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This simple timer makes it easy to see how much time you have left

Pomodoro fans and people who need encouragement sticking to a task might benefit from this nifty 60-minute timer. Just turn the dial to the desired amount of time, and you get a slowly-shrinking red-colored pie wedge that shows how much time you have l... ...

Fans of 89-year-old pizza delivery guy raise $12K tip via TikTok

A Utah couple orders so much pizza that they request delivery from Derlin Newey by name. After posting clips of the friendly 89-year-old on TikTok, their followers raised a $12,000 tip for the affable driver. While mainstream media is presenti... ...

Wirecutter’s list of “Worst Things for Most People”

After reading this Wirecutter article about products that are overpriced, ******, or just plain don't work, I'm never buying an air fryer. As they're marketed, air fryers are miracle devices, supplying crispy fries and fish sticks without the oil and mess of a standard deep fryer. But like all things that seem too good to be ...

How to stop procrastinating using behavior model by Stanford’s B.J. Fogg

B.J. Fogg is the founder of Stanford University's Behavior Design Lab. In his FBM [Fogg Behavior Model], behaviors are guided by motivation, ability, and triggers, and the reason we procrastinate is that we are having a problem with one or more of these. To build motivation, you need to have a compelling, emotional reason to ...

Site to check out weird or suspect URLs

Isolation.site does just one thing: it visits URLs that you want to check out but don't trust, and shows you what comes up. It's not just a convenient wrapper around the curl command-line tool, but generates a rendered snapshot of the site to look around. Protect your devices from web-transmitted infections (WTIs). Picked up some ...

I interviewed Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner about his favorite shoes, anchovy paste, and why he likes Microsoft Word

Cool Tools · 237: Steven Dubner

On my Cool Tools podcast, which I co-host with Kevin Kelly, we interviewed Stephen Dubner. Stephen’s an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. He’s co-author of the Freakonomics books, which ...

Read more books by using the downtime feature on your iPhone’s screen time settings

In this essay titled "How I Read Two Books a Week," Anthony Draper offers "surprising and practical steps you can take now to read more." My favorite tip is using the downtime feature on your iPhone’s screen time settings.

I’ve also adjusted some of my daily habits to further encourage reading. I turned on the ...

How to back up your computer hard drive

This brief article is titled "Backing up for Mortals," and it looks like it has good advice. The author recommends 3-2-1 Rule:

The rule is simple: you have 3 backup sources: 2 are local, and 1 is remote.

2 local sources because if one fails, you can replace it and duplicate the good one over the ...