Category Archives: Self Improvement

How to Get Ideas from Imaginary Friends

By Steve Gillman / Excerpt from Secrets of Lucky People Sometimes we’re at our most creative when interacting with others. We sit talking to friends and each feeds off the other’s ideas. Plus, a discussion can really clarify things. But what … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Goal Achiever

One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year old boy named John Goddard sat down at his kitchen table in Los Angeles and wrote three words at the top of a yellow pad, “My Life List.” Under that heading he wrote down … Continue reading

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Are Humans Getting Smarter or Dumber?

Is humanity getting smarter or dumber with time? The answer may be both. While IQ scores are rising at a remarkable rate, humans’ underlying genetic potential for smarts could be on the decline, a new study suggests. The research found … Continue reading

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Electric Shocks to the Brain Can Cause Out-of-Body Experiences

They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turning around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, looking … Continue reading

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The Secret European Experiment to Create Geniuses

Source: How to Become Anyone She was hypnotized. Entranced into believing she was a powerful classical violinist. After her second violin lesson she’d ever taken… her instructor was so blown away by her newfound level of skill, she was immediately enrolled … Continue reading

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60 Second Thought Experiments

Six famous thought experiments explained humorously in a minute each, by David Mitchell of the BBC’s That Mitchell and Webb Look. Produced by The Open University.

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The Wisdom of Bruce Lee

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”

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Hearing Voices in your Head is Normal

Hearing voices in your head is so common that it is normal, psychologists believe. Dutch findings suggest one in 25 people regularly hears voices. Contrary to traditional belief, hearing voices is not necessarily a symptom of mental illness, UK researchers … Continue reading

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