I intentionally keep tabs on Silicon Valley culture, and in recent weeks, have read announcements that Amazon exec Charlie Kindel and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum are both stepping down from their respective roles. While both are excited about the future of the companies they worked so hard to grow, I couldn’t help noticing this: in their announcements, both cite a desire to enjoy their newfound free time.Read More
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New research has found a few helpful tips we can use when making financial decisions. When it comes to making decisions about money, many of us go running in the opposite direction. According to science, we do this for a few reasons: because we have too many choices, we're happy to defer the decision to a partner, or we don't feel we have the expertise to make the decision.Read More
When you work in an office, maintaining your healthy lifestyle becomes much more difficult. From the coffee breaks paired with an unhealthy snack to the fact that office jobs are sedentary, work life can make it difficult to get enough exercise and eat well. The infographic below from Gundry MD outlines a few ways you can stay healthy at the office.Read More
Fitbit, the health and exercise tracker, has finally added "female health tracking" to their roster of features.Read More
Google is putting a bigger focus on digital wellbeing, starting with a new feature on YouTube. Mobile users now have the option to receive notifications to remind them to take a break.
Networking is an important part of any career. But it's more than just about meeting new people and adding new contacts to your phone. Networking the right way is about building relationships and providing impactful and positive value for each other. And to do that, you need the right tools and tactics. The infographic below from Network Wise teaches you all about the art and science of networking.Read More
Microsoft has just unveiled a prototype meeting room at the Build developer conference. The company has been working on hardware that will make meetings easier, showing just a glimpse of what is possible in the near future.Read More
A new trend in the American school system is outdoor nature preschools that encourage young children to learn, explore and play outside.Read More
Mike and I have been optimizing our living room configuration roughly every quarter for the last three years, and still haven’t found the ideal setup. Fed up, I recently decided to try Havenly, an online service that pairs you with a designer to create a concept for your room of choice. After you approve your final concept, you can shop all the chosen furniture and decor pieces directly from the Havenly portal. Read my initial thoughts on working with Havenly here.Read More
Google has just unveiled a brand new Gmail for both G Suite and personal users. While the app looks the same, there are a few brand new features. Here's everything you need to know.
You can get paid in so many ways. Money is the most obvious -- it’s a ubiquitous necessity that directly helps us lead healthy, fulfilled lives. Then there’s a barter system, which is much less popular but still has a place when trading work with skilled professionals.Read More
Elon Musk recently sent out a memo to employees with a list of productivity tips, a few being pretty ruthless. His goal is to produce 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June. He's also been known to sleep at the Tesla factor to ensure there is high productivity while producing the new electric car. With his goal in mind, these tips might just be what Tesla employees need to make it happen.Read More
Google Drive has made document sharing and editing so easy for teams, especially those that telecommute. But there are ways to use it even more efficiently and make your life even easier. The infographic below from Quill outlines a ton of useful Google Drive hacks, including keyboard shortcuts, Zapier automations, and how to use the features in a more effective way.Read More
At the end of every year, I peruse through my local book and stationary shops to find the right planner for the year ahead. Most times, those planners get full use for a few months, and then my organization slowly trickles until it’s the end of the year again and I’m looking for my next planner. Basically, I have yet to find a planner that works well for my needs.
At the end of 2017, I came across the Productivity Planner. Its main purpose is to help you prioritize your week and day so that you can achieve more of your goals. Each day is set up for you to prioritize 3-5 tasks which, according to the founders of the planner, will help you achieve more by doing less.Read More
In 2016ish, I switched to a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting at the suggestion of a few friends. Everybody does this differently, but for me specifically, this means I eat all my meals between 1 pm and 8 pm, focusing on eating plenty of healthy fats and very few carbs and sugars.Read More