10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

9. The Three Most Effective Tips Are Also the Most Boring I think that behind every cliché is a truth that’s so powerful that people feel compelled to repeat the phrase over and over and over. This holds true for productivity advice, as well. Over the last year I experimented with integrating countless habits and […]

Do more with your smartphone without paying more for data – Ting.com

You may think you need unlimited, and for some people, the extra expense and waste is a worthwhile trade-off. That said, what the major carriers don’t want you to know, is that the more you know about your phone, the more control you take back. We’re fans of and advocates for people taking control. While […]

Buying a SIM card in the Colombian Mountains | The G: Files

But, what SIM card or company should you use before heading abroad. First, if you have T-Mobile, there is free data and texting through their partner MoviStar. No LTE in the countryside where we are, but there is strong 3G-HSPA. With WhatsApp and Hangouts over data, there isn’t a big need for actual phone calls, as […]

The Skills You Should Have to Be a Successful Remote Worker

… Great remote workers have a few traits that make them successful: Propensity towards action: This is the type of person that devoid of a task list given to them, they’ll find something meaningful to do. Able to prioritize: Often times, important tasks can be unclear when working remotely (especially at a startup). An individual […]

7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space

Powering-down combats the fear of missing out. Scientifically speaking, the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) has been recognized as a recently emerging psychological disorder brought on by the advance of technology. The premise is simple. Our social media streams are ever-filled with everything happening all around us. Nowadays, we even see the plates of food […]

17 Tech Related Travel Questions (and Answers!) | Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site

I get asked a lot about travel technology every day, especially since I started writing on this website. So this month, rather than devoting an article to a single topic, I decided to answer many of your travel tech questions. We cover a wide range of topics – gear, security, apps, staying connected and many […]

An Intermediate’s Guide to Getting More Out of Mint

I use mint.com heavily to track and audit our budget.  The article below has some wonderful ways to use some slightly more advanced features. Mint is a great tool for basic budgeting, and you can really optimize it by making the most out of some of its features. With a little tagging, categorizing, and organizing, […]

Replacing Twitter with Phone Calls: An Adventure in Unplugging – 99U

Each time we check a Twitter feed or Facebook update, we encounter something novel and feel more connected socially… and get another dollop of reward hormones. But remember, it is the dumb, novelty-seeking portion of the brain driving the limbic system that induces this feeling of pleasure, not the planning, scheduling, higher-level thought centers in […]

Oakland Police license plate reader data set handed to journalist | Naked Security

Such privacy is crucial for a number of reasons. For one thing, it shields us from persecution, whether it concerns our race, religion, gender, political orientation, or any other of a vast number of personal attributes. Can our geolocation reveal such things about us? Absolutely. Catherine Crump, a law professor at the University of California, […]