Better Yourself

Lifestyle changes could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases – study
theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/30… 
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Addressing 12 factors such as excessive drinking and air pollution exposure may have significant effect, experts say

Learn trumpet in 30 days challenge
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He decided to learn how to play the trumpet in 30 days and see how far he could go with the instrument.

Your 'Doomscrolling' Breeds Anxiety.
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So many of us do it: You get into bed, turn off the lights, and look at your phone to check Twitter one more time.

Why Do So Many Programmers Lose Hope?
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In the first decade of my career, I would get angry at everyone around me and turned to the Internet to vent my frustration. It seemed like managers and othe...

How To Simplify Your Life
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What many of us long for more than anything else is a simpler life; we feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities, schedules, commitments and obligations. This...

The Theory Of Nothing: Why Lack Of Curiosity Leads To Mediocrity
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All of the great thinkers in history were extremely curious people. They looked at the world as it was, and pondered on what could possibly be done to change the world and people’s perception…

Prescriptions are a dead end
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I love to read about how great people accomplish great things. It's similar to getting advice -- I'm left with a high. I imagine that if I can follow the instructions, then I too will accomplish what

The healing power of birdsong
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Until very recently, we couldn’t hear ourselves talk when we sat in the back garden as the planes flew low overhead and drowned out our voices. But today when the sky is clear and we can hear birds…

Avoiding the Global Lobotomy
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Is this you: You feel like you have a 2” thick shell of gunk surrounding your entire body which inhibits your ability to truly contact reality? You’ve had a light-brain-fog for basically as long as…

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life
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Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘computer philosopher', thinks social media is ruining your life.

Stop Taking Regular Notes; Use a Zettelkasten Instead
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Using a Zettelkasten helps you make connections between notes, improving learning and memory.

The world's most accessible stress reliever
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Whether you have the voice of a songbird or sound like some ball-bearings in a blender, singing can have some remarkably positive effects.

Live Longer: The One Anti-Aging Trick That Works
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Research last year found that rats on a restricted diet are more physically fit in old age, apparently slowing the typical onset of physical disability. The rodents also looked and probably felt better: "Rats that ate a normal diet lost a significant amount of lean muscle mass and acquired more fat, while calorie-restricted rats maintained lean muscle mass as they aged," said lead researcher Tongjian You from the University of Buffalo. The finding was published in the October issue of the Journ…

Can we escape from information overload?
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We live in an age of infinite scrolling and endless interruptions. So what happens when you unplug your life? Tom Lamont finds out

It's too late to collect sand
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From the author: When I was 13, my family went to California. We walked along a beach near Mendocino. I'd never seen black sand before. I wanted to bring some home.

10 Companies Hiring Remote Workers During COVID-19
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It may be difficult to to find a stable income amidst the numerous travel bans and lockdowns due to COVID-19, but hopefully one of these companies hiring remote workers can help you find a source of online income.