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Monday: April 12, 2010

Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.

Some top Google executives just do 5-minute meetings — anyone who attends these meetings had better be prepared, and concise. If you can get out of meetings and just get the notes, or find an alternative way to communicate, it could save you hours per week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 5:52 AM | Tags (12) | automate | breaks | breathing | day | distractions | lists | simplify | tips | tricks | work | zenhabits | meetings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.Turns out that more and more employers are using tech to track workers.

This post details just how easy (and cheap) it is in this day and age to monitor exactly what people are doing in the workplace. If you happen to have some sort of job in a tech-related field - it's even easier. If you think Big Brother is watching you - well, he probably is.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:02 AM | Tags (9) | tech | workers | employees | tracking | watch | eye | habits | history | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.

I'm sure this was a great use of police time who had to respond to this 'emergency' call. Whatever happened to just pulling the plug from said video game console? Are parents not allowed to do that anymore?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | 911 | dumb | habits | kmov | videogames | waste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

A handy list of fifty-five ways in which get more energy.A handy list of fifty-five ways in which get more energy.

Yes, sometimes laughter can be the best medicine for any occasion, including getting a much-needed boost of energy. I mean, just look at the cat in the thumbnail - he's having a great time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 8:03 AM | Tags (9) | energy | exercise | habits | increase | laughter | methods | vices | ways | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.

Quick summary: ditch Internet Explorer if you haven't already, learn some keyboard shortcuts, and tabs are your friend. There are other great tips and tricks for the slightly advancded web surfer on source article as well (bookmarklets, killing off extensions, disabling flash, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | adblock | browsing | chrome | explorer | firefox | interwebs | safari | surfing | tabs | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?

It depends on whether your office or workspace is noisy enough that a good kind of noise or music is preferable to the natural cacophony. It depends on your personal attention span, and how likely you are to fiddle with controls versus letting a music stream trickle past your ears.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 7:59 AM | Tags (6) | work | music | productive | habits | lifehacker | sounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Five habits that will help you complete your development project in record time.Five habits that will help you complete your development project in record time.

An excellent post for those of us who can get a little deadline-crazy. I'd like to add that checklists (in addition to sketching and outlining) are also a great way to keep yourself ripping through a project.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:50 PM | Tags (6) | habits | programming | development | websites | deployment | deadlines |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

New study shows that Wii is better for kids than actually watching television.New study shows that Wii is better for kids than actually watching television.

Turns out that exercise-oriented video games can burn more calories than just sitting on a couch. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:16 AM | Tags (7) | wii | health | kids | tlevision | habits | study | nintendo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.

For most of these users, video viewing was additive to the traditional TV experience, but 20 percent of those who watch online video regularly said they watch less TV as a result, with males between 12 and 34 making up the largest chunk of this group.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (8) | video | online | report | ars | television | habits | viewing | percentage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Yes, everyone but you is being rude with their mobile device of choice.Yes, everyone but you is being rude with their mobile device of choice.

Human self-awareness being an inconstant phenomenon, a remarkable number of adults claimed they never, ever do such terrible things. Just 28% admit to discussing private matters in public, while only 38% say they've texted or typing in the company of others.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:52 PM | Tags (4) | habits | mobile | rude | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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