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Brain Boosters, Nootropics, Cognitive Enhancers: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Original article is courtesy of WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/natural-brain-boosters#1) and the original author is Martin Downs, MPH Just as athletes take supplements to enhance their physical performance, some people hope to sharpen their wits with so-called "brain boosters." Of course, no pill can make you a genius if you aren't one, Flowers for Algernonstyle. So what exactly are brain boosters? "It could mean several things. It could mean herbs or nutrients that enhance clarity of thinking, alertness, focus, concentration, memory, and even mood," says Ray Sahelian, MD, author of Mind Boosters and a family practitioner in Marina Del Ray, Calif. "Most commonly, people will notice that they are more focused and alert, that they are more motivated, that they are processing information faster," he says. That is, if they notice any effects....

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Be Like Bezos: The Seven Things A Highly Agile CEO Does: Jeff Bezos

Original article is courtesy of Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2018/09/17/the-seven-things-a-highly-agile-ceo-does-jeff-bezos/#622d5e384f09), and the author is Steve Denning. In my last article, I discussed what it means for a firm to be Agile. I turn now to a related question: What does a highly Agile CEO actually do? We can learn a great deal from a recent profile of Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon—arguably the world’s most-Agile large organization—discussing how he spends his time. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg There are seven noteworthy components: A customer-first mindset A focus on the road map for the future Continuous creation of new businesses Creating multiple paths to yes Acting as ‘chief slowdown officer’ for big bets A willingness to take risks and acquire new institutional skills...

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The Seven Ways to Boost Your Performance at the Gym

Original article is courtesy of Bodybuilding.com (https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/7-ways-to-boost-your-gym-performance.html), and the author is Christian King If you're honest, when someone asks how your workout went, you can't always say, "Awesome!" Sometimes it's just "Meh." Why is that? Why aren't all your workouts incredibly productive—maybe even exciting? What can you do to make sure your workouts are not only "awesome," but moving you closer to the physique you crave? Here are seven things you can start doing right now to make excellent and productive workouts a inevitable conclusion every time you walk into the gym. 1. Be Well-Fed, Hydrated, And Rested Everything you've done since your last workout sets the tone for the next one. The foods you ate, the rest you received,...

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The Best 20-minute Bodyweight Back Workout (According to Men's Journal)

Original article is courtesy of Men's Journal (https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/the-best-20-minute-bodyweight-back-workout-for-busy-guys/). The original author is Pete Williams, C.P.T. Most of us spend our days hunched over computers, phones, and steering wheels. You feel the toll. It shuts down your glutes, rounds your shoulders, and tightens your hips, creating a domino effect of dysfunctional pain that, not surprisingly, has made back pain one of the fastest-growing ailments of the last 20 years. So while there’s nothing wrong with thinking of a back workout as a means to build the proverbial V-shape, think of taking 20 minutes a day to counteract the effects of sitting. It’ll help prevent long-term ailments and pain. This eight-exercise, two-set circuit will realign your body and strengthen your back using only your body as resistance....

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Daily Inspiration: Mark Wahlberg's Crazy Daily Routine Should Inspire All of Us to Do More

Original article is courtesy of Goalcast.com (https://www.goalcast.com/2018/09/13/mark-wahlbergs-daily-routine/), and the author is Aly Walansky. If you think you live a life of intense routine, you have nothing on Mark Wahlberg, who regiments everything he eats and does during a 24-hour cycle in a way that’s kind of intense, inspirational, and frightening all at the same time. It’s all about work ethic and dedication, and  he took to his Instagram stories this week to share his in-depth (very in-depth!) routine. It involves waking up at 2:30 am (yes, 2:30 am!), carving out some time for prayer, a 3:15 am breakfast… and then it keeps going. He works out from after breakfast until around 5 am so he has another post work out meal...

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