How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood — Quartz
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. via Pocket
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11 hours ago
Building the habit of reading books – Daniël van der Winden – Medium
Reading books regularly is great. It reduces stress and builds knowledge, empathy and understanding. No wonder it’s a habit so many people would like to master. via Pocket
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14 hours ago
How did Google Talk change from a dream to a nightmare? – The Pensieve
Years ago, I used Google Talk with almost everyone I talked to. Nowadays, I talk with almost no one on Hangouts. Google Talk has changed from “so good I can recommend to everyone” to a nightmare called Hangouts. So how did we get to this point? via Pocket
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15 hours ago
“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa” | The New Yorker
The Maison des Esclaves stands on the rocky shore of Gorée Island, off the coast of Senegal, like a great red tomb. via Pocket
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My original iPod is a time capsule from 2002 - The Verge
I bought my first iPod back in 2001. I didn’t buy it just because I was a massive Apple fan or an early adopter; I bought it because I traveled a lot for work and spent hours of my life in trains, planes, and hotel rooms. At the time I was living in my home city of London. via Pocket
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Truly wireless earbuds haven’t caught up to AirPods after more than a year - The Verge
AirPods are the best truly wireless earbuds available because they nail the essentials like ease of use, reliability, and battery life. There are alternatives that definitely sound better from Bose, B&O Play, and other. But they often cost more and all of them experience occasional audio dropouts. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Rising Early – The Brooks Review
I really love ‘life hacking’ articles, specifically how they are based on sample sizes of one, often from people who have literally never tried anything else. (e.g. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Dog, Watch Thyself - Barely Legally
Here’s one from NPR that’s sad but not necessarily surprising. Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog: The CFPB is considered a powerful and independent watchdog. But many Republicans have wanted to shut it down since day one because they think it’s too powerful. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Google is eating Apple's ecosystem for lunch - Charged
My adventure back into Google's ecosystem started in late 2016 with the purchase of a Google Home. I happened to be in New York around the time the device came to market, and saw one at Best Buy, so figured I'd give the well-hyped smart speaker a whirl. via Pocket
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4 days ago
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Good post by Om Malik yesterday on the notion that music in our current day and age may have lost that loving feeling. It’s something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit myself recently. It’s weird. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death
Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don't breathe, our brains shut down—and that's what divides the states we occupy from one moment (alive) to the next (dead). via Pocket
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5 days ago
3 reasons to retire as early as you can - Feb. 12, 2018
Time is one of the most valuable assets at your disposal. Unfortunately, many people spend 40 hours a week for 40 or 50 years trading their time for this thing we call money. via Pocket
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5 days ago
How Protein Conquered America - Eater
My bodega is only a little bigger than my studio apartment, and sells no fewer than 10 kinds of Muscle Milk. via Pocket
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5 days ago
New Apps for 2018 – MacStories
You can download my wallpaper here. The new year is always an opportunity for me to take some time off work and better understand how I use technology and, more importantly, what I want from the devices I write about. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Flipboard Founder Claims Apple News is 'a Product Living in the Past' - Mac Rumors
Apple's mobile news platform has been accused of "living in the past" by the co-founder and head of rival news curation service Flipboard. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Here Are The Best Places To Live If You're Moving To Charlotte, NC
If you’re moving to Charlotte, NC and not from the South, here’s the good news: most people aren’t. The area has become a melting pot of people from all around the country, making it easy to get acquainted in no time. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Experiments, I’ve Had A Few | Rusty Rants
Those that know me even moderately well, know that I love exploring different sides of tech. Back in the early 2000’s I was a Windows user and really happy with my brand new Compaq laptop. via Pocket
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7 days ago
A Pixel 2 XL review from someone who would never lie to you | The Outline
The Pixel review embargo has just lifted! What does that mean practically? It means a bunch of people just published their reviews of a new Google smartphone. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Elon Musk's First Wife Justine Musk Talks Their Messy Divorce
In the late spring of 2008, my wealthy entrepreneurial husband, Elon Musk, the father of my five young sons, filed for divorce. Six weeks later, he texted me to say he was engaged to a gorgeous British actress in her early 20s who had moved to Los Angeles to be with him. via Pocket
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8 days ago
In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing | The New Yorker
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. via Pocket
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8 days ago
A Eulogy for the Headphone Jack – Charlie Hoey – Medium
Sometime in the mid-2000s, I was a freelance web developer in Philadelphia with some pretty crappy health insurance. I started having occasional heart palpitations, like skipped heart beats. via Pocket
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8 days ago
ongoing by Tim Bray · 2017 Camera News
Here­with some re­portage on the most in­ter­est­ing cam­eras in the world, with opin­ions to pro­voke er en­ter­tain peo­ple who are up on this stuff, and a ba­sic sur­vey of the land­scape for peo­ple who like pic­tures and won­der about cam­eras. via Pocket
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8 days ago
The Venom trailer is here. Too bad Venom is one of Marvel's worst characters. | The Outline
There are too many superhero movies, broadly speaking, and still more to come, with Marvel and DC throwing all their intellectual property against the wall to see what makes them money. via Pocket
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10 days ago
TheUnsettled | The Outline
Ubud is the spiritual center of Bali. Tucked inland and uphill from the beach bars that advertise dollar beers and cocktails served in plastic cups, and surrounded by idyllic rainforests and rice paddies, Ubud hosts a more enlightened traveler. via Pocket
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10 days ago
The HomePod is the point of no return for Apple fans - The Verge
The notion of Apple’s “walled garden” ecosystem of products precedes even the iPhone. For as long as the company has existed, Apple products have worked best with other Apple products and that’s been that. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Apple (AAPL) HomePod reviews: It's the modern-day Bose Wave Radio — Quartz
Reviews of Apple’s latest gadget, the $350 HomePod music player, dropped today (Feb. 6). The smart speaker is due to ship to customers Feb. 9, and it seems that the initial takes were generally pretty mixed. via Pocket
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10 days ago
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In addition to the usual science/technology reads, 2016’s serial-killer obsession carried forward into 2017, though I think at this point I’ve read all of the best studies/biographies, and so it may be time to put that topic to bed for a while. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Smart Home is a Home that’s always spying on you – Om Malik
It is ironic that we pay good money to buy and install devices that steal our privacy and sense of identity. We complain about Facebook’s ill-effects on society, but have no problems leaving digital footprints by excessive use of the service. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Waymo-Uber trial: who blinked first? - The Verge
Waymo and Uber has reached a settlement in their self-driving car case. The announcement came as a big shock, even though I wrote yesterday that Waymo’s case was looking oddly weak. via Pocket
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10 days ago
Thoreau on Knowing vs. Seeing and What It Takes to Apprehend Reality Unblinded by Our Preconceptions – Brain Pickings
“No really creative transformation can possibly be effected by human beings,” physicist David Bohm wrote in examining the nature of creativity, “unless they are in the creative state of mind that is generally sensitive to the differences that always exist between the observed fact and any via Pocket
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10 days ago
Daring Fireball: HomePod
I’ve been testing Apple’s new HomePod for the last week or so, and this is the first product review I’ve written that could be accurately summarized in the length of a tweet, and an old-school 140-character tweet at that: HomePod does exactly what Apple says it does, doesn’t do anything m via Pocket
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10 days ago
Why I finally replaced Evernote with Bear - The Verge
Welcome to First Click, an essay written by The Verge staff in which we opine on lives lived in the near future. As of this week, after the better part of a decade, I’m no longer an Evernote user. via Pocket
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11 days ago
How I Created Great Rituals in January : zen habits
In the month of January, I created a handful of incredible rituals, and they’ve been changing my life. In this article, I’ll share what helped me create those rituals. via Pocket
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11 days ago
That was then, this is now, rent control vs. building deregulation edition - Marginal REVOLUTION
The above passage is from the highly useful and deeply comprehensive The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929, by Robert M. Fogelson.  Note that back then both rent control and “building more” won.  As for today, Megan has a relevant column. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Android Messages may soon let you text from the web - The Verge
For a year and a half now, Google’s semi-official strategy for messaging apps has been a three-legged stool: Allo for consumer chat, Hangouts for corporate chat, and good ol’ SMS for texting (with RCS in the future). via Pocket
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11 days ago
The Best Productivity and GTD App for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
As Mac users, we’re spoiled when it comes to managing our tasks. There are several cross-platform and web-based task management tools we can use. But, even better, this is a category of apps that are well-represented by Apple developers. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Things vs OmniFocus vs Todoist: A comparison of the best GTD app suites
Here is a comparison of the top three productivity apps (Things vs OmniFocus vs Todoist) to help you decide which is the best fit. In another article, we have already written about how we believe Things is the best productivity and task management app. via Pocket
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11 days ago
A Look at My Hybrid Productivity Method — Using Both Analog and Digital for Task Management – The Sweet Setup
There is a sort of inefficiency that comes with using both digital and analog tools for managing your tasks and your day. And that inefficiency is a feature, not a bug. via Pocket
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11 days ago
The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker
The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness. Every direction he turned, he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth: white ice and blue ice, glacial-ice tongues and ice wedges. There were no living creatures in sight. Not a bear or even a bird. Nothing but him. via Pocket
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11 days ago
5 Hidden Evernote Features That Will Improve Your Notes and Note-Taking
Evernote is a feature-rich collaboration and document organization tool used by over 150 million people. It excels at organizing large amount of notes, articles, and files of all types, allowing you to access them from multiple devices and share with team members. via Pocket
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12 days ago
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At the end of 2014 I received an email informing me that I had read over a million words in the ‘read it later’ app Pocket over the course of the year. via Pocket
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12 days ago
Remember Everything with Evernote: 30+ of the Best Tips and Tricks
You just had a brilliant idea, discovered a great article, or have been put in charge of your team's meeting notes. You need a place to save it all. Evernote might be the perfect app for the job. via Pocket
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12 days ago
A Peek Inside How I Use Evernote to Organize My Life
For years, I have been singing the praise of Evernote. And with great reason. The program has quietly moved beyond its standard “to-do list” functionality to be able to effectively manage everything from organizing my blog post to writing my latest books. via Pocket
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12 days ago
30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness
Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with anyone at Evernote. via Pocket
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12 days ago
6 Creative Ways to Use Evernote
There's a reason the Evernote logo is an elephant. Because when used correctly, this helpful, versatile, free app will make sure you never forget anything ever. Just like an elephant. via Pocket
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12 days ago
4 Effective Strategies to Organize Evernote
Think of Evernote as the engine that helps keep your world running. If you peeled back the hood, you’d be surprised to see that there is the capability to create an engine that is reliable and trusty (like a Ford), or super sporty (like a Ferrari). via Pocket
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12 days ago
Joshua Bretag – The Digital Scientist – Tame the Evernote Beast – Step Away from the New Notebook Button
We all dream of an uncluttered life: no overdue bills, no scrappy pieces of paper lying around our desks, no hours lost searching for the million-dollar idea scribbled down on a restaurant napkin. via Pocket
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12 days ago
8 Tips for Mastering a More Paperless Life with Evernote
Even in the digital age, paper is still very much a modern reality. Don’t let it be a burden. Instead, manage it all with Evernote. Scan receipts, business cards, and documents as they come to you. Or, address a large cluttered pile in a single sitting. via Pocket
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12 days ago
The Ultimate Guide to Going Paperless - Just a Girl and Her Blog
It’s paperless day! Since the technology and systems for going paperless are always changing, I have Donnie take over the blog one time each year to write a post about the system he uses to keep all of our records and files completely digitally. via Pocket
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12 days ago
The Baby, the Book, and the Bathwater
On female ambition and what gets thrown out. Around halfway through writing my novel, I read a book that nearly derailed me. As any writer knows, reading while writing is always a risky pursuit. Cadences are easily stolen; we find ourselves singing a lullaby we don’t remember being sung to us. via Pocket
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12 days ago
This is how the world’s most covetable cameras get made - The Verge
This past December, I took a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, to visit the place that storied camera brand Hasselblad calls home. For Hasselblad, it was an effort to introduce and endear itself to a wider audience than the dedicated photography pro or enthusiast. via Pocket
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13 days ago
4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills
Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January. via Pocket
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13 days ago
Stacy London On Going Broke And Breakups
Said breakdowns officially began in December 2016. Although I was financially secure at the time, I was untethered to a job and had been since the year before, when Love, Lust or Run ended. That year was always intended to be a kind of sabbatical. via Pocket
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13 days ago
If You Stop Thinking Of Exercise As A Way To Lose Weight, You May Actually Enjoy It | FiveThirtyEight
For years, I thought of exercise in terms of calories in and calories out: Eat too much pizza on Saturday night, take an extra spin class. Skip an hourlong run, skip a bagel the next day. via Pocket
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13 days ago
Apple HomePod review: locked in - The Verge
I don’t think I’ve ever described a tech product as “lonely” before, but it’s the word I thought about the most as I was reviewing Apple’s new HomePod. The HomePod, whether Apple likes it or not, is the company’s answer to the wildly popular Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. via Pocket
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13 days ago
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I was a weird kid. A lot of people say they’re weird kids, and a lot of kids are weird — as they should be! But I really was a weird kid. I was extremely shy, and very, very, very quiet. Quiet to the point where people would talk to me and I couldn’t bring myself to respond, quiet. via Pocket
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13 days ago
Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do | TechCrunch
Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travelers tackle some of the more frustrating aspects of air travel – delays and the complexities of the cheaper, Basic Economy fares. via Pocket
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14 days ago
What Romance Really Means After 10 Years of Marriage
This week, the Cut brings you True Romance: five days of stories about love as it’s actually lived. I’m an advice columnist, so sometimes people ask me about how they can “keep the romance alive” in their marriages. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Best movies on Amazon Prime: 100 top films list - Business Insider
If you aren’t using your Amazon Prime account to sit back and binge some of the best movies ever made, you are really not using it to its full potential. The library of movie titles that are available for Prime members is vast and has an impressive mix of old classics and current releases. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Who’s Behind Newsweek? – Mother Jones
Two days after Barack Obama won reelection, I met a young Chinese woman, whom I will call Anne, in the basement café at the San Francisco Public Library. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” Embodied the Eagles’ Underdog Win - The Ringer
Related By now, if you’re a Patriots fan, you doubtless have your Thing on which to blame New England’s Super Bowl LII loss: a dubious understanding by everyone of what the phrase “completing the process” means; Bill Belichick’s questionable decision to green-lig via Pocket
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14 days ago
Nick Foles and the Eagles Turned Super Bowl LII Into the Perfect Game - The Ringer
Something happened on Sunday that before then I’d seen only in movies. Tom Brady’s Hail Mary pass sailed through the air and into a sea of jumping, diving players, and no one could tell exactly what was going on. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Super Bowl LII Recap: The Eagles Were Built to Dethrone the Patriots Dynasty - The Ringer
About an hour after Super Bowl LII ended, and about five minutes after Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” stopped blaring from the locker-room speakers, the Eagles gathered around Malcolm Jenkins. The 30-year-old safety is this team’s undisputed leader, its soul, and its conscience. via Pocket
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14 days ago
The punk rock internet – how DIY ​​rebels ​are working to ​replace the tech giants | Technology | The Guardian
The office planner on the wall features two reminders: “Technosocialism” and “Indienet institute”. A huge husky named Oskar lies near the door, while the two people who live and work here – a plain apartment block on the west side of Malmö, Sweden – go about their daily business. via Pocket
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14 days ago
The Uber-Waymo trial starts today — here’s what you need to know - The Verge
Today, after almost a year of legal wrangling, compounding delays, and dramatic and hilarious twists, the jury will begin hearing arguments in Waymo’s bombshell lawsuit accusing Uber of stealing driverless car technology. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Malcolm Butler Benching Costs Patriots in Super Bowl 52 | SI.com
In Week 4, the Carolina Panthers came into Foxboro and embarrassed the Patriots defense. You might remember Matt Patricia on the sideline screaming at his secondary, which was blowing coverages the way Mike Tyson did his career earnings. via Pocket
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14 days ago
How the Eagles Turned Nick Foles Into Carson Wentz - The Ringer
“Not a lot of people know this,” Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo told me. “But the backup quarterback in the NFL gets zero reps with the starters. Zero. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Portrait Mode FOMO? There’s an App for That. - The Ringer
There are many reasons to buy a new iPhone. A new processor is good motivation. A sharper screen is also tempting. Every time Apple introduces a new model, we comb through the features, cataloging the improvements and discussing at length how to use them. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Why Oliver Stone’s ‘Any Given Sunday’ Never Gets Old - The Ringer
The essence of the current cultural discourse is that everything we watch is at least latently political. And we, the people, are hungry for political art. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Your Camera Doesn't Matter
Also in Spanish, Ukrainian, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Dutch, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Russian, Portuguese and Hungarian. Mono Lake, Saturday, 25 July 1993, snapped with a broken camera. bigger. tech details. via Pocket
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16 days ago
How should you take and write notes in books? - Marginal REVOLUTION
Hey Tyler! Do you have a process for note taking while you read? Like clipping important parts in books, etc? Or do you just read and that’s all? via Pocket
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16 days ago
Super Bowl LII: The Reason the New England Patriots Always Come Back - The Ringer
There are about three seconds when everyone waits. It’s the momentary pause after practice when Bill Belichick decides whether the Patriots will run up a hill situated next to New England’s practice field. There’s probably some false hope because they almost always run. via Pocket
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17 days ago
4 Things We Think We Need Today that Won’t Matter at All in the Long Run
Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Are you living? On a rainy Sunday morning 15 years ago, as Angel and I were struggling to cope with the recent, back-to-back deaths of two loved ones, I sat down at the kitchen table and had a full-blown intervention with myself. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Ten phrases smart people never say | Ladders | Business News & Career Advice
There are some things you simply never want to say at work. These phrases carry special power: They have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Death of a Porn Star: August Ames Suicide - Rolling Stone
Popular porn star August Ames took her own life last week after finding herself in the middle of a controversy over cyberbullying and homophobia. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Hugh Jackman: No more Mr. Nice Guy | Men's Fitness
"Killed.’’ Hugh Jackman remembers it vividly. “We got killed in the reviews. Scathing! Like, ‘This is the worst show...ever.’” There are few experiences more soul-sapping for an actor than having your Broadway debut collectively announced dead on arrival by the mainstream media. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Workout Routine and Diet: How the Sexiest Man Alive Trains to be Superhero Jacked!
Everyone is well aware of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s physique. He was also just named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2016. via Pocket
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17 days ago
MH trials: Hugh Jackman's 16:8 diet - Men's Health
According to new research, a study found that through fasting the pancreas can regenerate the cells that regulate blood sugar. Essentially, fasting diets could hold the potential to help fight diabetes. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Fixing Unsharp Images
© 2008 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. I get my goodies at Ritz, Amazon and Adorama. It helps me keep adding to this site when you get yours from those links, too. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Lens Sharpness
© 2011 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8 AI-s. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use these links to get your stuff from the same places I do when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Thanks! Ken. via Pocket
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17 days ago
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