Sunday, July 05, 2015

How to Manipulate Your Friends

Manipulation is generally a bad skill to use to get what you want, but sometimes it's justifiable when you have a noble cause. Perhaps you're trying to get someone to live a healthier lifestyle or enjoy an activity with you.

When other tactics fail you and it's time to resort to a little manipulative behavior, here are some tricks you can use to get what you want without being completely abandoning your ethics.

Nobody enjoys being tricked, so you don't want to use anything you learn in this post for evil purposes. Most of what we're going to discuss is simply a matter of creating a scenario where it's more likely that whoever you're trying to manipulate will be happier and enjoy themselves more.


Saturday, July 04, 2015

MindTrip Magazine Issue 36 Now Available on Apple and Android Devices!


MindTrip Magazine No. 36
Freedom. Happiness. Weirdness. The lastest issue of our new digital magazine is now available for Apple
 and Android devices.
  • How to Live Forever
  • How Subliminal Messages in Advertising Affect Your Mind
  • How to Increase Your Luck
  • 5 Foolproof Ways to Expand Your Consciousness
  • How to Cure Your Mind and Body with Dream Programming
  • The Most Miserable Way to Live Forever
  • The 40 Day Prosperity Plan
  • Simple Enlightenment
  • News From the Future
  • WTF Videos and Weird Facts
  • and much more...

To celebrate the launch of the Android version of our magazine we are offering MindTrip Magazine completely FREE for a limited time. Simply download the free App in order to access one of several free issues!


Download MindTrip Magazine for your iPad or iPhone here...

The Subliminal Power of a Smile

By Bill Hendrick
Cox News Service


Smile at the bartender for a mere 16 milliseconds and chances are he'll juice up your drink with a bit more booze. But be aware that if the pourer shoots you a "microsmile," it's likely to make you thirstier.


Those are among the conclusions of a series of studies by Piotr Winkielman, professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, who found that people's consumption behaviors can be altered by subliminal messages - that is, messages they aren't aware they're getting.


In two studies, participants were shown a series of photographs of happy, angry or neutral faces. Consciously, the subjects were aware only of seeing the neutral image.


Immediately afterward, they were asked to rate their moods and "interact" with a beverage by drinking what was offered, asking for more or not taking a sip.


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Friday, July 03, 2015

Simple Memory 'Cheats' to Make You More Intelligent

By Michael Masterman,
Author of The Cheat's Guide to Instant Genius


If you want to become more intelligent you'll also need to improve your memory skills.


The good news is that these skills are among the easiest to develop, with help from a few simple techniques and a bit of practice. Like everything else in this course, the more time you put into improving your memory, the better it will become.


There are entire books written specifically on the subject of improving memory, packed with methods and systems designed to make you a memory master. Our goal, however, is to help you make better use of your memory by providing you with some basic techniques that you can learn and begin to employ immediately.


READ THE FULL STORY HERE...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Winston Churchill's Secret Seduction Techniques

Sir Winston Churchill used to chat up prospective lovers with the line: “Marry me, and I will conquer the world and lay it at your feet.”

The incredible details of the great man’s love life have been laid bare in a new book that reveals his seduction techniques.

It claims the former PM tried to present himself as a “swashbuckling” suitor who would startle female staff at Chartwell, his family home, by running between rooms in the nude.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Why Optimists Usually Win: How to 'Hypnotize' Yourself for Success


By Rob Waugh / Source: Daily Mail UK

Thinking positively about something really might make it happen, psychologists say.

Simply anticipating something good can gear up hidden circuits in the brain to drive you towards it.

Thinking about a happy outcome plants a 'suggestion' in the mind, in a similar way to a hypnotist.

Two psychologists at the University of Victoria, New Zeland said: 'Once we anticipate a specific outcome will occur, our subsequent thoughts and behaviors will actually help to bring that outcome to fruition.'

It can't work magic, obviously, but researchers say effects of suggestion are more powerful than people think and can change behaviours and even outcomes.

Monday, June 22, 2015

12 Superpowers You Can Have Today

Generations of children were raised to worship the awesome abilities of Peter Parker, Clark Kent and the rest. But, faster than a speeding bullet, the old fantasies are being realized and even surpassed.

Superpowers no longer rely on being exposed to radiation or infection, they are made to order by visionary scientists and precocious hackers using light waves, chemicals and rocket packs. Here's a taste of the accessible wonders coming our way.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Angels or Hallucinations: Who Is Watching Over Us?

Source: Macleans Magazine

Joshua Slocum, on his way to becoming the first man to sail around the world alone, encountered one in 1895, an inexplicable presence that steered Slocum’s ship through a 48-hour gale while the Nova Scotian lay prostrate with food poisoning.

Reinhold Messner, the great Italian mountain climber, felt its comforting nearness in 1970, during the nightmarish descent from Kashmir’s Nanga Parbat mountain that killed his younger brother.

And on 9/11 one called Ron DiFrancesco by name and convinced the broker that the route to safety in the stairwells of the World Trade Center’s south tower meant running though flames.


Once you start looking for accounts of a “third man,” a mysterious, saving—and literally impossible—presence who appears to people at times of extreme stress and danger, you can find them by the dozen, says John Geiger, who presents an array of them in The Third Man Factor (Penguin). They’re fascinating to read, but this deeply humane book is far more than the sum of its parts: Geiger elegantly demonstrates how these divergent and very personal experiences reveal our profoundly social nature.


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The Science of Voodoo: How Your Mind Can Make You Sick

By Helen Pilcher / Source: New Scientist

Late one night in a small Alabama cemetery, Vance Vanders had a run-in with the local witch doctor, who wafted a bottle of unpleasant-smelling liquid in front of his face, and told him he was about to die and that no one could save him.


Back home, Vanders took to his bed and began to deteriorate. Some weeks later, emaciated and near death, he was admitted to the local hospital, where doctors were unable to find a cause for his symptoms or slow his decline. Only then did his wife tell one of the doctors, Drayton Doherty, of the hex.


Doherty thought long and hard. The next morning, he called Vanders's family to his bedside. He told them that the previous night he had lured the witch doctor back to the cemetery, where he had choked him against a tree until he explained how the curse worked. The medicine man had, he said, rubbed lizard eggs into Vanders's stomach, which had hatched inside his body. One reptile remained, which was eating Vanders from the inside out.


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Friday, June 19, 2015

The Links Between Creativity and Insanity

By Roger Dobson / The Independent

At first glance, Einstein, Salvador Dali, Tony Hancock, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson would seem to have little in common. Their areas of physics, modern art, comedy, and rock music, are light years apart. So what, if anything, could possibly link minds that gave the world the theory of relativity, great surreal art, iconic comedy, and songs about surfing?


According to new research, psychosis could be the answer. Creative minds in all kinds of areas, from science to poetry, and mathematics to humour, may have traits associated with psychosis. Such traits may allow the unusual and sometimes bizarre thought processes associated with mental illness to fuel creativity. The theory is based on the idea that there is no clear dividing line between the healthy and the mentally ill. Rather, there is a continuum, with some people having psychotic traits without having the debilitating symptoms.


Mental illnesses have been around for thousands of years. Evolutionary theory suggests that in order for them to be still here, there must be some kind of survival advantage to them. If they were wholly bad, it's argued, natural selection would have seen them off long ago.

In some cases the advantage is clear. Anxiety, for example, can be a mental illness with severe symptoms and consequences, but it is also a trait that at a non-clinical level has survival advantages. In healthy proportions, it keeps us alert and on our toes when threats are sensed.


It's now increasingly being argued that there are survival advantages to others forms of illness, too, because of the links between the traits associated with them and creativity.


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Weird Physics: Heaven and Earth, UFOs, Consciousness

By Steve Hammons / American Chronicle

Some scientific views about our universe now include ideas about multiple dimensions in a "multiverse," bridges or portals between them, fields of "zero point energy" and other fascinating concepts.


How do these newer ideas about ways the universe might be structured and operate compare to more traditional concepts about an afterlife such as "Heaven" or a dimension where we might reside before coming into this life?


What about unusual phenomena such as perceptions of angels, strange lights or UFOs? How do these ideas fit into the overall picture?


And then there is the topic of human consciousness which includes our thinking, creative imaginations, dream states, sensory perception, extrasensory perception (ESP) or "anomalous cognition," prayer and even ideas of links between our consciousness and our DNA.


What are the connections between these many pieces of the puzzle? Can we understand more about the nature of these and other elements around us and within us?


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Was Jesus An Alien Hybrid?

Is it possible that Jesus was an Anunnaki hybrid? From what we’ve seen over and over again, the truth is always hidden under a pile of lies and is twisted and turned upside down until what little truth remains is so obscured that we don’t know what to believe anymore.

From my studies of theology, I have learned that the figure known as Jesus was created by the Council of Nicea in the year 325 AD as a way to bring together all of the Yeshua ben Yosef cults via Emperor Constantine.

The council added the supernatural abilities of Mithra, Horus, and Osiris to the Jesus entity they created and from that point forward, Christianity was created.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The 40 Day Prosperity Plan

By John Randolph Price, Author of The Abundance Book

Here is a program for realizing abundant prosperity in your life and affairs. According to the mystical Christian principles, on which this program is based, it takes 40 days for consciousness to realize a truth.

A break in practice during the 40 day period will release the energy being built up around the new ideas. Therefore, there must be a definite commitment to faithfully follow this program each and every day for 40 days.

If you miss even one day, start over again and continue until you can go the full period with perfect continuity. Here is the course of action:


Monday, June 15, 2015

The Mind Reading Car of the Future

Freer Logic’s BodyWave technology monitors brain activity via sensors that make contact with your skin. Of course scientists and researchers have been able to do the same thing for years, but it’s required cumbersome headsets until now.

Whether you’re doing calculus, meditating or even sound asleep, that wrinkly lump of tissue perched between your ears is constantly busy. Our brains produce different kinds of waves depending on what we’re doing. During sleep, delta waves tend to dominate, but if you’re engaged in a demanding task beta waves take over. What Freer Logic’s technology can do is measure these waves, parse the data and enable action based solely on what’s going through heads.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Top 15 Self-Help Books for Millennials

I was at an all-time low in my life when I first got into self-help material. I was getting ready to graduate with a BA in political communication and preparing to launch straight into law school shortly thereafter.

The only problem, however, was that going to law school and becoming an attorney was the last God damn thing I wanted to do with my life.

I’d been a good boy growing up. I listened to my mom and dad’s advice about getting good grades, going to law school and securing a “safe job.” It’s about all the good stuff parents want for their kids.

But then, I woke up one day and had quite the realization: At what point did I consciously decide to give 60 percent of my waking, working hours to the field of corporate law?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

How to Change Minds: 20 Persuasion Tricks

Perfection is hard to achieve in any walk of life and persuasion is no different. It relies on many things going just right at the crucial moment; the perfect synchronisation of source, message and audience. But even if perfection is unlikely, we all need to know what to aim for.

To bring you the current series on the psychology of persuasion I've been reading lots of research, much more than is covered in recent posts. As I read, I noticed the same themes cropping up over and over again.

Here are the most important points for crafting the perfect persuasive message, all of which have scientific evidence to back them up.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richard Branson: Failure Is The Secret To Success

I recently hosted the annual Sunday Times Fast Track 100 event at my Oxfordshire home. It brings together leaders from the 100 fastest-growing private companies in Britain, a number of other leading entrepreneurs and a few aspiring entrepreneurs from the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg and from the British government's Start-Up Loans Scheme, which Virgin administers.

We spent the day listening to each other and sharing stories of achievement and innovation. There was lots of laughter and some great conversations. Looking at the people gathered around our dinner table, I had a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what makes a successful entrepreneur. I found myself going back to basics: the three key attributes that can make a real difference to a person's career.

While I've touched on these points before, some of the entrepreneurs' stories highlighted them in new ways. If you have these basics down, you can give your risky idea a go with the confidence that you're prepared to ride out any trying times ahead.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Miserable Way to Live Forever

There is a program being sold online that claims to teach you 5 Ancient Tibetan Yoga moves that will vastly improve your health and possibly help you live longer. Okay, nothing too surprising there.
If you read that book you will discover that the 5 Yoga moves are “borrowed” from a much older book first published in 1939 calledAncient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder. Here is a short blurb from the book description to give you a taste of what we are up against.
Legend has it that hidden in the remote reaches of the Himalayan mountains lies a secret that would have saved Ponce de Leon from years of fruitless searching. There, generations of Tibetan monks have passed down a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties. Known as the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation or the Five Rites, these once-secret exercises are now available to Westerners in Ancient Secret of the Fountain Of Youth. Peter Kelder’s book begins with an account of his own introduction to the rites by way of Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer who learned of the rites while journeying high up in the Himalayas.
I suppose in the 1930s these 5 yoga poses must have seemed wildly exotic to a bunch of British soldiers, but in today’s day and age I’m not sure we can assume that 5 yoga moves will make you live any longer than average.

But anyway, that’s not the point… let’s get to the good stuff.

How to Live Forever

It turns out the the Tibetan Yogis taught the British Colonel a secret method that any man (not sure if this will work for women… sorry ladies) can use to not just live longer, but, literally, live FOREVER!
And the secret is this:
Do Not Ejaculate.
Ever.
You see, whenever a man ejaculates he loses a bit of his life force. Ejaculate regularly and you will die at a normal age like any regular dude who loves sex and masturbation.
But practice abstinence — not just from sex but from all ejaculation — and you will become immortal.
Sounds cool. But who the fuck wants to live without ever ejaculating? Not me… that’s for sure. And that’s why I call this “The Most Miserable Way to Live Forever.”
Good luck guys… and please let me know how it goes.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Think Yourself Thin: 7 Secrets of Hypnosis for Weight Loss

It sounds too good to be true, but experts genuinely believe that by changing our thought processes, we can self-hypnotise our way to better health. We caught up with professional hypnotherapist Tom Fortes Mayer to find out how we can practise his techniques at home...

Stop Thinking About the Future

Start today! If we tell ourselves we’re going to start going to the gym next week, or that we’ll be thin in six months time then all that our unconscious hears is that right now we don’t go to the gym and we’re fat - and that blocks all of our attempts to change. Instead, we need to do whatever we can to focus on feeling fit and healthy right now.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

5 Foolproof Ways to Expand Your Consciousness

I started running at 4:45 in the afternoon. It was about 120 degrees (49 C) outside. First came exhaustion from the heat. The dust from the desert floor covered me like a heat -amplifying insulator. About 40 minutes in I realized that storm front in the distance was rolling back on me and I wouldn’t be able to get back in time.

That was when the fear set in. When the storm hit me the lightning was so close I could feel the heat coming off the impacts on the ground. And I just knew that if I stopped I would die. By the time I finished I couldn’t remember my name.

Five methods are traditionally used to change a man’s perception of his environment: death, drugs, duress, dreams and meditation. The most important part is to make sure you have a well-thought-out question you need answered, and to hold on to it before you cross the threshold of any of these doorways.