Cultivate Greatness - New Google PageRank of 5.

life hacks

This is kind of a momentous deal. After a lot of hard work and consistent effort on Cultivate Greatness Leadership Training, Google has awarded this site with a page rank of 5. So, anytime I link someone’s article or put a link to their website, then I can give them a super turbo boost on their backlinks, and help with their websites authority.

Anyway, just wanted to share that, if we put a link on our site, to your site, then it dramatically helps your site! We have a lot of really good guest bloggers, currently, but would love to have a few more. So, if you have articles that you would like to have included… feel free to contact me! Have a great weekend everyone.


Travis Wright

life hacks1. TV Watching

Prolonged TV watching is a strong predictor for obesity1.
Recent research2 has proved that people who watch around two hours of TV per day are much more likely to be overweight than those who watched only half an hour per day. When you watch TV you are virtually motionless. Your heart rate, blood pressure and metabolic rate decline, resulting in burning 20 to 30 calories less per hour. Research by Harvard University4 has shown that there is a link between the amount children eat and the amount of television they watch.

2. Eating Too Fast

It is a habit of most people living in a fast paced society. Eating fast lets you eat too much before you are fully aware of it. It takes the brain about 15-20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. Scientists suppose that fast eating is a risk factor for the metabolic syndrome3, a combination of the symptoms such as high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance.

3. Task Snacking

Task snacking refers to eating while doing other activities. if you often eat meals or snacks while working by yourself in front of your computer, while driving, watching TV, or standing at the kitchen counter, shopping with a friend, or talking on the phone, it’s likely that the “task snacking” eating style is increasing your odds of becoming overweight or obese.

4. Frequent Fast Food Consumption

One of the big reasons we’re seeing more obesity in our society these days is that we are too stressed and busy to make healthy dinners at home, often opting to get fast food at the nearest drive-thru instead. Fast foods compromise the quality of the diet by replacing more healthy foods. Fast foods are known for having high content of saturated and trans-fat, low content of fiber and massive portion sizes, which leads to obesity.

5. Eating To Manage Feelings

Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food (usually “comfort” or junk foods) in response to feelings (such as depression, anxiety, or loneliness) instead of hunger.

Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. How many times have you found yourself scouring the kitchen for a snack, or absently munching on junk food when you’re stressed, but not really hungry?

6. Too Busy To Exercise

With all the demands on your schedule, exercise may be one of the last things on your to-do list. If so, you’re not alone. Americans live a more sedentary lifestyle than we have in past generations, yet our minds seem to be racing from everything we have to do. Unfortunately, from sitting in traffic, clocking hours at our desks, and plopping in front of the TV in exhaustion at the end of the day, exercise often goes by the wayside.

7. Your Friends Can Make You

If you’re putting on weight, you might want to take a look at who you’re hanging around with. A study7 published in the July 26, 2023 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that obesity may be “socially contagious.” The study was conducted on more than 12,000 people over 32 years, and concluded that having an overweight friend, sibling or spouse increased one’s risk of obesity by 37 to 57 percent.

Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve shown you how to take online classes for free, but not everyone has the patience or time to spend sitting at a computer. These courses let you take your classroom with you, so you can get an education while you’re sitting in traffic or just hanging out in the park. Check out these courses from some of the best colleges and universities out there to get a high quality education on the go.


Stanford offers free podcast downloads via iTunes. You’ll be able to study physics, computer design, and much more.

Quantum Mechanics: Learn about classical mechanics, theories of relativity, and more in this physics course.

Human-Computer Interaction: This course features a variety of speakers on interaction design.

Geography of World Cultures: This podcast takes a look at geography and considers the way it impacts world cultures.

Hannibal: In this course, you’ll study the life and archaeological trail of Hannibal.

Modern Theoretical Physics: Learn about quantum entanglement and other theories of physics in this course.

Ben Franklin and the World of Enlightenment: You’ll get to learn about Benjamin Franklin’s life and achievements, as well as how he affected and was affected by the Enlightenment.

Straight Talk About Stem Cells: This course discusses the fundamentals of stem cell biology as well as its surrounding controversy.

The Geography of World Cultures: Here you’ll be able to explore locational dynamics and the way they affect languages, groupings, and religions.

The Future of the Internet: This course discusses the issues of network neutrality and ownership on the Internet.

The Literature of Crisis: Learn the art of living and take a look at the circumstances of existence through discussions on writers and thinkers including Socrates and Shakespeare.

Historical Jesus: This course considers the historical evidence of Jesus against that of traditional Christianity.

Virgil’s Aeneid: Here you’ll get an analysis of this work that is essential to the canon of Latin literature.

Computer Systems Colloquium: In this podcast, you’ll hear from guest lecturers that discuss topics like VoIP encryption, computer architecture, and balancing methods.

UC Berkeley

These courses from UC Berkeley are freshly completed from the Fall 2007 semester, and they should be available in full. Highlights include environmental studies and issues in new media.

Foundations of American Cyber-Culture: This course takes a look at computers, new media, and the world wide web.

General Biology: In this biology course, you’ll cover cells, genetics, animal development, form, and function.

The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs: This course offers an introduction to programming and computer science.

Structure and Interpretation of Systems and Signals: Get a look at mathematical modeling of signals and systems in this engineering course.

Crossroads of Earth Resources and Society: Check out this course to learn about the way geological processes intersect with American culture.

Issues in Foreign Policy After 9/11: This course discusses international issues and events with relation to 9/11.

Metal Cutting: Here you’ll learn about processes, procedures, and theories of metal cutting.

Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice: Listen to this podcast to hear about juvenile courts, theories of delinquency, and the justice system.

Human Emotion: Consider emotion with evolutionary grounding as well as a social constructionist approach.

Time, Money, and Love in the Age of Technology: In this course, you’ll take a look at the meaning of life, visionary business, and going beyond being human.

Earthquakes in Your Backyard: Learn about seismology, tectonics, and natural disasters throughout history.

The Ancient Mediterranean World: This course discusses the history of ancient Mediterranean empires.

Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business: Consider search psychology, economics, spam, and other topics relating to Internet search engines with this course.

Introduction to Human Nutrition: In this course, you’ll get an overview of digestion and metabolism.


MIT’s courses feature either audio or video, sometimes both, and are available as podcasts by department feeds.

Aircraft Systems Engineering: This course offers a view of the aircraft as a whole system, with an experienced astronaut as well as a shuttle project manager as professors.

Introduction to Biology: In these video lectures, you’ll cover core biology material.

Introduction to Psychology: Introduction to Psychology is presented as a series of audio lectures, with accompanying lecture notes.

Neuroscience and Behavior: These audio lectures discuss neuronal integration, anatomy, and physiology.

Brain Structure and its Origins: You’ll learn about CNS structures in this series of audio lectures.
Read the rest of this entry »

life hacks

The history of Henry Ford and the Model T illustrates a fundamental truth about leadership: leaders never outgrow the need to change.

On his way to dominating the automotive market with the Model T, Henry Ford embodied innovation and progress. By pioneering the assembly line, Ford slashed the amount of time needed to manufacture an automobile. He installed large conveyor belts in his factory, allowing workers to stay in one place rather than roaming around the factory floor. He also shortened the workday of his employees from nine hours to eight hours so that his factories could operate around the clock.

The efficiencies Ford introduced allowed cars to be manufactured at a fraction of their previous costs. In under a decade, automobiles went from being luxuries affordable only to the wealthiest Americans, to being standard possessions of the average American family. Ford profited handily from the popularity of the Model T, and Ford Motor Company grew into an empire.

However, the dominance of Ford Motor Company was short-lived. As competitors changed their operations to copy Ford’s concepts mass production, Henry Ford made a tremendous leadership blunder. With cars rolling off assembly lines like never before, consumers began to demand a variety of colors. However, Ford stubbornly refused, uttering the famous line, “The customer can have any color he wants so long as it’s black.”

In Ford’s mind, producing multiple colors was foolhardy since black paint dried the fastest and could be used most efficiently. Amazingly, Ford did not comprehend the human preference for variety. Customers flocked en masse to other producers who catered to their color preferences, and Ford Motor Company never regained its grip on the market.
Read the rest of this entry »

« Previous Entries  

personal development
Subscribe ( RSS | Email )


browse CG

Add to Pageflakes

Translate This Page

Translate to EnglishÜbersetzen Sie zum Deutsch/GermanTraduzca al Español/SpanishTraduisez au Français/FrenchTraduca ad Italiano/ItalianTraduza ao Português/Portuguese日本語に翻訳しなさい /Japanese
한국어에게 번역하십시오/Korean中文翻译/Chinese Simplified中文翻译/Chinese Traditionalترجمة الى العربية/ArabicVertaal aan het Nederlands/DutchΜεταφράστε στα ελληνικά/GreekПереведите к русскому/Russian

30-Day Free Trial
  • Conversationalists

  • Meta

    Medifast Diet