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Why did Steve Jobs always wear the same black turtleneck and jeans? Why does President Obama rotate between the same two suits? In both cases this is about decision fatigue How Decision Making Skills Are Vital for Life How Decision Making Skills Are Vital for Life Even before you know it, a decision creeps up on you. For a happy and productive life, decisions have to be managed. Let's talk about strategies to get better at making good decisions. Read More .

Research shows that making too many decisions exhausts your ability to make more, which is why many people try to remove unimportant decisions from their day by planning ahead. Steve Jobs didn’t want to think about clothing, so he wore the same thing all the time.

If you want to remove a few decisions from your day, Cool Websites and Apps is here to help with a few sites designed to make your decisions for you. Don’t worry about your choices: let the Internet decide what you’ll eat, watch, and even draw tonight.

Shuffle My Life (Android): Random Assignments for the Bored

If you’ve got some free time on your hands, and have no idea what to do, open up this Android app. It will give you a random assignment that will kill time and possibly even teach you something. Some things will be online; others will send you out into your city to explore. The idea with most of them is to try something new.

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You can swipe left if you’re not sure about any given task, but the fun comes in doing things you’re not comfortable with. There’s even integration with Google Play Games Google Play Games Levels Up With Game Gifts, Multiplayer Invites, And iOS Support Google Play Games Levels Up With Game Gifts, Multiplayer Invites, And iOS Support The recent the Game Developers Conference (GDC) saw a number of new Google Play services and tools make their debut. Google threw in a few enhancements for players and game developers alike. Read More , meaning you can level up by doing real-world activities. Think of it as a boredom-inspired gamification tool that makes your life better Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better I'm a big fan of gamification, truth be told. I'd even go so far as to say our entire society should be gamified, with pleasures in life reserved as rewards those who actually contribute. Apparently... Read More .

What The F*** Should I Eat For Dinner?: Let the Internet Pick What You’ll Eat

Deciding what to eat can be a hassle. This site gives you a random recipe, helping you avoid choice entirely and hopefully learn how to make something new in the process. It’s a great way to get outside your culinary comfort zone without being overwhelmed: after all, it’s just one recipe.

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Some people won’t love the gratuitous profanity, but don’t let that stop you from trying out the site – it’s a great way to learn something new. Alternatively you could look into some YouTube cooking channels 10 Mega-Popular YouTube Cooking Channels By Cuisine 10 Mega-Popular YouTube Cooking Channels By Cuisine I didn’t realize I was following so many cooking channels until I saw Joshua’s list of great YouTube cooking channels to follow. I knew at least 5 of the 6 channels in his list so... Read More , or just stop eating food entirely My Week With Soylent: Why Nerds Are Forgoing Food My Week With Soylent: Why Nerds Are Forgoing Food As I write this, I'm sipping from a glass of beige ooze which is, theoretically, lunch. Here's what Soylent is, and why you might be interested. Read More .

Netflix Roulette (Web, Android): Let the Internet Pick What You’ll Watch

The sheer amount of movies on Netflix can be intimidating, and after searching for (and failing to find) a specific one you might feel too overwhelmed to watch much of anything. Don’t worry: you can let this site decide what to watch for you.

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You can pick a genre and a star rating range, if you want, or you can just spin the wheel and watch whatever comes up. It won’t necessarily be good, but you won’t have to choose. Consider it an alternative to channel surfing.

Check out our ultimate Netflix guide The Ultimate Netflix Guide: Everything You Wanted To Know About Netflix But Were Afraid To Ask The Ultimate Netflix Guide: Everything You Wanted To Know About Netflix But Were Afraid To Ask Find out all the best tips and tricks to use Netflix anywhere, any time. This guide is everything you ever needed to know about using Netflix. Read More for more ways to explore the web’s favorite cable killer.

Meerkat Roulette: Watch a Random Live Stream

Among Twitter’s many enterprises Think Twitter is Just 140 Characters? Think Again Think Twitter is Just 140 Characters? Think Again Twitter doesn't just have to be about simple old tweets. There is a whole lot more you can do if you have the right apps. Read More is Meerkat, a smartphone app that lets anyone broadcast themselves to the world. Of course, it can be hard to find something to watch, which is where this site comes in. Just visit and you’ll be watching a random stream in no time at all.

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You’ll see road trips in progress, people talking to the camera and a few public gatherings broadcast in real time. If you want a random look into someone else’s life, check this site out.

I Need a Prompt: Let the Internet Tell You What to Draw

You can learn to draw anything Learn To Draw Anything Thanks To YouTube [Stuff to Watch] Learn To Draw Anything Thanks To YouTube [Stuff to Watch] Whether you're having trouble drawing facial features like eyes or haven't got a clue how to tackle a 3D perspective, it's YouTube to the rescue! Read More if you spend enough time practicing, but sometimes inspiration just won’t strike. That’s where this site comes in: it randomly combines words to give you a random scenery worthy of your artistic attention.

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If you want to spend some time doodling, but don’t know what to draw, let this site decide for you. You’ll end up with something hilariously pointless, and potentially also stretch your ability just a little bit.

Decisions Are Over-Rated

It’s okay if you can’t decide what to do: it happens for everyone. There are a lot of other sites out there that can help; StumbleUpon is still awesome StumbleUpon For Firefox - It's Still Awesome StumbleUpon For Firefox - It's Still Awesome Where do you get your fix of fun, interesting sites to look at? These days, it's probably Reddit, Twitter or Facebook. But do you remember the time when the best site to find new interesting... Read More , for example, and The Useless Web takes you to random pointless websites The Useless Web - StumbleUpon For The Strange Side Of The Internet The Useless Web - StumbleUpon For The Strange Side Of The Internet There are thought to be around 7.6 billion pages on the Web at the time of writing. Even I, someone who spends most of their life online in some capacity or other, would never be... Read More . If you’d like something a little more informative, NPR One plays random radio stories NPR One Brings The Best Of US Public Broadcasting To iOS & Android NPR One Brings The Best Of US Public Broadcasting To iOS & Android Australia has the ABC, the UK has the BBC, Ireland has RTÉ, and America has the venerable NPR. Read More .

I want to know which apps you use to avoid making decisions, so let’s compile some more in the comments below. I’m looking forward to talking to you, so if you can’t decide what to say just type “Hey Justin” and I’ll start an unrelated conversation.

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