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Sleep Hygiene

Why do we need sleep? In a world where it used to be popular to brag about catching less sleep than everyone else, more and more people are waking up to the idea that good sleep is connected to good productivity. Of course, a lot of us would do away with sleep if we could

Finding Focus and Losing Your Distractions (Part 2)

Through your Body and Mind The first post about focus zoomed in on a couple of external factors that affects your focus. Setting goals and establishing rules for better focus is important but they are only a part of what you can do to get better at focusing. Hopefully you’ve set up some metrics and

Nootropics 101

What are Nootropics? The term nootropics comes from the words for mind (nous) and turning/bending (trepein). The word includes everything from caffeine to prescription medicine for ADHD. Some people even include a healthier diet, better sleep and exercise in their definition of the word. However, for most people the expression is a synonym for cognitive

Finding Your Focus

Get Better at Finding Your Focus and Losing Distractions (Part 1) Focus is something most people tend to say they want more of. However, focus needs a direction.  Among the many definitions that Merriam-Webster have for focus it can stand for “a center of activity”, “a point of concentration”, “emphasis”, and “the area that may

Communicating the Right Way

How to Explain New Ideas and Innovations So you have a novel idea. You want to make sure that it catches the attention of the people who really need to try it out and have them try it. It seems like a quite straightforward thing, but in a world where the average Joe has an

Wear something that makes life better

  Wearable technology continues to grow as a trend that businesses like Samsung and Apple want to embrace. It’s hardly surprising. We’ve been strapping stuff to our bodies in our hope that technology can help us achieve our goals since the 17th century. Consumers have been slower to strap on the devices but still, worldwide,

What are the benefits of intermittent fasting?

Health fads come and go. The good ones stay. Should we count intermittent fasting among them? Science based evidence seems to suggest that answer is a resounding ‘yes’. Here’s the benefits of intermittent fasting you need to know. Intermittent Fasting could change the way your body works. Not eating for a while initiates several bodily

Top 12 incubators & accelerators 2017

In a world where the traditional bank loan is getting steadily more difficult to access for the average entrepreneur, the business incubator has stepped into the breach. They can provide mentoring, training, seed money and even work-space, allowing the entrepreneur to grow their business successfully. While traditionally associated with the tech startup, there are incubators

Alpha-GPC, what does it even stand for?!

“Alpha-GPC ( α-GPC) or  Alpha-glycerophosphocholine  is a cholinergic compound that is used for its cognitive-promoting properties, and to enhance power output in athletes. It appears to also support cellular membranes, and may aid in preventing cognitive decline.” Sounds pretty sweet right? But where does it come from and how can you get the most out of

Busting the myths about productivity

Busting the myths about productivity Among the thousands of business buzzwords out there, “productivity” is one that’s bandied around all the time. But what does it actually mean?… Because we know how busy you are, we’ve done the hard work for you, sorting the truth from the myths to help you become much more productive.

How Buddhism can help you

How can Buddhism help you live a better life? Wondering if there’s more to life than selfies, celebrities and becoming wealthy? You might find the answers to your modern-day woes in the 2,500-year-old practice of Buddhism.  Many Westerners are attracted to Buddhism because it offers a way to be “spiritual but not religious” – the

5 steps to live longer

How to live to 100 According to a new study, global life expectancy will soon exceed 90 years for the very first time. On average, women born in South Korea in 2030 are predicted to live until at least 90. And other developed countries are following closely behind. Professor Majid Ezzati, the lead researcher on the

Hacking the Human Body with the CEO of Nootrobox

Check out what  Geoff Woo, CEO & co-founder of Nootrobox  has to  say about nootropics and bio hacking the human body. “Woo’s area of expertise is the rapidly growing trend of biohacking—treating the body as hardware which can be improved through constant tweaking. Think everything from fasting to “smart drugs,” to implanting glucose monitors under

Real men do yoga

Man enough for yoga? What do Matthew McConaughey, Justin Trudeau and Shaquille O’Neal have in common? They all swear by yoga. Once the preserve of yogis and women, the ancient practice is becoming increasingly popular with men – famous or otherwise. But not all men are convinced about the physical and mental benefits of yoga.

No whey or yes whey?

Are protein supplements any good for you?  Everybody knows somebody who’s taken protein supplements – usually in the form of powdered shakes or power bars. But do they really pump up your muscles? And are they actually good for your health?  The protein industry is big. Think Arnold-Schwarzenegger-as-Mr-Olympia big. According to the report Whey Protein