Want to find out if your neighbors are crazy before you move in…
Check Google Maps mashup RottenNeighbors before you move to a new neighborhood to get a heads-up on the potentially noisy folks next door. Just go to the site and search by your zip code.
Using a cell phone will make you smarter?
Although no studies have shown a correlation between cell phone use and brain damage, the International Journal of Neuroscience published a study that found a slower EEG brain wave pattern during cell phone use. This difference in brain activity was subtle – within the normal range – but may reflect a different state of awareness. In fact, they also discovered that frequent cell phone users performed better in selective attention tasks. It’s possible that talking on the phone in the midst of the bustling world’s distractions requires a level of concentration that effectively works as cognitive training of attention.
We don’t do projects…we take bold action!
There’s a best practice in GTD will drive your entire system: You don’t do projects, you do next actions.
Ever wonder why some things sit on your lists and you never seem to get them done? You know the ones that you snarl at every time you can your list? If you’re like most people, you probably think it’s not getting done because you’re procrastinating. You may not be procrastinating on it at all. There’s a good chance that what you’ve got listed is not your next action, or it’s actually the name of a project, so some part of you keeps skipping over it because what you’re seeing is not actually what you need to DO.
Can TwitterNotes make it less of a time suck?
TwitterNotes is the perfect mashup for Twitter, if you ask me. For a while now, I’ve had a note scrawled on an index card that says “figure out how to use Twitter as a “notes to self” solution”. While hosted solutions aren’t my favorite, this one is really simple and works pretty well. I will most certainly be using this handy little service.
via twitter hacks
Free books anyone?
With over 18,000 books available for free, a WAP-enabled mobile site, and suggestions on how to read and save ebooks on your iPhone, ManyBooks.net offers something for nearly everyone. The site features a minimalist interface and simple navigation, as well as user reviews and over a dozen file formats for download. If you spend any time on the Project Gutenberg website, you’ll surely want to bookmark Manybooks.net.
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