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Learn A New Skill Faster By Subtly Tweaking Your Practice Sessions

Practicing a lot doesn’t necessarily make you better at learning a new skill. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that one key to mastering a skill quickly is to slightly change how you practice the skill.


How Lenient Return Policies Trick You Into Keeping Stuff You Don't Want

There are plenty of stores out there with great return policies. Some are so good you can basically rent stuff from their stores. If you’re not careful, however, those lenient return polices can actually trick your brain into holding onto items you don’t actually want.


Practice Mindfulness By Savouring Chocolate

Here’s the most delicious way to practice mindfulness: Immerse yourself in the chocolate-eating experience.


Eight Ways To Conquer Self-Doubt [Infographic]

No matter who you are or where you’re from, there will be moments in life when you experience feelings of self doubt and anxiety. This infographic explains why these emotions aren’t necessarily a bad thing — along with eight ways to combat them in social situations.


5 Important Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Yoda

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” Profound, right? But no, it’s not from Buddha or Osho. That awesome pearl of spiritual wisdom comes courtesy of everyone’s favourite Star Wars green guru, Yoda.


Why Fear Of Missing Out Is A Good Thing

The fear of missing out (or FOMO) is the feeling of envy and insecurity you have when other people are having positive, exciting experiences in their lives and you’re not. It can make you feel depressed, cost you money, and stress you out — but it can also be an incredible motivational tool. Here’s why having some FOMO is a good thing.


Think Of Your 5 Favourite People When You Feel Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed in social situations isn’t uncommon, but you can combat the stress by thinking about the five people closest to you and how they’d support you in this situation, whether you’re meeting someone new, or speaking in front of a group.


How A Break From Sanity Actually Helps You Recharge

We’re supposed to be rational, sensible beings that work hard, reap the rewards and let logic guide the way. That’s the way the world goes round, but every now and then a small break from sanity can do us some good.


Recognise That You Aren't Your Emotions For Better Mindfulness

How many times have you ever said, “I’m angry”? Or “I’m sad”? Or any number of feelings that you “are”? To better manage your emotions, try recognising that you aren’t those emotions. You just feel them.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About My Employment Status To Land A Job?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently looking for work after a stint of unemployment. Is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.


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