September 9, 2014
The First 20 Minutes After Work - Business Insider

July 21, 2014
Carlos Slim calls for a three-day working week

July 1, 2014
What’s Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse | Autopia | WIRED

June 29, 2014
A Day at the First Video Game Rehab Clinic in the US

June 29, 2014
"Arousal addictions stem from the Coolidge Effect, which was named, witheringly, after a joke involving President Calvin Coolidge and the First Lady. The Coolidge Effect is when a sexually spent male mammal experiences a renewal of arousal with the introduction of new, willing females."

A Day at the First Video Game Rehab Clinic in the US

June 29, 2014
"Drug addictions, you simply want more,” Zimbardo said. ”Arousal addictions, you want different."

A Day at the First Video Game Rehab Clinic in the US

June 29, 2014
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To hear Cash tell it, research has been consistent in showing that as people spend more time online, the more depressed they become. “It’s my theory that limbic resonance doesn’t occur when you are not face-to-face with somebody. That it requires, perhaps, the stimulation of our senses,” she explained. ”We have to be able to see and hear and touch and feel and smell each other for that release to occur. But what happens is that people seek to satisfy their social needs online.”

“It feels like you’re interacting with people on Facebook,” I said, “but you’re not really getting the nutrients. It’s like eating junk food.”

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A Day at the First Video Game Rehab Clinic in the US

June 19, 2014
This Is Your Body On Superfoods

May 3, 2014
"When designing a UI we usually go right from a quick paper sketch to HTML/CSS. We skip the static Photoshop mockup."

Why we skip Photoshop by Jason Fried of Basecamp

May 3, 2014
It’s the CEO’s job to email the first 1000 signups | by @robfitz | Figuring out early stage startups

May 3, 2014
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Also, since you’re sending the emails personally and every day, the maximum number of people you can offend is just a day’s worth of sign ups. It will only take a week or two to find a voice you’re comfortable with.

How this will help you

First, it ferrets out earlyvangelists. They’ll respond to your one line email with a book of suggestions and use cases. Treasure them.

Second, a non-negligible percent of your otherwise silent cancellations will get in touch with dealbreaker feature requests and support crises.

Third, your users with sales-potential will identify themselves by reaching out. If you email all your trial users, the ones who are seriously considering a purchase will jump at the chance to talk directly to the CEO or founder.

More than once, I’ve said hello to a user with an email like “meredith@gmail.com” and received a reply from “meredith@mtv.com” with a title like “VP of digital entertainment” in the footer.

Fourth, and arguably most importantly, it’s just polite. Someone took the time to read about and try your startup: that’s awesome!

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It’s the CEO’s job to email the first 1000 signups | by @robfitz | Figuring out early stage startups

April 29, 2014
"Happiness/pleasure/joy can’t be found outside yourself. Really, it can’t. Becoming a billionaire won’t change your internal state of being. Becoming a rockstar won’t. Becoming a star athlete won’t. Becoming anything won’t. Outside of survival, the outside world has nothing to do with your happiness! Explore this truth within yourself. You will see it is so, if you haven’t already."

It Didnt Work | SamEffect.com

April 29, 2014
"It’s important to define what success means. To me, success is going from point A to point B. It’s as simple as that. This can be mean financial success (going from earning $1,000/month to $10,000/month for example) or even visceral (going from a general feeling of angst about the world to a general feeling of peace about the world) and everything in between."

The Ultimate Guide to George Leonard’s Book “Mastery” | SamEffect.com

April 29, 2014
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What Is Self-Actualization?

What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization…It refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.

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What Is Self-Actualization?

http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/hierarchyneeds_2.htm

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April 29, 2014
"The Internet has co-opted the word “browse” for its own purposes, but it’s worth pointing out the difference between browsing in a virtual realm and browsing in the actual world. Depending on the terms entered, an Internet search engine will usually come up with hundreds, thousands, or millions of hits, which a person can then skate through, clicking when she sees something that most closely echoes her interest. It is a curious quality of the Internet that it can be composed of an unfathomable multitude and, at the same time, almost always deliver to the user the bits that feed her already-held interests and confirm her already-held beliefs. It points to a paradox that is, perhaps, one of the most critical of our time: To have access to everything may be to have nothing in particular. After all, what good does this access do if we can only find our way back to ourselves, the same selves, the same interests, the same beliefs over and over? Is what we really want to be solidified, or changed? If solidified, then the Internet is well-designed for that need. But, if we wish to be changed, to be challenged and undone, then we need a means of placing ourselves in the path of an accident. For this reason, the plenitude may narrow the mind. Amazon may curate the world for you, but only by sifting through your interests and delivering back to you variations on your well-rehearsed themes: Yes, I do love Handke! Yes, I had been meaning to read that obscure play by Thomas Bernhard! A bookstore, by contrast, asks you to scan the shelves on your way to looking for the thing you had in mind. You go in meaning to buy Hemingway, but you end up with Homer instead. What you think you like or want is not always what you need. A bookstore search inspires serendipity and surprise."

— Nicole Krauss, The End of Bookstores (via sunrec)

(Source: tnr.com, via bookmania)

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