How to Get Better at Cooking

Oh hey there. Apparently it’s 2018 today, so it’s time for all sorts of resolutions and whatnot. In an attempt to help some of these live past February, we’re talking about the art of cooking — a fantastic foundation for anyone looking to bulk up, lose weight, save money, eat healthier, or just learn a […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of Running Your Own Business

Starting a business can seem daunting. Between taxes, expenses, marketing, business types, and creating actual value for your customers, it’s pretty easy to decide that your million-dollar idea is just too hard to think about. But clearly, people actually follow through on their ideas, or I wouldn’t be writing this on a MacBook Air on […]

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The Secret To Being an Articulate Speaker

When I was a senior in high school, my final college decision came down to two schools: the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Neither was my “dream school” (I never had one), but I was pretty certain that I would end up going to UCLA. Honestly, I […]

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Weapons of Influence #2: Commitment and Consistency

Humans are predictable. Sometimes, too predictable. We’ve been reading , and it turns out that many of the same social patterns that have helped humanity flourish have a dark side. In part one of this series, we talked about reciprocation. Today, we’re talking about consistency, and why sticking to your guns isn’t always the smartest […]

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Do You Even Meditate?

To meditate properly, you need to be sitting in the full lotus position on top of a mountain just before the sun rises. As the rays of the celestial body crest the horizon, an eagle will land near you. If this does not happen, you’ve done it wrong and will gain no benefits whatsoever from […]

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Weapons of Influence #1: Reciprocation

The art of persuasion comes in many forms. We’ve been reading , by Robert Cialdini, and quickly realized it’s got far too much depth to review in a single episode. So today, we start our series on the weapons of persuasion — starting with the rule of reciprocation. You’ve almost certainly participated in this rule […]

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