mind hacks

Resolve Conflicts Quickly By Deciding If They're Hot Or Cold First

Conflict resolution isn’t an exact science. However, over on Harvard Business Review, author Mark Gerzon suggests that if you can differentiate between a hot and cold conflict, you can resolve them a lot quicker.

Boost Happiness By Remembering All Good Things Must End

Practising gratitude is one of the surefire ways to increase your happiness. But just thinking grateful thoughts might not be enough. One study suggests we should focus on the imminent end of the things we’re grateful for — to boost our happiness and enhance our gratitude.

How To Stop Overthinking Everything And Find Peace Of Mind

We all overthink aspects of our lives. Whether it’s decisions, regrets, self-worth or general worries about the future, we’re so often stuck inside our own heads that it feels like there’s no way out. Here’s how to quit overthinking everything and move on.

15 Minutes Is The Ideal Meeting Length

A meeting that drones on and on is hardly productive. Keeping a meeting to 15 minutes is ideal for the same reason that TED talks are maxed out at 18 minutes: attention span and memory.

Develop Mental Toughness By Keeping Your Duties Visible

Mental toughness is something we can all benefit from. John Corcoran at The Art of Manliness suggests displaying your different duties — or job descriptions — to yourself so you can be the soldier of your own life and keep strong.

'The Point Of Life Is To Get S**t Done And Be Happy'

Here at Lifehacker, we may not always look to musical acts for our productivity tips (although there are exceptions), but Kanye West might have just summed up the entire point of lifehacking in general. Speaking to GQ, Kanye West dropped a number of memorable quotes.

Avoid Saying 'I'm Swamped' To Keep Your Stress Level Down

Even if you’re not busy at work, you almost certainly will be as soon as you get wrapped up in phrases such as “I’m swamped” or “I don’t have time for that”. As soon as we convince ourselves that we’re under water, our stress levels shoot up to match our perceptions.

Arianna Huffington's Three Tips For Better Mental Focus

We all want to have better focus to help with our productivity. Huffington Post founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington recommends more sleep, some meditation, and a gadget-free bedroom.

'Precrastinating' Can Be Just As Bad As Procrastinating

We know that procrastination can hurt productivity. According to Lisa Evans at Fast Company the opposite of procrastination — “precrastination” — can be just as harmful.

Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend At A Restaurant

We already know that eating out is expensive, but a recent study at Cornell University found a tactic restaurants use to get you to spend even more. The study examined how customers reacted to lunch menu formatting at a busy restaurant in New York. What they discovered was customers given a menu without dollar signs spent significantly more than customers who had menus with dollar signs. Customers without dollar signs on their menus also spent more than customers with the word “dollar” written out instead of a dollar sign.