Fine-tune Your Productivity With The Right Desktop Wallpaper and Concentrate

What if you could sharpen your focus or boost your creativity just by changing your desktop wallpaper? Maybe you can: A 2009 study conducted at the University of British Columbia suggests that colors in the environment improve cognitive functions: red increases focus on linear, detail oriented tasks like clerical work while blue encourages creativity and […]


Tips For Getting More From Evernote

I’m a big Evernote fan and I’ve been using it since 2009. I love it because it syncs across all my devices. And I’m a control freak and I love it because it doesn’t force my notes and content into a structure that doesn’t suit me. I can build whatever methods, hacks or structure works […]


Short Circuiting Impulse Purchases

I can’t browse anywhere on the internet without falling in love with a new knife, wallet or watch. I can’t look up a recipe without lusting after a new toaster, sugar bowl or some tin camping cups. Photos of other people’s pocket dumps inspire me to acquire vintage leather keychains, zippo lighters (I don’t smoke) […]


How To Take A Cold Shower And Why You Should Do It

Photo Credit: marius.zierold on Flickr. The samurai called it “Misogi,” exhaustive ascetic rituals that included breath training, sleep deprivation and standing under thundering waterfalls. The goal was to purify the body, reflect on the self, to clear and focus the mind. To become the enlightened warrior. There’s a dozen health benefits to taking a cold […]


Evernote As Personal Pocket Ref

The “Pocket Ref” is a beefy 800+ page guide that fits in your pocket and contains maps, tables and scientific formulas covering all manner of disciplines and trades. It gained notable fame when it appeared in an episode of “Mythbusters” and an internet search will reveal dozens of incarnations of the tome under various vanity […]