DIY Mini Air Filter
This is a quick blueprint to making your own mini air filter, perfect for travel, cubicles or small apartments. The cost to build one air filter unit is about $12, and replacement filters are 10 cents each. The unit takes
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The New King of Convenience: Why Dozens of Costa Rican Bodegas Are Going Out of Business
At the top of a long mountain road, deep in the Costa Rican countryside, is a small, unassuming convenience store: Mini Super Economico.
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My Core Values
Core values define much of what I think, say and do. I'm sharing my values here because it helps give me mental clarity and it may inspire you to think about your own values.
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Gear Post 2018
I live out of a small backpack that contains all of my clothing and other daily use items. This post includes pictures of everything in my pack, plus an explanation of why I chose it.
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Piff the Magic Dragon
In 2015, Piff was a contestant on America’s Got Talent, a prime-time talent show that millions of people watch. In Piff’s second appearance, he invited Heidi Klum on stage to assist with the act. At the end, Piff motioned for
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Charity Fund Transparency Report 2017
We gave $1250 to two registered charities: Pencils of Promise and the Exodus Road. These charities are using the funds to build stronger communities through education, and to investigate cases of child trafficking in places like Cambodia, Thailand and India.
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How to Cure Brain Fog + Feel Awesome!
My health totally crashed and I went on a research-binge to make it better. Two weeks later I felt like superman. This post includes my obsessive and comprehensive health regime. You should try it.
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Sex Tourism’s Evil Twin / Is Your Best Friend a Rapist?
Paying for sex does not make it consensual, in fact it’s a strong indicator that it’s not. Non-consensual sex is rape, and that’s what the majority of “sex tourists” are buying; sex from people forced into prostitution without the ability
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Maybe It’s Not All In Your Head
Doctors are experts in the human body, but they are still fallible. Instead of blindly accepting your doctor's advice, approach it with healthy skepticism.
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My Detailed Notes From Hiring An Assistant On Upwork
I interviewed 13 people and hired one. These are my notes on what made the best candidates stand out.
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My Favourite Netflix Hack
How to watch 10x as much Netflix in a fraction of the time.
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Beware Books with Subtitles
My rant about why what you read matters, perhaps even more so than whether you read at all.
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How to Get Out of a Slump: 5 Day Plans
This is what I do whenever I feel like junk.
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My Pledge to End Child Slavery
I setup a fund to fight child slavery and I’m asking you to commit $25 per year to help. 100% of the funds go directly to on-the-ground programs.
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Reading List: December 2016 & January 2017
The Urban Monk, Mind Gym, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, Ego is the Enemy, The Coaching Habit, The Mindbody Prescription, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Grit, The Art of Explanation
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How to Ask For a Refund
Two types of people notoriously ask for refunds: old ladies and me. This is a word-by-word guide for getting 100% of your money back.
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Get Your Blog or Startup $100,000+ in National Media Coverage For Free
Warning: This is not a fluffy post about things you "should" do; it's the technical blue-print for a precision missile that will land you in major media.
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Kristin Wong on How to Write for Major Media
If you create anything, then major media features can be an important way to get exposure. A lot of people think that writing for sites like Forbes or MSN is out of their reach, but Kristin has a process that
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Ramit Sethi: How to Get 1,000,000 Monthly Readers
This isn’t another “how to setup a blog” post; it’s a 5000+ word strategic guide on how Ramit reached 1,000,000 monthly readers.
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An Open Letter to Humanity
I believe we have purpose; we are here to create a humanity worth carrying forward, and then push it to the furthest limit we can. This is an everybody job – we need heroes, sidekicks and a critical mass on
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I Ripped Off Groupon’s Business Model And Made $8200
A story of tinkering, hustling, success, failure and everything in-between. If you are working on a start-up, then you will find insights here to help avoid 70% of your stress.
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10 Things I Want to Be Better At, In No Particular Order
There are actually 50,000 things I want to be better at. Here is a list of 10 that range from Delegating Complex Tasks to Cultivating New Friendships.
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Team Cruise 2016
About three days in, people started asking, “where are we going for Team Cruise 2017?” I don’t know yet, but wherever it is, I'm sure we will be talking about TC2018.
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How to Build a Business on a Cruise Ship: Scott Long, Ante Up Poker Media
Scott and I met in a good place for conversations... a sauna. Wrapped in towels, we sweated about how Scott organizes offshore poker tournaments, on cruise ships.
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Best of Reddit: What’s a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives?
It's easy to browse Reddit in the morning when you wake up, in the afternoon when you'd rather not be at work and in the evening when you should be paying attention to your SO. I recommend you install a
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This is my chuandan. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
I spend a lot of time in my head, and burn a tonne of time and energy thinking about the same things over and over. A great way to free up head space is to process out decisions. For small
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I Google-Stalked My Name Twins & Wrote This Creepy Post
This post is about Michael, Michael, Michael, Michael, Michael, Michael and Michael.
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3 Rules of the Internet
Write short emails, quit watching porn and never respond to successful skip tracers.
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Likeroll
I love doing projects like this because it's a rich learning opportunity. Often, we study in the realm of “things you know that you don’t know”, but new projects expose you to “things you don’t know that you don’t know.”
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纽约自由行终极攻略,没有最全只有更全
This is an ultimate guide to visiting NYC, written in Chinese.
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“It’s Like a Gym But Outdoors” – How to Exercise in China
Outdoor gyms are all the rage in China. Here is a quick intro to how they work.
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