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How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob 

This week we’re tackling the topic of urban cycling. Our guests include Eben Weiss, author of The Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists; Rosemary Bolich, the Director of Community Outreach at We Bike NYC; and Doug Gordon, better known…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss

In this episode we talked with Tim Ferriss, author, podcaster, investor, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “human guinea pig.” He’s the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Four-Hour Workweek and The Four-Hour Body and his latest, Tribe of Mentors. We talked with Tim about his most…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Bust Myths, With MythBusters Hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung

In this episode we talk movie myths, DIY disasters, and what it takes to troubleshoot a rocket-powered sword with Brian Louden and Jon Lung of Science Channel’s Mythbusters, debuting Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 9pm. The seminal science show about disproving (and then destroying) urban legends is back, and its new hosts are…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tell Us Your Questions for the Bike Snob 

This week on The Upgrade, we’re taking on urban biking in all its glory and ridiculousness. Our guests are Bike Snob NYC and Brooklyn Spoke, two of today’s most fascinating and outspoken voices on cycling culture. We’re excited to talk with them about the best commuter bikes, if and how cities can get to Vision […]

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How to Pursue a Side Hustle, With Chris Guillebeau

In this episode we discuss side hustles: those projects you pursue after work—at night or on weekends—to supplement your income or fulfill a passion. Our guests include Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, and journalist Catherine Baab-Muguira, who wrote a revealing story in Quartz…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The 10,000 Hours Rule Is a Myth 

In our podcast episode How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman, we talked about the concept of “smart practice”—practicing mindfulness with the help of an experienced instructor who can offer feedback and suggest ways to improve. During our conversation. Daniel Goleman offered the following: Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is having a moment. A trending moment, specifically: the hashtag #mindfulnessinamerica is currently trending on Twitter, thanks to the Mindfulness in America conference going on as these words are being typed. But even before Jewel and Anderson Cooper joined forces, meditation (and specifically mindfulness…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use “The Four Cs” to Boost Your Happiness and Clear Mental Clutter

If you’ve ever found yourself compulsively refreshing Twitter for the latest god-awful news development—or caught in a vicious cycle with your non-negotiable afternoon candy fix—we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but your mind has been hacked.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Yourself From Hackers, With Hector Monsegur 

The Equifax hack has made one thing clear: all of us are vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. But how can you keep your information (and money) safe? What steps should you take to protect yourself? To find out, we brought in Hector Monsegur, former black-hat hacker, now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs…Read […]

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How Our Minds Are Being Hacked, and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Robert Lustig joined us in the studio to talk about his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and…Read […]

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All About Microdosing, With Ayelet Waldman and Paul Austin

This week we’re talking about microdosing: the use of relatively low doses of psychedelics, such as LSD and psilocybin mushroom, to improve mood, focus and productivity in daily life. We spoke with author Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and…Read more… Continue […]

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