Kevin Kelly told me about this trick a couple of years ago and it has helped me tremendously: "Anytime anyone invites you to do anything, ask yourself this question before you accept: Would I do it tomorrow?"
David Plotz of Slate has more on the power of this magic question.
See sample pages from this book at Wink. Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids by Asha Dornfest Workman 2016, 272 pages, 5 x 0.8 x 7 inches (softcover) $36 Buy one on Amazon In 2005 Asha Dornfest, a new parent, launched the blog Parent Hacks as a way for parents to share […]
One of my all-time favorite books is Ron Hale-Evans’ Mind Performance Hacks, by Ron Hale-Evans, which has 75 practical tips for becoming a better thinker. I highly recommend it, as well as his follow-up book, Mindhacker (co-written with Marty Hale-Evans) The first tip in the book is a classic, but I suspect many people don’t […]
According to this video, you can ripen a avocado by wrapping it in foil and putting it in a 250 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. [via] Image: Shutterstock
Experienced shutterbugs with DSLR cameras have boatloads of lens options for capturing the moment. Unfortunately, smartphone photographers often get stuck with their one crummy lens, which means limited zoom and focus for their final image.Step up your smartphone’s photographic power with the Acesori 5-Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit, now just $9.99 in the Boing Boing Store.Magnetic rings easily […]
Some truths are universal. For one, your phone will always run out of power when you most need it. For another, the charging cords that come packaged with your Apple device will fray, split, and rip faster than Usain Bolt in a game of tag.Instead, pick up a charging cord that anyone would have a tough […]
Some people say magic tricks are nerdy and best left to your 12-year-old asthmatic cousin. But others see value in perfecting the slight of hand and showmanship associated with a perfectly executed routine. We’re firmly in the latter camp. And now, we’re giving you the ability to put a few parlor tricks up your sleeve with the Penguin […]