How to Shut Off Push Notifications on Android (Nougat) 7.0 Phones

Stop Wasting Your Most Precious Resource: Time UC Irvine professor Gloria Mark has proven that interruptions cause stress and frustration. Apps and social networks have learned that a red button with a number on it is the best way to steal your attention and thereby suck away your time. Don’t let them do it. Shut […]

The Imminent Return of Glorious Boredom: Plus 5 Hacks for Digital Awareness

“Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”     – Mahatma Ghandi “Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a […]

Learn from Sarah Silverman: Respond to Hostility With Understanding

He lashed out with the most vicious epithet possible, but Sarah didn’t blink. Many millennia of evolution have rigged our brains to respond to hostility in one way: with commensurate hostility. Obviously, that made sense when our ancestors were attacked in their caves by bitter foes, but in today’s relatively non-violent world, a nasty response […]