Better Yourself

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.

Warren Buffett calls this 'indispensable' life advice: 'You can always tell someone to go to hell tomorrow'
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More than 40 years ago, Tom Murphy, Warren Buffett's "good friend" and "hero," taught him an invaluable life lesson about the importance of recognizing and controlling your emotions.

Kick The Shit Out Of Procrastination - David Thorpe
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Procrastination is a dick. Instead of psycho-analysing why you have it, instead implement some processes and barriers to reduce it's hold over you. Go you!

Why it's Important to Invest in Yourself
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The most priceless investment in your life is you. Many would say their retirement account or their children.

What the Japanese can teach us about super-ageing gracefully
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Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world, but some of the country’s elderly aren’t slowing down.

Fast Carbs Are Killing Us
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Processed carbohydrates have become a staple of the American diet, and the consequences are wreaking havoc on our bodies.

Lessons from running a business
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In this interview '12 Rules for Life' author and Clinical Psychologist Jordan Peterson talks with Rob Moore about predictors for entrepreneurial success, the...

Do whatever you can't stop thinking about
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Since the start of the year, I’ve been making mistakes with with my free time. I’ve been spending some of my leisure time on wrong activities.

My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since the 1990s
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A list of unheralded improvements to ordinary quality-of-life since the 1990s going beyond computers.

How to Think About the Plummeting Stock Market
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No one knows exactly how much damage the coronavirus will do to the global economy, but investors have to guess.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Mental Models
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There isn’t a harsher environment for a human being to live than outer space. Chris Hadfield shares some of the thinking tools he acquired as an astronaut to make high stakes decisions, be innovative in the face of failure, and stay cool under pressure.

How to reduce 'attention residue' in your life
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Mundane chores take up our time and headspace. Bundling life admin into specific time slots - known as GYLIO - might be the ultimate act of self-care.

The Comfortable Life is Killing You
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Despite existing in an era with the highest living standards in the history of mankind, despite having easy access to most of our material needs, recent polls have revealed that we modern people are miserable, angry, fearful, depressed, and riddled with anxiety. More so than ever before.