5 Life Hacking TED Talks You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed

For those of you who don’t know what a life hack is, it is basically something that is so simple to do and implement that will improve your life for the better.  Here I want to present you a list of the top Life Hacks I’ve found from Ted.com that I know will dramatically imrprove your life, right now.

Your body language shapes who you are – Amy Cuddy
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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

The happy secret to better work – Shawn Achor
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We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Feats of memory anyone can do – Joshua Foer
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There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

How to make choosing easier – Sheena Iyengar
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We all want customized experiences and products — but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.

 

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes – Andy Puddicombe
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When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in strange positions.)

 

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