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!
40 Oscar Wilde Quotes that Will Make You Rethink Everything | Mindzette - Life Hacking A master of wit; An optimistic cynic; A brilliant mind. Oscar Wilde remains one of the most sharp-tongued individuals throughout history, whose audacious statements can still be applied to 21st century day-to-day life. This is a man who, when asked by customs if he had anything to declare after traveling replied, “Nothing but my genius!” Clearly, we have a lot to learn from a man this quick-witted. Be warned: the quotes below, some from his books, may turn your world upside down. He’ll have you questioning you’re entire philosophy on how you gauge right and wrong. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” “Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.” “As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination.
10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that might be harmful to someone in any way, especially to their self esteem, is not included here. These are ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad. Trick: Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin once wanted to win over a man who didn’t like him. He asked the man to lend him a rare book and when the book was received he thanked him graciously. Scientists decided to test this theory and found that those who were asked by the researcher for a personal favor rated the researcher much more favorably than the other groups did. Trick: Ask for way more than you want at first then scale it back later. This trick is sometimes known as the door in the face approach. Trick: Mirror their behavior.
50 Amazing Life Lessons Everyone Needs. These Will Change Your Life. | Viral ... Its easy to lose ourselves in life sometimes. Life isn’t always easy, after all. Bad phases can come and go, or come and stay for a long time. But, we need to go on, and if we do we often come out stronger than we were before. Comments How I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Young of ScottYoung.com. In high school, I rarely studied. Despite that, I graduated second in my class. In university, I generally studied less than an hour or two before major exams. Recently I had to write a law exam worth 100% of my final grade. Right now, I’m guessing most of you think I’m just an arrogant jerk. Why do Some People Learn Quickly? The fact is most of my feats are relatively mundane. The story isn’t about how great I am (I’m certainly not) or even about the fantastic accomplishments of other learners. It’s this different strategy, not just blind luck and arrogance, that separates rapid learners from those who struggle. Most sources say that the difference in IQ scores across a group is roughly half genes and half environment. However, despite those gifts, if rapid learners had a different strategy for learning than ordinary students, wouldn’t you want to know what it was? The strategy of rapid learners is different. 1. 2.
11 Practices That Will Make You Instantly More Positive - Alycia Hall - Vancouver Life Coach and Coaching Services - Alycia Hall – Vancouver Life Coach and Coaching Services Feeling positive doesn’t have to be the result of your external circumstances. You can learn to cultivate positivity anytime as long as you’re committed to it. Here are 11 practices that will make you instantly more positive! 1. Journal nightly about what you were thankful for. 2. Meditation brings you a sense of calm, taps into your intuition and can sooth your mind. 3. Instead of focusing on how things are not working out try shifting your perspective. 4. Nothing good comes from comparing yourself to other people; it’s the quickest path to unhappiness. 5. Regardless of where you live spending time in nature will help calm your mind and open your heart. 6. Take the time out to laugh, be goofy or just smile at a stranger. 7. One of the best ways to feel instantly more positive is to do a random act of kindness. 8. Is there something that you are doing that… well…. you’d like to stop doing? 9. 10. Do you have a dream that you secretly wish for? 11. Now I’d love to hear YOUR story.
25 TED Talks that will change how you see the world Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” If this sounds like a philosophy you can relate to, then you’ll love TED talks. These informational 17 minute presentations are given at annual conferences by some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Their aim is simple: To inspire ideas and change attitudes around the world. As of April 2014, there were over 1,700 of these incredible talks available free online to choose from. 1. Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. 2. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. 3. Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. 4. 5. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
30 Of The Hardest (But Most Necessary) Things That Must Be Done To Achieve Su... Success is defined differently for everyone; however, facing difficulties on the road to success is a common denominator for anyone pursuing his or her passions. What separates those who see their dreams through and those who don’t is the ability to do what others will not. Everyone can dream of eventual success, but accomplishing one’s goals requires taking on the difficult tasks and functions for which many people do not have the courage or stamina. Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Taking on the hard tasks time and time again is what defines a person’s character and generates the most rewarding results. Success is not a tangible product. Here are the 30 hardest things you need to do to be successful: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.Turn the complex into simple, so people can best share your vision. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Photo credit: Shutterstock
12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need Preface by Tim Ferriss I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others. There are only few language learners who dazzle me, and Benny Lewis is one of them. This definitive guest post by Benny will teach you: How to speak your target language today.How to reach fluency and exceed it within a few months.How to pass yourself off as a native speaker.And finally, how to tackle multiple languages to become a “polyglot”—all within a few years, perhaps as little as 1-2. It contains TONS of amazing resources I never even knew existed, including the best free apps and websites for becoming fluent in record time. This is a post you all requested, so I hope you enjoy it! Enter Benny You are either born with the language-learning gene, or you aren’t. I think you can stack the deck in your favor. So, let’s get started! Here’s what I suggest instead:
How to Love a Girl Who Doesn't Know How to Be Loved. Whether we know it or not, we’ve all met some form of the typical “Miss Independent.” Some of us know her better than others; some of us claim that title ourselves. She’s the self-sufficient, somewhat mysterious go-getter with big dreams and an even bigger heart, though not everyone sees it at first glance. Some might see her as cold and distant, because she needs a significant amount of alone time to keep her from feeling scattered and spread so thin that she disappears. Some call it antisocial; she calls it sanity. For any or all of these reasons and then some, she’s never been the type to “fall in love.” Perhaps she’s too focused on her goals to realize that love could be knocking on her door, or she’s so comfortable with being in control that the thought of surrendering even a little bit to someone else makes her uneasy. Or, maybe she’s simply afraid of opening herself up enough to be loved. 1. 2. So talk with her. Tell her it makes her all the more beautiful. 3. Instead, support her.
Los 20 hábitos de las personas felices La felicidad es, casi desde cualquier punto que se le mire, uno de los propósitos más esenciales del ser humano. Las definiciones de felicidad pueden variar si toman en cuenta circunstancias culturales e históricas, pero quizás, después de todo, lo que permanezca constante sea la búsqueda de la felicidad como una de las metas que han orientado desde siempre muchas de las acciones humanas. ¿En dónde se encuentra la felicidad? ¿En la calidad de las relaciones que mantenemos con nuestros semejantes? ¿En el dinero que ganamos por lo que hacemos? Es posible que ahí y también en otros lugares, que sea al mismo tiempo un elemento que hace la diferencia y, por otro lado, una suma, una coincidencia de múltiples factores que, reunidos, otorgan ese improbable estado que conocemos como felicidad. La ciencia, por su parte, no ha permanecido ajena a este asunto, y existen numerosas investigaciones que algún aporte tienen al respecto. Las personas felices conviven con personas felices Perseverancia