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A Simple, Sticky Secret for Motivating Yourself

Have you ever had one of those days where it feels tough just to get out of bed? Now if you’re reading Pick the Brain, it’s a safe bet you already have goals in place, and you’re probably fairly motivated. But still, you are draaaaaaaagging.


Ten Ways to Make Someone Smile

There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve made someone happy – especially if you can do so in some simple, thoughtful way. Here’s ten easy ways to make someone smile today: I guarantee you’ll be smiling too! I’ll start with the … r

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Living With Less: 8 Reasons to Embrace the Simple Life

Being able to acquire bigger and better things in life is not making us any happier. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that our happiness levels peaked in 1957. According to David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: The All … r

Why Believe the Simple Truth When Lies are more Appealing?

An SNL video has been circulating the interwebs called Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford. The title basically says it all: an expert explains the most important rule of personal finance — spend less than you earn.

The funny part is that the people listening to the pitch don’t want to believe it. They’re dying for the finance guru to tell them how to buy everything they want right now.

5 More Ways to Increase Your Intelligence

In the feedback on my original post, 5 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Intelligence, two of the most common comments were: 1. 5 ways aren’t nearly enough 2. Nothing works for everyone I whole heartedly agree with … r

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5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Intelligence

Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle. If you use it through seldf education, you will become a more skilled thinker and increase your intelligence. r