This Is How You Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want

http://discovermagazine.com/~/media/Images/Issues/2013/Jan-Feb/connectome.jpg by Benjamin P. Hardy In April of 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an eBook, Slipstream Time Hacking, and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber-base of zero. I decided literary agents would be my best source of advice. After all, they know the publishing industry back-and-forth — or so I thought. After talking to 5–10 different agents about their coaching programs, it became apparent my questions would need to be answered elsewhere. One … Continue reading This Is How You Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want

Russia Has Declared War on Porn. Will the GOP Do the Same?

MAXIM ZMEYEV / REUTERS  Brazzers recently became the third major porn site blocked by the Russian government in the last six months. by AURORA SNOW This week, the popular porn company Brazzers was placed on Russia’s infamous “blocklist,” becoming the third porn site in the last six months to be banned by the country’s internet watchdog Roskomnadzor. The ruling came down from a Russian court, which argued that the Brazzers XXX site has a “purely negative impact on the human psyche”—a claim that sounds eerily similar to an amendment to the GOP platform last year declaring porn “a public health … Continue reading Russia Has Declared War on Porn. Will the GOP Do the Same?

How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Pepsi FROM Nir Eyal DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls “they.” “They don’t want you motivated. They don’t want you inspired,” he blares on camera. “They don’t want you to win,” he warns. On Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, Khaled urged the host, “Please, Ellen, stay away from them!” The “they” Khaled invokes are clearly a sinister force. But who are they? Khaled offered clues when he told DeGeneres, “They are the people who don’t believe in you.…They is … Continue reading How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

Haven’t they learnt a thing? Merkel’s government ‘hoping to bring in 12 MILLION migrants’

GETTY Mrs Merkel went to Stuttgart and picked up an award for her migrant crisis ANGELA Merkel may just have pushed through rapid deportation rules as well as a ban on refugees but she is not planning on closing Germany’s doors to migrants forever. By SIOBHAN MCFADYEN Just last week the under-fire German Chancellor placed a ban on the families of as many as three million people who arrived in Germany during the migrant crisis joining their relatives. The ban, which also applies to women and children and elderly relatives from war torn countries, has been put in place for two … Continue reading Haven’t they learnt a thing? Merkel’s government ‘hoping to bring in 12 MILLION migrants’

THE EUROPEAN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH

BY PAUL COLEMAN WRITER AND LAWYER Both the EU and post-EU Britain are throttling the liberty to think. Hhead of spiked’s conference in central London next Wednesday – ‘Enemies of the State: Religious Freedom and the New Repression’ – Paul Coleman asks if Britain outside of the EU will be any more respectful of freedom of thought and speech. It has been argued that Brexit will make us freer. Not just in an economic or political sense, but also in terms of individual civil liberties. spiked’s Mick Hume wrote that ‘the referendum result is a triumph for free speech and a … Continue reading THE EUROPEAN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH