My Favourite Netflix Hack

Netflix is an insidious monster eating your life.

Seriously, Netflixzilla is right up there with low job satisfaction, sitting in traffic and air pollution.

Why?

Because the Big Netty is leeching your time via “binge watching”; two words that when they come together you should completely loathe.

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How to Get Out of a Slump: 5 Day Plans

I think about the future a lot.

I think about where I’m going to live, and what I’m going to work on, and how it’s going to feel.

And while I believe thinking is a great first step to planning, it’s not always the best trade off in brain power. All the energy you spend thinking about five years or ten years from now could go into taking action this week instead.

Whenever I’m feeling totally in a slump, I use a strategy I call Five Day Plans to get out of it. Five Day Plans is the only way I’ve been able to successfully build multiple habits at once. And I believe that building multiple habits at once is a powerful force multiplier for performing at your best.
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Best of Reddit: What’s a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives?

There is a lot of garbage on reddit: racism, misogyny, rape jokes. A visible portion of the community are the cause for the 3 Rules of the Internet. But if you sift through the ignorance, then you find people that do make genuinely useful contributions. This post is a shout out to those folks.

Here’s a great example…

Early 2016 a Reddit user asked, “What’s a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives?”

This post is a collection of the most upvoted answers to that question. FYI, I didn’t participate in the thread and I’ve given credit to the individual commenters under each quote. Each of the images below has a top level answer and the comment that immediately followed it.

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3 Rules of the Internet

Twenty years ago I found eBay and sold some stuff on it.

At the time you could sign up to eBay without a credit card, which meant you could easily create multiple accounts and submit fake bids to increase the final sale amount.

If I could email my 12 year old self I’d say, “that’s clever, but you should really optimize for integrity and not $10 gains.”

What a fool…

Since then I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet. I’ve written articles, hosted podcasts, built websites, freelanced, met girlfriends, met platonic-friends, invested in stuff, and sent about 800,000 emails.

I’m an internet expert!

And you are too, so let’s bond over three rules of the internet; observations I’ve found to be mostly true across the web.

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