Jason Polkovitz

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Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

<i>Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need.</i>Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream …

Minimalism

Dreaming Battery is a Minimalist Screensaver for Displaying your Battery Level

Knowing what the battery percentage of your smartphone is at a glance while it is charging can be quite convenient. Some ROMs will use the color of …

Android News

Tip: The Cure for Sugar Cravings

It's easy to drop bodyfat if your cravings for sweets and other junk are taken away. Here's one way to do it, according to science.<p>Vickie's …

Nutrition

Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone …

Amazon Go

Former NASA Engineer Uses Science To Defog His Windshield

By<p>Jan 17 2017, 5:26 PM<p>flickr / accarrino<p>Of all the annoying things that come with driving in the winter, perhaps the most frustrating is when you get …

Lips

Open-plan offices must be rethought to prevent employees losing focus, finds Haworth

Open-plan offices are "sabotaging" employees' ability to focus at work, while connectivity is leaving them "paralysed" by an oversupply of …

The Workplace

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

Product Design

What It Means To Be A Gentleman Today

You hear it everywhere these days: the term “gent” or “gentleman” has become ubiquitous in men’s magazines, blogs, and conversations. Videos welcome …

Men's Fashion
Critical Thinking

The Best Hacks for Organizing Your Freezer

When it gets this hot outside, we tend to turn to our freezers for relief (read: ice cream!). But if it's been months since you've had a look, it's …

Hacking
Skin Care

The Surefire Way to Look Taller, Slimmer and More Powerful

Nearly everything about our modern lives today wreaks havoc on your posture. But a few small improvements will make a big difference.

Yoga

Stop feeling burnt out and be more creative. Here’s how.

Have you ever been in a situation where your creative mojo just wasn’t there when you needed it? A crunch-time when you needed an original idea, but …

Creativity

Changing This One Thing Can Majorly Improve Your Happiness

Do you ever feel like certain people go through their day with a totally different mindset than you do? You might notice it while observing fellow commuters, at work with your BFF, or on a date with your digital crush. As it turns out, people’s behaviors are closely tied to their “default setting” …

Happiness

25 Tiny Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person | Inc.com

Most of us spend over half our waking days at work. And too many of us consider it a necessary sacrifice, something we're required to do to provide for ourselves and our families and make it possible to enjoy the time we have for ourselves.<p>That attitude needs a rethink.<p>What if the workplace could …

Happiness

A Handcrafted 540-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment

<b>Name:</b> James Bolenbaugh <b><br>Location:</b> Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 540 square feet, 1 bedroom <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 year; owned<p>It may come as no …

Home Depot

Use the "SBNRR" Technique to Handle Stressful Moments Mindfully

When your stress is building into an exasperating moment, emotions can easily get the best of you. And that can be detrimental if you’re in a …

Mindfulness

Make Your Mornings Work for You

<i>This piece originally appeared on Uncubed.com.</i><p>There are people who greet the morning with a smile. Then there are the rest of us.<p>Despite the fact …

Time Management

This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

Happiness

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

<b>10 things that scientific research shows can help improve your life.</b><p><b>1) Get out in nature</b><p>You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. …

This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus

Have you said any of these recently?• <i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

Decision Making: The #1 Secret Of Astronauts, Samurai, Navy SEALs, and Psychopaths

We all make a lot of bad decisions.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of teachers quit their jobs within four years. In fact, one study in Philadelphia …

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Daily Commute

Your daily commute, whether you get behind the wheel and drive or hop on a bus or train and wait, doesn’t have to be sunk, wasted time. Whether you …

First Click: Aging (dis)gracefully

Natural materials like wood, leather, and the face of George Clooney age gracefully. They weather, whereas artificial materials like plastic tend to deteriorate. Plastic is an interesting word in the English language. Strictly speaking, it describes a synthetic material. Informally, it’s something …

John Gruber

If You Feel Like You're Constantly Busy, Clear Up Your "Cognitive Bandwidth"

You’re constantly moving from morning to night but it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. That feeling may come from your task list …