How Much Does Your Commute Really Cost You? Calculate It… Then Kill It?

What is the true cost of your commute? One example comes from 4HWW reader Troy Gardner, who recently wrote to me: I’m still work focused (I like creating things!), but since I control my time/location, I’m reaping some of the rewards of being among the New Rich. My girlfriend and I will be spending the …

How to Survive a Physical Attack: Tips from a Top UFC Trainer for Escaping and Attacking

What would you do if you had a 250-lb. football player on top of you? Most women would be raped, and most men would be beaten unconscious. In both cases, you end up on the ground and must first try and establish what’s called the “guard” position — your legs locked around your attacker’s mid-section, …

How to Survive a Physical Attack: Punches and Chokes

How to Survive a Physical Attack: Punches and Chokes

I consider physical training a crucial part of lifestyle design and optimization. This is the first of two posts that will focus on practical strategies for surviving a full-force physical attack. Parts I and II focus on stand-up defense against punches and chokes, and parts III and IV — taught with UFC grappling coach, David …

Savant School: How to Memorize 10,000 Numbers and More

The spectrum of human memory potential: Daniel “Brainman” Tammet beats blackjack and Japanese schoolchildren become human calculators. Numbers, or digit strings, are considered by many mnemonists and cognitive scientists to be the most difficult data to memorize. If numbers are both abstract and difficult, how did Hideaki Tomoyori of Japan memorize PI to more than …

New Research and a Dirty Truth: Read This Before Chasing the Dollar

“You’re nobody here at $10 million,” said Gary Kremen, the 43-year old founder of Match.com, of Silicon Valley. In the August 5th New York Times article titled, “In Silicon Valley, Millionaires Who Don’t Feel Rich,” he and others in the nation’s wealthiest 1/2 of 1 percent admitted to feeling compelled to work 60-80-hour work weeks …

Simplicity and Start-up Alchemy: An Interview with WordPress Creator, Matt Mullenweg (Plus: 4HWW Party in SF and Stunt Competition)

Simplicity and Start-up Alchemy: An Interview with WordPress Creator, Matt Mullenweg (Plus: 4HWW Party in SF and Stunt Competition)

All your blogs are belong to Matt. ((c) misterbisson) Shame on me. I don’t know how to code. I should, but I need to get my Indonesian and Arabic fix before I can tackle Python and Ruby on Rails and Sugar-Coated Sugar Bombs. That is part of the reason that I love WordPress, the blogging …

The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now

The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now

This is how the world felt before Crackberries. (LeoLuigi) “Not-to-do” lists are often more effective than to-do lists for upgrading performance. The reason is simple: what you don’t do determines what you can do. Here are nine stressful and common habits that entrepreneurs and office workers should strive to eliminate. The bullets are followed by …