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Work Habits at Apple – Ole Begemann

Melton: Oh, Christ! Yeah, exactly, I couldn’t do that. I had to do something right away. I said in the article that I wrote for The Loop magazine, when Steve asked you a question you didn’t ramble and whatever you … Continue reading

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Healthy benefits for the long run by David of 37signals

Healthy benefits for the long run by David of 37signals.

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

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The Great Discontent: Merlin Mann

The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel … Continue reading

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The 40-Year Slump

What has vanished over the past 40 years isn’t just Americans’ rising incomes. It’s their sense of control over their lives. The young college graduates working in jobs requiring no more than a high-school degree, the middle-aged unemployed who have … Continue reading

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How To Waste Time Properly – Issue 7: Waste – Nautilus

Brent Coker, who studies online behavior at the University of Melbourne in Australia, found that people who engage in “workplace Internet leisure browsing” are about 9 percent more productive than those who don’t. Last year, Jonathan Schooler, a psychology professor … Continue reading

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The Economics of Infomercials

The Graveyard Slot is an inverse inflection point in the profit curves of two very different businesses. For local TV stations, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. Producing content to air on these hours would cost more than it would … Continue reading

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Bullet Journal

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Netflix is Sabotaging Itself – on Purpose

This is beautiful: SAN FRANCISCO — What does not kill me, makes me stronger. So said Nietzsche, Conan the Barbarian, and Kelly Clarkson. Now Netflix cloud director Ariel Tseitlin is taking that philosophy to its natural limit in the world … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Cellphone Holdout – WSJ.com

I hope that I have a few more years left before I come to die, but I have gotten incalculable pleasure from not owning a cellphone, even if I never did make it, as Thoreau did, to the woods. But … Continue reading

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