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dumber phone - nomasters
Less is exponentially more – Rob Pike
Smart phones are useful, but they are also incredibly addictive, and that addiction is at the epicenter of Silicon Valley’s effort to grab an ever increasing percentage of our minds. In that a substance or behavior controls us, it becomes our master, and that just won’t do.
For the humor of it, lets use this webMD post and only slightly modify key signature behaviors outlined to describe smart phone usage addiction:
attention  living  lifehacks  health  phone  mobile  nice-thinking  psychology  social-media  STEM 
april 2018 by otlib
Don’t fear failure: Why quitting gymnastics taught me the true meaning of success - The Globe and Mail
For much of her adolescence, Michelle Kaeser dreamed of Olympic glory. She never made it. For most of us, our dreams exceed our limitations, and our ambitions lie far beyond our capabilities. In a society that is obsessed with success, how do we come to terms with failure?
gymnastics  sports  failure  psychology  hn 
february 2018 by otlib
Home | Laws of UX
Laws of UX is a collection of the key maxims that designers must consider when building user interfaces.
interface  ux  law  design  inspiration  ui  reference  principles  via:popular  psychology 
january 2018 by otlib
Mental models
These are some mental models I find useful. They’re rooted in decades of experience of thousands of experts – a modern equivalent of folk wisdom. Mental mode...
decision  mental  productivity  psychology  management  model  workflow  decision-making  getting_work_done  learning 
january 2018 by otlib
Why You're Resistant to Being Productive
A friend was telling me yesterday that he’s been struggling to get daily tasks done. He’d rather just put them off. But this friend might as well be me, or probably you. Sometimes we go through period...
productivity  procrastination  IFTTT  interesting  Pocket  psychology  tips 
november 2017 by otlib
How to Refresh Your Brain to Restore High-Level Thinking
You can impact your brain function and cognitive abilities by making simple tweaks here and there to your daily routine. If you are looking to improve your concentration to perform better at work, or…
productivity  psychology  mind  bullshiite  learning  cognition  lifehacks 
september 2017 by otlib
Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays
How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?
aeon  Pocket  Archive  IFTTT  psychology  Unread  fiction  age  youth  reading  books 
september 2017 by otlib
5 Mental Biases That Cause Poor Decisions – Personal Growth – Medium
The general belief is that we all behave in a way that will maximize our utility value, and thus enable us to thrive in the world. On the surface, this may not appear to be anything to worth…
medium  IFTTT  Pocket  Unread  psychology  biases 
september 2017 by otlib
Non Cognitive Skills
An overview of what educators and psychologists call "non-cognitive" or "soft" skills...
skills  cognition  lifehacks  softskills  psychology  brain 
august 2017 by otlib
Is Declining Ability With Aging Inevitable? | Psychology Today
There’s an inevitable decline in ability across the lifespan, or so we’ve been told. This idea that we have to deteriorate as we age has had widespread and pervasive traction in our society. But is it true?
aging  cognition  health  psychology  exercise 
august 2017 by otlib
Breaking the Habit of Uncontrolled Thinking
On a recent episode of The Knowledge Project Podcast, I interviewed Naval Ravikant, an amazing polymath. While the conversation lasts over two hours and full of more wisdom than most of us will get…
angellist  investing  habits  psychology  motivation  brain  podcast  knowledge 
march 2017 by otlib
There’s no significant connection between your personality as a teenager and a septuagenarian — Quartz
Look at a photo of yourself as a teenager and, mistaken fashion choices aside, it’s likely you see traces of the same person with the same personality quirks as you are today. But whether or not you truly are the same person over a lifetime—and what that notion of personhood even means—is the subject of...
personality  identity  age  psychology  IFTTT  self  Twitter 
february 2017 by otlib
Getting Rich vs. Staying Rich · Collaborative Fund
Abraham Germansky was a multimillionaire real estate developer in 1920s. He also loved stocks, betting heavily as the market boomed. As the crash of 1929 unfolded, he was wiped out. And that was basically the end of Abraham Germansky. Germansky disappeared on October 24th, 1929. The New York Times posted a short story near the back of its October 26th edition, with Germansky’s lawyer, Bernard Sandler, asking for information on his whereabouts. It tells a powerful story in just a few ...
investing  business  management  history  crash  speculation  psychology 
february 2017 by otlib
BBC - Future - The secret to living a meaningful life
Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.
bbc  psychology  bullshit  life  motivation  brain  personality 
february 2017 by otlib
To Be Lucky, Believe That You Are
“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”—Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire In 1995, a wounded 35-year-old woman named…
fact  digg  science  statistics  luck  cognition  neuroscience  IFTTT  info  information  nautilus  psychologyofsales  psychology  facts 
january 2017 by otlib
Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being - Scientific American
Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health
psychology  emotions  cognition  brain  health  scientificamerican 
november 2016 by otlib
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