Ironic, isn’t it? The “logical” assumption points to real-life meetings being more tiring. I mean, the physical labor… makes sense, right?
I’ve never been more exhausted sitting on my chair staring at a screen. (Only in 2020–21 will you see a sentence like that.)
But why? Good question. You’re about to find out.
Back-to-back video calls require more focus than a face-to-face chat. It has to do with our subconscious. We work harder to process non-verbal cues like the tone and pitch of the voice, facial expressions, and body language all through the screen.
When you buy that Quarter-pounder with large fries and a large coke — do you think you’re doing it at your own free will?
Our brains are being “hacked” with restaurant psychology as soon as we step in through the door. Pretty much everything in that Starbucks you visit weekly is predesigned to empty your pockets and get you salivating.
Here’s a look at some of them so we can hopefully start saving some money and become a smarter buyer.
Do you ever notice how restaurants, like McDonald’s, don’t use the $ sign on their menus?
You’re probably wondering, what was I thinking?
Well, I was still a youngin in high school.
Maybe I’m hoping that excuses my seemingly stupid and irrational decision. But, in retrospect, I don’t think it was stupid at all. Crazy? Absolutely.
If I were to summarize my story in six words, do crazy things — it builds confidence.
The majority of you reading this are probably are like me.
You have zero programming experience.
To us, Python is nothing but a snake in the Amazon. To the computer nerds at my hackathon, it was a coding language of the gods.
10-second bio lesson (to avoid confusion while reading):MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX(MHC): set of genes that make special proteins (for the surface of white blood cells) that help identify foreign substances to fight off disease. Everyone has a different MHC, some more similar than others.
One rainy evening,
The women were then asked if they were on the pill and the men were asked to wear a cotton T-shirt on a Sunday and Monday night.
Bear with me.
The women were then each given a bundle of…
No, I didn’t cheat — this isn’t about me (clearing that out for my girlfriend). Rather, I’m shedding light (to encourage mindfulness) on gray areas of infidelity where it has forever been black and white, filled with shame and hate.
What do we think when we hear that someone cheated?
“What a bad person!”
“How could they do that to them? They have no soul.”
“What a scum!”
Mhm. Often, it occurs without fair reason and it’s not your fault they leave for someone else. I’m not saying that it is either.
But, every time, we tend to victimize one…
Did you know that 100 million people watched the League of Legends world finals compared to the 98.2 at the Superbowl? Search for “lol” on Google and what you won’t find is “laugh out loud”. No, no, that would be absurd. Instead, you’ll find a digital game of chess, on steroids.
You drop into a 5v5 match to compete over resources (gold, levels, magic items) that make you stronger for the ultimate goal of destroying the enemy Nexus (headquarters).
You’ve been stuck at home with all this extra time. Your phone is your best friend. Fair enough.
But, things are slowly going back to normal. Whether it’s online or real-life, your daily routine is climbing its way back to relevance but one problem: you acquired some bad habits. Your daily phone usage went from 2–3 to 6–8 hrs.
No? Just me? It increased — probably significantly, that's my point.
Here are three ways I’ve been decreasing my times and increasing productivity:
I cannot tell you in words how helpful this is. I don’t know if android users already had/have…
Why did the chicken cross the road? It didn’t. Hell, it wasn’t leaving the storehouse as far as KFC was concerned.
I remember it like it was yesterday (3 years ago, yesterday). Arguably one of the worst days of my chicken-loving life. I decided to treat myself to a good ol’ bucket of KFC chicken the other day. I laughed with my buddies as the flashback hit. The company ran out of goddamn chicken. At the time, it was the end of the world. In retrospect, it’s a valuable marketing lesson and frankly, a priceless life lesson.
In 2017, KFC…
It’s always nice to see advice on how to better market our product — it teaches us what to do and how to do it. We become smarter.
Sometimes, though, it’s just as important to be given examples of what not to do. Learning from other’s mistakes means that we won’t have to share their burden. Plus, we enjoy a good laugh examining them — as you’ll come to see.
Yesterday, I was scrolling through Instagram and I come across this post:
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