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    “Success” is an Evil Tyrant

    In his podcast by the same name, author Tim Ferriss asks each of his guests a series of rapid fire questions at the end. One of his favorite go-to questions is “when I say the word successful, who is the first person that comes to mind?” Each time I have heard this question it has left me […]

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    Using Tracking to Accomplish More

    This post is a part of the 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment series. If you like the tips in this post, check out the other posts in the series for maximum accomplishment, energy, and motivation.   If there is a single undervalued psychological technique to accomplish more, it is that of tracking. If you don’t know where […]

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    Can Yoga be Used for Building Muscle (Strength Training)?

    It seems well established in the popular mindset that yoga is great for developing a svelte physique. If you go to any yoga studio, you’ll no doubt see support of this theory: most practitioners are thin, lithe and flexible. In contrast, many people (particularly men) seek to add muscle to their frame, seemingly at odds with […]

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    Are Protein Shakes and Bars Worth It?

    Protein shakes have become synonymous with the idea of gaining muscle and body building. You’ll find protein powder in just about every supermarket, frat house, gym, etc. these days. Is protein powder a magical concoction which jump-starts your results, or snake oil sold by good marketers? I’m actually curious about this topic. This is my […]

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    Sleep Hacking for Accomplishment: The Complete Guide

    This post is a part of the 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment series. If you like the tips in this post, check out the other posts in the series for maximum accomplishment, energy, and motivation.   Sleep is a topic near and dear to many productivity and life hacking bloggers’ hearts, but it is also a subject […]

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    The 10 Steps to Nonstop Accomplishment

    Countless productivity blogs, social psychology books, and scientific research papers have attempted to address the idea of “peak performance.” How far can we push our bodies safely? What should we reasonably expect of ourselves? What are the tricks of the trade to get the most out ourselves? I’ve spent years following these resources closely, distilling […]

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    Stop Wasting your Time and Money on Mailing Lists

      While services like GMail do a great job of blocking explicit spam messages, most of us have accrued years’ worth of “quasi-spam.” You know what I’m talking about: those mailing lists, products and deals that you were automatically subscribed to and have been putting up with ever since. Over the years, these subscriptions can […]

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    Side-Projects are Stress-Relieving Experiments in Creativity

    Side projects are not just random diversions: they are a critical skill-building and rejuvenating activity everybody should actively participate in.     Programmers are especially keen on little side projects. The act of programming is, quintessentially, creating shortcuts to doing something. Many programmers got their start making little scripts to make their lives easier. Any […]

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