52 Weeks of Habits |52 Weeks of Habits

I want to give a quick explanation as to why I stopped posting on 52 Weeks. October 2013 (shortly after my last post) I started a company with 7 friends. We received seed funding in December and have been working on it full-time. The website is “Tailored Fit” and we’re building an online personal shopper that learns [...]

 

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email habits

If you’re old enough to remember when email first became popular–it used to be a great experience. You would go home, boot up your main computer (before browser-based email became a thing) and lavish those 4 or 5 emails you received from a few people you cared about a lot. You would write out long thoughtful responses, [...]

 

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5 habits of a social entrepreneur

  Varun Arora is the founding director of OpenCurriculum, a Pittsburgh non-profit startup that’s turning the textbook and knowledge-sharing industry on its head. OpenCurriculum allows teachers and students to upload or create educational material in a stylistic fusion between Wikipedia and Dropbox-turned-public. These resources are then curated by the community through a system of upvotes and downvotes [...]

 

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I watched a girl shop for dresses in class this morning. It was an odd thing to watch: she’d scroll through a few dresses, look up and take notes, scroll through dresses, take notes, and this went on for about an hour. As I sat there occasionally watching her, I thought about how we’ve become very bad [...]

 

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Hey Everyone,

I’m trying something different this week: a video! Normally I’d just write a post on taking control of your calendar, but I wanted a more active visual representation of what I was talking about so I decided to make a video instead. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments either here or on YouTube!

 

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Forrest Gump running

For a long time, I hated running. In fact, I’m not even sure if I even like running now or if I’m just addicted to it. Maybe I still hate it, but that’s besides the point–it makes me feel awesome. I got bored of lifting weights about 8 weeks ago and decided to start trying to run: the one type of exercise [...]

 

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wake up early habit

Today I’m releasing my eBook! I’ve written a lot about sleep in the last 4 months. During that time, my posts: Make Waking Up Early a Habit Kick Insomnia’s Ass, How to Fall Asleep Instantly How to Prevent Jetlag Quitting Coffee for Sleep and Productivity All Nighters are Ruining Your Life and Habitual Morning Routine Have been some [...]

 

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how to pull an all nighter

I stand by what I said in my last post: all nighters are ruining your life. But, I recognize that sometimes they’re necessary. Even when we avoid them at all costs, there are sometimes incidents that require us to stay up all night or most of the night, especially in college or in certain professions. It could [...]

 

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all nighters

I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been settling back into college, and it messed up my posting schedule and threw off my habit of maintaining this blog but I’m back! In the spirit of school starting again, I want to discuss something that comes up way too often at college (especially at Carnegie Mellon): pulling “all-nighters.” [...]

 

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to don't list

We’re all familiar with to-do lists. They’re ubiquitous, you can get hundreds of apps for them, and every other blog about productivity tells you the importance of keeping one. They’re certainly valuable–they help us remember the dozens of different things we need to do at any given time, and help us get a lot more done than [...]

 

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