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8 Simple Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward? If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve —without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered, wondering where all that time went. As Harold Hill has said: “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” Rethinking Your Life and Getting Out of Survival Mode This article is intended to challenge you to rethink your entire approach to life. Sadly, most people’s lives are filled to the brim with the nonessential and trivial.

They are in survival mode. Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. It was social and cultural to live our lives on other people’s terms, just one generation ago. You are the designer of your destiny. You are responsible. 1. 2. 3. 19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter in Every Way. It’s almost unbelievable that in this day and age almost everyone is carrying around a library of knowledge, richer in resources than that of the Library of Alexandria. So it comes as no surprise that many want to utilise this resource, the internet, to become a better, smarter, productive being! With this in mind, 19 of the top websites that will make you a smart person, in every way, has been compiled for you. Academic 1. Smarterer Want to test your writing ability? Prove your programming skills? 2. If you’re a fan of TED Talks, this is basically the TED Talks of the university world. 3.

Flash cards, mixed with the addictive nature of gaming. 4. Don’t have the time or money to read a book, but still manage to sit and read on the internet for an obscene amount of time every day? 5. Treehouse basically has something for everyone. 6. A vast compendium of educational resources, on literally hundreds of different topics. 7. 8. Classes streamed live. 9. 10. 11. 12. Creativity 13. 14. 15. 16. 17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living.

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History, opinions and awareness. TED. Big Think. Lifehack.bg. Great Books. Great Films. Mentors. Uncommon Sense • Knowledge is Power. Most people have heard the phrase “knowledge is power” — but don’t truly understand what it means, or how to utilize it to improve their lives. So here is a little breakdown: Knowledge = Options = Power When you educate yourself, you learn new things that you were previously unaware of. This gives you the ability to make better decisions, come up with more evolved and intelligent thoughts, improve the lives of yourself and those around you, and thus makes you more valuable of a person.

This, in turn, leads to more options. The more valuable of a person you are, the more people will want to be around you, the more they will want to work with you, the more they introduce you to others who need your help or can help you, and the more doors and opportunities open in your life. This high level of options in life gives you the freedom to choose from many different paths, and so you do not necessarily need anyone or anything to be happy or successful. More Articles: Fuck Your Comfort Zone. The Do Something manifesto. Leave the crowd behind, and try something new. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Routine is both a blessing and a curse. Without it, the working world would collapse, along with much of the rest of daily life: you'd never keep the house clean, or get the kids to school on time.

But regularity exacts a high price – as the grandfather of modern psychology, William James, understood. In this and every issue of our monthly magazine, we invite you to try something new. "Novelty-seeking", the term psychologists use to describe the personality trait of craving new and different experiences, has a poor reputation. And for at least some people, following the urgings of curiosity by learning new things leads to longer-lasting happiness than following the urgings of hedonism – even though the experience itself may sometimes be less pleasant. Not that this means any kind of differentness is automatically preferable to the status quo. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now. The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!

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