Buy a watch, save your brain

Jeremy Vandehey points out in “This is your brain on mobile” that buying a watch can reduce the amount of time you spend distracted on your smartphone, since you won’t be whipping it out to check the time, only to repeat a few min later because you’ve forgotten. (this totally happens to me!) I’m holding out for the rumored iWatch before making any purchasing decisions though.

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The illusion of speed

An excerpt from the excellent Farnam Street Blog (below). I’m trying to be more intentional about how I spend my time, and be more “present in the moment”. I especially liked the following, re the difference that it makes to slow down, not considering all hours to be equal:

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Confirmation Bias

I read Shane Parrish’s mental model on confirmation bias this evening, and found it resonated with me. I’ve notice that once I’ve struggled with a decision and come to a conclusion, then I find myself coming up with more and more reasons why my decision was the right one.

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On the joys of Actually Reading

Against the author’s wishes, I’m sharing the article titled “Actually Reading”, a comment on the fact that we (I’m guilty of this) often appreciate an article for it social “sharability” rather than the value it adds to us.

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