Sun Tzu’s 5 Factors for Life Hacking Domination Imagine that I had in my possession the ultimate guide to life hacking. Imagine that I offered it to you with but one condition – that you must use it for good, not evil. Would you be interested? Surely you would. Imagine all the wonders you could achieve with it! Then I give you The Art of War, Sun Tzu’s epic and legendary masterpiece. Sun Tzu said: The Art of War, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtained in the field. So, whether you’re a full-time life hacker or not, Sun Tzu’s teachings apply to you. Enough preamble – let’s have at it! The Moral Law Sun Tzu said: “The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger.” During Sun Tzu’s time, the Emperor was the chief ruler. To the life hacker, the Moral Law applies not to a figure of sovereign authority but to yourself. Heaven Earth
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5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit! We're pretty sure Kramer did this once on Seinfeld. How Does It Work? #4. #3. 1. 2. 3.
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Paradigm Online Writing Assistant Exclusive: Tim Ferriss' Tips to Hack Your Body - HackCollege - Student-Powered Lifehacking Only 4 hours? Tell me more! Image used courtesy of Fair Use doctrine.There’s many superstars in the productivity world: David Allen, Merlin Mann, and Gina Trapani come to mind. Obviously we’ve got some budding minds here at HackCollege as well. There’s many superstars in the fitness world as well. But there’s only one person whose come out as a leading voice on both productivity and fitness. Tim and I got to talk about one of my favorite issues – health and fitness, and I asked him to elaborate on how 4HB would apply to college students. You might be surprised that Tim thinks college should be more than a factory for high-wage jobs. SQ: Alright, this is Sean Quinn from HackCollege here with Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Body and 4-Hour Workweek fame. TF: I’m doing very well, thanks for having me. SQ: No problem. SQ: Sure, sure, sounds good. SQ: Go big or go home, I gotcha. SQ: That’s right. TF: In terms of time effectiveness, that’s the entire premise of the book. SQ: Gotcha. TF: Yeah. SQ: Sure.
Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online “Urawaza”: 6 Fascinating Japanese Life Hacks I recently picked up a copy of “Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan” by Lisa Katayama, and I really enjoyed it. Described by Think Geek as “the Ninja version of Martha Stewart”, the book consists of dozens of off-centered lifestyle tips, covering everything from cooking tricks to winter sports. For example, you might “turbocharge” your winter sled by treating the bottom with nonstick cooking spray, or refresh stale coffee with a sprinkle of salt. Or, you might even use a household iron to help you perfect your bowling technique. If you have a common household problem, chances are that there is an urawaza trick that can help you out. The History of UrawazaAs author Lisa Katayama explains in the introduction of the book, the culture of urawaza had its roots in post-WWII Japan. The Look of the BookEach tip in the book is framed on a single page, outlining the dilemma, the urawaza solution, and a brief blurb that explains why the tip works from the scientific standpoint. 1.
How to Learn Speed Reading Steps Part 1 Learning to Speed Read <img alt="Image titled Learn Speed Reading Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Stop talking to yourself. Almost every reader "subvocalizes," or moves their throat as they imagine speaking the words. This may help the reader remember concepts, but it's also a major barrier to speed. Here are a few ways to keep this habit to a minimum: Chew gum or hum while you read. This occupies muscles used to subvocalize.If you move your lips as you read, hold a finger against them. Part 2 Skimming Text Part 3 Timing Your Reading Speed Community Q&A Add New Question Can I train my brain to read more than 17,000 wpm? Ask a Question Answer Questions Make a stranger's day. Tips Take a break every 30–60 minutes. Warnings
Are You Lifehacking Too Much? Nick Cernis of Put Things Off recently declared that productivity is dead. He said that “our obsession with ‘productivity’ is getting in the way of our lives.” Nick started out by saying that the productivity industry is out of control, and that it’s making us less efficient, not more. I agree with Nick, and I can tell you why the productivity industry is like that: it’s about making money. The Productivity Industry is Out of Control Somewhere along the way, many productivity merchants realized that us “Productivians,” as Nick lovingly refers to us, will try just about anything if it gives us an extra thirty seconds at the end of the day. Only in this case, unlike food, the chances of you getting full the more you consume are pretty slim. One of the things I learned quickly when I started writing for Lifehack was that this is a site run by people who are truly concerned with finding the most efficient and effective ways of not only working, but living. Step In The Right Direction 1. 2.
Hacking Toward Happiness Beneath the bits and bytes that shape the character of Silicon Valley, there's a booming digital subculture committed to the art of self-improvement, geek style. It's known as life hacking, and it's all about sweating out the best ways to crank through e-mail, sabotage spam, boost productivity and in general be happier. British tech guru Danny O'Brien coined the term at a 2004 technology conference after studying how programmers come up with "hacks," or shortcut solutions for routine but time-consuming problems. The trick, he says, is not to worry about the entire problem but to find a small fix to get... Subscribe Now Get TIME the way you want it One Week Digital Pass — $4.99 Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99 One Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30!