What are the best resources to be better?

asked by Danaikumar Thapa
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    #1Tony Robbins. Why we do what we do

    Tony Robbins. Why we do what we do
    Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars. In this TED talk, he discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions.
    Videos

    Free

    Kathleen Fowler
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Tony Robbins is awesome. So inspiring, so powerful! I love Ted talks, as well and this is a perfect way to get started on a quest to be better in life. What a great inspiration to everyone. He lists the right amount of resources needed to get to where you're going in life. Fantastic. Just wish there were more links to resources. "
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    #2The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
    Chopra's teachings are distilled into seven simple principles which can be applied to all elements of personal life to evoke success.
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    Bruce Douglas
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success keeps you in check. Keeps you on the right Life path."
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    #3Headspace

    Headspace

    Headspace is your own mindfulness coach, who will provide daily meditations and exercises to stay mentally healthy. It covers most issues, like sleeping disorders and stress problems, and it also includes some exercises for kids. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Diane Payne
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Headspace seems like a application that could aid in minor mental health illnesses and their detrimental effects on the body. The format seems positive and bright. There's a schedule that helps you day by day and reminds you of the theme for that day to think about. The fact that children and adults can both appreciate such a application makes it seem like it's easy to work with. "
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    #4Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity?

    Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity?
    Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert who questions the traditional way in which children are educated. In this TED talk, in a very entertaining way, he argues that the current education system is basically killing creativity and encourages us to accept this and think of ways of creating a new education system that nurtures creativity.
    Videos

    Free

    Parakram Rangan
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I needed to find a decent resource that would help me do better in my life. A friend told me to check out the Ted Talk Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity? After giving it a watch I think that this source helped me a little bit but I still have a lot to learn."
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    #5Seven

    Seven
    Seven - 7 Minute Workout Training Challenge is a free fast-training app for those who want to get fit, but only have 7 minutes to spend for that purpose in a day. This app is also ideal for those looking to lose weight. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Hughes
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is a great app for people who believe in fitness and health. This is targeted to people who are often busy which are most people here in the United States of America. Seven minutes to get your exercise in for everyday to help promote great health!"
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    #6Lifesum

    Lifesum

    Lifesum: Diet & Macro Tracker is a health and fitness app that will help you eat and train well to achieve a healthy life, with delicious recipes selected just for you. With Lifesum, you can share your progress with your friends.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Grace West
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I started seeing a weight loss specialist about 5 months ago, and needed something quick and easy to keep track of my meals/ do food journaling. This is the best app ever! It did way more than track my meals. My favorite is probably the recipe and meal planner, that keeps track of what I like to recommend new recipes based on what I eat. Perfect for changing your lifestyle instead of 'dieting'. "
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    #7Amy Cuddy. Your body language may shape who you are

    Amy Cuddy. Your body language may shape who you are
    Amy Cuddy's research on body language reveals that we can change other people's perceptions and perhaps even our own body chemistry simply by changing body positions. In this TED talk, she explains how standing in a posture of confidence can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.
    Videos

    Free

    Robert Marshall
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I frequently do public speaking, and I was looking around for tips to improve my body language, and stumbled across this video. The speaker's body language was so odd as to make me uncomfortable, and while I didn't learn any tips that would improve mine, I did see a number of things to avoid, and the whole thing was pretty funny to watch. A little useful, I guess."
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    #8CrashCourse

    CrashCourse

    CrashCourse is a YouTube channel that has a wide variety of courses and interesting educational videos. Teachers and experts teach you everything there is to know about subjects such as mythology, computer science, film history, and more.

    Videos

    Free

    Samantha Garza
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "If you are addicted to sociology, computer science or film history, mythology, i think this is the best channel to be subscribed, you can find find everything here, displayed in a professional manner. "
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    #9Lynda

    Lynda

    A Massive resource for learning just about anything. Has sections on software development, design, business, web development, photography and more. 

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Eric Lawrence
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "I did a course on there. I need a new hobby so I took up Photography. I learned so much and became very good at it, now I am able to use my new skill as a source of income. I will be photographing y first wedding next month. It's good to learn new skills and this website has a variety of skills to offer."
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    #10Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Frank Cunningham
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I have been trying to learn Spanish because I am very much interested and am still in the process of learning and thanks to Duolingo which has really made me improve on my writing skills,listening,reading and even speaking.I have really improved on my vocabulary skills a lot.Its very effective."
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    #11HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks is the YouTube channel of HowStuffWorks, an education website dedicated to satiating curiosity and explaining the world around you. You've got questions; they've got answers.

    Videos

    Jason James
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "HowStuffWorks is a great YouTube channel that showcases how the world around us works. It's a fantastic free learning resource that is critical to learning how and why things work the way they do as well as how things have changed over time. While it doesn't really showcase how to be a better person, it's still a great resource to understand things."
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    #12AsapSCIENCE

    AsapSCIENCE

    AsapSCIENCE is a YouTube channel created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. In this channel, you can find videos that provide your weekly dose of fun and science.

    Videos

    Free

    Jessica Taylor
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "So many tips and education made easy. There are a ton of videos on so many subjects. My kids are hooked and I couldn't be happier."
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    #13Brené Brown. The power of vulnerability

    Brené Brown. The power of vulnerability
    Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. In this TED talk, she speaks about human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
    Videos

    Free

    Philip Turner
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "The power of vulnerability is a very powerful TED talk. Definitely something to take a look at if you're trying to be a better person. Something about it just speaks to the soul and makes you actually want to get up and do something."
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    #14Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life

    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life
    A cool beginners guide for people interested in mindfulness. The only downside about the ebook is that doesn't include the spoken-word audio component of the original printed version.
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    Rose Harper
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I wanted to start meditating to be better at life. This book explained meditation in such a way that I hadn't considered before and really clarified it for me. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to start but doesn't know exactly where to start."
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    #15Sleep Cycle

    Sleep Cycle
    Sleep Cycle alarm clock app that tracks your sleep and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase so that you can start your day feeling rested and energized. You will also be able to record your snoring and listen to them to check by yourself.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Divya Jaiteley
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This helped me feel more awake during the day. It improved my sleep."
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    #16Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income TED Talk

    Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income TED Talk
    Alex Szepietowski describes his experiences as a young entrepreneur and the steps many others could take to follow in his footsteps. He is incredibly passionate about inspiring others to believe in themselves and forge their own path, irrespective of their circumstances, or what 'the norm' dictates!
    Videos

    Free

    Peter Payne
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income TED Talk is a great watch if you want to get better. The talk describes ways that you can become an entrepreneur and how to be successful."
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    #17Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

    Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
    Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck has more than 100 recipes with their best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks and home chefs.
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    Willie Hill
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I don't know how to cook at all but I want to learn. I found a funny but very useful ebook called Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. It actually has some interesting recipes."
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    #18Udemy

    Udemy

    Udemy offers you the possibility to acquire practical skills and knowledge apart from your study subjects. You can select from various courses, including programming and design. It also provides you with official certifications.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Rachel Hanson
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "There are some good classes offered here. Though I would recommend first checking with your local library to see if they have access to free courses. Mine does and it has saved me a lot. "
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    #19Simon Sinek. How great leaders inspire action

    Simon Sinek. How great leaders inspire action

    How great leaders inspire action is a TED talk by Simon Sinek, who is a British-American marketing consultant, motivational speaker, and author. In his talk, he examines what successful leadership looks like, and offers a model you can apply if you want to be a leader that can inspire trust, cooperation and, most importantly, change.

    Videos

    Free

    Sean Elliott
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "TED talks are a great source of information on almost any subject. I have been watching them for many years and have learned a lot. Simon Sinek's talk on how great leaders inspire action was informative and enjoyable to listen to. I found him to be a great motivational speaker and story teller."
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    #20Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan)

    Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan)
    In Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse challenge your preconceptions of vegan food. Their aim is for people to experience delicious plant-based food the way it should be: big, bold, flavorful, noteworthy and celebration-worthy.
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    Gloria Harper
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Seems like a great concept. A good way to showcase recipes for a lifestyle choice or for healthier eating."
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    #21HealthTap

    HealthTap

    With HealthTap you can get instant free answers and help from top doctors right from your phone or tablet. You can also pay for a virtual consult to video or text chat with a primary care doctor 24/7 or a doctor of your choice during their Virtual Office Hours. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alejandro Bonilla
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "HealthTap has been very helpful for me since I am usually unable to get out into my vehicle to make it to a doctor consistently. I am really glad a service like this exists that allows me to still get help from a doctor when I need it through my phone. It makes getting in contact with a doctor so much easier and I highly recommend it."
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    #22Argus

    Argus
    Argus is a calorie counter, diet, activity and steps tracker app that will help you on your journey to a healthier life.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kevin Duncan
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "I tried using Argus and I wasn't really impressed. The app works, but I don't think it's significantly better than alternatives and it lacks some basic integration with other devices and platforms. I suppose if you just want a service that provides a place to manually enter your information it works well enough."
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    #23Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 Minutes

    Mindfulness Meditation - Guided 10 Minutes
    A short and simple but powerful mindfulness guided meditation that can help you to reduce stress in any kind of moment. Just invest 10 minutes for yourself and then you can continue with your life.
    Videos

    Free

    Dylan Thomas
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Feeling stressed and frazzled? How about trying simple Mindfulness Meditation exercises to reduce your stress. Just 10 minutes is all you need to relax and improve your daily life."
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    #24The Wisdom of Insecurity

    The Wisdom of Insecurity
    Philosopher Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present and live fully in the now.
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    Ronald Santos
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I believe that it is important to admit to knowledge shortomings, as presented in the solution. However, I do not see how admitting lack of knowledge is linked to embracing the now, the idea presented secondly. These two ideas seem incongruous. "
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    #25Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
    Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds" the rational and the emotional and how they together shape our destiny.
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    Nicole Walker
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Emotional literacy is not fixed early in life according to the Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. It seems our emotional intelligence may have more control in our lives that our logic thinking. And that is takes the emotional and intellectual to kind of work together to help us achieve success."
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    #26Lumosity

    Lumosity

    Lumosity is a free brain training app available for Apple and Android devices. It features daily brain games, workout modes, detailed training insights, and mindfulness training. It is available in several languages.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joe Howell
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Great app to keep your mind active during downtime. This app makes studying fun and is truly unique when it comes to expanding and training your brain."
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    #27MyFitnessPal

    MyFitnessPal
    MyFitnessPal is a tracking app that will help you to lose weight, tone up, change your habits and get healthy. It connects with other training apps and devices, like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Muhammad Tata
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This is an app with good intentions that's recently gone off the rails. I've had a number of issues with the last few updates breaking the connections to my devices, leaving me to find an alternative. This used to be pretty good, what happened?"
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    #28The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do about It

    The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do about It

    The Polarized Mind: Why It's Killing Us and What We Can Do about It is a book by Kirk J. Schneider that studies how a fixation on one point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view, is killing us-personally, politically, and environmentally.

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    Jean Porter
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "An interesting book to read. It is a bit dated. Would be better if it came in different formats for convenience. The amount of pages is enough to get a good feel for the idea but not too much to seem daunting."
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    #297 Ways to Start a Conversation With Anyone

    7 Ways to Start a Conversation With Anyone
    A cool Ted Talk video by Malavika Varadan that willl help to create connections with anyone just in your first conversation.
    Videos

    Free

    Lorenzo Gálvez
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This speech has some useful information for interactions. It gives solid advice for communicating successfully with others."
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    #30Mathway

    Mathway

    Mathway is a free-to-install app created by Mathway available on iOS and Android devices. It can instantly solve math problems ranging from basic algebra to complex calculus. The user needs only to input their problem and the app will solve it.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Mathway is a very helpful resource than can provide guidance in many types of math problems. Mathway can help you with problems ranging from basic math, through geometry and trigonometry and advanced topics like calculus. "
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    #31MapMaster

    MapMaster

    MapMaster is an app helps you learn about geography. You can play with physical and political maps. The app includes Wikipedia information in order to know more about each element (country, river, mountain...).

    Apps

    Android

    $0.99

    Gerald Nelson
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "The best resources to get better are often hard to find. Do you go to Wikipedia and look it up individually or do you go to news websites and try to find information that way? It is a confusing problem, but no longer with apps like MapMaster. MapMaster tells me exactly where to go and what I should be looking for. It is a great resource for my needs. "
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    #32[TUTORIAL] How to Begin a New Life - Start a NEW LIFE

    [TUTORIAL] How to Begin a New Life - Start a NEW LIFE

    How to Begin a New Life - Start a NEW LIFE is a video on the Young Entrepreneurs Forum YouTube channel that gives you useful tips you can take into account if you are looking to start fresh, no matter what aspect of your life it is you want to kickstart.

    Videos

    Free

    Daniel Ramos
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "I watched the video "How to Begin a New Life - Start a NEW LIFE", and it has been really inspirational. I wish I could start everything over, and maybe a day I will really do it, even thanks to this video.. 5 stars for it!"
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    #33Laughter

    Laughter

    Laughter is a human physical reaction that typically consists of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is mostly triggered by external stimuli like something funny. A link between health and laughter has been reported on numerous occasions.

    Other
    Larry Little
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Laughter is great for your health. I wouldn't go so far as to forego medicine but it helps."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to be better
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Tony Robbins. Why we do what we doVideos 35 Free
2The Seven Spiritual Laws of SuccessBooks 32 Paid
3HeadspaceApps 32 Free
4Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity?Videos 30 Free
5SevenApps 29 Free
6LifesumApps 28 Free
7Amy Cuddy. Your body language may shape who you areVideos 27 Free
8CrashCourseVideos 25 Free
9LyndaWebsites 25 Paid
10DuolingoApps 23 Free
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