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7 Habits Highly Effective. There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living -- David Starr Jordan Advertisement In more than 25 years of working with people in business, university, and marriage and family settings, I have come in contact with many individuals who have achieved an incredible degree of outward success, but have found themselves struggling with an inner hunger, a deep need for personal congruency and effectiveness and for healthy, growing relationships with other people.

7 Habits Highly Effective

I suspect some of the problems they have shared with me may be familiar to you. I've set and met my career goals and I'm having tremendous professional success. I've started a new diet -- for the fifth time this year. I've taken course after course on effective management training. Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice. There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky.

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” Or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape. How MDMA Affects Empathy. According to lore, in the early 1980s, an enterprising drug distributor in Los Angeles was trying to build a street market for the chemical compound MDMA.

How MDMA Affects Empathy

It seemed like a promising product— MDMA floods the brain with serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of happiness. Users reported feeling euphoric, appreciating lights and music in a new way, and a rush of emotional intimacy. MDMA was starting to catch on as a club drug, but if it was going to be big, it would need a catchier name. With partygoers in mind, the dealer coined the name “Ecstasy.”

Mind-altering plants, from peyote to coffee at Kew Gardens – in pictures. From the ancient Aztecs to Woodstock hippies, mind-altering plants have been used by different cultures for thousands of years, for everything from shamanic rituals to staying awake.

Mind-altering plants, from peyote to coffee at Kew Gardens – in pictures

A new exhibition at London’s Kew Gardens looks at some of the most popular. It runs until 12 October 2014. This German Guy Wants To Give You A Bunch Of Money To Do Nothing. Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Master Negotiator. Posted by James Altucher A bad negotiation leads to these things automatically: anger, resentment, crying, slavery, and poverty.

Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Master Negotiator

So it’s very important to constantly study yourself, study the negotiations you’ve done, and try to improve so you don’t experience the above, which can be easily avoided. Every day for the past 20 years I’ve learned something new about negotiation. Mostly I learned how to screw myself over by doing bad negotiations. The incredible truth about time. Theories of science have ignored time... until now.

The incredible truth about time

A new idea reveals how it created the Universe - and you, writes Robert Matthews. Time: it rules our lives, and we all wish we had more of it. Businesses make money out of it, and scientists can measure it with astonishing accuracy. Earlier this year, American researchers unveiled an atomic clock accurate to better than one second since the Big Bang 14 billion years ago. But what, exactly, is time? What exactly is the true nature of time? Yet according to theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, the time has come to grapple with this ancient conundrum: “Understanding the nature of time is the single most important problem facing science,” he says. As one of the founders of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada, which specialises in tackling fundamental questions in physics, Professor Smolin has spent more time pondering deep questions than most.

How to Lucid Dream: 6 Essential Steps. What if you could unlock even more hours of your everyday life to do things that you’ve never done before and go places that you’ve never been before?

How to Lucid Dream: 6 Essential Steps

By practicing the art of Lucid dreaming, this can easily be accomplished. You can enter into an entire realm of new possibilities, new adventures and enhance your spiritual and mental well-being. Lucid dreaming is the art of being conscious within the dream state- in other words- dreaming and being aware that you’re dreaming and then learning to control your dreams or direct them to where you would like to go. History of Lucid Dreaming Lucid dreaming is an ancient practice that has most likely happened since the dawn of man. Centuries later, in 1975, lucid dreaming was scientifically proven by Alan Worsley at the University of Hull in England. Carlos Castaneda Another who is well known within the lucid dreaming world is author and spiritual teacher Carlos Castaneda. 6 Steps to Lucid Dreaming. Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla’s Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes. Car dealers fear Tesla.

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla’s Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes

In states across the country, powerful car dealer associations have lobbied to ensure the electric car maker and its direct-sales model are kept out. This movement claimed another victory this week when New Jersey banned Tesla stores in the state. Synthèse sociétale.