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Debug your life and become a better version of yourself. Here you will find time-efficient tools and tips to make the most of the way you work and live.

Keep A Beautiful, Orderly, and Private Journal Of Your Thoughts and Days With Diaro For Android

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Keep A Beautiful, Orderly, and Private Journal Of Your Thoughts and Days With Diaro For Android

Keeping a personal journal can often help us make sense of the difficult times in our lives, or better remember the good times. If you’re carrying around a smartphone, you already have a powerful and compact device at your disposal, just waiting for your thoughts. And there’s an app for that: Diaro. This polished app/website personal journal combo is not perfect, but has a lot going for it.

30-04-2013
Keep A Beautiful, Orderly, and Private Journal Of Your Thoughts and Days With Diaro For Android
7 TED Talks For Shutterbugs

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7 TED Talks For Shutterbugs

TED talks often focus on creativity, so it’s no surprise to find quite a few fascinating, inspiring and breathtaking videos that focus on the art of photography. Many of the talks on photography focus on a specific element – the element of story telling. We’ve put together a list of 7 talks by photographers from around the world. Their photography subjects are varied, and their interests diverse.

30-04-2013
7 TED Talks For Shutterbugs
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

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Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever

Lately, I’ve started to realize that I’m working very hard, but if someone asked me whether or not I feel that I’m working toward a larger purpose, I’d have to say that I really don’t know. The current approach feels more like a machine-gun approach, where I’m just trying to accomplish whatever I can, and hope that it gets me where I want to be. That’s not quite the way to achieve one’s life goals. So I decided to create the ideal system from scratch.

24-04-2013
Use Excel & Google Tasks to Create the Best Goals Management Tool Ever
Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming

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Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming

It’s rare for technology to have such a developed presence in what are otherwise considered quite holistic practices, but lucid dreaming is one of those subjects where technology has indeed come a long way. Today I’m going to take a look at lots of different hardware and software that’s been developed to help lucid dreamers the world over.

05-04-2013
Don’t Waste Your Sleep – Apps and Hardware to Induce Lucid Dreaming
8 TED Talks Videos Under 5 Minutes Long You Want to Watch

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8 TED Talks Videos Under 5 Minutes Long You Want to Watch

Have five minutes to kill? What better way to spend that time than to watch an fascinating or informative TED Talks video. There’s a lot of great content available to watch on TED but sometimes you have just a few minutes – and rather than waste that time playing a game or checking your email for the 20th time in two minutes, watch a TED video instead. We’ve put together a list of eight videos.

26-02-2013
8 TED Talks Videos Under 5 Minutes Long You Want to Watch
HabitRPG Makes Improving Yourself Actually Addictive

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HabitRPG Makes Improving Yourself Actually Addictive

Change your habits for the better by tying them into challenges in a role playing game. Level up for doing things you know you should and lose hit points for indulging in habits you know you need to give up. If you love role playing games – and traditional todo lists aren’t working for you – HabitRPG is highly recommended.

21-02-2013
HabitRPG Makes Improving Yourself Actually Addictive
Keep Your Life Goals In Sight By Breaking Them Down Into Small Increments On Everest [iOS]

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Keep Your Life Goals In Sight By Breaking Them Down Into Small Increments On Everest [iOS]

You can think of Everest as a combination of a goal-setting tool, a bucket list, a vision board, and a productivity coach. At its most basic, it is a getting-things-done app that means to track your journey from a definite beginning to a satisfactory end. As the app developers so pointedly say – Everyone has their Everest. We help you climb yours.

05-02-2013
Keep Your Life Goals In Sight By Breaking Them Down Into Small Increments On Everest [iOS]
How To Master Your Dream Potential With Dream:ON [iPhone]

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How To Master Your Dream Potential With Dream:ON [iPhone]

Last week, I looked at apps that genuinely help you sleep better by waking up at a moment when you’ll feel most refreshed. This week, I found an app that does all of that, and goes one step further – it actually claims to influence your dreams. Dream:ON is a freemium app, and available now in the iTunes App Store.

03-02-2013
How To Master Your Dream Potential With Dream:ON [iPhone]
Stop Treading Water and Make Progress in Life With the Big Picture

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Stop Treading Water and Make Progress in Life With the Big Picture

I’m sure many of you have thought about whether you’re doing the right things every day, whether you’re getting anywhere, and whether you’re headed in the right direction. To-Do lists and organizational apps will help you keep all of those daily tasks and projects well-organized, but they don’t really help as much with future planning.

01-02-2013
Stop Treading Water and Make Progress in Life With the Big Picture
Inspiring Interviews: 7 Websites With Intelligent Conversations To Expand Your Mind

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Inspiring Interviews: 7 Websites With Intelligent Conversations To Expand Your Mind

Intelligent picks from the vast web can refresh and inspire our day. And what could be more inspiring than taking a peek into the lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people with insights. Maybe, you can find some sliver of usefulness in the conversations of these achievers. Look upon this as interviews or a talkfest of ideas.

30-01-2013
Inspiring Interviews: 7 Websites With Intelligent Conversations To Expand Your Mind
Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better

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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 that makes me a communist or something. But I digress; I’ve tried a variety of gamified systems for fitness and generally “getting things done”, and here’s how it worked out.

27-01-2013
Tried And Tested: 3 Gamification Tools That Try To Make Your Life Better
Discover, Download, and Watch the Best of TED

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Discover, Download, and Watch the Best of TED

Whether it’s about passing the time, broadening your horizons, or keeping up with your favorite topics, TED’s library of videos is an invaluable tool for anyone who has access to a decent Internet connection. With the sheer amount of videos available to watch, with talks on everything from science and technology to human nature and poetry, there’s something in there for everyone.

11-01-2013
Discover, Download, and Watch the Best of TED
PeerPressure For Goals Helps You Get Things Done With A Little Help From Your Friends [iOS]

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PeerPressure For Goals Helps You Get Things Done With A Little Help From Your Friends [iOS]

Setting goals is great, but accomplishing them is the real test we all face. This time of year, everyone is setting New Year’s resolutions, but let’s be realistic, many people will never actually pull off their resolutions. They seem to be one of those things we tell ourselves we will do, but in reality, we never really intend to complete them. Why not make this year the one you actually go hard for that resolution?

10-01-2013
PeerPressure For Goals Helps You Get Things Done With A Little Help From Your Friends [iOS]
10 End-Of-The-Year Tech Related New Year Resolution Recommendations

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10 End-Of-The-Year Tech Related New Year Resolution Recommendations

The following list is my personal recommendations for tech related tasks—from the vitally important, backing up your computer hard drive, to the most difficult challenge of spending a whole day without getting on your computer. My list includes links to MUO articles that provide ideas for how to carry out specified tasks, but you’re also encouraged to of course research other ideas and solutions. I also welcome your recommendations for tech related tasks I didn’t include in this list.

29-12-2012
10 End-Of-The-Year Tech Related New Year Resolution Recommendations
Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]

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Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]

Picking up new habits can be a difficult task, which is why numerous popular methods exist to help you manage it. If you regularly find yourself realising that your plan to take a daily morning run is actually more like a once-a-month guilt-ridden excursion, then it’s clear you need to try a new method. Perhaps the Jerry Springer chain method will be able to help you along your way.

20-12-2012
Trouble Reaching Your Goals? Form A Habit Streak [Android]
Ignite Sparks Of Innovative Ideas And Creative Inspirations With These Websites

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Ignite Sparks Of Innovative Ideas And Creative Inspirations With These Websites

Have you ever looked at a problem ‘creatively’? Maybe not. Try some creative brainstorming with the help of these websites. It might not be an exercise for the next Nobel, but it is whole lot of fun. Who knows? You could end up with a great business idea or something that solves a problem in your own backyard. It could be anything from an idea of a novel to how to rid the world of plastics.

07-09-2012
Ignite Sparks Of Innovative Ideas And Creative Inspirations With These Websites
Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]

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Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]

If you spend any time scouring the Internet for videos of any kind, you’ll find that there are loads of different video sites that serve a number of different purposes: YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. Sometimes you’ll come across a particular video that you want to save for later. For the popular sites, e.g. YouTube, there are many downloader tools available. And then you have sites, like TED, that use their own web video formats.

03-08-2012
Use TED Downloader v3.0 To Download TED Talks With Ease [Windows]
4 Websites for Socially Awkward People to Improve Their Skills

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4 Websites for Socially Awkward People to Improve Their Skills

Sometimes there are individuals who simply just don’t do well with social situations that most people face everyday. Do you have trouble going through drive-thru restaurants? Have you ever had problems talking to people while at a party? Then it’s likely you know exactly the type of issues that I am talking about. Honestly, I completely get it. But I have gotten a lot better with it.

30-07-2012
4 Websites for Socially Awkward People to Improve Their Skills
The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

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The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good

What would you say to 1 million people? That is the intriguing question behind The Listserve, which can be accurately described as a giant listserv, a social game, a lottery of words, and a cross between PostSecret and Chatroulette. The Listserve offers an intriguing glimpse into strangers’ lives. All through the decades-old power of email.

17-05-2012
The Listserve – How It Could Be A Force For Good
Beat Your Weird Phobia With These 8 Self-Help Psychology Websites

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Beat Your Weird Phobia With These 8 Self-Help Psychology Websites

Have you ever found yourself facing a huge spider in your house, frozen by a fear that set your heart racing and sweat penetrating your clothes? Have you ever hiked up a high mountain, walked up to the edge of a cliff, and found that one glimpse of the dizzying height made it so that you couldn’t breathe? Have you ever found yourself sitting in a meeting, and as your turn to speak approached, your heart raced?

02-05-2012
Beat Your Weird Phobia With These 8 Self-Help Psychology Websites
4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

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4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion

Creativity. Inspiration. Passion. These are all concepts of which we are very much aware, but not many of us can precisely pinpoint their source. Where does creativity come from? What is it that causes a moment of inspiration? How can you cultivate passion? Thanks to a number of TED Talks related to these subjects, ordinary laymen like me and you can better understand these concepts.

10-04-2012
4 Must-See TED Talks On Creativity, Inspiration & Passion
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

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6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior

The human brain is complex and confusing, which explains why human behavior is so complex and confusing. People have a tendency to act one way when they feel something completely different. Here are a few interesting TED Talks that delve into human psychology and try to explain why we are the way we are.

30-03-2012
6 Mind-Blowing TED Talks About Psychology & Human Behavior
4 Simple Motivational Web Apps That Can Spur You Into Action in Seconds

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4 Simple Motivational Web Apps That Can Spur You Into Action in Seconds

How to motivate yourself isn’t taught in schools. It is something each of us must learn to do on one’s own…or take the help of the web for some pointers. One of the pointers that will serve you well is to keep motivation triggers simple. So, here are four really simple ways you can motivate yourself.

25-01-2012
4 Simple Motivational Web Apps That Can Spur You Into Action in Seconds
Play The Game Of Life & Get To Your Goals With Mindbloom

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Play The Game Of Life & Get To Your Goals With Mindbloom

What exactly is Mindbloom? Is it a mind mapping application? Is it a goal-setting motivational tool? Is it a social network? Or is it a game? Mindbloom is actually a bit of all these, but primarily the concept of Mindbloom seems to follow the old adage that a giant oak grows from a tiny acorn. Mindbloom believes that the journey of life or at least its planning should be fun. Mindbloom says it’s a fun, simple and effective way to improve the quality of your life.

18-01-2012
Play The Game Of Life & Get To Your Goals With Mindbloom