Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics
The right to repair electronics isn’t just about repair or even about technology—it’s about ownership. You bought the thing, and therefore you own it—and not just part of it but all of it. And that means you should be able to fix it or get it fixed by whomever you choose. The terms of ownership shouldn’t change just because the product has a chip in it.
Those who shell out the cash for this device will enjoy their screen and battery life today. But the real payoff of the iPhone X might come when we figure out what it can do tomorrow.
the next time you have the choice between meditating and sitting in a bar with your friends complaining about meditation class, you should probably seriously consider going to the bar, no matter what your happiness app says.
The two most important problems facing the human race right now are the need for widespread deployment of renewable energy and figuring out how to deal with the end of work. Everything else pales in comparison.
if you haven’t reached your goals yet, or haven’t found a way to be successful, it doesn’t mean you’re a loser.
It means you haven’t found out how to win yet. If you keep going, you will find out.
But if you quit, you won’t. So don’t.
Now the challenge is to save Wikipedia and its promise of a free and open collection of all human knowledge amid the conquest of new and old television—how to collect and preserve knowledge when nobody cares to know. Television has even infected Wikipedia itself—today many of the most popular entries tend to revolve around television series or their cast.
Is health care a right? The United States remains the only developed country in the world unable to come to agreement on an answer
Being accountable is a craft that takes practice. Develop your goal-setting and execution skills, and know that they’ll strengthen with time
Something which is extremely important, but easily ignored. Secure your router today.
You can get sucked into the false progress of email, social media, and big data, or you can commit to defining meaningful metrics and milestones that will keep you engaged with the long-term creative projects that matter most to you.
The choice is yours.
Be it a deal gone bad, a whiffed quarter, or a layoff, this may be your chance to define not only the event, but the character of your company.
The best companies aren’t families. They’re supporters of families. Allies of families. There to provide healthy, fulfilling work environments so when workers shut their laptops at a reasonable hour, they’re the best husbands, wives, parents, siblings, and children they can be.
Any time you are feeling down about your life after lurking on Facebook, go to Google and start typing stuff into the search box. Google’s autocomplete will tell you the searches other people are making. Type in “I always …” and you may see the suggestion, based on other people’s searches, “I always feel tired” or “I always have diarrhea.” This can offer a stark contrast to social media, where everybody “always” seems to be on a Caribbean vacation.
the only way to do great work, in any field, is to find time to consider the larger questions
While we can’t solve the diabetes and obesity epidemics with any one move, rebranding juice from a health food to a treat would be a major step in the right direction.
"You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You just need to be slightly better."
A great inspiring article on Prez Ulysses Grant. Couldn't take my eyes off for even a second. Damn interesting!
Before flying with an airline, we should also focus on their customer service, not just ticket price.
"Choose to accept yourself, flaws and all. Rather than imperfections and failures, focus on your positive attributes and achievements."
"let your kids make as many of their own decisions as you can. The best way to learn to make smart choices — and to take responsibility for our actions — is to start early."
"We have choices, men and women. Gendering clothes is ridiculous, unnecessary and totally damaging. I refuse to be complicit in it."
"The world is getting louder. But silence is still accessible—it just takes commitment and creativity to cultivate it."
"People adhere to a dietary faith in the hope they will be saved. That if they’re good enough, pure enough in their eating, they can keep illness and mortality at bay. And the pursuit of life everlasting always requires a leap of faith."
"If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
"We live under this misconception that saying yes, being available, always at the ready for other people, makes us a better person, but in fact it does quite the opposite. You get stressed and anxious; you’re viewed as a patsy."
"Shutting both types of noise out–literal (and excessive) sound, and the more general commotion of the modern workplace—can improve our ability to focus and create our best work."
emotion vocabulary is a bit like a directory, allowing you to call up a greater number of strategies to cope with life.
Very Well Said: "Empathy and respect, what we owe to fellow citizens of our country"
Like PCs in the 70s, the internet in the 80s, and smartphones in the early 2000s, we are seeing pieces of a future that isn’t quite here. But the future is coming: markets go up and down, and excitement ebbs and flows, but computing technology marches steadily forward.
A majority of Silicon Valley innovations were invented and founded by immigrants. Without them, we might not have the iPhone or Google or Amazon or many things we rely on everyday for our livelihood. Not only is shutting down our borders to a certain group of people based on religion immoral and unconstitutional, it's also economically unsound.
It can be fun to fire off tons of point-and-shoot snapshots, but just a tiny amount of prep time can drastically improve almost every single photo.
There are three foundational elements to getting your ideas understood and appreciated, elements that underlie everything else. These are social proof, which gives people a reason to listen to you; content creation, which allows them to evaluate the quality of your ideas; and your network, which allows your ideas to spread.
Great behaviors and attributes break down all the barriers to building your distinctive capabilities, and as they expand across the organization, they will squeeze out the negative aspects in your culture.
Will we again see the best of Mozilla Firefox?
We fail. We struggle. And that is why we succeed.
Why Republicans are against ObamaCare? A good analysis..