The Simplicity Post

Mind’s masochism: a brief history of why we insist on having too much on our minds

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According to science, the storage capacity of our brain remains a matter of some debate. Let’s ignore for a moment that the complexity of our brain negates a direct conversion from brains to bytes, and rather focus on how estimates still range from a terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) to the petabyte range (1,000 terabytes) – either of which seem to indicate that the brain offers storage space in abundance.

“New is easy. Right is hard.”

-Craig Federighi
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Silence your smartphone, gain a daydream

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Would it surprise you to learn that, on average, we check our smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up? I picked this snippet up from a newspaper article a few days ago, and count it among a number of statistics that confirm the perhaps obvious extent to which information permeates our lives – and the lure it presents.

“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.”

-Henry Ford
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4 ways to set yourself up for a productive day

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We’ve all been there: suddenly, you glance at the clock and discover you’ve spent the first hour or two of your day doing… everything but that which you ought to have done. A little cunning and a smidge of willpower, however, can help ensure this happens as rarely as possible: here are four practical suggestions on how to go about it.