What is causing bee colony collapse disorder, and what can fungi do to help? What can most people do to take charge of their day and “hack” their brain to achieve peak performance?
The COVID-19 pandemic presents novel problems for teams and businesses across the world to complete their work that, while social distancing and stay-at-home orders may have slowed, did not halt entirely as people still need essential services and their critical operations to continue. Social distancing and stay-at-home measures urged by the WHO, CDC, and Continue Reading
This article was originally published on February 24, 2017. Electronic to-do lists rock. Paper to-do lists as your main productivity platform are old-school and inefficient for recording thoughts and tasks leaving you to tackle what’s in front of you. While some people are looking for many bells and whistles with their productivity/to-do platform (if that Continue Reading
I was going into final exams this last fall and looking for something to amp up my studying to make up for all of the not studying. I had heard hundreds of ads for Alpha Brain from listening to the Joe Rogan Experience over the years and had some friend suggest it to me with Continue Reading
There’s never a dull day on Twitter, folks. Many woke up this morning to a surprising hashtag being attached to the name of one Californian GOP operative who’s been making headlines a lot over these past 2 years. Surprising though it isn’t, congressional representative Devin Nunes is suffering from a bout of the Streisand effect Continue Reading
The Joe Rogan experience is probably my favorite podcast of all time, for a number of reasons. Aside from interesting guests researching cutting-edge issues, to politicians or athletes, the comedians are one of my favorite aspects of the Joe Rogan Experience. For those who do not listen to JRE, you might recognize Joe Rogan as Continue Reading
In an email to subscribers this morning, Steven Kotler, co-founder and Director of Research at the Flow Genome Project, resigned as the project’s director. In his email, Mr. Kotler assured readers that this change is a “cause for celebration” and that he will continue on his “same damn mission–decoding the neurobiology of flow.” Mr. Kotler Continue Reading
If you want to make progress on anything, you achieve it with selective, deliberate practice. A key to good deliberate practice is tracking your improvement, including the time spent on your activities, as well as other metrics you deem important. If you’re trying to become a faster reader, for instance, what better way is there to Continue Reading
I remember spending about an hour to read ten pages during my first semester of law school, on a good day, and was always wondering if there was a faster way to go about it. Today, I spend far less time reading for law school, as well as reading in general, but still manage to read each assigned case.
Find a little “vacation” every day Have you seen these scooters yet? The two main competitors I’ve seen have been Bird and Lime. Riding is as easy as downloading their app on your phone and putting in your driver’s license and payment information. I first saw them in Santa Monica on vacation although didn’t have Continue Reading
Editing is a process. Spending as much time reviewing and editing as writing and rewriting is key to putting out good work. I can’t help you make your thoughts out any better, but I can pass some tips to help ensure you haven’t missed a comma or have accidentally a word when you self-edit. Writing Continue Reading
You know what the “E” in email stands for, right? “Evidence.” Just because someone has their online social media profiles and Tweets on “Private” so that their boss, LinkedIn contacts, and Aunt Becky can’t see embarrassing selfies and pictures of them at parties with cans of Bud Lite in their hand doesn’t mean that info is Continue Reading
What is a weekly review? A weekly review is so much more than simply “clarification” of your inbox items during a particular time of the week. It’s a chance for you to formulate short-term goals this week and plan your time to execute your long-term game-plan. Performing a weekly review is imperative to keeping productive Continue Reading
If you know me you also know I love my coffee. I love coffee so much that I’m even willing to drink shitty coffee from yesterday that nobody else wanted. And it’s cold. But why drink acrid coffee when you can drink a cup that tastes really good? For the past couple years I have Continue Reading
Note: This article is pretty much specifically for people who are experiencing the “Searching” issue on their iPhones. I’ve noticed a lot of people with this problem (especially when I’ve gone to stores on several occasions trying to get my phone fixed). I wish I had gotten this suggestion, as common sense as it is, Continue Reading
Have you ever heard the advice: “If it takes less than two minutes, do it now.”? If we all followed this advice, how could we ever decide when to stop doing? I’ll teach you when to stop doing when to start adding items to your to-do list and then move on to whatever else you Continue Reading