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10 Steps to Mastering Morning Rituals. Self Development Tools to Follow Your Dreams. Stepcase Lifehack : Productivity, Getting Things Done and Lifehacks Blog. Best of StevePavlina.com. A few days ago, I added a “Best of StevePavlina.com” section to the blog sidebar.

Best of StevePavlina.com

Currently it includes links to 17 of the top articles since this blog began in October 2004. This list is subjective, including articles that have been the most popular among readers, articles that readers claimed have helped them the most, and my own personal favorites. Lessons. How to Write Great Blog Content. How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners. Technorati. How to Overcome Internet Boredom.  Productivity for Entrepreneurs, GTD. Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog. Open Loops. Wired Science presents an article on research by psychologists Daniele Marzoli and Luca Tommasi of the University G. d’Annunzio in Italy.

Open Loops

In this study, done in dance clubs in Italy (Who says research can't be fun?) , 172 subjects were approached by a researcher and asked for a cigarette. Out of the 88 people who were asked in their left ear, only 17 gave her a cigarette. Of the 88 people who were asked the same request in their right ear, 34 granted the request. In addition, researchers observed even more people interacting, noted similar requests, and observed the success or failure of the request. When hypothesizing why the right ear yielded substantially more positive results it was noted, "What’s surprising about the study is that ear choice had such a decided impact on the behavior of participants in a natural, or as the researchers put it, ecological, setting.

Matthew Cornell - Time Management, Productivity Expert. [Cross-posted to Quantified Self] We experiment on ourselves and track the results to improve the way we work, our health, and our personal lives.

Matthew Cornell - Time Management, Productivity Expert

How to Live Life to the Fullest - Personal Growth at Life Optimizer.

GTD

50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) - Stepcase Lifehack. 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.

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. 5 Benefits of Giving Up Gossip - PickTheBrain. Photo Credit: DeeMayGreaves I used to love gossiping – chewing on a juicy story about where someone’s boyfriend was seen after the party, or the story behind how that colleague really got fired. It was a great way to bond with my friends and family, made for lively conversation, and even seemed to make me feel better about myself. Here’s how Random House Dictionary defines gossip: Idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others. Are You Waiting For Permission To Grow? - PickTheBrain.

Photo Credit:Wikipedia Commons. Welcome « Phyt-ality. Placebo Buttons. The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding.

Placebo Buttons

The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you. You press the doorbell button, you hear the doorbell ring. You press the elevator button, it lights up. You press the button on the vending machine, a soft drink comes rattling down the chute. The 10 Top Productivity Blogs. A blog worth reading is one that offers consistently original content and is more concerned with having great posts than fulfilling a certain quota of posts. The following ten blogs offer something unique and can help improve your life. Fun Life Development — Making personal development fun. That is by far the most common question I get asked by readers.

Fun Life Development — Making personal development fun

Over the past few years, I have narrowed the answer down to three main elements: The fundamentals of living with passionAligning with your core valuesFinding your life purpose They’re all related, but distinct. And only all three together will make you feel truly alive. But when you do get them handled… you will feel a deep sense of satisfaction, running like a thread throughout your days. Finding your passion – a metaphor. Creativity + Productivity = Success. Time, Attention, and Creative Work.

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. Study Hacks. Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus May 4th, 2016 · One comment The Economic Operating System.

Study Hacks

:mnmlist. Zen habits.