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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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How to Be a Clean Person, With Jolie Kerr 

This week we talked about personal hygiene with professional clean person Jolie Kerr. Jolie’s been a cleaning expert for Esquire, Deadspin and The Hairpin, and she’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Starting this week,…Read more… […]

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Is It Rude Not to Respond to a Facebook Invite? And Other Burning Etiquette Questions, Answered 

Last week, the entire Lifehacker staff convened in New York City. Our writers traveled from all over the country to come together as a team, bond over meals, ignore my efforts at team-building exercises (no one wanted to do trust falls) and share their thoughts and wishes for Lifehacker’s future. And while we had…Read more… […]

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How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda & The Moth’s Catherine Burns 

This week, Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns join us to talk about storytelling. What makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? How can we use storytelling to communicate better, to sell people on our ideas, to make people like us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda & The Moth’s Catherine Burns 

This week, Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns join us to talk about storytelling. What makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? How can we use storytelling to communicate better, to sell people on our ideas, to make people like us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Avoid Calamity, With Steve Casner 

This week on The Upgrade, we spoke with Steve Casner, author of the book Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds. Steve is a research psychologist with NASA who studies how and why we get hurt in our everyday activities: whether we’re chopping vegetables, climbing ladders, or just walking down the street. We…Read more… […]

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How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath With Jen Waite & Michael Stone

How do you deal with a psychopath? What if you realize you married one? This week on The Upgrade we’re joined by Jen Waite, author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal, and Dr. Michael Stone, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and author of The Anatomy of Evil, to talk […]

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