More and more people are trying it. Biohacking is the art and science of personal experimentation designed to get the body in peak condition. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey walks through the basics of how to optimize your health by combining self-monitoring with health screenings and tweaks to diet and exercise. Get started today with […]
January is the time of year when we try to reset old habits and enact major personal change. But if you’re already struggling to meet a new goal, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In PRETTY HAPPY, Kate Hudson offers a simple, but powerful, tip that makes change easier: make sure you commit. Social influence to lose […]
Allen Carr was an addiction treatment specialist with a groundbreaking point of view: abstaining from alcohol doesn’t have to be hard. According to Carr’s pioneering program, quitters only need to unlearn common messages about the benefits of drinking. Here are two top insights from THE EASY WAY TO CONTROL ALCOHOL. Key Insight 1: There are no […]
Salespeople know a lot about making effective presentations. But when it’s time to close the deal, many falter with a weak finish. (“Well, what do you think?”) Subtle turns of phrase can make or break these conversations, especially when money is on the line. Learn how to say the right thing at the right time […]
Our businesses are valuable. So what makes more sense: demonstrating that value to potential customers, or hoarding trade secrets and other information like it’s a pile of treasure? It may seem counterintuitive, but giving things away for free is actually a great way to generate profit. In the model described in THE GO-GIVER, free information is […]
Your boss might be manipulating you. Or it could be your girlfriend. Or your dad. Serial manipulators come in many forms—and they can be hard to spot, because their talent is taking advantage of people. How can you protect yourself? Learn to spot the wolves with our latest Instaread, IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.
Happiness isn’t a blissful, mysterious state, according to the Dalai Lama. It’s a habit of mind that requires a certain rigor. Finding happiness is a lifelong project of replacing negative emotions with positive ones, and it’s a process of trial and error. The good news is that the return on investment is huge—and it’s available to […]
As the co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire, Jack Canfield believes that emotional wellness and material success are deeply intertwined. In THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES, Canfield spends more time selling the benefits of introspection than the productivity tips that are commonly found in self-improvement books. One of Canfield’s most interesting claims is that everyone […]
Everyone has an inner monologue. Buddhists call it our “monkey mind”—the constant stream of chatter that narrates the day, second-guesses our decisions, and steals our ability to focus. Do you need to reclaim some headspace? Our new Instaread original on MINDFULNESS is your shortcut to feeling calm, cool, and collected.
We often think of deep wisdom as belonging to the select few—philosophers, religious leaders, and other learned teachers. But what if your spiritual mentor were just a regular guy who you met at the gas station? (Or better yet, what if the wisest person you knew was you?) Learn how anyone can seek and find enlightenment with our new […]