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    unclutterer I always find the days before a trip to be hectic, but with a checklist I can take a quick glance at it and make sure I didn’t forget anything I meant to do. It’s great to have a checklist detailing what you want to pack, but a checklist of...

    2 weeks ago by Jeri Dansky

      artofmanliness As Jeremy detailed on Monday, many colleges are turning out graduates who, even after four years of higher education, have cognitive skills that are still sorely lacking. Of particular note is a seeming decline in grads’ writing abilities; one-third of students see no improvement in their writing skills from freshman...

      2 weeks ago by Brett & Kate McKay

        unclutterer All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Each business and organization has its own culture — a mix of personalities and traditions and guidelines, which give the work environment a distinct feel. Since not...

        2 weeks ago by Erin Doland

          gretchenrubin Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Can you add to this list of famous Upholders, Questioners, Rebels, and Obligers? I continue to be preoccupied with refining the framework of the Rubin Tendencies. In a nutshell, Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations (I’m an Upholder,...

          2 weeks ago by Gretchen Rubin

            davidseah Here’s Tuesday’s log of what I did to battle Fogbrain. It didn’t go great, but it wasn’t a total loss either. Morning I reviewed what I wrote last night. Did it help me remember what I needed to do today? Yes, but not immediately. On the other hand, I was...

            3 weeks ago by Dave Seah

              lifehacker Yesterday, HTC announced its new One handset , along with a ton of new features. One of the lesser-touted but potentially more significant features is the new HTC Service Pack. This background app allows HTC to distribute its Sense applications independent of OTA updates. HTC is now the third company...

              2 weeks ago by Eric Ravenscraft

                zenhabits By Leo Babauta I was talking to a loved one yesterday about her fears, and several times made the comment, “Everyone has these fears. Everyone.” And this is true. The fears and problems you have are not unique to you. We all have them, usually secretly, oftentimes even hidden from ourselves. We think we’re...

                2 weeks ago by zenhabits

                  artofmanliness Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics? It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when it comes to how a man should or shouldn’t look. But that’s rarely how the human brain works. As we’ve discussed before in regards to...

                  3 weeks ago by Antonio

                    unclutterer Photographing the kids’ artwork is a great way to keep from having to save everything junior creates in a physical form. Photographs save the memories without sacrificing storage space. Digital images are easy to organize, but getting decent shots of the kids’ work can be difficult. Creating a DIY lightbox...

                    3 weeks ago by David Caolo

                      lifehacker Android: One of the coolest features Google added to Android's notifications recently was the ability to archive email directly from the shade. Some things, however, don't need to be archived. If you'd prefer to just mark the email as read, MarkAsRead finally gives you the option.Read more...    

                      3 weeks ago by Eric Ravenscraft

                        lifehacker Android: Looking up a word in Android is relatively easy with Google Search so well integrated. WordLookup makes it even easier by allowing you to find a dictionary definition without leaving your current app.Read more...    

                        3 weeks ago by Eric Ravenscraft

                          artofmanliness Welcome to Part II of our series that asks the question of whether or not college is necessary. In Part I, we took a look at the history of higher education in America. What started as a place for a small, elite group of students began turning into an American...

                          3 weeks ago by Jeremy Anderberg

                            unclutterer Research papers are the backbone of most every course of study at university and also important in many workplaces. Keeping these projects organized can be tricky, but will significantly help the paper’s reader comprehension and also save the writer time. Providing a list of references for your project shows that you...

                            3 weeks ago by Jacki Hollywood Brown

                              zenhabits By Leo Babauta Yesterday I had to drive somewhere, which I don’t do much anymore, and it was a fascinating experience. I kept checking in on my body, and finding myself clenched, as if ready for an attack. My entire torso would be tensed, my neck and shoulders were scrunched up, my face...

                              3 weeks ago by zenhabits

                                gretchenrubin I’ve asked this question before, but I’m asking again, because I find it so fascinating: Do you have any “treats” that don’t look like treats? What are your treats? In my forthcoming book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits — really — I identify a bunch of...

                                3 weeks ago by Gretchen Rubin

                                  gretchenrubin “If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I’d never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit.” –Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running I’m editing my draft of Before and After,...

                                  3 weeks ago by Gretchen Rubin

                                    mindhacks Bioethics think tank The Hastings Center have published an excellent open-access report on ‘Interpreting Neuroimages: The Technology and its Limits’ that takes a critical but balanced look at the use of brain scans for understanding the mind. They’ve commissioned leading cognitive neuroscientists to write chapters including Geoffrey Aguirre, Martha Farah and...

                                    3 weeks ago by vaughanbell

                                      artofmanliness “The Power of Truth” From The Power of Truth: Individual Problems and Possibilities, 1902 By William George Jordan TRUTH is the rock foundation of every great character. It is loyalty to the right as we see it; it is courageous living of our lives in harmony with our ideals; it is...

                                      3 weeks ago by Brett & Kate McKay

                                        mindhacks Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The thrill of cutting into a human brain says The Spectator, who have clearly never tried to operate on themselves after reading a HOWTO on the internet. The Loom has collected some brain visualisation fly-throughs and give the low-down and what...

                                        3 weeks ago by vaughanbell

                                          artofmanliness Last week’s winner was Timothy from Nashua, NH. He chose the GR1 Rucksack. It’s been a popular choice of late — hopefully you’re all using it for a GORUCK Challenge! My Picks This Week The hoodie by Wild Things certainly caught my eye — it’s lightweight, moisture-wicking, and ultra durable. The pencil...

                                          3 weeks ago by AoM Team

                                            zenhabits By Leo Babauta Have you ever had people annoy you at work? Or maybe family members whose little habits bothered you? Have you been frustrated by a store clerk or waiter, or maybe another driver? What about frustration with your kid, or spouse? How can we become more tolerant, find calm in...

                                            3 weeks ago by zenhabits

                                              unclutterer Earlier this week, I set up a new computer and it wasn’t completely horrible, thanks to “cloud storage.” Nearly all of my important information — contacts, photos, music, and more — isn’t stored on my computer. Therefore, once I got the new laptop connected to the Internet, all I had...

                                              3 weeks ago by David Caolo

                                                artofmanliness Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Will Black. So you have started shaving with a safety razor like your handsome granddad and taking James Bond showers to stimulate your muscles with a frigid rinse at the end. Maybe you have been building your bug-out bag and practicing tying knots underwater...

                                                3 weeks ago by A Manly Guest Contributor

                                                  mindhacks If you want to know how your average reasonable mainstream medical psychiatrist thinks about mental illness, Aeon magazine has a good piece that captures where many are coming from. Now before you (yes you) Dr average reasonable mainstream medical psychiatrist, says that you don’t agree with all of it, I’m not...

                                                  3 weeks ago by vaughanbell

                                                    unclutterer All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I’ve been doing a little brainstorming and I’ve come up with a couple new taglines for this week’s featured product. My suggestions are: “when the Flowbee is...

                                                    3 weeks ago by Erin Doland