5 Good Reads of the Week #2

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A collection of meaningful writing over the past week that stood out amid the firehose of information. 1. 6 Secrets You Can Learn From the Happiest People on Earth – What happens when you look at the happiest people and scientifically analyze what they have in common? Researchers did just that. There was a clear […]

5 Good Reads of the Week #1


A collection of meaningful writing over the past week that stood out amid the firehose of information. 1. We Don’t Sell Saddles Here – Just as much as our job is to build something genuinely useful, something which really does make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive, our job is also to […]

How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Without Notifying Everyone

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Have you ever hesitated to update your LinkedIn profile because you didn’t want your connections to be spammed with emails about the changes? Yeah, me too. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix. Hover the cursor over your profile pic on the far right of the top menu bar. Choose “Privacy & Settings.” You will be promoted […]

2 Ways to Block Facebook Games

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We waste spend enough time on Facebook. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend even more time on there playing silly games, there are a couple of ways to avoid them: stop annoying notifications, or block the app. Stop Notifications Turn off game invite notifications by clicking on round icon in menu bar, […]

To Hide Facebook Posts, You Don’t Have to Unfriend. Just Unfollow.


Remember when you had the option to limit or hide annoying posts from Facebook friends without unfriending them? Well, Facebook, which does what Facebook wants, has removed the “Show All,” “Show Most,” and “Show Only Important,” options and replaced it with “Unfollow” or “Follow.” Now, when you hover over a friend’s name in your feed […]

Simple Social Goals for 2014


In recent years, I’ve limited my goals for the new year to two broad ones: practical, like finances or career; and personal, which are usually simple social goals like creating community and building relationships. The latter is, by far, more purposeful and meaningful. Last year, my simple social goals were: Text those you Facebook, Call those you text, […]