Be respectful and polite to them. Tell them "We need to make things run smoothly and quietly enough that there are no complaints to the administration about X, Y, or Z. You've lived here longer, you know more about what goes on than I do, so you tell me: what should we do so that we have a minimum of fuss, we don't make up a million rules, but we don't get any guff from the University about those issues? I've got some ideas, but you may have better ones, and I want to hear them."
Read this about being polite: https://medium.com/message/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell — warning against authoritarianism
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley — the dangers of apathy and distraction
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway — the human cost of war
The Call of the Wild by Jack London — the primeval connection with nature
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris — an extraordinary life
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes — relationship advice that remains relevant
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli — guard against these still-common tactics
On Liberty by J.S. Mill — examination of what it means to be free in society
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller — expand your conceptions of literature and humour
What's this about and why should every man know this?
The link offers a sound breakdown on Sun Tzu's The Art of War for easy reading. The Art of War presents the individual with numerous different solutions to understanding the quintessential nature of human conflict and triumphing within it. It's a good thing to note, that this book was formed through the lens of Taoism. Taoism has provided a way of understanding the forces of nature and how human thought and action relates to the complex interacting forces of this world. As a result of being forged within a Taoist domain, The Art of War takes on a humanistic, rational approach to traversing human conflict. A feat which explains why it is still able to offer us guidance today.
Sleep as Android has the same function, as well as other features like making you solve math problems or scan a QR code to turn off the alarm. I have a complicated relationship with the snooze button so that last piece is super helpful for me.
King's book "On Writing" is one of the best works on how to become a good fiction writer... although it translates well to non-fiction writing as well.
Ebert said it replaced maybe 100 books on the topic in his collection. Distilled down wisdom and practical advice, and delivered it in friendly and easily digestible terms.
I appreciate your comment. I've listened to the audiobook "How To Win Friends and Influence People" and I think that would also help anyone else wondering how to converse. It highlights your point about being honestly curious about the other person.
Admittedly, it may come off as cliche. Along the lines of many people (especially men) will say that Scarface or The Godfather are must-watch movies.
To me, The Art of War gives a great deal of advice on how to handle many things life throws at you (albeit in the context of war).
Many answers to questions related to business, relationships, and parenting could be pulled from this book.
here's a good resource: Smart Cycling Quick Guide
and as a cyclist and a driver, as well as just a human being, I recommend empathy. Think about what the other person might be afraid of, and try not to do that. Don't crowd the squishy human when you're in a 2000 lb chunk of metal, and when you're that squishy human, do everything you can to not make drivers nervous. If the other person is being a jerk, maybe they're having a crappy day.
Please don't put ends on your structure cabling. Use something like these instead.
Trim your balls with a trimmer and a guard (I set my guard to a 4 and trim everything). Hop in a warm/hot shower and use a women's razor and shave away. I don't have a technique other than squeeze your balls together with one hand and use short gentle strokes. Best of luck.
This sounds about like what you are looking for. A little expensive but there are other options on amazon and im sure other places too.
I'm the guy who runs the channel - do you mean me or Russell?
I read Russell's biography and he sounds like he picked it up unconsciously over the course of his life. Part of his theatricality comes from acting school which he attended from a young age
For me, there isn't just one source. Cialidini's Influence, Tony Robbins' Awaken The Giant Within, Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, and tons of others all added bits and pieces. The rest I got from watching people and being fascinated by the exact moment where their feelings about someone shifted. I wrote my own book adding what I'd picked up (Charisma on Command) but I owe all those people a huge intellectual debt
I was in pretty much the same situation as you a year ago, but then I found this website: http://darebee.com/workouts.html
I think the key to why this worked when most workout plans did not for me was that it gives you so many options. All I had to do was set a goal of doing something from the website each day. I would just workout according to how I felt-- it was my plan, so I didn't feel like a failure if I felt like having a light workout day. Often, this means I end up doing only one set of those exercises lasting maybe ten minutes, but, if I'm feeling good, I'll do more. From there, once I realized I had found a workout plan I could stick to, it was easy to slowly make the transition into dieting as well, while still not limiting myself if I felt like having a pizza or something. Regardless, it's made a big difference in how I feel and look.
I think it is extremely important to find your own personal balance of what you can and cannot stomach when it comes to these things. Otherwise, you're just going to burn out and quit. Better to make slight changes with slow improvement rather than shoot for big changes, fail, and find yourself worse off than when you started after a few months.
I wish you the best.
There's something on Amazon called an Elephant Ear. $30 seems a little much for a plastic bottle and some tubing, but it's got to be cheaper than a doctor. I've used mine three times in three years and each time, out plopped an impressive, firm wad of ear gunk along with a little "pop!", followed by deliciously crisp hearing. It's awesome.
At this point, I look forward to impacted wax just to get the satisfaction of cleaning it out.
Please everybody go read How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie! It is a social skill bible if there ever was one.
Also, where have I seen these examples from? Perhaps in the book even? I know I've seen them somewhere
Specific to travel outside the US: Google Translate.
It's incredible - check out the screenshots - especially the ones where it's translating signs and other writing using the camera in realtime...and preserving the font and background colors.
The screen where the mic is listening for both languages and translating them back and forth is pretty impressive as well.
It's freaky cool - the first time I've been blown away by tech in 10-ish years or so.
edit: Also Google Maps, especially the Transit directions. It makes doing train-bus trips pretty easy. Just choose the bus instead of the walking or driving icons.
I agree absolutely that this is a garbage article because of that and its general bastardization of "Flow" concept however this is actually a legitimate idea based largely on the contemporary work of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. If you're interested in looking into the concept of flow and what Mihaly calls "optimal experience" then I would encourage you to either read this or this. It's a fascinating topic that provides unique insight into what we do/should/could consider as the essence of human life. Arguably Mihaly has developed something that transcends conventionally defined "happiness" in a person's life. With regards to myself, his work has provoked me intellectually in a special way and I hope that he'll do likewise for you if you look into him.
Edit: /u/dfre covered this also
That's awesome! Thanks for that! I'm going to Amazon to get one now. Who knows, you may have just saved my life! Or my house.
EDIT: In case anyone else is looking: fire blanket
Absolutely, I just got The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
I haven't read it, but Amazon and Audible both keep recommending it to me and I've heard good things.
Have you ever read Roger Ebert's book Two Weeks in The Midday Sun? It's not a how-to book on writing but it's an overlooked non-fiction classic about two weeks that he spent in Cannes for the film festival during the 80s. I read this book right after I read On Writing and both books have been instrumental in improving my writing skills. Ebert's book came out before On Writing but his style is so interesting and lively that it could have easily been an exciting work of fiction. Most people unfamiliar with his work imagine him as a fat jerk who gave thumbs down to movies he didn't like but in reality he lead an rich and interesting life that he was passionate about. This book should definitely be made into a movie.
Depending on your habits as well. If you use your phone or computer a lot before bed that can affect your sleep patterns. I am basing this on the research that F.lux links to. I use F.lux for the computer and CF.Lumen for my phone. CF.Lumen unfortunately requires root (Android) but there are other alternatives that work well. Just not as integrated.
Also, you can stay up an entire day in order to be tired at a good time. I found this works well with traveling internationally.
It might not be on all travel sites just as the cookies might not be checked from all travel sites. Just a general piece of advice. Here is a Cnet article about Orbitz as far as hotel rooms. United is said to also practice this for air tickets, sorry, I don't have a source nor an apple device to test :( I'll try and see if I can change my browser profile to trick it into thinking I'm on a mac and see what happens.
Edit: After looking into it, it appears united.com charging more on macs is probably a myth. Results here.
His particular brand of YouTubery seems to be working great for him, to the tune of $6650.53/month on Patreon, so, yeh. Probably worth that new monitor.
Besides, it's only a ViewSonic. Was anything of value really lost?
I get that, this helps mine. Use it twice a week & let it sit for at least 5 minutes before rinsing. If I forget to use it for a few weeks it comes back so it’s more preventative than a cure. Safety razor will help too.
Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AINMFAC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_JpPUFb1XEVPPY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Serious question, how do you read such a book?
Sounds stupid, but when I read Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power, the information/strategies discussed in the book need to be applied and polished, and it's impossible to remember all 48 laws (or the strategies in The Art of War in this case), let alone applying and refining them on a daily basis. I also tried applying the laws one or a couple at a time, but mastering the skills take months if not years!
Please let me know! Maybe I am missing the big picture or whatnot, but I'd love to know how all you guys read/use the book!
There are progressions, and pistol squats are advanced. There is a place for everything, and with bad knees, strong legs protect them. May seem like a catch-22, but it is all about doing what you can safely do and work up.
I'm doing the Start Bodyweight app and had to begin at a lvl 44, and in 8 weeks up to lvl 210 and still not to pistol squats yet (but hopefully Assisted Pistol Squats within the next week or 2.
This entirely depends on how your cameras are mounted and where.
But yes its a good idea to keystone terminate your ethernet if you have an appropriate spot to do so.
For myself I directly mounted my cameras right overtop of the exposed point the ethernet comes out, so it plugs straight into the camera, and thus the camera covers up the hole itself. I also used substantially higher end termination ends like these:
Way more expensive but effectively bullet proof "this is never gonna come out" solution, just used these for my external terminations.
Total overkill normally but I wont want my shit failing ever.
There's a "game" on Elevate (a free brain training app) that helps improve your ability to remember people's name. I have no relations with them, but I do like their app (although I wish I had more discipline to use it often).
The strategy they encourage is to associate the background or personality (e.g. interests, hobbies, career, achievements, etc) of an individual with their name. e.g. Musical Matt, happy Holly. It's a good way to get to know someone too and remember it.
If you want to be creative, I might actually have a lead for you. My boss is looking for people to help design more escape rooms at our upcoming location in Buford. If that's the kind of creativeness you're looking for, you can find the job listing here.
You folks might also be interested in this website: http://darebee.com/workouts.html|
It features several similar infographic body weight workouts, but organized into individual sessions. The sheer variety and customizability has helped me consistently stick to doing one of those a day now for more than 6 months-- far longer than any single workout plan I've ever attempted. In a lot of ways, it's turned my life around. Best of luck to you all.
Edit: Similarly to OP's link, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page I linked, you are able to filter the exercises according to whatever you feel like working on.
This Kegel Trainer app is what I've been using for the last month when I decided to get serious about doing my kegels. It's basically a simply timer that tells you when to squeeze and how long to hold, mixing up the time frames for variation and intensity. Goes up by levels the more you train, and the 5 bucks for the pro version unlocks levels up to 100 or something, allows reminders to be set, and tracks your progress. Not afflicted with this app at all, just found out from another post about kegels and have found it very useful for keeping me on track.
>• AdBlock 2.6.14 (2013-11-09): Not only does AdBlock send a unique user ID to its server (AdBlock 2.6.11 (2013-10-25)), but has also started to transmit a user’s setting determining whether Google Search ads are allowed. The changelog message for this release: “Settings measurement.”
>• AdBlock 2.6.20 (2014-02-11): AdBlock sends a request to goldenticket.disconnect.me each time it starts up—but not in the first two days after installation. Apparently AdBlock partnered with Disconnect.me and advertises their services to select users. The Disconnect functionality is now bundled with AdBlock, with their ads whitelisted. Something similar may be happening with MixPanel (see AdBlock 2.6.29 (2014-04-28)).
>• AdBlock 2.7 (2014-06-06): Calling home functionality has been extended. It now sends user’s locale in addition to the unique user ID, AdBlock version, operating system and whether Google Search ads are being allowed.
TR is everything that a politician should want to be. Progressive, stalwart, and fanatically moral (in his own way). "The Strenuous Life" is one of my favourite of his ideals; that in order to fulfil the Duty of Life, it must consist of a strenuousness, and a sense of true purpose, where every action is deliberate, and every moment is spent enacting one's ideals- life is no fun, no good, without strenuous action.
A good read is the Biography series on TR, starting with "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt". Fantastically written, it gives a real picture to the man, and a glimpse into what the political landscape could have been. Easily one of my favourite texts.
His comments that he will prefer righteousness to peace is exactly in line with his actions. In mediating the peace between the Russians and the Japanese during the 1905 Russo-Japansese war, he saw it as a war not of Right (as he viewed the Spanish-American War, as well as the expansion of American Naval Power, to fortify the Monroe Doctrine), but one of pure and hateful slaughter.
There, he acted not because he hated war, and desired peace, but because he saw a great injustice being done, and he worked to achieve and satisfy his ideals, for the sake of what was right.
He was also the first president to have a non-white as an official White House guest.
I'm a contemplative person, and I went through an extensive period of soul searching and introspection. Each of these books took me on a journey that ultimately shaped who I am as a person. They are all worth your time. Enjoy :)
God is Not Great - Christopher Hitchens
The Story of Philosophy - Will Durant
Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior - Dan Millman
1984 - George Orwell
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
>How to think quicker / more critically / responsiveness to assertions
You can't think quickly and critically.
There's a reason the book Thinking, Fast and Slow was a bestseller. It goes into the research in quite a bit of detail.
I've always had a difficult time with sleep issues myself, and Sleep as Android has been a life saver for me! The best feature is that it detects your motion as you sleep and so will wake you up when you are in a light sleep phase rather than a deep sleep (when you're not moving). Waking up during deep sleep makes you feel so drained but I can sleep for 4 hours or less and wake up during light sleep and feel perfectly fine! It's awesome!
On Android download this app called Precision Boxing Coach. Learn the call outs and how to execute each.
It will help you with combinations.
Call outs are in numerical form so a 1 would be a jab 1b would be jab to the body. There are 8 punches you need to learn:
Most of these have a body variation except for 3,7, and 8. You can learn footwork and feints later but it's much easier doing it with a second person.
You can actually download the kindle app onto your computer to read it... or if you prefer, I can shoot you a PDF if you PM me your email.
Learn how to program. Do you know someone who needs a quick website? Charge them like 200 and learn how to code that way. It worked for me at least, because it forces you to have to learn how to do it. (I'm a lazy sonbitch)
An alternative to TOR is a commercial VPN such as Private Internet Access. It won't be anywhere near as secure, but it will be fast enough to be totally transparent for most users, and can even speed up certain services if your ISP is throttling them or using a shitty and slow caching server. These services aren't free, but they are still pretty damn cheap (pia is $40/year).
Edit - also, use Firefox instead of chrome. I know it I'd shinier and faster, but everything you do in chrome goes straight to Google. A browser distributed by a company that makes money harvesting user data is a poor choice for privacy minded individuals.
In "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by S. Covey, one of the most important ideas is that by attempting to emulate someone or some concept, you will probably fail because you forgo all the steps it takes to make such a strong character (like James Bond, persay). Whereas, by taking those steps yourself, you become a unique strong character.
Consulting a personal trainer is one way to go. You could also calculate your own TDEE (total daily energy expendature). When you know how many calories you need per day, you should add between 250 and 1000 calories (250 calories over will gain you half a pound per week, 500 will gain you a pound, and 1000 will gain you 2 lbs.) to your expendature to gain weight. The more weight you gain per time, the more muscle you'll build per time, but with diminishing returns. The more weight you're gaining per time, the larger the percentage of the gains will be fat. The more fat you gain, the harder and longer you'll have to cut diet for losing the fat. Most people seem to opt for 500 calories over. You also need to manage your protein intake. The general advice that you'll find on any bodybuilding website is to eat 1g of protein daily per pound of lean body weight. I've seen studies that indicate that around .75 g per lb total body weight would get you equal results, but there's no down side to eating more protein other than that other than that protein costs more than carbs and fat. Many people will tell you that after a workout you're supposed to eat at least 25g of protein and 25g of carbs. (many people do this with a protein supplement and some kind of fruit.) The evidence of the effectiveness is spotty, but there would be no harm in doing it and if it is effective, there would be a positive result. So, why not do it? As for fat and carbs, There are various schools of thought, but from what I've seen, the exact ratios aren't too important and are mostly a personal preference, but you should get some amount of all three every time you eat. I recommend using a calorie tracker like myfitnesspal to keep track of your calories and macronutrients (protein, carbs and fat), because people tend to be horrible at estimating their food.
Flux is awesome. Since getting it last year it has been such a help to my sleep cycles and relieving "brain strain" associated with staring at a screen for hours. Also, there is an easy setting in the system tray to disable for a while or to add extra filtering if desired. Try it out.
Ninite is great, you can select what software you want to download (for free) and then get an installer that you can run anytime that will install or update the selected programs as needed, and it even skips crapware for you (looking at you Ask toolbar). There's also a $10 a year version that notifies you when updates are available and installs them for you, but the free one works just as well if you run it every so often.
Seconded. GTD took a while to become second nature, but it's absolutely worth it if you want to make sure you never drop the ball. I practice it via Gmail, Google Calendar and Workflowy.
Ah, too much trouble. Some of the links are to actual journals, others
are to things like TED talks.
I'll give "my" references:
For 1, read Dan Ariely's book (or just watch his Ted talk).
For 3, see the book Influence by Cialdini. In fact, the example given in the infographic is quite lame - his book has much more "devious" examples.
For 7, read Thinking, Fast and Slow.
I've seen 8 either in one of Dan Ariely's books, or in Thinking, Fast and Slow.
11 is called loss aversion. Again, see Thinking, Fast and Slow.
BTW, some of these are very well researched, and while the effects are robust (i.e. they definitely exist), some are also weak (the effect is not very strong). Don't expect miracles.
'Thinking, Fast and Slow' immediately came to my mind. Do make an effort with every possible skill you have to sit down and understand the principles in the book. It will empower you thinking significantly. After that, I'd recommend "Mastery" by Greene. It is a nice continuation of many topics learned from different geniuses.
Check out The Power of Habit. It's a great book. Basically, Studies done in getting people to exercise show that it's all about habits. First identify what cue causes you to procrastinate. Then force yourself to do stuff when you encounter that cue. The trick is to reward yourself after. When this is done for about a month, you will be motivated to do stuff without a reward.
That's hard to tell. Some or most books will appeal to a vast audience, but not all will be properly understood if there isn't a level of comprehension between reader and author. Personally, I've chosen philosophical pieces over other genres. Siddhartha, The Fountainhead, The Stranger, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance would be some great reads to start if you're thinking about life. Or really, most classics could fill you with more knowledge than really expected, such as East of Eden and anything Shakespeare.
if you're READY to wake up, it's fairly easy. there's plenty of phone apps that will track your movements, set the alarm for a time range and wake you up when you're already stirring, not smack in the middle of a dream.
I've been using this one for a while, works well:
I work night-shift, so waking up at the same time every day is NOT possible (I get up at 15:30 to be at work at 6, get up at noon on my days off.).
I like this style of stand. The B.O.B. ones I find are pretty easily knocked over.
Wayback machine works great, though!
Plan seems fine, you can make loads of money working for product companies and you will have a stable career too. Just look at the data here for motivation: https://leetcode.com/discuss/compensation?currentPage=1&orderBy=newest_to_oldest&query=
Give yourself a reason to wake up early. Embrace that one shitty class that starts at 8am, sign up for the early tutorials, or just make a pact with your flatmate to go running every morning.
It'll be a shit week or two while you adjust, but you'll get the hang of it.
Also stop staring at screens an hour or two before you need to sleep (or at least install flux). Blue light is the sleep killer
For a quick primer on world history, I would recommend The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon. It was originally written just after WWI, and has a younger audience in mind, but for the most part is correct, hits on the major topics (obviously except for the past ninety-some years) and it entertaining.
The link above is to the Gutenberg version. Here's a free audiobook version.
Edit: It was later updated by Van Loon's family up to, I believe, the '70s, but I haven't read that version so I don't know if the update holds up to Van Loon's work.
I'd heard that about a Vacuum Technologist, although apparently Nicholas Butler said it that way.
OTOH, Niels Bohr said, "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."
I'd start with a style. You can find good reference photos on Houzz and Pinterest. Then go out and find the retailer that carries the style you want. You can do most of your big shopping in one go and stay cohesive. You can also use Paletton to help you start thinking about colour. Another thing that was mentioned is walls. Fill your walls with framed posters or canvas pantings. Prints on the wall are a bit too college. Maybe not in your room but not in the living room, I'd say. And before I go, never get a black leather couch. It gives off too much of a porn-casting vibe. You'll see it at your friend's places and you'll be glad you don't have one.
Relevant quote from Conspiracy Theory:
> They, they start when you're young, you know, in school. They Baden-Powell all the boys and-and they Betty Crocker all the girls!
I fly a 2 hour flight every week with 2 stops along the way. This is probably a short flight by most people's standards. What I do is read. I almost always read the local and national paper cover to cover. After that, magazines and a book. Occasionally I read articles I've saved to pocket that I've found throughout the week.
When I fly flights 3-4 hours, I usually read as well, but also add in a bit of TV and a bottle of Scotch from the bar cart. Personally, I've never been one to stare at a computer screen for hours watching shows. Podcasts may be good for you, but I prefer them during long car rides.
TL:DR: To answer your question of "effectively pass time on an airplane", I would do something to expand your mind like read or podcasts. Put the laptop/tablet away.
I've added the windows copy cat app that works the same way as Notational Velocity. I haven't used it, but it's built the exact same way as Notational Velocity and also syncs natively with Simplenote.
Cultural Literacy, the book may be a bit dated now (c 1987), but the concept is valid. And it may have been updated. I noticed on Amazon that there's a kid's version of the dictionary and it appears that the original dictionary has been updated as well.
If broscience tips don't tend to work for you, check out Kelly McGonigal, PHD. This lady's job is researching willpower, she teaches a class about willpower at Stanford and is incredibly knowledgeable.
Her TedTalk Link
I am currently reading her book The Willpower Instinct. Only halfway through and it has made me stick to positive behaviors and avoid negative ones better than I could have imagined. Check it out on amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Willpower-Instinct-Self-Control-Matters/dp/1583335080 I've read other books about forming habits and using carrots and sticks and for me this has been 10X more effective.
I had that problem for years until I asked this old dude and he told me to try Thai salt. Amazon has it. Pretty cheap too. I've been using it for like 3 years now. I love it. Wish it came scented
Edit. This stuff https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Deodorant-Stone-Crystal-Deodorant-Ounce/dp/B000AN1JEI
I noticed that 'The Power of Habit' has two covers, one for 'Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business' and one for the other 'Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change'.
Is these two the same book? I can't tell by any searches I've done so far.
One of the major issues on my behalf is that I have a problem finding peace of mind to sit down, relax, and just read a god damn book (excuse my language). I see that both 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' and 'The Power of Habit' is recommended by more people in here, so that might be a good place for me to at least try.
...or do you have other recommendations for a guy in my position?
I have more than 5.
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
Shogun - James Clavell
Game of Thrones series - George R.R. Martin
The Watchmen - Alan Moore
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
I don't have a long, drawn out answer for you but I'd like to highly recommend Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. Despite the title, it actually has a lot to do with defining quality, especially quality in writing.
This is what I've been thinking since I'm early 30s as well. I just finished reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street and one of the recommendations is to go with REITs rather than outright managing the properties yourself if you don't want to. Here is an example portfolio: http://www.mymoneyblog.com/model-portfolio-5-a-random-walk-down-wall-street.html
The thing is that these types of portfolios only pay off (smooth out crashes/etc) in the long run. You have to have a 10 year horizon and trust in the system. Kind of scary.
It's more than I can type in a comment, of course.
If you're serious, read Models by Mark Manson, and watch YouTube videos on the subject. Take videos by pick up artists with a grain of salt, though, they're trying to sell you their seminars or books.
Edit: This is along the lines of what I meant by videos. Remember, grain of salt, common sense...
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil writes poetically and beautifully from the eyes of a prophet of an imaginary island who discusses an array of topics, from self-knowledge to marriage.
I'd say it's similar to Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, but written way more beautifully, shorter and more enjoyable to read.
Here's the Wiki page on it - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_(book)
Read The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant. This will give you a crash course in the thoughts of the greatest minds in history. It was life changing for me, especially during my mid twenties when I was soul searching
Yes, check out Nomie. This guy seems super down to earth and accessible and wants people to use it. His monetization plan is really respectable and totally fair. The whole app has a high ceiling.
Speaking of shorthand, does anyone use or have recommendations for a similar handwriting app on Android? I've been using Graffiti Pro which uses the concept from PalmOS of writing single symbols in the same spot, and it's much more pleasant than Google's handwriting recognition, but it's still not quite where I'd like in terms of QOL.
If you want to understand what love means (scientifically!) and prevent long term relation pitfalls, read this book:
IMHO, the rest of the advice in this thread is anecdotal and not comprehensive.
Best tip I've ever heard is place two fingers on your adam's apple and use that as the guide of where you make your neckline. Keeps you from having too messy of a neck without going awkwardly high. I also like this for helping your cheek line.
This is the best beard line up tool in my opinion for a clean neckline - https://www.amazon.com/Aberlite-Beard-Shaper-FlexShaper-Hands-Free/dp/B076D3HP7Z/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?crid=KHLEIY4GDLS7&keywords=beard+lineup&qid=1663201473&sprefix=beard+line+up%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-6
Also a wahl trimmer with the length attachments is tough to beat for the price. Mine is about 10 years old and it still works great. I hit mine with a trimmer once every week or so to keep it neat looking. I also do some clean up with a scissors occasionally.
I'm a big fan of Prana pants. They're a Columbia line now I think but their material is pretty similar to what was said above. No sweat marks, very breathable, doesn't hold creases. I've got their Zion hiking pants but their Brion line also can work as casual dress pants.
I lift so the crotch, legs, and seat all being, roomy, flexible, and ventilated is big for me.
Also these prices are crazy. I usually set a Slickdeals alert and pick them up when I can find them <$40
I personally use a money clip (this is the one I use... It was about $12: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004M6UDF0/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_16NMW3D85E85MAQDJ0W1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1).
I would say, start with things that are simple and practical. Then you can look into different styles as you upgrade over time.
Use this trimmer for all the excess facial hair.
If you have two thin steaks together you'll get a nice thick steak. Use meat glue not Elmer's (well I wonder if you can since it's non toxic) or super glue.
f.lux helps with that if you're spending time in front of a screen before sleeping, by (basically) reducing the stress that looking at a bright screen causes. It's a bit more thought-out than just that, but yeah. It's kinda popular. I've started using it a little while ago and I do feel like it helps. Hell, when I disable it, the light from my screen feels so damn agressive for a while until my eyes adapt.
Under armour for me.
Tried tons of brands but settled on this.
Stays put in the right places, enough room for junior to breathe, long enough to not feel comfortable and warm, thick enough to not rip or shear.
Under Armour Men's HeatGear Armour Compression Mid Shorts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KHTJFZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_F6V7012ND6KBFTC62KGJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’m 6’1 225lbs and it’s mostly legs. I wear a M.
Unfortunately the long pants are not available on Amazon, but I got a variety of prints of these
Under Armour Men's HG Compression Leggings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KXAHJ24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_713CBRNKBPJA7T317FMA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Nike felt too shear and like…feminine?
Tesla was nasty
Tried some IG brands but most were too short, didn’t fit calves, didn’t fit thighs, or waaaay too thin. Some were multiple of those :(
I can squat, DL, do whatever in the shorts or pants and never have to worry about em. As usual, might need to adjust bar wings occasionally but it’s rare and par for the course.
The leggings are also thing enough for me to wear knee sleeves, just not that SBD sleeves for me were too thick so I had to use 5mm reg bands with the leggings.
SBD were manageable it just felt like I was scrunching up too much material at the back of the knee.
A possibility is this Litany Against Fear.
OTOH, here is something I find relaxing for background sound.
Shirt Stays are a life saver. Stops your shirt from riding up.
They don't need to be too tight, just pull the shirt tight when you go to the rest room and you're set.
I second the girders - you can find them on amazon (I searched "Shirt Suspenders"). These are what I use:
They really do make your shirt fit better, and keeps you from looking "rumpled" by midday.
I find Advanced SystemCare useful as well as Spybot
Clicking on the above links will download the programs straight away/take you to the download page.
Advanced SystemCare provides a toolbox of software to speed/clean up your computer.
Spybot I have found to be a great way of removing malware, adware and generally things you don't want to have on your computer. It also has a way of 'immunising' your browser to reduce the risk of getting pesky viruses.
None of these are 100% fool-proof, if your computer starts acting strangely immediately after you install the software then you should proceed to uninstall it.
I am a Backer and these are awesome!!
The balls can cool drinks for up to 4 hrs and the discs (which I use for spirits) can cool for more than 2 hrs. They can even cool your drink down to really cold!
You should try them
Ahh, didn't think about that. I live in Finland and geocaching is pretty big here. I live in a city of 270k people so not very big but there are a lot of caches here (6 in a 1km radius). I suppose it really depends on where you live.
Alright, another hobby suggestion: learn a new language using duolingo and of course, reddit! I recommend Esperanto, it's really fun because of how easy it is though it's not very practical in everyday life.
FYI, for anybody interested in audio books, Librivox has a huge catalog of free audio books in the public domain.
I use PSI Secunia to keep everything up to date and Wise registry cleaner to clean my registry.
An additional tip: let's auto update flash player and let Java search every day for updates.
download it, go through the list, and try everything that looks interesting.
Puppy is good for older systems on their last leg. XMBC for media center PCs. Knoppix for diagnostics, backup live boot. Pinguy OS has a load of "unfree codecs, drivers, etc." It makes the Linux commies rage about the impurity of it all, but if you just want a USB Flash bootable OS, this gets the job done in style, and runs great, go for it.
Hirens Boot CD on flash is great too. You're gonna get stuck repairing windows, count on it. Having an Win XP in a box as one of your tools saves a load of trouble sometimes.
I have longer hair and exercise 4-5 times a week. I feel gross if I don't wash every day. I had problems with dry scalp and lack of oils. I've seemingly solved this with castor oil.
This is the kind I'm using.
It makes my hair easier to style and it lays kinda like it does when wet, which for longer hair imo looks better. It smells good too. Just a little bit after showering is all I need.
I went through a wave of really oily hair for 2-3 weeks earlier in COVID (good time to make the switch) - I don’t think I ever “smelled”, but I checked with my wife for a while after making the switch. If I get really rigorous exercise or my hair gets gross otherwise, I will wash it more frequently, I just don’t ever use anything that has sulfates (which strip the natural oils from your hair). At this point I hate shampooing or conditioning when I shower because my hair has weirder texture after that. I still “wash” my hair every shower, I just use water and my fingers to work anything out of my hair and scalp. I also gently scrub my scalp with something like this (forgive the Amazon link) to help make sure it’s clean. My hair looks and feels cleaner than it ever did as a daily shampooer, and even though it never smells like shampoo, it certainly doesn’t ever smell bad
USE THIS Maxim Antiperspirant
Put it on after showering in the evening, at the beginning you may need to use it couple times a week but then maybe once a week later.
Still use normal deodorant as you would but this stuff helps stop the insane amount of sweat coming out.
I got this a few months ago and I use it to trim the private area in the shower using the #1 guard. And I use it shave my head when I’m in the shower using the razer part. It’s so easy I highly recommend it!
Do what’s comfortable for you too!
Depending on what you're like in the kitchen, NOSH for Students makes a great starter cookbook.
Everything includes prices, it doesn't expect you to know how to cook already, and it avoids scales and measuring jugs, opting instead for mugs and portions of packets.
There's a 'sequel' to it as well which is great, as well as a veggie/vegan version.
When I went off to uni, aside from takeaways and eating out, pretty much my entire diet came from this book.
You can get a spray that will kill bed bugs/other bugs that is permethrin based. We had it at the lawn/garden store I worked at. This is a different brand but looks to be the same ingredient: https://www.amazon.com/Odorless-Non-Staining-Extended-Residual-Formula/dp/B003YHKY9I/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=bed+bug+spray&qid=1617681860&sr=8-13
I have two pairs of these that I wear daily and walk a lot. They go on sale fairly frequently.
Dockers Mens Hawking Knit/Leather Smart Series Dress Casual Wingtip Oxford Shoe with NeverWet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DY6FY2P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_HxXPFbYTFC2MM
You really should try and avoid it if you can find a decent alternative that meets your budget. While I'm sure they are comfortable, they just look... sloppy. Plus that color will NOT look good with a traditional tan khaki.
Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
These aren't great but are certainly better in the same brand: https://www.amazon.com/crocs-Santa-Slip-Loafer-Charcoal/dp/B00NVAY00W
Another step up that would still be comfortable and worth the investment: