Anti-smoking ads are everywhere. The government puts them on every cigarette packet and spend millions creating clever television campaigns to enlighten us about the associated health problems. They show us, often graphically, how smoking clogs our arteries, turns our lungs black, and causes our cells to mutate. Undoubtedly, they teach us about the dangers of [...]

Apple are the sh*t. They innovate. They advance. They set trends. If you happen to disagree and don’t like their world-changing products such as the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Macintosh… …You’d still have to acknowledge that they’re the most profitable retailers on the entire planet… because they are.  But what’s that got to do with weight [...]

Have you ever tried any of the following to get motivation to lose weight: Visualised your ideal body? Used a motivational wallpaper? Written out your goals? Beaten yourself up after binging? Tried improving your willpower? Obsessed over the right diet? If you have, you’re not alone. Mainstream self-help dieting books endorse these types of behaviours. The [...]

 “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you want to read more books in less time without losing any comprehension? Well, I’ve extrapolated a method taken from a scientific paper on ‘Physical Text Layout’ to show you just how to [...]

Imagine this scenario: Your DOCTOR diagnoses you with a life-threatening illness. The only treatment, he says, is “brain surgery.” Panic stricken, you visit a different doctor for a second opinion. It turns out the first doctor was right about the illness but wrong about the treatment. “Antibiotics will suffice.” Do you see where this is going? [...]

Bear Grylls became a member of the prestigious Special Air Service (SAS) on his second try at selection. During a free-falling training mission in Africa, Bear had a near-fatal accident where he broke his back. Eighteen months later he climbed Everest. He was twenty-three. This is Bear Grylls’ advice on getting out of your comfort zone: (It also [...]

There are two types of envy. The first type psychologists label “malicious envy.” It was this type philosopher Bertrand Russell was referring to when he said “Envy was the most potent cause of unhappiness,” in humans. The second type, ‘benign envy’, the one we want, was what Russell believed was the “Driving force behind the movement towards democracy.” The philosopher Alain de Botton agrees that the benign type has motivational benefits. In this post we learn how to get the better of envy by allowing envy to get the best out of us.

“The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men” – George Elliott We all know the feeling… We start a diet, and we stick to it PERFECTLY. Then suddenly temptation gets the better of us… …we eat ONE bad thing and BOOM. We binge like there’s no tomorrow [...]

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