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Huffingtonpost. 7 Skills To Become Super Smart. 31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills. 9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down. By: David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now. The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages.

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now

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. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries. Source: www.diygenius.com | Original Post Date: January 12, 2014 – I watch a lot of documentaries.

300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did! [1] Life In The Biosphere Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology. 1. . [2] Creativity and Design: Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations. 1.

. [3] The Education Industrial Complex: The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. Death shouldn’t be the start of life - Deeper Thought. We spend most of our lives focusing on the least important things around us.

Death shouldn’t be the start of life - Deeper Thought

We worry about problems that aren’t really an issue and achievements that don’t really matter and but when we are diagnosed with a terminal disease or suffer a life changing situation it wakes us up to the values that really do matter to us. We start to see the bigger picture of life and see the smaller things that really matter to us. “I always thought death would come on the freeway in a few horrifying moments, so you’d have no time to sort it out. 5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Intelligence.

Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle. If you use it often and in the right ways, you will become a more skilled thinker and increase your ability to focus. But if you never use your brain, or abuse it with harmful chemicals, your ability to think and learn will deteriorate. Here are 5 simple ways anyone can squeeze a bit more productivity out of the old gray matter. 1. Minimize Television Watching – This is a hard sell. Don’t you feel drained after a couple hours of TV? When you feel like relaxing, try reading a book instead. Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down. We have the wrong idea about emotions.

Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down

They're very rational; they're means to help us achieve goals important to us, tools carved by eons of human experience that work beyond conscious awareness to direct us where we need to go. They identify trouble or opportunity and suggest methods of repair or gain. They are instruments of survival; in fact, we would have vanished long ago without them. Negative emotions are not only crucial to our existence but also—ironically—to feeling good. To live optimally in the world and endure its challenges, it's necessary to engage the full range of psychological states we've inherited as humans. Stephen Lewis "The science of well-being has forgotten that the world is an uncertain, complex place filled with people who often are annoying and obnoxious," says Todd Kashdan, a psychologist at George Mason University and coauthor, with Robert Biswas-Diener, of The Upside of Your Dark Side.

7 Discipline-Mastering Practices. By Leo Babauta A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose.

7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

It takes the same kinds of things to master the craft of discipline: Repeated practiceSingle-minded devotion to the purposeContinual learningCare I’ve been giving some thought to what it takes to master the craft of discipline, and have been following some practices that I’ve found extremely useful: Do the task even when I’m not in the mood. You might not be good at these at first, but that’s why you practice.