, eyes, personal hygiene and the way we dress, is the basis for other’s impression of us. Understanding our body language and what we are communicating is critical to connecting to others. Those who are adept in using body language to influence others know how to tie their speech with their physical gestures to create a maximal impact on their listener. Protein Cracked: Making A Case For The Egg. Egg whites are often referred to as the perfect protein, due to their amino-acid makeup and the body's ability to utilize them properly.

Protein Cracked: Making A Case For The Egg

The average large, whole egg contains about 72 calories, 6 g of protein, 5 g of fat, about 200 mg of cholesterol, and nearly no carbs. The average large egg white contains only 17 calories, 4 g of protein, and no carbs, fat, or cholesterol. Egg whites contain as many as 40 different proteins. Of these, ovalbumin constitutes the majority, making up about 55 percent of the protein in egg white.

Ovotransferrin is an iron-binding protein in egg whites that provides antimicrobial properties and makes up over 10 percent of the protein content. Egg-white protein is rich in BCAAs and arginine, as well as the sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine. Get Yolked. Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority. By Maria Popova “Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.”

Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority

“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else,” Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her spectacular meditation on happiness and conformity, “you surrender your own integrity [and] become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.” And yet conformity is not only a survival strategy for us but also something institutionally indoctrinated in our culture. A century earlier, the great Danish writer and thinker Søren Kierkegaard, celebrated as the first true existentialist philosopher and an active proponent of the benefits of keeping a diary, contemplated this eternal tension between the individual and the crowd. A year later, in 1847, Kierkegaard revisits the question of the individual and the crowd: He later adds: Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr. Presbyopie - Alterssichtigkeit.


How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work. 6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control. One of the key parts of our culture at Buffer is a focus on self-improvement.

6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control

14 Ways To Manipulate Your Mind For Success. Have you ever wanted to manipulate your mind for success?

14 Ways To Manipulate Your Mind For Success

Well, as humans we are constantly driven by underlying habits, and it’s almost like we are running on auto-pilot most of the time. Understanding this may mean that the key to positive change is to warp these habits or maybe even replace them with better ones for good. Mo Seetubtim from breaks down a tried and true way of manipulating your mind for success. 10 Emotions of Power, Passion, and Strength. 6 Steps to Emotional Mastery. “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” — Oscar Wilde You can be crippled by your emotions, or you can use them as a source for insight and action. If you want to master your emotional intelligence, you can use a specific technique to get better and better over time. Eventually, your emotions will be input and you’ll be able to respond vs. react.

In the book, Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, Tony Robbins shares what optimists do differently. Why Use These Six Steps for Emotional Mastery. The Least Known Secret of Success. Popular Today in Business: All Popular Articles Daydreaming is the least understood brain activity and yet it’s the most powerful source of success, according to research psychologists in the US, Europe, China and Japan. This cross-cultural finding that creativity and productivity blossom from daydreaming is especially interesting, because it is almost universally discouraged. The Neuroscience of Focus: Taking Back Control of Our Brains.

Scientists John Gaspar and John McDonald from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia have recently discovered that we have an anti-distraction mode in our brain (See an overview here or the actual study here). This means that focusing on what matters moment-to-moment is not only about intentionally paying attention to something, like reading this blog post or listening to a friend, but also about suppressing all of the distractions in the background. Why is this important to us and what can we do about it? In this day and age where companies spend a lot of money to figure out how to get our brain to pay attention to them, we need to understand how to switch those off to reduce our overwhelm and keep our sanity. The way technology has been going and is headed is a result of some highly refined analyses on how to get our attention.

When our attention is fractured over a period of time our stress rises and we become less effective. The instruction is simple. Track Every Small Progress for a Successful "Done List" 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 success, you need to confront these ten inconvenient truths today. 1.

Education does not begin or end in a textbook or classroom. If you’re not willing to wrap your head around that simple fact, the Real World will eat you alive. 2. If you are already in a situation that cannot be undone, then what is the point in stressing out about it? 3. More Money Isn’t Going To Make You Happy. How important, if at all, is having more money for our happiness and well-being?

Unsurprisingly this question stimulates a lot of opinion and debate. But are people accurate in their predictions about the benefits of having money? A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology highlights that people are often mistaken in how spending our money might benefit our lives. People are prone to forecasting errors – that is, they mistakenly predict future events to be better or worse than they actually turn out to be.

In this latest study the researchers show that people predict that buying material possessions will be a better use of money than spending instead on life experiences. Why (And How) Students Are Learning To Code. Coding is more important now than ever before. Don't stop daydreaming – it sets your mind to work. Tips on "resting your mind" are increasingly prominent in western culture's non-stop barrage of lifestyle instructions. 10 Ways You're Wasting Your Life And Are Just Too Afraid To Admit It. Time is the most precious commodity for any living thing. In reality, it is the only thing in the world that has intrinsic value. Improve Your Gambling Odds – Do Not Think Like a Winner. My Aunt C. took up an unlikely hobby after her retirement as a school teacher. The secret of fertile sperm. To better understand the causes of male infertility, a team of Bay Area researchers is exploring the factors, both physiological and biochemical, that differentiate fertile sperm from infertile sperm.

At the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, which takes place Feb. 15-19, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif., the team will present its work to identify and characterize proteins known as ion channels, which are crucial for sperm fertility and expressed within a sperm cell's plasma membrane. "Any knowledge gained in this area may help create much-needed diagnostic testing and treatments for male infertility, which is in essence an idiopathic disease, because at this time 80 percent of male infertility cases can't be diagnosed or treated," said Melissa Miller, a postdoctoral fellow who will present the team's findings at the meeting.

Personal Development Coach: How To Effectively Utilize Self-Help. It's all the craze but does it work? 12 Principles of Overcoming Anything (Plus the Official Becoming Unstoppable Course Launch) 4 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Work/Life Balance. 10 Things Financially Savvy People Don't Do. Wise Bread Picks. Why You Can Never Finish Anything And How to Finally Change It. Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem. How Couples Can Cope with Professional Stress - Jackie Coleman , and John Coleman. 10 Steps to Help Beat Procrastination. Get Out of Your Own Way. Feel Good About Yourself Right Now. 10 Ways Low Self-Confidence Shackles You. This Is The Happiest Relationship Ever, According To Science. Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus.

Differences Aren’t Inherently Problematic. A Fundamental Secret to Happiness? Get Enough Sleep. Keep Your Brain Young! The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day. 16 bad habits that can hurt your relationship. Bad Habits - Breaking a Negative Pattern. 100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful. How to be productive. Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence - Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

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