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MealSquares, the Ultimate Lifehacker Food

I used to eat food. I still do, but I used to, too.You have probably heard of Soylent, the liquid meal replacement w...

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Calibrating Spending

When I was a kid, I didn't work. I got a tiny allowance ($5 per week, or maybe per month), and every now and then I'...

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Anonymously Admonish Me, Please

It's that time again where I become a better person. Help me out, would ya? Follow this link to give me anonymous ad...

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Unnecessary Things

After a reader asked about why I don't use shower products on the cold showers post comments, I started thinking of ...

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Cold Showers, Tested

A few months ago, I set out to test cold showers. Here's what I wrote for my experimental mission statement:People a...

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Help Me Become a Better Conversationalist

Watch out: I use "I" 54 times in this post, so this will be boring if you, like me, aren't interested in hearing me ...

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Mother-In-Law's Tongue, Areca Palm, Money Plant

These are the three plants I have out of my 99 things. I went to a plant nursery and bought them after my friend Dav...

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Willpower and Success Spirals

I was talking to a friend who seemed to be independently rediscovering what he called self-referential motivation: m...

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Badass Points

04:06. The wake light has gradually brightened to 20% brightness, but I cut it off early. It's time to rise, silentl...

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Spiraling Into Control

I wrote this as a guest post on the Beeminder blog — comments can live there.It’s dark. Warm. Safe. You’re in bed, a...

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Magic Towel Pull-Ups

For a few months in the beginning of 2012, the only exercise I got was doing 10-20 sets of pull-ups a day. I was hac...

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Breathing slower?

I was thinking of 1) setting something up where I could monitor my breath rate while working at my computer and 2) u...

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