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Tim Ferriss, Mr 4-Hour-Everything, recently gave this TED talk clarifying how anyone can master a new skill in just four steps. The “secret sauce” to his method is timing the order in which you learn the parts of the skill.
Eating healthy is particularly tricky at restaurants, since even healthy-sounding dishes can harbour ingredients that add hundreds more calories. This effect is known as the health halo. Of course, if you want to splurge every now and then, I more than encourage it. The trick is making sure you know when you are or aren’t making healthy choices and doing so intentionally.
We might not be able to create more time when we need it most — like when a deadline is approaching — but we can use the understanding of how we perceive time to our advantage. For example, author Joshua Foer thinks it might be possible to make it seem like we live longer by inserting more memories between two temporal points.