Friday, March 24, 2017

How to Fall Asleep In Less Than 30 Seconds

Does it take you a while to fall asleep at night? Do you find your mind dwelling on various thoughts before you're able to finally drift off and relax into sleep? 
Do you find that you just aren't sleepy enough when it's time for bed?

Realize that if it takes you 15 minutes on average to fall asleep each night, that's more than 91 hours per year that you're wasting. This is the equivalent of spending more than two 40-hour workweeks just lying in bed waiting to fall asleep.

And if you have insomniac tendencies and take more than an hour to fall asleep each night, you're spending more than nine 40-hour weeks on that pointless activity — every year. That's a tremendous amount of wasted time.

If you'd like to change this situation, keep reading. I'll explain the details and share a process for training your brain to fall asleep almost instantly when you're ready to go to bed.


5 Famous Books Inspired by Dreams

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull

By Beverly Jenkins / Source: ListVerse

Everybody dreams, but most of the time our dreams are nothing more than the subconscious mind processing thoughts and feelings from our waking hours. Yet, every so often a creative individual has a vivid dream which inspires them to put pen to paper and create a great work of literature. Below are five examples of famous novels that were inspired by their author’s sleeping mind.

1. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

In June of 2003, suburban Arizona mother Stephenie Meyer woke up from an intense dream in which two young lovers were lying together in a meadow, discussing why their love could never work. On her website, Meyers says, “One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately.”

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Why You Need F--- You Money

MindTrip Magazine
Money can’t buy you love.

Money can’t buy you health.

Money can’t buy you happiness.

But it sure as shit CAN by you a lot of other very important things like freedom, options, control over your own life, and most importantly, power.

Today I want to introduce the concept of “fuck you” money. If you don’t already have a stash of fuck you money, it’s very important that you begin working on getting some as soon as possible.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Longevity Formula of a 256-Year-Old Chinese Herbalist


By Martynas Jocius,
Author of Mind, Productivity and The Good Life

According to the official records, herbalist Li Ching-Yuen was born in China in 1677 (although he himself claimed that he was born in 1736). Throughout his long life, he constantly practiced herbalism and martial arts. 

In 1930, the New York Times newspaper printed an article in which they published official Chinese government documents that were uncovered.

These documents, dating back to 1827, contained official congratulations on Li Ching-Yuen's 150th birthday. Later documents, dating back to 1877, contained official congratulations on his 200th birthday.

How did he do that?


The Ageless Secrets

Sex is the Secret to Looking Younger

Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said people need to be aware of the benefits of having a healthy sex life, particularly in their later years.

He said sex has a number of health benefits which can make men and women look between five and seven years younger which includes; it causes the release of endorphins, the 'feel good' chemical which acts as a natural painkiller and reduces anxiety aiding sleep; exercise boosts circulation which is good for the heart; and it also causes the human growth hormone to be released which makes the skin look more elastic.


Read the full story here...

The Ageless Secrets

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Is Yoga a Sex Cult?


By William J. Broad / Source: NY Times

The wholesome image of yoga took a hit in the past few weeks as a rising star of the discipline came tumbling back to earth. After accusations of sexual impropriety with female students, John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world's fastest-growing styles, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite period of "self-reflection, therapy and personal retreat."

Mr. Friend preached a gospel of gentle poses mixed with openness aimed at fostering love and happiness. But Elena Brower, a former confidante, has said that insiders knew of his "penchant for women" and his love of "partying and fun."

Few had any idea about his sexual indiscretions, she added. The apparent hypocrisy has upset many followers.

"Those folks are devastated," Ms. Brower wrote in The Huffington Post. "They're understandably disappointed to hear that he cheated on his girlfriends repeatedly" and "lied to so many."

But this is hardly the first time that yoga's enlightened facade has been cracked by sexual scandal. Why does yoga produce so many philanderers? And why do the resulting uproars leave so many people shocked and distraught?


Friday, March 17, 2017

Top 10 Myths about the Brain

By Laura Helmuth / Source: Smithsonian.com

1. We use only 10 percent of our brains. 
This one sounds so compelling—a precise number, repeated in pop culture for a century, implying that we have huge reserves of untapped mental powers. But the supposedly unused 90 percent of the brain is not some vestigial appendix. Brains are expensive—it takes a lot of energy to build brains during fetal and childhood development and maintain them in adults. Evolutionarily, it would make no sense to carry around surplus brain tissue. Experiments using PET or fMRI scans show that much of the brain is engaged even during simple tasks, and injury to even a small bit of brain can have profound consequences for language, sensory perception, movement or emotion.

True, we have some brain reserves. Autopsy studies show that many people have physical signs of Alzheimer’s disease (such as amyloid plaques among neurons) in their brains even though they were not impaired. Apparently we can lose some brain tissue and still function pretty well. And people score higher on IQ tests if they’re highly motivated, suggesting that we don’t always exercise our minds at 100 percent capacity.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Limitless Brain Power Only 10 Years Away

MindTrip Magazine
What would you do if there was a magic pill that could help you conquer that to-do list or learn a second language as well as endless other possibilities? Would you take it?

In CBS’s hit show “Limitless,” the main character, Brian Finch, does. As a failed musician, Finch turns into a mastermind for the FBI after taking a pill called NZT.

Of course there’s no such thing as NZT, but for those of us looking to operate at a higher level of productivity, the answer may be at the hands of a doctor at Duke.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Can Women Enlarge Their Breasts With Hypnosis?


Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts go with the general notion that surgery is the only effective tool for breast enlargement. However, many women shy away from it, since the surgery is expensive and there are many health risks involved.

But what if you could enjoy the benefits through an entirely natural and non-invasive method such as hypnotherapy?

The concept of breast enlargement via hypnosis has reportedly been proven. A British counseling psychologist, Felix Economakis, who is also a hypnotherapist, claims that he can help women enlarge the size of their breasts by three cups just by hypnotizing them.


Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Own a New Ferrari and Be As Smart As Einstein, Just By Calmly Sitting On Your Couch


By Martynas Jocius,
Author of Mind, Productivity and The Good Life

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." — Albert Einstein

After a hard day of work, I was sitting on my couch with my eyes closed. I decided to meditate, even though I had no clue what would happen. After just fifteen minutes, my mind started to quiet and relax. It was an amazing feeling! I felt as if my heavy and tired body started to lose hold on gravity, and just like dandelion fluff had started to float above a sunlit meadow in a gentle summer breeze. And that was just the beginning.

After a few more minutes, I was absolutely free, relaxed, and the fierce, blazing fire of thoughts in my mind became a low simmer. My body disappeared, and with it the couch I sat on, my room, and my whole house. Everything vanished. Of course, I still knew that I was sitting in a real room – but my mind simply didn't construct it that way anymore. My body was in bliss, and I enjoyed increased energy, because when the mind relaxes it stops many of the thought processes that otherwise burn through our energy. (95 percent of the time, our mind is just running in a hamster wheel of worries, with no purpose except to expend energy and make us exhausted.)

Was Steve Jobs a Mystic?


Are people like Steve Jobs more than just savvy businessmen and inventors? Or did they have access to some sort of higher power or wisdom that allowed them to go beyond what normal people accomplish?

I've often wondered about this. This is what I found.

In the international bestselling biography, Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, the following was said about Steve:
"Throughout his life he would seek to follow basic precepts of Eastern religions, such as the emphasis on experiential prajna, wisdom or cognitive understanding that is intuitively experienced through concentration of the mind."



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Top 20 Ways To Live A Better Lifestyle

MindTrip Magazine
Everyone has room for improvement. This is a simple fact of life. Luckily, each and every one of us was made with different talents, weaknesses, strengths, and faults. This is all encompassed by being human, something that should be greatly appreciated. With that being said, everyone has a weakness or two. Who is to say anyone is perfect?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Top 10 Strangest, Most Bizarre Books to Warp Your Mind

Cooking With Pooh

By Veronica Gwynn / Source: Amazon

I love reading. And I love really weird ideas. So obviously I love utterly strange books. And thanks to Amazon, I can now fulfill my addiction to bizarre ideas from the comfort of my bathroom. Yay, technology!

So, as a public service to everyone who suffers from the same affliction as me (and, to make a few pennies from my website (full disclosure: buy one of these books through the links on this page and I get a teensy-weensy percentage (hint, hint!))), here are the absolutely craziest book titles I've been able to find online.

Enjoy!


Friday, March 10, 2017

10 Volunteer Opportunites for Free Travel

There are many reasons to engage in volunteer travel, and there are literally thousands of charities and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for passing travelers.

Many ask for donations or fees to cover costs and others operate as for-profit businesses, but the list below includes only those that cost little or nothing to get involved with and help out:


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

10 Scientific Studies That Prove Subliminals Work

Free Subliminal MP3sSource: Subliminal MP3s

We often get asked for further evidence of subliminal messaging, and a lot of skeptical questions from people who have yet to experience subliminal messaging for themselves, so here is a page we have complied with multiple studies which have been conducted on subliminal messaging using audio based messages over the last 30+ years:

Saturday, March 04, 2017

World-Famous Scientist Claims God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.

Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, has published more than 70 articles in physics journals on topics such as supersymmetry, superstring theory, supergravity, and hadronic physics.


His latest claim is likely to make waves in the world of science.

Friday, March 03, 2017

20 Questions to Help You Fall In Love

Love That Lasts

In this age of endless connection, we are more disconnected than ever and most relationships don’t go very far beyond the surface. Maybe it’s because we hold ourselves back or maybe it’s because we no longer have the tools to genuinely connect, like face-to-face and via conversation.

In order to build the foundation for a relationship, you need to create a meaningful connection, and this comes when you truly connect with who the other person is.

How to Easily Become a Miserable Loser


Misery is everywhere. Everywhere you look. That’s a fact. I see lots of it around here in Eastern Europe where I’m living now. Eastern Europe is a dreary, unhappy, miserable place.

I also saw it in New York when I was there last year. Lots of unhappy people. New York is an unhappy place, especially in the winter. The subway cars get overcrowded. Everyone is grumpy. Then the snow falls and there are all kinds of delays. Millions of grumpy people can’t make it to work on time. Then the snow melts and you have this ugly black slush everywhere. Nasty. There’s no other word to describe it. It’s really nasty.

But most of all, I see this misery right here on the Internet. Like right on my own blog. I write a random post, hit publish and moments later an angry swarm of criticism from people I don’t even know fills up the comments area.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

MindTrip Magazine Issue 56 Now Available


Freedom. Happiness. Weirdness. The latest issue of our new digital magazine is now available for Apple and Android devices.
  • Can Weird Mind Tricks Help You Win the Lottery
  • Donald Trump is Champion of the Secret
  • Nikola Tesla Quotes of Wisdom
  • George Lucas’ Top 10 Rules of Success
  • 6 Bizarre Brain Disorders
  • 6 Reasons Why You Are Not Happy
  • Simple Enlightenment
  • News From the Future
  • WTF Videos
  • 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!



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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Top 20 Self Help Books of All Time


After more than a decade as a public speaker, I've been asked hundreds of times for the best self help books that have made the biggest impact in my life.

After having read hundreds of books in my 18 years as an entrepreneur, I have to admit, it was tough narrowing the list of the best self help books of all time down to only 20. I feel self help encompasses spirituality, financial, physical, relationships and many, many more areas of our lives. Needless to say, this best self help books list is by no means the end all, be all. There are no-doubt many others that will add tremendous value to your life.

For each of the best self help books on this list, I give my highest recommendation. With the new year upon us, I encourage you to jump out of your comfort zone and pick several of these to add to your library and read this year.

So here goes…. (drum roll, please)