When I was 14 years old, I ate rotten shark on a fishing boat in Iceland. The second it hit my tongue, my nostrils, mouth, and head immediately filled with the putrid stench of moldy, rotten shark flesh. I could barely stomach an amount the size of a pea. The locals ate it like cheese. That’s when I first understood there’s an entire world of food beyond my sterile western diet. Today, the world is changing rapidly, and the palates of westerners are changing with the times. Recently a new trend has caught on like … Read More
Personal trainers can be a great resource for learning, motivation, and determination when you want to get in shape, but hiring one isn’t the only way to achieve your fitness goals. There are a few other routes you can take to overall fitness that are just as effective. Much of what will determine success or failure for you is your mindset and how you perceive your ambitions. But one thing is crystal clear, to reach your fitness targets, you need access to the right information. To keep your mindset and actions aligned with your agenda … Read More
[ Ben’s Note: This is a Guest Post from Emiel Bakker of Focus Supplements. ] After the movie ‘Limitless’ came out in 2011 there has been a surge of interest in the domain of cognitive enhancement. The movie portrays the main character as a stagnant writer whom after consuming a small pill of NZT-48 unlocks all of his brainpower instantly. He is able to learn and analyze situations at an astonishing rate. The movie sparked a surge of interest in the domain of cognitive enhancement because it portrays a situation we can all relate too. … Read More
A guest post from Colin Robertson at Willpowered.co.
“Is there a way to strengthen someone’s willpower?”
That was the question on researchers’ minds as they learned more about how the science behind this human virtue. Through many tests, they had discovered that willpower is like a muscle – it gets tired from overuse and requires food to replenish.
So, if it does act like a muscle, can it also be strengthened?
After several studies, we have our answer! With the right practice, willpower can be strengthened just like any other muscle in the body.
Fair warning: like all practice, these workouts can be challenging. After all, you will be exerting your willpower in the same way that you would exert your legs on a run. But they are scientifically proven to get you results.
So although it will be difficult in the short-term, eventually it will be easier to say no to temptations, make it to the gym and stick with your long-term goals!