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5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers

5 Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers
Sure, you could improve yourself the normal way, with hard work and years of slow, incremental progress. Or you could use some of your body's built-in cheat codes and just hack your way to awesometown. These hacks come with various degrees of difficulty, but no risk or potential for injury. #5. Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images The human brain sucks at remembering lists. That's weird, because there are other things in life we have no problem with. Digital Vision. The Hack: You're able to find your way around because a whole lot of your mental horsepower is devoted to spatial memory -- learning the layout of your environment. Here's how it works: You pick a familiar place that you know well and can imagine without much problem -- the inside of your house, the layout of your neighborhood, whatever. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images"Shit, that reminds me, I'm out of chloroform." Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images"Two. #4. Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images Via WikipediaThere you go. 1. #3.

12 months to a fitter you Gabriella Boston E-mail the writer The holiday parties are over, and now many Americans are setting fitness goals for the new year. For many of us, the simple goal of “fitness” might seem a long way off — the average American is 20 to 25 pounds overweight and isn’t physically active, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — but it’s far from unattainable. We asked four local fitness experts how to make incremental changes throughout 2014 with the year-end goal of losing those extra 20 to 25 pounds and becoming stronger physically and mentally with the help of exercise, meditation and nutrition changes. This is our “couch-to-fit” calendar for 2014, with guidance from Faith Hunter, a yoga teacher and owner of Embrace yoga studio in Adams Morgan; Mansur Mendizabal, a D.C. For additional information and instruction, turn to your doctor or personal trainer; results aren’t guaranteed. (Illustration by Rachel Harris) January February March April May June ●Nutrition: Get grilling!

DIY Shibori Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. You’ll need:an indigo dye kitnatural fiber clothing or fabric2 5 gallon bucketsrubber glovessmall wood squaresrubber bandstwinea PVC pipea long wooden sticka drop clothrubber glovesscissors When choosing fabric or clothing, it’s important that made of natural fibers. Itajime shibori is known as the shape-resist technique. Fold it again in the other direction – again, like an accordion. Arashi is the Japanese term for “storm” and it’s also known as the pole-wrapping technique. Wrap the twine around the fabric. Continue wrapping, scrunching and tightening until all the fabric is compacted. Kumo shibori is known as the pleat and bind technique. Do the same with the opposite side, in staggered sections. Keep binding until you can’t go any further. To set up the indigo dye vat, follow the accompanying dye kit instructions.

Packing Tape Image Transfers | Lil Blue Boo I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape! I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down: An easy printed pattern! More stamping with bubble wrap in this fun video: Then I added my packing tape transfers: ….and a Sharpie:

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How to DIY Blake's Belted Chair When I saw this chair at The Haymaker Shop, it was love at first sight. As a die hard DIYer I started thinking about how I could make a version of this chair myself … Chicago carpenter and designer Blake Sloane created this unique chair using a pile of old leather belts that he wove into a seat of a thrift store chair. Seems easy enough to DIY, right? The first challenge will be to find a chair that could use this treatment. An old wood chair with a cane seat would be perfect and, if you lack carpentry skills, one that is still sturdy would be nice, too. The next challenge is to collect enough leather belts to create the seat. Once you've collected your chair and belts, it's time to put it all together. I think the easiest way to create the seat of belts would be to attach one set going in one direction and then go back and weave the other set in. Images: Jason Loper

Kate Middleton's Pre-Wedding Diet Plan - Dukan Diet Kate has been in the news lately because she is about to become a princess in less than a month. We decided to write about her even though she is not in her 30s because I am sure at one time or another we have all wanted to be a princess. I think we are all fascinated with the Royal family. But not all news about Kate has been positive lately. Kate is reported to be on the DukanDiet . Why it works Just like the Atkins diet it forces your body to use stored fat for fuel. How it works This diet is set up into 4 parts. Attack Phase: Eat as much non-fatty, protein rich foods. Cruise Phase: All foods from Attack phase but can add all non-starchy veggies, and 1 tsp. any oil and up oat bran to 2 Tbs. Consolidation Phase: Add 2 servings of whole wheat grains, 1 serving of low-fat cheese, and 2 servings carbohydrates. Stabilization Phase: 6 days a week you can go back to eating whatever you want, with one day going back to Attack phase with just protein. *****UPDATE 2: Today is 6/1/13.

The 30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [Infographic] You Might Also Like 33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises READ Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? Special thanks to our model, Lauren Williams, a personal trainer and head coach at Tone House New York, and Lululemon for outfitting her in the Wunder Under Crop II and tank top. DisHollywood » Art Fucks Me is José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros‘s latest visual project which attempts to re-mix beloved characters from fairy tales with other entertainment icons from the world of cinema, celebrity and music. DisHollywood is also a barometer for measuring our tolerance and acceptance levels; a new way of observing the “happy ending” that trumpets the time of equality is now. In contrast to the baroque fantasy implied by the original, idealized presentation of these characters, a new context of social vulnerability shows the darker side of our contemporary society. celebritydisneyhollywood Carolin Hello, I'm a 26-years old drama queen based in Frankfurt, Germany. You may also like 7 Comments Reply March 31, 2014 Defiance FIRST! Leave a Reply Feeling lucky? Random Post Recent Posts get featured submit your work Categories More Stories ‘Searching for Paradise’ by Shuichi Nakano