In 2009, I gave up following the news. Before that, I’d been a news junky. Every morning would follow a familiar pattern: picking up my phone, checking one app, checking the next, clicking, scrolling, obsessing,… Read More »I went back to the news after 13 years. I forgot how bad it is.
In Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport argues that we should radically reduce the amount we use our digital devices. By cutting back on our smartphones, tablets and laptops, we’ll reconnect with friends, pursue more fulfilling hobbies,… Read More »Digital Minimalism – what does the evidence say?
There are three types of self-improvers. You can learn more from the other types than you can from doing more and more of what you’re already doing. To me, it seems obvious that you should… Read More »Three types of self-improvers, and what you can learn from them
The internet seems to be obsessed with minimalist travel, or ‘travelling light’. But travelling heavy can save you time and money, and make your trip more enjoyable. When I was 23, I did three months… Read More »Travelling heavy is better than travelling light
Self-improvement quotes are hugely popular. And I’ll admit that I also enjoy the smug sense of understanding when I read one and think “hmm yeh, that’s true”. But while pure ‘productivity porn’ has got a… Read More »What’s wrong with self-improvement quotes
Effective learning techniques help you get better scores, and spend less time studying. Typically they’re associated with subjects where you have to memorise lots of things. But they can be used for arts subjects too.… Read More »How to use effective learning techniques for arts subjects