7 Psychotic Pieces of Relationship Advice from Cosmo We get it. Guys are tough to figure out: There's like 24 possible combinations that you can make with 1) beer 2) food 3) sex and 4) sports. No wonder their girlfriends have to resort to lady magazines to gain insight into the buzzing hive that is the male mind. We know most women laugh that stuff off as cheap entertainment not to be taken seriously, but what if they actually did listen to all of the advice? It'd pretty much turn into a nightmare of paranoia and petty revenge. He Shares the Details of His Day, Therefore He Must Be Hiding Something Men just aren't as communicative as women, especially when they're stressed. Guess what? "Don't be fooled by a guy who offers up tons of minor bits of information about where he's been or what he's been doing. "How many more facts before you'll love me?" Yes, according to Cosmo, by sharing so much about the stressful day he just had, the man is actually revealing that he's cheating on his partner (probably with Sarah). Sheesh, what a rough day.
How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3 What this is not: A wishy-washy, positive thinking, pie-in-the-sky idea about changing the world. I will not be advocating the power of group meditation, overthrowing the powers that be or anything else that can be easily scoffed at. What this is: A three-part series covering logical AND tangible ways to instigate awesome change on a global scale. I will cover the following concepts in order: The single change the world needs most dearlyHow real change occursThe specific mission I think will bring about those changes. The illusive, magical element that the world is missing most right now is something you probably aren’t aware is gone. We are missing community. Think of the best days of your life. We are indoctrinated into wanting a high-paying job so that we can buy our own houses, filled with our own furniture, our own silverware — our own nook in the universe. We are going about getting what we truly want in the most backwards way possible. The Age of Separation P.S. Ways to read it:
Inside Job (2010) 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. All we can say is that they sound awesome, since apparently you can make your brain... #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!
This Will Change Your Life. “Everything is a matter of perspective.” That’s an overused phrase that’s generally said without much thought. It’s an easy go-to argument to end all arguments. Today, however, I’m going to show you why it’s one of the most important lessons you could ever learn…and yes, it will change your life if you use it properly. Take a look at the image below. It’s a common optical illusion but it illustrates my point perfectly. Do you see ‘good’ or do you see ‘evil?’ Now let’s apply this concept to a real life scenario. The Christian chose to see ‘good’ (God) while the atheist chose to see ‘bad’ (not-God). Here’s one more example just to be sure you get the message (remember this could change your life!). 1) Deciding that this trip SUCKS. 2) Decide that this trip is going to be FANTASTIC. This is much more than simply looking on the bright side. Now let’s bring this idea to a much larger scale…let’s apply it to life as a whole. We can view life in any way that we want to see it.
Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought Humans The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. You may be consciously thinking about one specific thing, but you brain is processing thousands of subconscious ideas. The Gambler’s fallacy is the tendency to think that future probabilities are altered by past events, when in reality, they are not. Reactivity is the tendency of people to act or appear differently when they know that they are being observed. Pareidolia is when random images or sounds are perceived as significant. Interesting Fact: the Rorschach Inkblot test was developed to use pareidolia to tap into people’s mental states. Self-fulfilling Prophecy Self-fulfilling prophecy is engaging in behaviors that obtain results that confirm existing attitudes. Interesting Fact: Economic Recessions are self-fulfilling prophecies.
How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3 Now that we’ve identified the problem, we can move on to the solution. But even before speaking of a specific solution, we must discuss the paradigm of change. How does change come about? Let’s begin with one of the basic principles of the world’s religions, philosophies, and the self-improvement plight: acceptance. The flip-side of acceptance is resistance. Now let’s bring our attention back (wink) to ways of inciting change… I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. Certainly the most time-tested means of shifting the status quo is through protest, eg. the Occupy Movement. Even movements successful in their goals like many Arab Spring uprisings and Spain’s protests in 2011 have failed to creating complete and sustained change. I’m not saying that positive change cannot be obtained through resistance. While I don’t think our solution lies in political protest or winning upcoming elections, I have just as little faith in peace rallies.
How do we achieve and appreciate success? Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race. It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope that, someday, we will acquire it. We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. The question is: How do we achieve and appreciate success? First, we must get a major misconception out of the way. The good news is that you are completely in control of that, and therefore in control of your success. The last and most important facet of success is that you will not achieve it alone. Surround yourself with people who share your passion, and they will share in your success, celebrating your victories with you.Tweet In the same way, they will pick you up when you feel overwhelmed. This all may seem rather wishy-washy, but isn’t that the whole idea of success? If you believe that you can succeed, you will.
50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could boldly display 50 life secrets and tips on your wall to serve as a beautiful, daily reminder of how to live a Higher Existence?
10 EPIC Quotes from “Conversations With God” “Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue” by Neal Walsh is one of my favorite books of all time, hands down. It is written from the point of view of god (but it’s not religion, so don’t scoff quite yet) telling man how he should live his life. I like to think of it as god’s hypothetical edits to the incredibly skewed, modern interpretation of the ‘The Bible.’ These are my ten favorite quotes from the book that I read every morning: 1“Go ahead an do what you really love to do! 2“You are making a mockery of Me. 3“There is no coincidence, and nothing happens ‘by accident.’ 4“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you; but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” 5“The laws are very simple: 1. 6“Heaven–as you call it–is nowhere. 7“Know and understand that there will be challenges and difficult times. 8“If you want guarantees in life, then you don’t want life. 10“Never resist anything.