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Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds | Life and style | The Guardian
The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place.

Now scientific research, using cutting-edge brain imaging, suggests Auden was on to something. According to a study commissioned by the National Trust, people experience intense feelings of wellbeing, contentment and belonging from places that evoke positive memories far more than treasured objects such as photographs or wedding rings. // siehe menschen die umgeben sind vom baeume sind gluecklicher und gesuender
Consumer  Consumerism  Happiness  Capitalism  Vacation  experience  health  wellbeing  Depression  Selbstdarstellung  Social  Media  Facebook  Instagram  poverty  trap  travel  Generationy  Millennials  lifehacker  lifehacks  Minimalismus  minimalism  Frugal 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
(18) If you need to learn "argue intelligently", you... - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
If you need to learn "argue intelligently", you don't have a real argument; if you need to "promote", you don't have anything to sell; if you need to network you don't have anything to offer; if you need to prepare for a lecture, you don't have anything to lecture about; and if you need to learn how to "improve your style" you don't have anything to write about. Truth is direct; it screams and doesn't meander. [Please note the difference between NEED TO and WANT TO before commenting. Some commentators here have made mistakes.]
life  lesson  life  hacker  Networking  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  lifelesson  lifehacker  lifehacks  career  advice 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Problem of Fame - YouTube
Social Media opens everyone up to judgement and prejudice ... and ... haters and trolls. // there is no short cut to true friendship - small group of true friends // ordinary life seems to be no more good enough
Fame  status  anxiety  Selbstdarstellung  Social  Media  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube  Facebook  Celebrity  of  You  culture  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  status  prejudice  judgement  haters  hater  troll  trolls  sociology  psychology  self-censorship  libel  Selbstfürsorge  life  hacker  life  lesson  lifelesson  lifehacker  identity  Philosophy  soziologie 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell Interview on Genius, Late Bloomers, Criminal Profiling, Intelligence Failure (2009) - YouTube
min10 Networking & making Conversation, "Everyone is interesting. Let them talk abt what they know well & do well. If not u may make them uncomfortable - ur fault. Just ask them the right inquisitive questions." // Career & Life Advice. Stay Humble (humility) & Smart. Overconfidence is the disease of the expert. Titans of Wall Street believed in such command that they were risk averse & believed never 2 fail (black swan, blind spot). Overconfidence & arrogance is a psychological problem of success. // Also, learning from experience, the elders, is so important ie 2015, Unicorns in Silicon Valley with burn rates greater than during the dot. com bubble & the youngsters do not listen 2 have plan b & c in their desk drawer as Bill Gurly mentioned in his 2015 SXSW talk w Gladwell. bc "U only learn certain things when youve been humbled." // 23:35 its not about IQ (intelligence), its abt environment & culture! Nature vs Nurture (Peers Cohort). + Innovation by Late Bloomers + Taleb
Networking  socialising  life  lesson  life  hacker  introvert  extrovert  Career  Politicians  Policy  Makers  advice  ladder  GFC  Success  education  environment  living  environment  culture  society  Gini  coefficient  American  Dream  income  mobility  social  mobility  peers  childhood  childhood  development  parenthood  parenting  parents  helicopter  parent  lifehacker  lifehacks  lifelessons  lifelesson  Nassim  Taleb 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ballet star Tamara Rojo says modern children lack discipline - BBC News
The principal dancer at the English National Ballet says many of today's pupils lack the discipline to succeed. Tamara Rojo told Radio Times magazine that children were often praised for quick results rather than hard work. "We live in a society that rewards fast success based on little talent or commitment, which is transient and a dangerous place to be," she said. "Do we want to promote instant success and instant failure, or do we want to promote self-esteem and hard work?"
growth  mindset  helicopter  parent  parenthood  parenting  parents  Success  failure  discipline  education  policy  teaching  life  hacker  life  lesson  lifehacks  lifehacker  lifelessons  lifelesson  Millennials  generationy  childhood  childhood  development  perseverance 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Debatte über Germanwings-Absturz: Dem Chaos eine Chance - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ein ebenso großes Tabu wie das Versagen deutscher Technik ist das Versagen des deutschen Gemüts. Psychische Erkrankungen wie Depressionen oder bipolare Störungen, unter denen offenbar Andreas Lubitz litt, gelten in unserer auf volle Funktionalität geeichten deutschen Gesellschaft als unerträglich. Mögen Zeitschriften und TV-Magazine in letzter Zeit noch so empathisch über Phänomene wie Burn-out berichten - die Realität fällt hinter diesen Erkenntnisstand weit zurück. [...] Wer Fehler macht, wer Schwäche zeigt, gilt als stigmatisiert - er wird zum Sonderling. Im Spätkapitalismus hat längst das Individuum selbst diese Konformisierung vom Staat und von den Unternehmen übernommen; wir sind uns selbst unser größter Schinder. [...] Philosoph Michel Foucault nannte diesen Effekt "Selbsttechnologie": Der Einzelne sieht sich selbst in einer Art Bringschuld gegenüber dem System. [...] Heinz Bude - "Gesellschaft der Angst" [...] Heute denkt man: Ich bin, der ich sein könnte"
Germany  culture  public  discourse  history  mental  health  mental  illness  failure  burnout  Philosophy  public  awareness  Capitalism  perfectionism  SMB  SME  sociology  status  anxiety  middle  class  Zivilgesellschaft  gesellschaft  Angst  anxiety  Scheitern  Versagen  Silicon  Valley  USA  American  Dream  Ausweglosigkeit  society  social  cohesion  western  society  social  society  lifehacker  lifehacks  life  hacker  life  lesson  work  life  balance  lifelessons  lifelesson 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Hätte, hätte, Fahrradkette | Psychologie-heute Blog
Hätte, hätte, Fahrradkette: Unser ehemaliger Chefredakteur Heiko Ernst macht sich in unserem aktuellen Blog Gedanken über sein Leben. Über das gelebte und über das ungelebte. Er kommt zu dem Schluss: "Nicht gelebte Varianten des Lebens gehören zu unserem seelischen Mobiliar, und wie in einen realen Sessel können wir uns auch in eine Lieblingsfantasie fallen lassen ..."
Philosophy  psychology  life  hacker  life  lesson  lifelessons  lifelesson  lifehacks  lifehacker 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Co.Exist | ideas impact
"The tendency of keeping up with the Joneses tends to be more pronounced for material goods than for experiential purchases," says Gilovich. "It certainly bothers us if we're on a vacation and see people staying in a better hotel or flying first class. But it doesn't produce as much envy as when we're outgunned on material goods." Gilovich's research has implications for individuals who want to maximize their happiness return on their financial investments, for employers who want to have a happier workforce, and policy-makers who want to have a happy citizenry. "By shifting the investments that societies make and the policies they pursue, they can steer large populations to the kinds of experiential pursuits that promote greater happiness," write Gilovich and his coauthor, Amit Kumar, in their recent article in the academic journal Experimental Social Psychology. [...] but also place an emphasis on employers giving paid vacation and governments taking care of recreational spaces.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging: "It was killing me." - YouTube
digital relationships do not compare to real relationships. & sufficient sleep and meditation and exercise.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC - Future - Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory
"It seems the effective way to learn is to practice retrieving items from memory, not trying to cement them in there by further study. Moreover, dropping items entirely from your revision, which is the advice given by many study guides, is wrong. You can stop studying them if you've learnt them, but you should keep testing what you've learnt if you want to remember them at the time of the final exam." &! - Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails -
learning  life  hacker  lifehacks  lifehacker 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
Avoiding Decision Fatigue - Tim Ferriss "there is no greater waste than deciding on things that shouldn't have been there at the first place." ie you could set out your clothing for the week ... >> better for metal capacity available for rest of the day. >> same for food, eat healthy, varied, but pre-setup meals. morning: porridge with peanut butter and fruits. >> have app for your wardrobe inventory, stopping looking and trying. have preset outfits. >> "control your variable" "minimise your variables" "minimise your first 1hr of the day, reduce decision making"
life  hacker  life  lesson  lifehacks  lifehacker  decision  making  management  creativity  Tim  Ferriss  book  quantified  self  burnout 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
The problem with opulence: the more you pay for... - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The problem with opulence: the more you pay for a service (meal, hotel, airplane ticket), the more dissatisfied you will be with the smallest imperfection, the slightest error. Compare constipated old Park Avenue couples riding first class, for whom traveling is some kind of exercise in bitterness, to partying passengers in the back of the plane for whom any beer is "good enough". It is as if life wanted to get even with them. Which leads to the paradox that the only way to properly enjoy wealth is to avoid spending it.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Joan Didion on Self-Respect | Brain Pickings
Character - the Willingness to accept Responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion [...] Self-respect is something that our grandparents, whether or not they had it, knew all about. They had instilled in them, young, a certain discipline, the sense that one lives by doing things one does not particularly want to do, by putting fears and doubts to one side, by weighing immediate comforts against the possibility of larger, even intangible, comforts.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
oftwominds-Charles Hugh Smith: The Changing Nature of Middle Class Work
The economy is changing in structural ways that affect not just the job market but the nature of work itself. If we ask, what is work?, the conventional answer is tasks that somebody will pay us to do. This is true, but it doesn't address why someone is willing to pay us. The answer is to create value. ... [ Skills, not Expertise. ] ...... As technology's ability to replace costly human labor moves from the factory floor to the service sector, the nature of middle class work is changing. [ IBM's company wide Pivot over +10 years from HW to Services and Software Company. With the accompanying downsizing. ] ... Jobs that can be learned in a few hours are prone to being replaced by machines. [...] The protected sectors beset by soaring costs (healthcare, higher education, major weaponry programs, finance, etc.) will undergo the creative destruction of technology-based productivity gains for the reason that they are already unaffordable, not just to households but to the nation.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Kris Carr speaks about cancer and The China Study - YouTube
Slowed significantly, Stable Cancer ('incurable'). See more peer reviewed medical research (evidence based) on it :: + + // + + // << self-care, self care, public health policy, public health, health crisis, health science, sustainability, sustainable, 'cancer begins in early age, tiny micro cancer cells; its about the environment we create - one where cancer flourishes or where one that doesn't and thus it can't kill you.' Bottled juices in Stores are pasteurised and laden with extra sugar and preservatives. BAD! | "living in the moment. being present." *Marie Forleo + productivity. + :: Kris Carr & Marie Forleo - Personal Brand
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Want To Be Happier? Stop Comparing Yourself To What You See On Social Media | Fast Company | Business Innovation
SOCIAL MEDIA IS BASICALLY SOCIAL COMPARISON ON STEROIDS. Instead of comparing yourself to others, re-focus your energy on what matters to you, says Sally Anne Giedrys, a Portland, Oregon-based career coach. “The more we pay attention to others, the less we are grounded in ourselves and what matters to us,” she says. “It can be fueled by a lack of purpose, direction, or commitment within our own lives.”
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Marc Ecko Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 - YouTube
Marc Ecko - legacy over money. + Perception is perception, it's not reality. How are you perceived, your brand. Focus on what you are good at (Talent), and do that well (+Hustle). And then later comes the Hustle, even more so + harder work, if you want to go beyond that. ... "Kanye! You don't need those gatekeepers. [...] Don't let your product be defined by a certain price point [by those gatekeepers]. [...] Don't try to imagine your future in a straight line. [...] Hubris can kill yourself. Don't get high on your own supply. [Stay Humble, authentic, down to earth, stay true to yourself.]" [...] "Nike makes an event out of a product." + v=k3SIkVIj7TQ "Perfect is the Enemy of Great. Constrains drive Creativity. Pro/Am Picture." [...] "Public Perception (and ur perception) is not Reality. [...] Problem of being disconnected. Swing ur dick without being a dick. Be intellectually honest" +
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ How to Sell Yourself Without Selling Out with Marc Ecko | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis - YouTube
+ v=L6md-7K3uSE Kanye West gon 2 Gatekeepers. Also talks abt journey and the journey is not a straight line. It's a zig zag. You cant see u destination/future. Its only in ur head/pipe dream. There's no Final Destination. [thus LEGACY over Money *Gary Vaynerchuk.] T-Shirt Design is a Garage thing. ... Its about the Buyer, the Fans, the Following - the one's vote and buy/transact. "Don't be that guy that is loved by the Gatekeepers but your business sucks." + v=IpCPJm7K07s "Fashion Industry is very different than Music Industruy." + v=ZePy-MXRDBU "Create Wealth that Matters. [...] Success is the Path, the Game, the Journey, [not the Final Destination]" [...] "Put in the Work and need to Execute and Hustle beyond your Talent." "Industrious Times!!! [...] Ur not the only game in town!" + Book - Shirt Kings Pioneers Hip Fashion // +Airbrush T-Shirt v=L9zxio7Wz90 YouTube "how to Airbrush T-Shirt" // + v=tcdlhylX8g4
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand Speaks on Marriage with Katy Perry & Compares UK Woman and American Woman - YouTube
Fame is a temporary thing. They are normal people. Celebrity, Fame and Pop Culture makes people fearful - that their life ain't no good [ for anything else - because they are reduced to the lowest common denominator and looks and 'scandals' ]. "Let us talk about things that are actually important." ... [...] some of the greatest people in history had flaws. + v=MrzhXhrn0YI "Chelsea Manning Modern Day Hero." [...] "No one is perfect."
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
I only hope Michael Schumacher pulls through so that he can see all the nice things people are saying about him - Telegraph
For years Michael was the perfect pantomime villain, particularly in this country; German, of course, ruthlessly efficient, ultra-aggressive. Whereas previous greats such as Sir Jackie Stewart or Juan Manuel Fangio left the door open to their rivals when racing, for fear of making what could easily have been fatal contact, Michael went all out in his pursuit of victory. Sometimes he overstepped the mark – Jerez in 1997 and Rascasse in 2006 spring to mind – and those indiscretions made him unpalatable to the sporting purist. He was marked down by some, including me, as a tainted champion. But you cannot argue with his achievements. [...] [Sebastian Vettel is the same type of athlete. going always for the gap.] [...] He had complete and utter self-belief. It was what made him a champion. [without arrogance] [confidence and trust in ones abilities]
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Natur-VLog #11: Grasgeflüster über Neider & Hater - YouTube
Vlog #25: Das Glück in sich selbst finden = v=tnAoGBI8_O8 "das Glueck finded man nur in sich selbst. [...] Wenn man selbst sich nicht liebt ...." + v=QaHVQxrp_kE + v=5WA14FiqzaM + VLog #41: Dem Leben vertrauen - v=kgex989OgyU + VLog #39: Leben ist Veränderung - v=INMFbd4qd5k + VLog #36: Man kann es nicht jedem recht machen - v=AltCpDYAhfg
Hater  haters  lifehacks  lifehacker  envy  jealousy  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  advertising  partnerships  partner  partners  psychology  Meditation  Yoga  Zen  relationship  relationships  marriage  Spiritual  spirituality  western  lifestyle  western  society  work  life  balance 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Science Study: On Marriage, Listen To That Little Voice In Your Head | CommonHealth
If you’re thinking about getting married, you might want to listen to that little voice in the back of your head. A new study in the journal Science of more than 100 newlyweds found that a couple’s “gut” feelings about each other — feelings they couldn’t or wouldn’t verbalize — were good predictors of how happy their marriage would be four years later — better predictors than their conscious feelings. The title: “Though They May Be Unaware, Newlyweds Implicitly Know Whether Their Marriage Will Be Satisfying.” Of course, we all have gut feelings about our partners — and they tend to be positive or we wouldn’t be partners. But this study looked at something very specific: attitudes that are at such a deep level that we may not be aware of them, but they turn up on a kind of test that experimental psychologists have been using for years, that measures reaction times down to the millisecond.
psychology  marriage  relationship  relationships  partners  partnerships  lifehacks  lifehacker 
november 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Eat Your Kimchi Full Interview Part 1 - YouTube
+ part2 - /watch?v=hLwkRrV4XIg (later part talking about differences [audience, niche, taste] between social networks, tumblr, twitter, facebook) + Our Love Story - /watch?v=1EeZIU_zZzo + TL;DR - How Simon Proposed to Martina - /watch?v=jnpIpdFfk2k + Draw My Life - Simon's Story - /watch?v=1EPO1Zblq3o
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november 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life - YouTube
n the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice, political influence.) In a talk and audience discussion, Sandel asks us to think honestly on this question: In our current democracy, is too much for sale?
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october 2013 by asterisk2a
Treat Your Business Like Your Second Child | LinkedIn
don't Micromanage, don't obsess > - nothing is the end of the world, nothing is the greatest thing of all times.
lifehacker  smallbusiness  lifestyle  Gary  Vaynerchuk  lifelesson  management  SMB  startup101 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Tim Ferriss | The 4 Hour Method | Oxford Union - YouTube
the product precedes marketing and promotion. "in a world of infinite noise, you have to get extreme, to get peoples attention." >> ON WRITING :: know the beginning, have the beginning and have the end - of what you want to write about (topic, message, blog message) ... and work from there on both ends, towards the middle. >> you can succeed as generalist - like Steve Jobs. You don't need to be a specialist. >> Q&A :: MBA has minimal benefit for entrepreneurs (practical knowledge) - when writing - have clear target, then radiate out. - failing is inevitable
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - How to get along for 500 days alone together
[W]e can say that there are some guidelines for living in harmony in a confined space, and all of them fall into the category I call "simple, but not necessarily easy". One has to be able to give the other person mental elbow room. During our winter, when a person settled into the sofa in the salon with a book and started reading, he or she was not interrupted. The second important rule, is that showing care benefits both. We believe this to the point that it is built into our daily routine - we alternate cooking days. Each day's food becomes a present to our partner. We try to surprise the other with new dishes. There's a prize to be won - the other person's admiration. People sometimes joke that long-distance sailors must have a high boredom threshold, but my response is that one can only be as bored as one is boring.
relationship  lifehacker  partnerships  lifehacks  lifelesson  marriage  relationships 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
The Magic of Believing Part SIX by Claude Bristol - YouTube
The Magic of Believing Part SIX by Claude Bristol - the eyes are the mirror of ones soul -
lifehacker  speeches  psychology  lifehacks  confidence 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Relax! You’ll Be More Productive -
I love this kind of research: Take more breaks and vacations, and sleep more, and you'll be more productive! time is a limited resource.
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february 2013 by asterisk2a
HOW TO MAXIMIZE PRIDE -- Modern thought and social science are grounded in the objective of maximizing "happiness", "utility", "utility of wealth", "pleasure", "experiences instead of possessions" or similar matters that are both selfish and over which you have little control. They turned out to be both mathematically and morally clumsy. Switch your objective to maximize "pride" and see how different --and more controllable -- things become.
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february 2013 by asterisk2a
Exercise Can Be Good For The Heart, And Maybe For Sperm, Too : Shots - Health News : NPR
A study finds that guys who watched a lot of TV had lower sperm counts than more active fellows. The effect held true even when other factors, such as body weight and diet, were taken into account. Sedentary Lifestyle affects epigenetic. Switching certain genes off. Like a Change of diet from unhealthy to healthy (ie vegan) switches lots of genes on that fight chronic diseases and cancer.
lifehacker  vegan  epigenetics  medical  advances  DNA  lifehacks  exercise  western  lifestyle  gene  expression  medical  research  western  diet 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Behind the Brand--Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef - YouTube
talking about the book
talking about selling in digital age
talking about content creation and attention span
people have to trust the messenger before they send out them self the message
writing is thought on paper
polymath is not dead
talks about haters, blogging,
talks about 80/20, fear, goals,

Tim Ferriss, "The Four-Hour Chef": Authors at Google

Samovar Tea Talks with Tim Ferriss
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
You Can't See It, But You'll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots - Health News : NPR
[A]ccording to fresh research that suggests that people generally fail to appreciate how much their personality and values will change in the years ahead — even though they recognize that they have changed in the past.

"The problem with that is, it takes 10 years,"

[...] "Life is a process of growing and changing, and what our results suggest is that growth and change really never stops," says Gilbert, "despite the fact that at every age from 18 to 68, we think it's pretty much come to a close."

Personality changes do take place faster when people are younger, says Gilbert, so "a person who says I've changed more in the past decade than I expect to change in the future is not wrong."
science  people  change  outlook  future  lifelesson  life  lesson  lifehacks  lifehacker  personality  changes  teens  adulthood  growing  up  psychology  change  aging  culture  society  values  value  personality 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us - YouTube
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

- reward schemes for cognitive tasks do not work.
- mechanical task, reward schemes for performance do work

>> pay people enough, to take the issue of money off the table and people think about the work.
Then 3 Factors determine performance and satisfaction:
- autonomy (self-direction), mastery (of skill), purpose (contribution to something that matters and or is greater than you).
management  workforce  work  life  balance  self-improvement  corporate  culture  corporate  governance  lifehacker  lifehacks  lifelesson  purpose  mastery  autonomy  autono  sociology  incentive  Behavior  behavioral  finance  behavioral  economics  Fed  cognitive  funtion  psychology  motivation 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
Free online speed reading software |

Several factors affect our reading speed, like subvocalization (the little voice inside our heads that reads along with us and slows us down), backtracing (rereading parts over and over again), etc. The purpose behind apps like these is to train our minds to get rid of all the other crap. So, by having a steady input of text, we erase our dependency on backtracing. By increasing the reading speed, subvocalization can't keep up and eventually goes away... we don't need to subvocalize to process information, as much as we may think we do.
lifehacker  tools  lifehacks  learning  reading  productivity  speedreading 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Übrigens ... zur Sendung vom 02.10.2012 - YouTube
Time can be objective (measurements) , as well subjective (from person to person).

Objective, measured time, moves forward because the universe is still expanding.

As an aware being, aware of itself, time (moving forward), makes only sense because our time (each individual) is finite.
If that would not be the case - life on earth - people would life differently, earth would look different - just because life would be infinite.
lifehacker  lifehacks  physics  lifelesson  life  philosophy  time 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
How Travel Saved Actor Andrew McCarthy - YouTube
Having hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro and traveled the Amazon River, actor Andrew McCarthy from the films "St. Elmo's Fire," "Pretty in Pink" and "Weekend at Bernie's" talks about his love affair with travel and how it impacted his impending marriage. He chronicles his adventures in a new book: "The Longest Way Home." With WSJ Off Duty Host Wendy Bounds.

"" - when your travelling alone, you are much more untethered, more vulnerable, dependent on the kindness of strangers, - it opens you up - you sort of become a better version of yourself. ""

"" Travel obliterates fear. ""
"" Fear makes for bad decision making. ""
decision  making  fear  lifehacker  lifelesson  holiday  vacation  travel  book 
september 2012 by asterisk2a
Dean Ornish and Deepak Chopra at TEDMED 2009 - YouTube
Dean & Deepak provide independent viewpoints on ways that everyone can heal and be healthier!
lifestyle  lifehacker  lifehacks  life-style  Deepak  Chopra  Dean  Ornish 
september 2012 by asterisk2a
Dean Ornish, M.D. - Transform 2010 - Mayo Clinic - YouTube
Current Western Health Care is not health care, it is SICK CARE.

See minute 4:40;
Randomised trial with prostate cancer patients, 1 half put on vegan diet I assume and plenty of exercise, others continued - not opting for conventional treatment - just doing nothing.
Outcome; group on vegan diet & exercises ("intensive life style change") their cancer seems to _not_ develop further. Control groups cancer seemed to develop further.

Further study showed that tumor growth and activity was inhibited by up to 70% on vegan diet (turning on gene expression - epigenetics - to regulate tumor and cancer growth down)

Further, chronic stress shortens life.

Life style changes does not only prevent chronic diseases, but also reverses and or slows some.

Depression and lack of social interaction and intimacy weakens the immune system. (2008) (Sep 2012)
Dean  Ornish  immune  system  depression  chronic  diseases  lifestyle  lifehacker  lifehacks  life  life-style  stress  epigenetics  health  crisis  health  science  diet  vegan  prostate  cancer  cancer 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
The minibar whiskey may be urine and why you don't want to drink from the glasses: staff dish hotel secrets | Mail Online
6. One room, one simple rule
An employee at a top hotel told Reddit that people wanting just one room should avoid online travel sites.
He said third parties often charge more than the hotel's actual rate so people should book directly because if there are vacancies, they're willing to bargain.
'If you are just reserving a room, you're getting the short stick,' he said.
7. Need to cancel without paying a fee? Think ahead
Another useful tip was on how to avoid paying a cancellation fee when you have to ditch a reservation at the last minute.
A receptionist said a clever solution is to call the hotel and push your reservation forward a few weeks. Then, call back later that day and cancel.

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august 2012 by asterisk2a
The 'Busy' Trap -
What she had mistakenly assumed was her personality — driven, cranky, anxious and sad — turned out to be a deformative effect of her environment. It’s not as if any of us wants to live like this, any more than any one person wants to be part of a traffic jam or stadium trampling or the hierarchy of cruelty in high school — it’s something we collectively force one another to do.

Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.

[We all developed a] pretense of indispensability as anything other than a form of institutional self-delusion.

People enjoy this complaint [being busy, unavailable]; it makes you feel important, sought-after and put-upon. Except that I hate actually being busy.
Decline of ourself is subliminal.
Lesson etal Make time for yourself, doing nothing. Every day. "unmolested by obligations"
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july 2012 by asterisk2a
Nora Ephron, who died this week, passes on the advice she wished she'd known sooner | Mail Online
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was 26. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re 34.

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june 2012 by asterisk2a
Lob des Mittelmaßes und Durchschnitts: Gut ist uns selten gut genug - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Mittelmaß heißt nicht Stillstand, heißt nicht sich treiben zu lassen. Auch das Mittelmaß bedarf steter Anstrengung und eines gewissen Eifers", schrieb Markus Reiter in seinem Buch "Lob des Mittelmaßes". "Es heißt aber sehr wohl, die Beschränktheit menschlicher Möglichkeiten zu erkennen. Das Mittelmaß ist somit das menschengerechteste Maß."
"Haben oder Sein?", fragte einst Erich Fromm und hoffte damit "die seelischen Grundlagen einer neuen Gesellschaft" zu beschreiben. Man hat ihn gelesen, gefeiert und vergessen: Heute ist der was, der was hat. Nur: Haben wir nicht alles, was wir brauchen? Wollen und verlangen wir nicht permanent zu viel?
mittelstand  average  culture  society  lifehacks  lifehacker  lifelessons 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
Money can't make you happy... if you are only spending it to impress others | Mail Online
Spending money on once in a lifetime experiences from luxury holidays to concert tickets won't make you happy, according to a surprise study.
But before you cancel that world cruise it's worth noting that you'll only fail to find contentment if your motive is to impress others.
'Why you buy is just as important as what you buy,' said assistant profressor Ryan Howell, from San Francisco State University, who led the study.
'When people buy life experiences to impress others, it wipes out the well-being they receive from the purchase. That extrinsic motivation appears to undermine how the experiential purchase meets their key psychological needs.'
lifestyle  lifehacker  lifelessons  relationships  psychology  money  relationship  consumption  wealth  management  wealth 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
Studie zum Genuss: Deutsche haben das Genießen verlernt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Forscher haben im Laufe der Studie eine typisch deutsche Abfolge von Wohlgefühl entschlüsselt. Sie nennen es Genuss-DNA. Am Anfang steht das Gefühl, sich etwas verdient zu haben. Dann wird der ersehnte Genuss vorbereitet, zum Beispiel mit einem Wellness-Tag. Doch die größte Hürde kommt noch: loslassen und den Kopf freikriegen. Wenn dann noch ein positiv überraschender Moment hinzukommt, kann der ganzheitliche Hochgenuss folgen.
lifehacks  lifehacker  lifelessons 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Make-Up Sex Hurts: Why and How to Avoid It | Psychology Today
The truth is that most make-up sex results from having felt and expressed extreme negative emotions during a heated argument, without any true resolution afterward. Because these individuals get sick of feeling the negative extreme end of the spectrum, they hunger to switch gears and jump to the opposite end of the spectrum — to feel the high that comes with making up. Honestly, it's not that different from an addict who needs a hit of cocaine.
lifehacks  lifehacker  life  psychology  relationship 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
15 SEC READING: Insult the dead — Paulo Coelho's Blog
“Pay no heed to the insults of men, nor to their praise; in this way, you shall forge your own path.”
lifestyle  life  lifelessons  lifehacks  lifehacker 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
The five regrets — Paulo Coelho's Blog
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
life  lifelessons  lifehacks  lifehacker  regret 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Führungskräfte: "Erfolg haben die Härtesten, nicht die Besten" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
18-Stunden-Tage, enormer Druck, abgeschottet in der Vorstands-Festung - wo bleibt da der Blick über den Tag hinaus? Die Führungskultur in Deutschland gehört erneuert,

Allmendinger: In den Gesprächen zeigte sich, dass es für die Top-Manager ganz persönlich ein Problem ist. Viele fühlen sich getrieben, die Schreibtische und Mailboxen sind übervoll. Es fehlt die Zeit innezuhalten und sich zu fragen: Wo sehe ich mich in zwei Wochen, in zwei Monaten, geschweige denn in zwei Jahren?

Leipprand: Den enormen Druck aushalten zu können - das wird zunehmend zum Auslesekriterium für Führungskräfte. Übrigens gilt das nicht nur für die Wirtschaft, sondern auch für den öffentlichen Sektor. Nur wer auf Dauer 18-Stunden-Tage aushält, kommt nach oben.

Wir sind der Meinung, dass wir eine neue Führungspraxis in Deutschland brauchen. Und das beschränkt sich nicht nur auf die obersten Entscheider. Wer Führungspositionen übernimmt - egal an welcher Stelle in der Gesellschaft -, der muss sich seiner ....
moral  lifehacker  lifelessons  reflection  philosophy  society  sociology  humanresources  business  leadership 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
Get Rich or Die Trying | TechCrunch
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
President Calvin Coolidge

Determination is critical to success as overnight successes actually take years to build; indeed, “overnight successes” are a myth.
lifelessons  life-style  lifehacker  lifehacks  advice  education  entrepeneurship  success 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Mediterranean diet can cut risk of developing age-related brain disorders, says new study | Mail Online
Some researchers believe the diet keeps the grey cells healthy by cutting inflammation, while others say the high intake of antioxidant vitamins may also protect the brain.
A report in the Archives of Neurology medical journal examined for the first time the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and lesions in the brain, known as white matter hyperintensities (WHM).

The only component of the MeDi score showing independent benefit with less brain damage was higher consumption of monounsaturated fat such as olive oil compared with saturated fat, including butter.

‘In summary, the current study suggests a possible protective association between increased consumption of a MeDi and small vessel damage.’

The results suggests the overall dietary pattern, rather than any of the individual components, was the most important factor, said the report.
lifehacker  lifehacks  lifestyle  health  Mediterranean  diet  diet 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
Stay Or Leave? Book says you can work out whether he's Mr Right, or just Mr Right Now | Mail Online
Step 1: Start being yourself, not the person everyone else wants you to be
Step 2: Don’t worry what others think
Step 3: Resolve your split personality
Step 4: You’re not as trapped as you think you are
Step 5: Live by your own values
Step 6: Consider what you’d do if you knew you had only six months to live
lifelessons  lifehacker  lifehacks  life-style  life  love  advice  relationships  relationship 
january 2012 by asterisk2a

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