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The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
“Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces. The third season of the show premieres in 2017. In March of 2017, Jerrod will star in his second stand-up comedy special on HBO, directed by Bo Burnham. Love at the Store is the funniest standup special I’ve seen in many years, and it’s the reason I reached out to Jerrod. In the summer of 2016, Jerrod reprised his role as ‘Garf’ in the Universal comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Please enjoy my wide-ranging conversation with Jerrod Carmichael!

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Carla Bruni announces Paris-New York arts scholarship "Arts and education bring governments together," says a senior member of Sarkozy's staff By Jason Edward Kaufman. Web onlyPublished online: 30 March 2010 Everyday Things That Benefit Our Brain One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually work.On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that’s the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always found it fairly understandable that we can multitask. Well, according to the latest research studies, it’s literally impossible for our brains to handle two tasks at the same time. Recently I came across more of these fascinating experiments and ideas that helped me adjust my workflow toward how our brains actually work. So here are 10 of the most surprising things our brains do and what we can learn from them:

Gladwell In Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, Steven Pinker responds to my description of him as occupying the “lonely ice floe of IQ fundamentalism”: What Malcolm Gladwell calls a “lonely ice floe” is what psychologists call “the mainstream.” In a 1997 editorial in the journal Intelligence, 52 signatories wrote, “I.Q. is strongly related, probably more so than any other single measurable human trait, to many important educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes.” Similar conclusions were affirmed in a unanimous blue-ribbon report by the American Psychological Association. . .

How to think like Einstein and unleash your inner genius Author Bill Bryson recounts about how the poet Paul Valery once asked Albert Einstein if he kept a notebook to record all his ideas. Einstein looked at him with mild but genuine surprise and said, “Oh, that’s not necessary,” he replied. It’s so seldom I have one.”A guide to thinking like Einstein is not an attempt to get you to solve the universe’s next biggest mystery or find a solution to the energy crisis. Rather it is a look into the psyche of this utterly flamboyant, unique and splendid man whose thinking was groundbreakingly original. When you think like Einstein, you don’t become like Einstein. You become the best version of you.

Thought Modification Technologies - The Results May Seem Like Magic... Thought Modification Technologies The Results May Seem Like Magic... But It's Actually Advanced, Proven Technology At Work! Imagine having access to a superpowerful computer that can actually change your behavior from the inside out, improving your life in every area you desire, automatically. Painting the Dramatic Moment: An Interview with Elise Schweitzer : Painting Perceptions Interview by Elana Hagler Elise Schweitzer’s full-bodied, bold, and luscious paintings caught my eye a couple of years ago and I’ve been following her work since. Elise has a wonderful mix of formal invention and playful, curious narrative in her work. Many painters I’ve seen tend to fall into the formalist camp or the narrative camp, and one of the things that I very much appreciate about Elise’s work is that she plays within both worlds and does so with confidence and a sense of visual adventure. She is deeply committed to the color relationships and shape life of a painting as well as to that art of storytelling that links her work to those poets of paintings past.

8 Ways to Defeat Persistent Unwanted Thoughts Repressing thoughts doesn’t work so here are 8 ways to get rid of negative thoughts. It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. It could be a mistake at work, money worries or perhaps a nameless fear. Whatever the anxiety, fear or worry, it can prove very difficult to control. The most intuitive method to get rid of negative thoughts is trying to suppress them by pushing it out of our minds. Unfortunately, as many studies have shown, thought suppression doesn’t work.

Kevin Kelly Soured Quotes 18 In terms of GDP, user-generated content involves unmeasured labor creating an unmeasured asset that is consumed in unmeasured ways to create unmeasured consumer surplus. — Erik and Andrew, The Second Machine Age, 2014, p. 114. I am not trying to bring down the NSA, I am working to improve the NSA. I am still working for the NSA right now. They are the only ones who don’t realize it. — Edward Snowden, Edward Snowden Says His Mission’s Accomplished, Washington Post, December 24, 2013

A Man Who Just Woke Up from a 24-Year Coma Reviews ‘Jurassic World’ Thank you for arranging for me to watch Jurassic World from my hospital bed. When do we need to return this movie to Blockbuster? Why are you laughing? Blockbuster doesn’t exist anymore?! What the hell? Progressive Awareness Introduces the Proven Technology. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE! Progressive Awareness Introduces the Proven Technology "Change your life. Your thoughts are powerful!" We've all heard, "What you think you are." Whole Brain -- technologies are mind training tools. They are designed to help individuals to change thoughts, behaviors, the negative feelings and self-concepts locked in the subconscious, and fill the mind with positive, self affirming thoughts.

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