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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.


#93: Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

July 28th, 2015

Episode 144 of 455 episodes

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame), PhD,is a senior researcher at the Institute for the Future and the author ofThe New York TimesbestsellerReality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Her work has been featured inThe Economist,Wired,andThe New York Times. She has been called one of the "top ten innovators to watch" byBusinessWeekandone of the "100 most creative people in business” byFast Company.Her TED talks on games have been viewed more than ten million times. In this conversation, we dig into everything from recovering from head trauma to how you canuse Candy Crush Saga to lose weight. Not enough? How about using Tetris to prevent PTSD, or using Call of Duty to increase empathy? Her latest book isSuperBetter, which offers a revolutionary (science-based) approach for getting stronger, happier, and more resilient. I’ve been testing it, and it works. Not only am I feeling better, but I’m having more fun. As adults, we often lose track of play. My hope is that this episode will help you to reclaim it. It’s not frivolous; it can help you get a lot more done with less stress. In this episode we discuss: Examples of real world problems that are solved with games or by gamers How Jane climbed herself out of the hole of suicidal thoughts Action steps for using gaming lessons and applying them to real life How to builda quest into your life The health effects of Candy Crush Saga On the use of psychedelics to simulate traumatic experiences And much more... Links, resources, and show notesfrom this episode can be found athttp://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast This episode is sponsoredbyAthletic Greens.I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably,Athletic Greens. It is myall-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it inThe 4-Hour Bodyand did not get paid to do so.Get 50% off your orderatAthletic Greens.com/Tim This podcast is also brought to you by99Designs,the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs torapid prototype the coverforThe 4-Hour Body?Here are some of the impressive results. Click this linkand get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run... Enjoy!

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