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Welcome to the guide to self-improvement. I believe that most people possess enormous and latent potential for truly great and inspirational things; and it is my hope that by posting this information I will inspire some of these giants to awaken from their slumber.
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Tip: clicking on the arrows that are beside each sub-section in the guide will return you to the contents.
2,7. Dealing with Stress
2,8. Mental/Spiritual Health Support
- Vitamins & Minerals
- What You Need to Know about Multivitamins
- Bisphenol-A, Xenoestrogens, and other Toxins
- Water Purity & Sufficiency
- Sleeping Cycles & Circadian Rhythms
- Cardiovascular Exercise
- Yoga, Stretching, Breathing, & Balance
- Keeping it Simple
- Negative Energy Balance
- Intermittent Fasting
- Cardio: hiit and liss
3,5. Guide to Posture
3,6. Laser Eye Surgery
3,8. Teeth Whitening
3,9. Increasing Height
3,10. On Thinning HairLectures and Documentaries
4,3. Guide to a Vast Memory
- Choosing a Degree, a College, and the Application Process
- Getting Good Grades
- Getting Good Recommendations
- Amphetamines and Methylphenidates
- Piracetum, Choline, & Caffeine
- Types of Graduate Degrees and Schools
- Applying to Graduate School
- You and Your Research
- Medical School
- Law School
- English and Grammar
- Foreign Language
- Business & Economics
5,3. Women and Relationships
5,4. Exercising Vocal Projection and Speech Therapy
5,5. Understanding Body Language
5,6. A Primer on Beers, Liquors, and Wines
5,7. Bars & Clubs
Trading and Investing
6,3. Finances and Couponing
6,4. Retirement Accounts
6,5. Credit, Loans, and Debt
6,6. Entrepreneurship & Business
6,8. Making Money Online
- Website Creation and Affiliate Marketing
- Bitcoin Mining
- eBay Buying and Flipping
- Online Company Promotion
- Youtube Partners
- Google Associates & Search Engine Agents
7,0. General and Useful Skills
7,1. Making Jerky
7,2. Changing a Flat Tire
7,3. Changing Motor Oil
7,4. Playing the Guitar
7,5. Playing the Piano
7,7. Finding North in the Wilderness
7,8. How to Grill
7,9. Cooking a Good Steak
7,10. Carving a Turkey
7,11. How to Fix a Leaky Faucet
7,12. How to Pick Locks
7,13. How to Tie Knots
7,14. Guide to Lucid Dreaming
When animals and plants are alive, they are flexible and soft; when they are dead, they become fragile and dried, because rigidity and hardness are death.
- Chinese Proverb
The manifestation of your material form is in perpetual exchange with the external environment. The fabric that once composed your body - the very fabric that you once defined as yourself - has now been replaced entirely with a foreign thread. The neuronal and electrical aggregation that interpreted and reacted to the symbols contained in the previous sentence has since shifted in geometry, and it no longer is what it just was. The molecular patterns contained in chains of nucleic acids which serve as the film for the projectors of your physical body will soon mutate in replication, and the projection of those mutated patterns will change accordingly.
The individuality and solidity of your physical being is an illusion. The momentary combination of biological material which collectively forms your body does not actually hold any particular static identity that is separate from the universe at large. You are the universe, and the universe flows into and out of you, constantly reshaping and redefining what you are. Whatever you physically are at any moment, therefore, is fleeting and fickle. What you are is fluid and flexible. What you are cannot be defined absolutely.
There is an idea of a person that surrounds you like a sheath. This idea molds, shapes, restricts and confines your liquid being into a familiar and rigid identity. This identity is an illusory mental product that has developed naturally over time from the random experiences and indoctrinations that have comprised your life. Society has defined you, and you in return have been unconsciously manipulating your elastic physical form and surroundings in order for them to coincide with that definition.
Who you are is a concept that has no grounding in the physical reality. Your identity is imaginary, and thus can exist either eternally or momentarily. The preservation, destruction, creation, and manipulation of your identity and thus your fluid physical form and environment are exclusively under your direct power.
Though the scale of the universe renders your physical presence practically void, the significance of your existence could not be more staggering. It is thru you that the cosmos has become aware of itself; it is from your being that nature has gained the capacity to supersede the initial fate wrung from the physics of cosmogenesis; it is because of your living that the universe is now elastic and malleable.
You are a malleable creature.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it reality.
- T. E. Lawrence
You are a player playing a game on a field that has no goals. You run up and down the field playing the game for many years, but never scoring, never winning, and never losing. You are simply there. You just exist. You can do nothing more than run up and down the field struggling in vain without the slightest hope of catharsis.
Think about how incoherent it would be if two soccer teams played a game without any marked goals on the field. Their movements and actions would have no meaning. The game would be pointless.
Imagine yourself now waking up in the center of some infinitely large object. You don't know what it is that contains you or how you got there, but you are trapped in a small cave within the object. You look around and realize that there are no holes or openings that you can see so you sit down and wait. After some time the cave you are sitting in begins to shrink. It shrinks and shrinks, faster and faster, pushing you towards the wall, and just when you think you are about to be crushed the wall dissappears and a path is revealed. Relieved you travel down the long and dark corridor until you find yourself in another cave. You sit in this cave and wait until the walls begin to close in on you again. Soon the cave is no more and another path is revealed.
A goal is a willful creation of a pathway. Instead of letting the object dictate where you shall next go, you set a goal which opens up a different path before the cave begins to shrink and forces your future. Without goals you will be lost in the object and you will end up nowhere in particular. You must choose your fate before fate is thrust upon you.
Hopefully the significance of setting goals has been established. So what should you do now? The first step is to think of large and specific life-long goals.
Sometimes people don't know what their dreams, ambitions, or desires are. They don't know what to do with their life. If this is you then maybe one of these three techniques will help:
1. Ask yourself: What's the one thing I'd do every day if money were not an issue?
2. Imagine: In the frighteningly near future you will find yourself with only a few moments of life left; in these fleeting moments, you will reflect wistfully on things that you wish you had done, and things that you wish you still would have time to do. Close your eyes, relax, and put yourself in this very real and upcoming event. What are you thinking of?
3. Imagine: There is an idea of a person in your mind. This person has been in your mind for as long as you can remember. He is perfect in every way. He possesses all of the physical and mental characteristics and attributes that you wish for yourself. Write down clearly all of the characteristics that you imagine of him and work every moment to become this person. Becoming this person and acheiving these attributes is your goal. In this perspective, it does not matter what you are doing, but rather who you are being, and if you do this, then what you're doing will work itself out exactly as it should.
Use these techniques to find out precisely what you want out of life, and what you expect of yourself. Don't be afraid to go after dreams that some might call unrealistic because that is indeed the only way you will ever reach them.
Only as high as I reach can I grow only as far as I seek can I go only as deep as I look can I see only as much as I dream can I be - Karen Ravn
Once you know what your life goals are, the next step is to think of the immediate prerequisites to your life goals. Whatever they may be, these are your long-term goals. Now think of the immediate prerequisites to your long-term goals. Keep going in this backwards fashion until you come up with say 5 year goals, 1 year goals, monthly goals, and finally daily goals.
You should have in your mind a progression of goals - daily goals, monthly goals, yearly goals, long-term goals - all leading up to your large life goals. What you have to do now is get a pencil and paper and write them all down.
You should start a journal. On the first page of your journal you should write down all of your goals - each of them defined clearly and connected to other goals like a family tree with your life goal being at the top. And then on each subsequent page you track your progress honestly and coherently by writing in the journal daily.
The next thing you should do is to get a planner or a calender and write down your goals on specific dates. It's important to actually set dates for the completion of your goals so some sort of calender is vital. If you don't have deadlines for things then you'll become lazy and unorganized.
- You must be consistent and patient.
- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
- Jacob Riis
Procrastination is perhaps the biggest cause of failure. The key to your success is to begin now. Not later or tomorrow. As soon as you say to yourself that you will begin "tomorrow" or "later" then you have already failed because you are starting with the mindset of a procrastinator. It's vital to begin this very moment. Start thinking about your goals right now and write them down.
None of us will accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we look at things in the world we are not looking outward directly at them - we are looking inward into our minds; the brain blindly receives sensory data and from this paints a picture of what reality must be, and it is this painting that we gaze at. A painting is not always perfectly representative of reality as our beliefs, expectations, moods, attitudes, relative positions, and sometimes mental illnesses skew our perceptions and experiences of reality. Some of these things we have control over, and in controlling our perceptions we control our reality.
If you are ever distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. - Marcus Aurelius
If you change the way you look at things, then the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer
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How many of you, as soon as you wake up, immediately turn on the computer or television or radio and flood your system with information and noise? Does the noise ever stop at all throughout the day until you fall asleep?
You need to find a time in your schedule to just stop - quiet all external noise, quiet all internal noise (worries, thoughts) - and just sit and bask in the silence. Do this every day and eventually use this time to actively meditate.
There are many forms of meditation. A good starting routine is to sit in silence in a comfortable position and concentrate on one particular thing for a prolonged period of time. Do not let your thoughts wander. Keep them trained and focused on one thing. It is very difficult but with practice you will get better. Some like to focus on their breathing, or chanting. Personally I like to light some candles and focus on the flicker of the flame.
As a group dedicated to enlightenment, personal empowerment, and growth, I think many of us could benefit from the positive aspects of meditation. It is an extremely powerful tool to train the mind, promote healthy and balanced energy, and go within yourself to discover truths you may not be aware of. It's something that everyone can, and in my opinion, should do, especially if you want to learn self-awareness. You can also have some pretty profound experiences through meditation, some of which rival those attained through the use of psychedelics (I've had a couple of these myself).
Look here for many great indepth articles on meditation. Osho's Book of Secrets is a great book on the subject as well. Meditation is something that will help you enormously in every facet of your life.
"Binaural Beats or binaural tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain from specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. The effect on the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone, for example, if 300 Hz was played in one ear and 310 in the other, then the Binaural beat would have a frequency of 10 Hz."
You can use them to induce relaxation, meditation, and even fear and anxiety. Here is a torrent of some binaural beats. Note that you must be wearing headphones for it to work.
I don't have much to say here since we all relax in our different ways but I thought it was important to include this section since it is, well, important. Reserve a small amount of time each day for some relaxation or else you will burn yourself out.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Eating Disorder Support Group
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
- Misc Anxiety Crew
- The Addiction Support Thread
- More links here and here
What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
What I think is a great way to get in all of your daily nutrients is to blend vegetables and fruits in a high-powered blender. I advise against juicing as it discards the cellulose and some potential phytochemicals. By blending you receive exactly what we are meant to accept.
I personally like the Vitamix blender. If you're going to spring for one you should definitely go for a quality and long-lasting blender. It's a worthwhile investment in my opinion.
On the "Joe Rogan" drink:
1 whole leaf of kale
Here are some of my favorite extra nutritious "super" foods. I tried just listing those foods that members here might not be familiar with...
- Hemp Seed - Possesses all essential amino acids and all essential omega fatty acids. High in protein, vitamins, and fiber.
- Rapini - High in protein and fiber. Possesses all amino acids. Possesses almost every vitamin and mineral.
- Quinoa - High in protein and carbohydrate. Possesses all amino acids. Rich in vitamins/minerals.
- Edamame - Great source of protein and fiber. Micronutrient dense.
It's best to get all nutrients from whole foods themselves but if you still want to supplement with a multivitamin then you should be aware of the following information.
Multivitamins/minerals must only show chemically that their label is accurate - that is, through high performance liquid chromatography they verify the presence of the ingredients on the label. This does not take into account bioavailability and it probably is the case that you are not receiving the good effects you paid for simply because you were unaware that the company opted to be cheap in the ingredients and assembly of the pill.
Good list above but I beg to differ on the vitamin b6. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is fine as well.
And to add some more to the list: - Magnesium: magnesium aspartate - Calcium: calcium hydroxyapatite "MCHC" - Iron: ferrous fumarate, iron picolinate - Selenium: L-selenomethionine - Zinc: zinc picolinate
If I were to recommend a good multivitamin/mineral then I'd have to go with orange triad. It's not perfectly ideal but it's definitely a quality product.
- How to select a multi and why yours is probably garbage!
- Multivitamin Info Thread
- Miscers who use a Multivitamin, come here to be enlightened, stop taking it.
Bisphenol A is a monomer used in the manufacturing of most polycarbonate plastics. It is known to leak from plastic food and drink containers spilling into foods and drinks and it may have highly negative impacts on human health as it "is an endocrine disruptor, which can mimic the body's own hormones and may lead to negative health effects," particularly sexual reproductive malformities and diseases since it can "function as a xenoestrogen by binding strongly to estrogen-related receptor γ (ERR-γ)."
A copy pasta from a post I made on another forum:
"In general, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA."
BPA free water bottles:
Adequate water intake is immensely important. Look at this water calculator to see how much water you need.
Some water may be contaminated with toxins and heavy metals such as xenoestrogens, estrogen, BPA, and other contaminants. It's probably a good idea to filter the water that you drink. The best filtration method that will remove most of the aforementioned contaminants is reverse osmosis filtration.
Other methods are carbon filtration and nanofiltration.
I recommend this reverse osmosis water filtration system. You may need the help of a plumber to install it and it is fairly expensive ($420 currently) but I think well worth the money. A cheaper and smaller counter-top reverse osmosis filtration system can be found here.
Have you ever wondered why you feel horrible waking up even though you had slept for over eight hours? This is because the length of sleep matters little compared to when you awaken in your sleeping cycle. When you sleep your brain-waves change in timed stages. There are 4 stages of sleep:
- Light Sleep - This is the type of sleeping that occurs in calculus class. Alpha and theta waves abound.
- Stage 2 Sleep - For about 20 minutes the brain produces wave bursts or sleep spindles. Body temperature drops.
- Slow-Wave or Deep Sleep - Long delta brain-waves occur during this sleep. Waking up now will be unpleasant.
- REM Sleep - Muscle atonia or paralysis occurs, blood pressure rises, optical muscles twitch, vivid dreaming takes place.
An entire sleep cycle lasts for about 90-110 minutes depending on the person, and it typically goes through the stages like so: 1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - REM. Waking up at the end of a cycle or immediately after REM sleep will fill you with energy and optimism. So it's best to sleep in multiples of around 90. If you're going to bed at 12 for example then set your alarm clock for 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30. In the links below in this section there are some bed time calculators that will do this for you automatically.
Circadian rhythms are physiological responses to the times of day. As you near sleep for example the pineal gland will secrete an excess of melatonin. These rhythms can be controlled and pushed backwards and forwards by sleeping and waking at the same times repeatedly. Having a regular bedtime and waketime is a good idea. You don't necessarily have to go to bed at 10 p.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. but having a consistency to your sleeping pattern is important. http://stereopsis.com/flux is a cool program that adjusts your computer screen brightness and color to reflect the sun and moon or the time of day.
- night owl thread for miscers who can't sleep
- Bros who fail at waking up in the morning, GTFIH... I have your solution.
- Bed time calculator
- Computer Screen Circadian Modulator
Cardiovascular exercise is extremely important to good health. When you undergo regular aerobic exercise several physiological changes occur:
- The heart becomes bigger and stronger. Your heart is a muscle after-all and can be trained the same as skeletal muscle. The volume of blood it can pump per unit time increases and so less beats are necessary for equivalent amounts of blood to circulate through your body.
- Lung potential and efficiency increases, which means per breath more oxygen will accepted into the bloodstream by sacs of alveoli. As well, muscles involved in breathing like the diaphragm will become stronger.
- Mitochondrial density increases which means energy efficiency increases.
Cardio exercise is stuff like jogging, swimming, biking, jumping rope. In order to get the benefits of it though it must be sustained for a minimum amount of time and intensity. The time should generally be at least 30 minutes. The intensity should be monitored by your heart-rate: subtract your age from the number 220 and then multiply by 0.7 for your minimum target beats per minute ... you can figure out your heart-rate quickly by counting the beats per 6 seconds and then adding a zero.
You might see the word yoga and think of middle-aged westernized women congregated in a large sweaty room in a YMCA, and then immediately discredit the practice. Yoga actually originates in ancient Indian Hinduism, and it was and is used for physical, mental, and spiritual growth and development. If done properly it should be a meditative practice which works to improve balance, flexibility, posture, breathing control, and general well-being.
There are two main aspects of yoga. The most important are the yoga poses which are called 'asanas'. There are around 90 of them and each has a specific physical and mental benefit. The next aspect of yoga is the practice of controlled breathing which is dubbed the full yogic breath.
- Info on stretching
- stretching exercises
- Troll_Patrol's guide to stretching and muscle relaxation (Part 2)
The business of fat-loss has been infiltrated with so much ridiculous, vapid, nonsensical bullshit that it might lead one to believe that losing fat is difficult or complicated at all. It's not. Losing fat is perhaps the single easiest task in the world, because all you have to do is literally nothing at all and you will lose fat. (Of course starving yourself is equally stupid since it will most likely lead to muscular atrophy and you will probably end up being around the same body-fat percentage but just at a lower weight). Okay time to throw out all the maple syrup and cabbage diets, all of the "eat rice and chicken in ten small meals" diets, all of the "just salad" diets - let's get back to the fundamentals.
All effective fat-loss diets operate on the exact same underlying principle of energy balance. An energy deficit is the driver of fat-loss in every diet. There is nothing else besides this.
So what do you need to do simply in order to lose fat effectively? (in other words retain muscle).
Eat at a ~20% deficit from your maintenance energy (which is your b.m.r. multiplied by an activity factor) and ingest about 1 g protein per pound of LBM (the protein is for muscle retention). That's really all you need to do in order to lose fat effectively. The type of foods you eat do not matter in regards to fat-loss - only the amount of energy you intake matters. Also cardio is completely unnecessary. You don't need extra time in order to lose fat; in fact, losing fat will give you extra time since you will spend less time eating. The only supplement to this procedure might be the addition of some resistance training, though this does not impact fat-loss but instead muscle-retention and so it is also unnecessary in regards to simply losing fat.
If any of the above confused you I'll go into more detail below with some links.
All that is necessary for fat-loss is that you take in less energy than you expend. The energy you will expend per day whilst comatose (or without doing anything at all) is your basal metabolic rate (bmr). The energy you will actually expend each day will probably be a bit more than your bmr since you will move around, so you have to account for this with an activity multiplier applied to the bmr figure. The final number you get is your maintenance energy in kilocalories.
Calculate your maintenance energy here.
Now you know your maintenance energy which is the energy you are likely to expend per day. Take this number and multiply it by 0.8 and you will have your daily Caloric intake goal. You cannot exceed this goal.
Now divide the energy between the three major macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrate.
- At least 1 gram of protein per 1 lb LBM is a good rule of thumb. - At least 0.5 grams of fat per 1 lb body-weight. - Fill the rest of your goal Calories with your choice of the three macronutrients (all carbohydrates, all fats, or a mixture of two or all three are all perfectly fine). The sources of the foods matter very little in regards to body composition. - See here for further clarification on the above.
If you want to know your daily maintenance energy more accurately you can check out the BodyMedia Fit which is a device that measures how many calories you have burned throughout the day and night while you sleep, how much energy you intake, and uploads it all to a website for you to keep track. It is highly accurate (+- 10%) by monitoring body heat, sweat dissipation, galvanic responses, and more. A slightly cheaper alternative is the fitbit found here. These devices are absolutely unnecessary but they are pretty neat gadgets.
And that's pretty much it in a nutshell. Now all you have to implement is patience and persistence. Losing fat takes time. Also a great source of articles and information can be found at bodyrecomposition.com
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Keto is a diet that deliberately induces a metabolic state known as ketosis by removing dietary carbohydrates and liver-glycogen. It is great for fat-loss because among other things such a diet markedly reduces appetite and is highly satiating. Keto is basically a fat-loss diet on auto-pilot - because of the qualities outlined above you can just eat until you're full basically and keep losing fat without ever feeling hunger. Keto combined with intermittent fasting (the next section) is the holy grail of easy and quick fat-loss in my opinion.
Ketosis is a subject that I'm fairly familiar with so feel free to ask me anything about it in the complementary thread (linked at the very top of the page). And check my huge Guide to Ketosis for more indepth info on the subject.
- intermittent fasting is so much fuking win, Martin Berkhan should win a nobel prize
Again exercise is entirely unnecessary for fat-loss, but it can be helpful if you really want to put in the time and energy, especially as you near lower body-fat percentages.
hiit is an acronym for 'high intensity interval training', and it is exactly what it sounds like - periods of maximum intensity, heart-pumping exercise followed by an abrupt switch to low intensity exercise. An example would be to sprint and walk in periods for about 20 minutes.
liss means 'low intensity steady state', and an example is simply walking. Walking is great for fat-loss, but it just takes more time than say hiit.
So the great debate: hiit vs liss. Well first of all if you're doing keto then I'd recommend avoiding hiit because at 70+% Vo2 max muscle-glycogen is mostly metabolized and since under prolonged ketosis muscle-glycogen stores are depleted then this will force gluconeogenesis; of course if you're cycling carbohydrates then you'll be fine but if you are then shouldn't you preserve the glycogen for weight-training specifically? That's the whole point of it after-all. Besides that though hiit and liss pretty much have the same results. liss just takes longer.
- The EC stack is an awesome, safe, and cheap supplementation to fat-loss. Check this guide here for more information.
This section summarizes the basics of muscle-building and weight-lifting. Too often people complicate simple things needlessly for marketing purposes, and especially in the realm of bodybuilding and athletics. There are people who will go to the gym every single day and put in their dues, yet after 12 months (or 12 years) they will look exactly as they did when they began. They do exactly the same thing week in and week out without any clue of vital concepts such as progressive overloading or the ultimate importance of diet.
Train with intensity, eat in excess with sufficient protein, rest or sleep, and repeat. That's all there is to it. To train with intensity is to unconsciously implement a progressive overload system which is necessary for muscular growth.
If you do not eat in excess then you will not gain muscle-mass. When a positive energy balance is in place the pineal gland will set in motion hormonal cascades which are conducive to mass-building, and unless you're injecting external hormones you probably will be spinning your wheels unless you simply start eating more.
Maintenance energy plus 10 to 20% is sufficient for mass-building. So calculate your maintenance energy here and simply multiply by 1.1 or 1.2 to get your goal Caloric intake.
As usual protein intake should be about 1 g per pound of LBM. This will be plenty.
Finally the fun part. Lifting weights or some type of resistance training is definitely helpful in regards to muscle-building. Look here for some good resources on weight-lifting exercises:
Compound exercises are generally superior to isolation exercises especially if you're just beginning. The five big exercises that will transform your body are (in my opinion of course):
- Dead-lift and variants of the dead-lift (SLDL)
- Weighted Dips
- Weighted Pull-ups
- Incline DB press
Muscles are bundles of long tubular strands of muscle-fibers. Muscle-fibers themselves are bundles of long tubular strands of myofibrils. Myofibrils are composed of repeating units of proteins called sarcomeres.
Within the muscle-fibers and surrounding the myofibrils is the sarcoplasm. Sarcoplasm is a fluid consisting of water, glycogen (stored glucose), myoglobin (interestingly this protein accounts for the red fluid or "blood" in steaks), ATP-producing mitochondria, and other various proteins and minerals.
Weight-training at 80-90% of maximum lifting potential for 2-6 repetitions will cause predominately myofibrillar hypertrophy - that is, the myofibrils will have proteins added to them until they split in two (though the muscle-fiber itself will never duplicate) so that eventually it will be as if the muscle-fibers are bulging due to the increased content of the myofibrils. This will cause an increase in strength but may not increase noticable size. This type of training will also serve to markedly increase neuromuscular conditioning which is a big part of strength.
Weight-training with more volume in a repetition range of 8-12 will elicit sarcoplasmic hypertrophy which will increase the muscle-cell's capacity for glycogen, myoglobin, and mitochondria - all of which will allow for a more sustainable production of energy. This type of training also has the effect of visibly enlarging the muscles.
For beginners it might be helpful to first begin with a strength (myofibrillar hypertrophic) program so that once you begin training for size (if that is indeed your goal) you are in a good position to employ progressive overloading (which if you do not then you will be spinning your wheels for years). "PHAT" (power hypertrophy adaptive training) is an excellent training program designed by Layne Norton which allows for both strength and volume training.
Weight-training is all about shocking or tearing the body temporarily so that it can come back stronger the next time, so obviously recuperation is an integral part of this. Just sleep dawg. It is primarily during sleep when the hypothalamus secretes HGH so get those snoozes in.
- Cetaphil for all skin types is the best facial cleanser in my opinion (use this in place of soap on your face). It can be found here.
- Apple cider vinegar with the mother is excellent for removing acne. Info and here is a link for a gallon of bragg's apple cider vinegar here (you run out of the stuff quickly so it's best to buy in bulk).
- Benzoyl peroxide cream is great for acne. You can find a 10% tube here.
- Exfoliating gloves are useful. You can find some here.
- I personally find that food/drink items that are highly glycemic tend to cause breakouts.
- Supplement with vitamin D pills or get tons of sun-light. There's tons of research that suggests high bioavailability of vitamin D taken in pill form.
- Supplement with vitamin A pills or foods rich in vitamin A. Accutane is essentially vitamin A, the main difference being the enormous dosage.
- Get the right amount of sleep at the correct times. 6-8 hours is plenty, and your sleep should align with your circadian rhythms.
- Regularly wash and switch your bed sheets, pillow cases, and blankets.
- 2 words: cold showers.
- Drink enough water.
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Gynecomastia can occur for different reasons but a probable cause is a result of the aromatisation of excess testosterone to DHT and oestrogen. There are ways to combat this. A quick and easy way is the ingestion of the phytochemical indole-3-carbinol which works to hydroxylate and metabolize estrogen; 500 mg of I3C has been shown to reduce estrogen by 50%. I3C can be found in the brassica genus (broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, etc).
Chemical treatments for gynecomastia should probably be considered before surgery. Make sure to consult your doctor. Tamoxifen (nolvadex) is an antagonist to the estrogen receptor in breast tissue. Anastrozole (arimidex) works to combat the aromatisation of testosterone.
Also be sure to check the section on bisphenol-A and water purity above.
These are really all you need right here in my opinion: Crest Professional Whitening Strips
Here is 40inchvert's thread thread on the topic.
First off I will start by saying as bad as you may want it, you won't be able to match my sheer size or chicklet-esque arrangement. There is however a way you too can have the extreme white color I do.When you have teeth this big you can't really afford to fuk around with your teeth cleaning so I know what I'm doing.
There are three ways to increase height. 1) thru posture correction (check the section on posture above), 2) thru supplementation assuming that your growth plates have not yet fused, 3) thru surgery (linked below)
- My hair loss story and what you can do about yours (PICS)
- Hair thinning bros, got some good info here (lots of personal research/time invested)
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. - Socrates
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. - John Keats
Language is what gives us our intelligence and humanity. Without it we would be dumb animals no different than chimpanzees. But even now when we speak and think we can only draw on those things that we've previously seen or heard before, so we are mentally limited by our current experiences and vocabulary. With each new book we read, we grow in sophistication and knowledge. With each new book we read we 'level up' like you would in a video game.
- Wiki Books
- does anyone read books to level up like a real life RPG?
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse -
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy -
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov -
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Duma -
- 1984 by George Orwell -
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien -
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky -
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy -
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman -
- The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer -
- The Aeneid by Virgil -
- A Passage to India by E.M. Forster -
- Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes -
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky -
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer -
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald -
- The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri -
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran -
- The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli -
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley -
- Les Miserebles by Victor Hugo -
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger -
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck -
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand -
- Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy -
- Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse -
- Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss -
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway -
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut -
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller -
- Ulysses by James Joyce -
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka -
- Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac -
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams -
- Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk -
- Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand -
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain -
- The Crisis by Winston Churchill -
- As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner -
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac -
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand -
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde -
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck -
- The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux -
- Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco -
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe -
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig -
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin -
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole -
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson -
- How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie -
- Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson -
- Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins -
- Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan -
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey -
- The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris -
- Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky -
- The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer -
- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking -
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki -
- Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell -
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins -
- The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks -
- The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson -
- Cosmos by Carl Sagan -
- Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose -
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle -
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau -
- The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden -
- The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris -
- The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank -
- Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche -
- On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin -
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X -
- Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock -
- Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind by Graham Hancock -
- The Republic by Plato -
- The Politics by Aristotle -
- Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson -
- The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain -
- A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy -
- The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer -
- How We Know What Isn't So by Thomas Gilovich -
- A Study of History by Arnold J. Toynbee -
- Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein -
- The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes -
- The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss -
- The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale -
- Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini -
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy -
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz -
- The Power is Within You by Louise L. Hay -
- The Master Key System by Charles F Haanel -
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker -
- A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss -
- The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil -
- The Food of the Gods by Terrance Mcenna -
- The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes -
- The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan -
- DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman -
- The Reign Of Napoleon Bonaparte by Robert Asprey -
- The Wobbling Pivot, China since 1800: An Interpretive History by Pamela Kyle Crossley -
- Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan -
- The Feynman Lectures on Physics [1,2,3] by Richard Feynman -
- The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene -
- The Whole Shebang by Timothy Ferris -
- The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas -
- Genome by Matt Ridley -
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean S. Carroll -
- Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of our Ancestors by Nicholas Wade -
- The World Without Us by Alan Weisman -
- The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson -
- A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold -
- Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Colberi -
- Connections by James Burke -
- The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke -
- The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin -
- The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutler -
- Remarkable Creatures by Sean Carroll -
- The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin -
- The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel -
- The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by Brian Mealer -
Ever wonder how people read several books in a single evening? Would you like to be able to do that? If it takes you 3 minutes to read a single page of a book then you're doing it wrong. It would be like traveling with your bicycle but instead carrying the bike on your back instead of letting the wheels do the work. Of course speed-reading has its place; if you're trying to commit something to memory or if you're reading some very difficult academic subject then you'll have to read more slowly.
The first step to speed-reading is to realize that you must rid yourself of your inner monologue. As you read this are you 'sounding out' or 'speaking' the words inside of your head? This is unnecessary and only slows you down. It might be hard to believe now but if you simply look at a sentence without 'speaking' it, then your brain will still soak it up. A good exercise that I like is to - while you read - repeat '1,2,3,4' to get rid of this monologue. So just scan your eyes across the sentences while repeating in your mind something unrelated as practice. Of course this requires much practice to get used to, but once you're used to it you'll be reading 3 books a day without a problem.
Once you get used to simply looking at the words and not 'speaking' them, you can stop the '1,2,3,4' mantra business, and employ some more efficient tactics. One is called the 'z' style of reading. Once you finish a line on a page instead of looking all the way back to the left you need only move your eyes downward to the 'end' of the next line and read the line backwards.
Spreeder (below) is a very neat program that helps you speed-read. You enter into it whatever text you want to read, and set the amount of words to display at one time on the screen and a time-limit for the length that the text shows up.
Here's a list of some recommended documentaries, lectures, and podcasts:
- Don't talk to police - A lecture about the dangers of speaking to police and how it can backfire in court.
- 9/11 2001 Doc. films 2
- The History Channel series: The Universe - Season 1
- The Big Fat Fiasco
- bisphenol-A documentary
- History of the Rothschilds
- Playing God --BBC horizon
- Food Matters
- Internet Rising
- Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
- sam harris lecture morality
- The Ascent of Man Part 1 of 13
- Jesus Camp
- The Century of the Self: Propaganda
- Shaolin warrior training
- Sacred weeds: Salvia divinorum
- The Fluoride Deception: Fluoride makes you docile, sterile and stupid
- Fractals - The Colors Of Infinity
- Waking Life
- Anything by Louis Theroux
- The Blue Planet - Deep Sea
- Theft By Deception: The Federal Income Tax
- The Boy with the Incredible Brain
- The Half-Ton Man Documentary
- The History Of Freemasonry Of US
- The Iceman - Confessions Of A Mafia Hitman
- Zeitgeist The Movie
- Ayahuasca: Shamans of The Amazon
- The Elegant Universe - NOVA
Everybody knows that there's a 'short-term' memory and a 'long-term' memory, and that you generally transfer information from the short-term to the long-term by repetition. But the type of long-term memory you
There are two types of long-term explicit memory: episodic memory and semantic memory. Semantic memory is a type of memory processing that your brain uses for dry facts and text-book types of knowledge.
- Citation Machine
- GPA Calculator
- writemyessaytoday.com (misc username: myavatar)
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- The Nootropic/Piracetam Guide V.2
- Anyone taking Piracetam, Nootropyl, Nootropil, Lucetam, Oikamid? (Brain booster)
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124719161 - you and your research
- *Official MATH Help & Teaching Thread*
- math thread! come in and have some pi
Clothing can make ugly people look good and good-looking people look bad. Here are some tips on how to work with clothes to accentuate your features and boost your attractiveness.
- The Ultimate Male Grooming and Maintenance Guide [photo]
- A Very Short Guide to Dressing Well [photo]
- ITT I post stylish fashionable stuff
- I post stylish fashionable stuff part 2
- It's amazing how much of a difference nice clothes make on your attractiveness
- raw denim brahs
- Men's Fashion
- Male Fashion Advice
- These eight sites will get you classy clothes for deep discounts(srs)
- Fashion Beans
- Misc Wristwatch Thread part 2
- basic style guide - what you need to know for a day to day basis
The difference between appearing socially awkward or sharp and confident is often reduced to the fit of your clothing. Some of this is identifying the right tailor, but a lot of it comes down to you and the fitting room mirror. Picking the right fit is not some innate, instinctual ability, but is learned from paying attention to detail. A lot of people in MFA have asked for a general guide to fit, so here it is.
Several people have asked me to write up a style guide, I work in the designer fashion industry and have modeled for a while. See this thread for any other questions or out of curiosity.
- A Guide to Finding a Hairstyle
- itt we post all the most aesthetic hairstyles
- hairstyles and facial hair the basics of grooming
If you don't use any kind of hair products (gel, clay, etc) then I advise against using shampoos, or at least sulfate containing shampoos. The sulfates are very damaging to your scalp and hair. Simply using conditioner is a better option, or even baking soda. Get some baking soda and add water to make it into a paste and it makes for an excellent shampoo.
- Bod Man, Blue Musk
- Bod Man, Black
- **Misc Cologne Crew** PART II
- Brahs, this "cheap" cologne is so phucking good and its only $7!! awaring you now!
Just be yourself, but be yourself confidently. It's all about confidence.
- **The New Formula for Picking Up Chicks**
- *** Plenty Of Fish Discussion Thread V.5 ***
- Guide to Cunnilingus [photo][sfw]
- Getting out of the friendzone [photo]
- Enough is Fukn Enough, I Will Not Bow, I Will No Longer Be Foreveralone **LOG**
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Alcoholic beverages have been produced as far as written records will tell us. Every society had some form of alcohol at the central base of its culture. Even if you don't drink, alcohol is just a part of culture; If you go out then you're sure to encounter it so you might as well become familiar with it.
Beer is a wide-ranging alcoholic drink produced from the germination by malting of grass seeds which are then fermented by yeast and flavored with herbs, fruits, and flowers. The type of grass or cereal grains used in America is typically barley; but corn, wheat, rice, sorghum, and rye can also be used (in China for example they use predominately rice for both beer and wine).
Malting is the development or growing of the seeds in heated water which is then halted by drying; this is to develop the enzymes within the seed that are needed to convert the starches into sugars such as fructose, glucose, and maltose (maltose is the sugar present predominately in malted barley).
Once malting is completed, water, brewer's yeast, and the flavoring component are added. There are two main types of yeast: yeast that ferments on the top and yeast that ferments on the bottom. Fermentation is the conversion of sugars into ethanol. Top fermentation takes place at warm temperatures and typically produces esters which are reminiscent of aromatic compounds in fruits like apples. Bottom fermentation takes place under colder conditions and produces dry, less complex beer.
An important aspect of beer are the flavoring compounds used. In western countries a type of flower known as 'hops' are used. Hops serve to counteract the natural sweetness of the beer by adding in bitterness and complexity.
There are four main types of beer that you might run into and that you should be aware of:
- Ales - Produced from top fermentation. These beers are rich, complex, dark, smooth, and creamy. They are usually given a hearty dosage of hops which makes them quite bitter. They are good for bars mixed with quiet contemplation and conversation.
- Pale Ale: Bass Pale Ale, Anchor Liberty Ale, Schlafly Pale Ale, Young's Bitter.
- American Lagers: Budweiser, Michelob, Coors, Miller Genuine Draft, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Corona Extra, Foster's Lager, Labett Blue, Yuengling.
- Light Lagers: Coors Light, Bud Light, Budwesier Select, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, Sam Adams Light, Amstel Light, Beck's Premier Light.
- Porters: Fuller's London Porter, Anchor Porter, Yuengling Porter, Michelob Porter, Samuel Adams Honey Porter, Black Butte Porter, Flying Dog Porter.
- Stout: Sierra Nevada Stout, Beamish Irish Stout, Samuel Adams Cream Stout, Guiness Draught.
- Blue Moon Belgian Wheat, New Belgium Sunshine wheat Beer, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Hefeweizen, Bud Light Golden Wheat, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, Shiner Dunkelweizen, Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat.
Wines are made by fermenting usually fruits with yeast. The most popular type of wine is grape wine. The climate that grapes grow in will affect the wine dramatically, so wines are often referred to by location and year. The variety of the grapes used in the wine are also incredibly important to the wine. Another big factor affecting the taste and smell of wine is the barrell that the wine is fermented in which can add tastes and smells of chocolate, asparagus, nuts, cheese, and more.
Some of the most popular types of grapes used in wines are:
- Pinot Noir - Typically considered the best of wines. Pinot Noir grapes are extremely difficult to grow but offer the most complex and rich tastes and smells.
- Cabernet Sauvignon -
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. - Henrik Ibsen
Acquiring even a menial job these days has become a difficult and cumbersome task. There are many steps one must take: 1) creating a solid resume, 2) applying to many different establishments online and in-person, 3) phoning in afterwards to check-up on the applications, 4) going thru the interview process successfully. Here are some good places to get started by searching for possible job prospects, setting up accounts, and applying online to jobs:
- Resume Builder
Members of Monster.com may build a private or public resume. Public resumes display in the results when potential employers search for skills or job titles. Job seekers can save up to five resumes, showcasing different objectives, experience and education for each.
Formatting offers a chance to emphasize parts of the resume that applicants don't want recruiters or hiring managers to overlook. Specialized skills may be entered, with beginning, intermediate and advanced ratings. Optional additions include professional awards, organizational memberships, achievements and references. Users may list only one public resume, and public resumes can be submitted directly from the site's job listings.
Job seekers may search lists of open positions without signing up on Careerbuilder.com, but free services, like the resume builder, are only available to the site's members. Resumes may be public, allowing employers to find them through a search; private, keeping a resume out of search results; or anonymous, displaying the resume without contact information. Job titles and years of experience are featured at the top of a resume, with employment history and education following.
The 3-step resume-building process allows a user to specify salary requirements and relocation options. Up to five resumes may be saved and active, and job-matching e-mail alert options can be included with each resume.
- The Army Civilian Resume Builder and armycivilianservice.com:
The U.S. Army offers a resume-building tool to civilian personnel, military veterans and eligible family members. Job seekers may enter data in text boxes provided for employment history, education and additional information, such as special training, certifications and professional awards. Worksheets may also be used to specify the information in each category, incorporating it into the resume through the click of a button.
Demographic information is required, as are employment preferences and type of eligibility. Prior to submission, an applicant must confirm the accuracy and integrity of the information. Candidates may enter e-mail addresses to send a resume, in addition to submitting it to the Army's Centralized Resumix System (http://acpol.army.mil).
Federal jobs are posted on USAJobs.gov, and users may build and save multiple resumes on the site to submit directly for positions found in search results. Registration is not required; however, personal information, such as a candidate's name, address and social security number, must be entered.
Specialized knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) may be entered, including languages and organizational memberships. Once a user's resume is complete, he or she may publish it, allowing recruiters to see it in searches, or save it for personal use. Job postings offer the option to apply for a position online and choose a resume to submit.
A free, basic resume-building option is available on HowToWriteAResume.net. Click the 'Start Your Resume Now' button to begin entering information in preformatted text boxes. No particular info is required, so users should be careful to make sure the contact information they want added to their resume is entered in the appropriate field.
Each section includes a spell check feature, and the resume is displayed for viewing after all sections have been completed. The free option offers a single template and allows users to download their resumes in HTML or text formats. A selection of four fonts is provided, and users may print their resumes directly from the website.
Membership at Emurse.com offers free tools such as job searching and resume-building. Resumes can be stored online for free, and members are offered a free URL to display their site to potential employers. The tool is complex, with hidden menus to add more data and formatting options in three different areas of the site. However, users may submit their resumes directly to a company or recruiter in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, HTML or plain text through the website, with return receipt or follow-up reminder options.
Signing up at IntaJob.com is as simple as providing an e-mail address and creating a password. After confirming the user's address, the site offers personalized job listings e-mailed to him or her as they're posted. Contact information, work experience, education, skills and references may be added to the resume dashboard. Completed resumes may be downloaded as an Adobe PDF file with one of six available formats or viewed at a customized URL.
Similar to the Army Civilian Resume Builder, which incorporates the same feature, ResumesStartHere.com lists previous skills and desired occupations in a list of check boxes rather than free text. Each section must be saved prior to moving to the next section. Saved information can be viewed at the bottom of each section, with an option to remove the entry.
After users have added the required information, they may select from four layout options and six typefaces. Resumes can then be submitted to a team of professional resume writers for review. A free option enters a user's resume in a queue, with an approximate delivery date for the review. The completed resume will be emailed back with suggestions from the reviewer, and users may download additional copies from the website
- ITT: You Get Hired (srs)
- The Interview Prep Guide
- Interview Guide 1
- Interview Guide 2
- Interview Guide 3
- ITT: I teach you Forex!! (my strategy in plain english)
- hedge fund trades in real time
- **OFFICIAL** Trading and Investing Thread- Part -IV-
- Guide to Frugality [image]
- Misc Finance Crew
- Do you spend every dollar? Do you save? Here is some advice for you kids....
- Ask a mortgage professional anything?!?!?! Renting, REPAIRING Credit, Income ANYTHING
Coupons can actually be extremely useful; if you know how to use them you won't ever have to pay for groceries ever again. So how do you do it? Well first you have to acquire coupons. Buy the Sunday and Wednesday newspapers (not just local - get Spanish ones as well) and visit the websites I will list below (You can print the coupons you find online out in black ink and use them at stores). There are two types of coupons: manufacturer coupons and store coupons. What you want to do is acquire both a manufacturer and store coupon for one particular branded item. Stack manufacturer and store coupons together in such a way as to cancel the price altogether. Links:
- Extreme Couponing
- ITT: We acquire Coupons and conserve Currency!
- I work 80+ hours a week and make $500k/yr Net. Ask Me anything, go
- ask a guy who made $5,000 this month with no college degree anything
The age of the internet is upon us. Making money with a labor job is fast becoming a thing of the past (at least for the intelligent among us). MMO (making money online) is very real and can potentially free you from the rat race because you can make money passively, or without doing anything while you focus your precious time on other ventures. I will go into detail on some of the best ways to make money online below.
Affiliate marketing is currently the king of MMO. Basically what you do is recommend products to potential consumers thru an affiliate program, and if they purchase the product you receive a commission.
So what's the procedure for getting started? First you have to find and secure a domain through a service such as godaddy.com or domaincheap.com and then you have to find hosting for your site (hostgator is good). Now it's time to build your site and monetize.
Affiliate programs to be aware of include amazon associates, clickbank.com, cj.com, and shareasale.com. Typically amazon will convert best but with the worst commission percentage, and the others convert poorly in comparison but with better commissions (clickbank is usually 50-75%).
Mike Perry wrote:
- website creation - very informational **
- ***The Official Beginner's Affiliate Marketing/Make Money Online Thread***
- ***The Official Affiliate Marketing/Make Money Online Thread Part 6***
- online coding tutorials
- website creation tips
- how to set up an online store
- 28 ways to make money with your website
- design your first website
- I Make 100 - 500$ Everyday Doing Nothing
Bitcoin mining is another feasible way of passively earning income. You will have to purchase some new external hardware in order to make anything worthwhile, but this will all be paid for within a single month. You won't get rich by mining (by conventional means anyway) but it definitely has the potential to earn you a significant wage.
- What is Bitcoin?
- Wiki, Forums - Download Software
- Bitcoin Calculator
- Bitcoin Faucet
- Bitcoin Chart
- Hardware Comparison
- GPU Mining
You can make some serious money on youtube. "Shay Carl" on his shaytards channel for example has been making a daily vlog for 3 years now and he makes enough solely through that revenue to support his family. Youtube is currently interested in this voyeurism known as the vlog so if you don't mind lending your personal-space and privacy for a few bucks then this might be for you. You need a certain amount of views on a youtube video before youtube will send you an e-mail and ask you to become a partner - which means that they will add ads onto your videos. It's not to hard to receive this e-mail; I have a video with 4000 or so views and that was enough for me.
- Make Ca$$ Online (inb4 ur on dat dere poverty time)
- blogspot with adsense
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert A. Heinlein
- Select the meat that you wish to make into jerky (beef, pork, bison, venison, etc.) It can be any kind of lean cut of meat; some popular choices are sirloins and top/eye rounds.
- Next step is to cut the meat into thin strips. The strips should be anywhere from 1/20 to 1/4 inch in thickness. Freeze the meat for a few hours before cutting. When you cut discard all noticeable fat. (you can always ask a butcher to cut the meat for you).
- Slice with the grain for a chewy jerky.
- Slice across the grain for a tender, brittle jerky.
- Marinate Recipe:
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Day-time: Find a straight stick and insert it upright in the ground. Mark the length of the shadow and then mark again in ten to fifteen minutes. Draw a straight line between the two marks. This is roughly your east-west line with your second mark at the eastern end. If you stand with the west marker on your left and the east marker on your right, you are most likely facing north.
Night-time: Find a particularly bright star and sit down with a stick. Hold the stick so you are looking along the length of it at the star. Bracing your elbows against your rib cage for stability, keep looking for a few minutes. If the star has moved to the left of your stick, you're facing north. If it has moved right, you're facing south. If up, east; down, west.