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How to Make Your Phone a Crazy Useful Productivity Tool In 5 Easy Steps

Your smartphone can literally change your life. A smartphone is a portal to the world’s information. You can teach yourself anything, contact anyone, and make your life whatever you want. But based on the way people use their smartphones, you wouldn’t know it. People spend large amounts of money on these sophisticated gadgets, only to let them beep and boop all day and suck them into endless voids of meaningless content and fake news. Your

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3 Beautiful Productivity Apps I Use Every Day

If you’re a productivity nerd, you’re probably caught in a cycle of constantly trying and setting up new productivity apps. And if this has gone on for more than a few months, you’re tired of constantly fiddling with your routine. You may even be thinking that productivity advice doesn’t work. You want to find productivity apps that work — and will continue to work for years. You want to be done fiddling. In the past,

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Why All Entrepreneurs and Academics Should Read Range by David Epstein

“David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range.” — Malcolm Gladwell We think we understand what it takes to master a skill. Thanks to Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule and countless TED talks about the importance of perseverance and grit, we know what we need to do is pick what we want to master and practice relentlessly until we achieve mastery. Except,

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What My Minimalist Phone Looks Like In 2022

You’ve known about how distracting notifications and mobile apps can be since early 2014, when CEOs and silicon valley startup bros started posting blog articles about how they were doing 30-day digital detoxes. You’ve known about how dangerous social media can be since the 2016 US Presidential Elections, when engagement-driven advertisement-serving algorithms had a demonstrable effect on the outcome of the election. And yet, still, your phone is blowing up all the time. It’s distracting you.

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How to Protect Your Mind From All the Junk Content on the Internet

“The default way of using the internet will make you more stupid rather than smarter.” — Michael Simmons The great promise of the internet was that it would give everyone access to the world’s information. Anyone can educate themselves about economics, history, or astrophysics with the click of a button. Sure, the internet has democratized information. But most people don’t use the internet to educate themselves. In fact, the way you use the internet makes

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How to Train Your Subconscious Mind So You Have Amazing Gut Instincts

You’ve heard the advice to “trust your gut.” From business ventures to relationship advice, trust your gut is common advice given from would-be wise men everywhere. But is trusting your gut always a good idea? Think back on your life. Remember times you trusted your heart, or your gut, or any other kind of visceral bodily intuition. Did that end up being a good idea? Sometimes, yes. We all have examples of times we trusted our hearts, made

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