Mathias Hellsing

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Mathias Hellsing

83 days ago

I spent most of my daytime hours shoveling digital snow.

Reboot or Die Trying

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Mathias Hellsing

368 days ago

Watching a 45-minute X-Files rerun just pushes the rest of my life 45 minutes back, and something somewhere must be falling off the far end.

Life Gets Real When the TV Goes Off

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Mathias Hellsing

406 days ago

20 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise has been shown to improve mood and make people feel better for 12 hours afterwards.

Why I Run In The Morning

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Mathias Hellsing

410 days ago

I can tell you what outfit and hairstyle Beyoncé posted on social media last week, but I couldn’t tell you where in the world she was, what the inside of her house looks like or even which continent her primary residence is on.

Social Media Got You Down? Be More Like Beyoncé

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Mathias Hellsing

411 days ago

Taking the time to compose from the heart and write messages by hand is a personal touch that I’ve wanted to impart as a way to say a) I’m a real person, b) real people work at SoundCloud, and c) thank you for being part of the community.

Five years at SoundCloud

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Mathias Hellsing

411 days ago

The worst part was the guilt. I felt enormously guilty every second I wasn’t doing something

Preventing Burnout: A Cautionary Tale

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Mathias Hellsing

412 days ago

The car needs an oil change, the kids need haircuts, the dog needs to have his teeth cleaned at the vet. Did you schedule any of that yet? Do you have a grocery list? What’s for dinner, anyway?

The Importance of Removing Mental Clutter

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Mathias Hellsing

420 days ago

I Used to Be a Human Being

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Mathias Hellsing

424 days ago

Lots of us know how to work long hours, but few of us understand how to work a single productive hour.

How to Be Productive Without Working Past Noon.

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Mathias Hellsing

440 days ago

At the end of each workday, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

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Mathias Hellsing

447 days ago

This Is Your Brain on Silence

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Mathias Hellsing

447 days ago

About 82 percent of women and 78 percent of men who got lung cancer might have prevented it through healthy behaviors. About 29 percent of women and 20 percent of men might have prevented colon and rectal cancer. About 30 percent of both might have prevented pancreatic cancer. Breast cancer was much less preventable: 4 percent.

Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

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Mathias Hellsing

448 days ago

I’m going to make everything dope. I’m going to make a world. Cuz the thing is, an album doesn’t mean anything.

Information Overload Doesn’t Have to Affect How We Consume Music

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Mathias Hellsing

449 days ago

"So it goes with the fiction we read, the movies we watch, the music we listen to and, scarily, the ideas we subscribe to. They’re not challenged. They’re validated and reinforced"

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

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Mathias Hellsing

455 days ago

Here, a fridge hides bundles of kale and unspeakable amounts of sprouted, ancient grains.

Be A Minimalist.

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Mathias Hellsing

455 days ago

Love and spirituality and gratitude are found in personal connection. Not in an email response.

How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy

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Mathias Hellsing

456 days ago

How Minimalism Helps Find Our Voice Amidst the Noise

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Mathias Hellsing

541 days ago

If we don’t teach our kids to be alone, we will teach them to be lonely.

The Joy of Missing Out

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Mathias Hellsing

554 days ago

I say, OK! Let’s see this amazing product you’ve built! This shrine that inspired four million people to become your fans. And they look at each other, and they look at me, and they say, Product? Shrine?

Our New Shrines

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Mathias Hellsing

554 days ago

Walking intrigues the deskbound.

A Need to Walk

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Mathias Hellsing

562 days ago

Once we’ve spent some time soaking up the source material and filling up on the world, we have to start chipping away, simplifying, and reflecting all the while.

Remove Something Every Day

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Mathias Hellsing

578 days ago

we often connect to people we don't know and disconnect from the people that we do.

My Force Quit From Electronics

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Mathias Hellsing

606 days ago

Meetings that don’t suck

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Mathias Hellsing

611 days ago

a good night's sleep means a better tomorrow

Why I'm Excited To Be Teaming Up With HuffPost To Promote Sleep

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Mathias Hellsing

645 days ago

I even slept with my phone by my side. It was what I fell asleep watching, and it was the alarm that woke me up.

How I quit my smartphone addiction and really started living

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Mathias Hellsing

650 days ago

Allow Space to Screw It Up

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Mathias Hellsing

654 days ago

The Useless Agony of Going Offline

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Mathias Hellsing

670 days ago

What have we done with our dusk?

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

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Mathias Hellsing

692 days ago

A research paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorder in 2013 (four years after the first lights were installed) found that there was an 84 percent decrease in suicides at stations with the blue lights. The exact reason why the lights are effective isn’t known, but some researchers theorize that it’s related to the apparent positive effect of light on mood.

How Blue Lights on Train Platforms Combat Tokyo’s Suicide Epidemic

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Mathias Hellsing

694 days ago

Antarctic personnel also have to cope with the challenges of getting a good night’s sleep in the constant daylight of the polar summer and 24-hour winter darkness.

How do you prepare for the isolation of space?

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Mathias Hellsing

694 days ago

What do you get the species that has everything?

Even my Furby knows it: our love affair with shopping is over

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Mathias Hellsing

694 days ago

Study after study has proven that sleep is practically a performance enhancing drug. Whether or not you believe it, the blue spectrum light from tablets and smartphones actually messes with our ability to fall asleep

Three Places To Put Away The Smartphone

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Mathias Hellsing

694 days ago

Turn off all your electronics one hour before bed.

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Mathias Hellsing

695 days ago

indle knows when we can’t put a book down, when we plunge ourselves into an author’s world far too late into the night, on a weeknight, when the next day is most definitely not a holiday.

Future reading

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Mathias Hellsing

699 days ago

When you wake up at 3:10, you feel as if you live two days in one day. Between 3:10 and whenever I make breakfast, I am more productive than I am for the rest of the day.

What I Discovered Waking Up at 3:10 Every Morning

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Mathias Hellsing

706 days ago

It’s early and dark. The alarm sounds, and you reach over to switch it off. After a short pause, you sit up. You swing your legs off the bed, touch the floor with your feet, and reach for your phone.

How I became a morning person (and why I decided to make the change)

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Mathias Hellsing

706 days ago

Can’t Put Down Your Device? That’s by Design

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Mathias Hellsing

706 days ago

I keep coming back to pen and paper for my daily list. Why? Persistent visibility, portability, and freeform entry

How I Get Work Done — Medium

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Mathias Hellsing

706 days ago

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself.

Facebook’s Mental Health Problem

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Mathias Hellsing

711 days ago

There is so little surprise left in our lives, thanks to the Internet.

Small Surprises are a gift

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Mathias Hellsing

718 days ago

For that one hour, though, I didn’t think about any of this. I just ran.

Finding Inner Peace Through Running

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Mathias Hellsing

720 days ago

You feel free somehow. You’re efficient, carrying only what you need to survive and your journal to record the journey. As you focus on the trail ahead, you feel a fire deep inside, pushing you forward. You’re prepared not for any possible scenario, nor for comfort, but for survival and adventure.

What’s Keeping Your From Going Further? — Medium

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Mathias Hellsing

720 days ago

And the worst part is, we’re so conditioned to want things that when we actually get them, we don’t truly enjoy them; we just find something else to want.

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Mathias Hellsing

725 days ago

What I figured out so far is the notes I take are primarily for today. They are for noting all the things which I have happening that day, and not really meant to be carried forward into the next day. It is short term information with a few long term things scattered in.

Handwritten Notes

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Mathias Hellsing

728 days ago

It’s okay not to know.

It’s Okay Not to Know: Dialing Down the Information Flow

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Mathias Hellsing

728 days ago

Boredom is your imagination calling to you. It’s important to go inside, it’s important to cultivate your inner life. When you experience boredom, your brain isn’t bored at all. The brain is laying down those parts of the brain associated with a stable autobiographical memory. So it isn’t good for us to flee from any moment of boredom by going to a phone, yet that’s what’s happening.

Smartphones Hurt Our Face-to-Face Relationships: Sherry Turkle

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Mathias Hellsing

728 days ago

Stop all forms of working or screen time, two hours before going to bed. I know, it is hard, but you will definitely get way more from these two hours in the morning.

10 tips to stay healthy as a developer — Medium

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Mathias Hellsing

734 days ago

A Criticism of Scrum

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Mathias Hellsing

765 days ago

I was spending way too much time on the social web. There was this feeling of anxiousness that I couldn’t really explain.

Non-social 

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Mathias Hellsing

766 days ago

Being an adult is hard, and some days just call for comfort. But so often we can get caught up in a pattern of numbing that doesn’t serve us.

How to Live an Abundant Life

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