mind hacks

Compare Yourself To The 'Old You' Instead Of Others To Stay Positive

When you’re working hard to change a habit, develop a skill or achieve a personal goal, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others. Doing so can bring you down or breed hateful thoughts, however, so you’re better off comparing yourself to someone you know you’ve surpassed: the old you.


The Five Points Of Wisdom Philosophy Can Provide You

Philosophy is an important part of how the world is shaped. You might not think it’s worth your time learning about, but here are five things philosophy is good for, and why they should matter to you.


Deal With The Elephant In The Room First To Become A Better Leader

When you’re a leader, your job is (in part) to deal with the issues that everyone who follows you is worried about. If you know there’s an elephant in the room, be the first one to speak up about it.


Five Common Myths About Meditation Debunked

You’ve probably heard that meditation can be beneficial, but how much do you actually know about it? Many aspects of meditation are often misunderstood or misinterpreted. Let’s debunk some of these myths so you can start reaping the rewards.


A Guide To The Good Life: The Best Life Hacks From The Ancient Stoics

The term “life hack” has only existed for a few years, but there are plenty of things we can learn from the world’s oldest philosophers. William Irvine’s A Guide To The Good Life: The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy adapts some of the ancient Stoics’ best tricks for happiness and brings them into a modern context.


Begin Before You Feel Like You're Ready To Conserve Motivation

Many of us want to undertake a project but don’t feel like we’re ready. We don’t have enough money, enough experience, or our ideas aren’t fully fleshed out. This is the perfect time to begin.


How Overconfidence Can Damage Your Investments

It’s great to be confident about your finances. But being too confident about investing can backfire on you.


Why Cramming For Exams Doesn't Work

Cramming for an exam is a time-honored practice. It’s stressful, sure, but it’s also a technique you’ve come to rely on working. Except that research shows it doesn’t.


Distractions Aren't A Problem, It's When They Occur

Distractions can be terrible for productivity. Psychology Today suggests that we can still focus despite distractions, so long as we work them into our schedule wisely.


The Fiddle Factor: How To Learn Enough To Fix Anything

Most people assume that learning is about research. However, for many of us, it’s about poking things with a stick to see what happens. If you want to learn to make better use of your tech, it’s about digging in and moving stuff around until it works. Anybody can do this, geek and luddite alike.