Summary of “How to Streamline Every Area of Your Life”

I strongly believe in streamlining areas of your life that are repetitive and/or annoying, if it allows you to carve out time for the things that are more important in your life.
1) You save time by avoiding multiple runs to the grocery store, thinking what to cook and where to eat every single day.
Bonus: Order your groceries online to save even more time.
By having a set of recipes that you know how to do in your sleep you are able to save time and mental energy on decision making, ingredient shopping and recipe research.
Bonus points if you do it online to save even more time.
Bonus points if you are able to outsource house work and save even more time.
The thing with errands is that they like to stay on our to-do list for a very long time, making us feel worse every time we look at it.
Workouts:Plan your workouts ahead. Having a workout schedule saves you a lot of time and increases your chances of actually working out.

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Summary of “Samuel L. Jackson Discusses Captain Marvel, Donald Trump, Quentin Tarantino and How Long He’ll Act”

He has found his way into megafranchises like Star Wars and The Incredibles, and as former SHIELD director Nick Fury, Jackson has shot eleven different Marvel movies, including four Avengers films.
The Jackson-led M. Night Shyamalan sequel Glass opened the year atop the box office for multiple weeks, and between that and his Marvel commitments, the actor could spend the first year of his seventies with more weeks at number one than any other working actor in 2019-a remarkable feat for a man who is already the highest-grossing film actor of all time, with his movies accounting for an estimated $13 billion combined.
A scant thirty years and more than a hundred movies later, we are sitting in that country-club dining room and he is saying things like “Engage your core.” Glass, the much-awaited sequel to 2000’s gritty superhero epic Unbreakable, hit theaters in January; he is reprising his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming films Captain Marvel and Spider- Man: Far from Home; and the Brie Larson-directed Unicorn Store is slated for Netflix in April.
As a kid, did you look at movies and think, I want to do that!?We looked at movies and went home and redid the movies.
Quality movies are movies that make me happy, a movie I would’ve gone to see.
It’s a very different movie from the movie that I went there to do.
What do you think about all the controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino’s use of the n-word in that movie? It’s some bullshit.
“I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.” Fuck I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money.

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Summary of “Uber and Lyft are losing money. At some point, we’ll pay for it.”

Boosters of the ride-share revolution like to point out that most of the nation’s cars spend most of their time parked; there ought to be money in liberating all that unused capital.
In 2014, journalist Timothy B. Lee spent a week driving for Lyft.
Answer: heavy subsidies, from both the companies and the drivers themselves.
Uber and Lyft have long used investor money to subsidize operations.
Whenever a driver arrives to pick you up in a massive truck or a luxury automobile, you’re either looking at a driver who took up driving as a form of charity work or one who doesn’t understand that ride-sharing income should be calculated after deducting gas and vehicle depreciation.
Not every driver makes quite such a blatant error, but there’s considerable evidence that earnings are low after accounting for expenses, and drivers don’t necessarily realize that.
Thus, the ride-sharing market offers a real-life illustration of the old economist’s joke: “We’re losing money on every unit, but we’ll make it up in volume!” Unfortunately for us riders, there’s only so much cheap investment money, and only so many inexperienced drivers, out there.
Investors should prepare for demand to drop when customers and drivers discover the true price of the service.

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Summary of “The backyard mechanic who is taking on Tesla”

Benoit had a friend who owned a Model S, and the moment he pulled it into Benoit’s driveway to take him for a ride, Benoit was obsessed.
Undeterred, Benoit stripped the car, tore out all of the ruined electronics, and pried out the seats, which had rusted in place, thanks to the saltwater.
Tesla does not want anyone working on its cars besides Tesla, and it refused to sell Benoit the parts he wanted.
Benoit found another Model S that had been totaled in a collision but whose electronics and batteries were still good, bought it for a little more than he’d paid for Delores, and began the long process of turning two broken vehicles into one good one, figuring everything out as he went along and posting videos on a YouTube channel he’d created, Rich Rebuilds, to log his progress.
After more than a year of tinkering and of challenge after challenge, Benoit had proudly restored Delores nearly back to showroom quality, and in video #61, she passed state inspection.
He still drives Delores and has worked on other rebuilds, but he spends most of his tinkering time helping other Tesla owners who don’t want to deal with, or wait for, Tesla.
Which brings us to the next step in Benoit’s story: He is preparing to open the first repair shop on the East Coast dedicated to electric vehicles, with the goal of servicing vehicles while teaching owners how to care for the cars themselves.
The shop is under construction in Seabrook, N.H., and he has enlisted a former Tesla mechanic to join him.

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Summary of “How to Budget When You’re Broke”

Follow these steps to set up a budget if you’re broke.
Not all experts agree on which is best to focus on first, debt or savings.
The “Debt Snowball” method: Pay your smallest debts first.
The “Debt Avalanche” method: Pay debts with the highest interest rates first.
As finance blog Ready for Zero points out: “Proponents of the Debt Avalanche point out that you can lose thousands of dollars by choosing not to tackle your highest interest accounts first.”
The most important thing is to keep your debts organized and come up with a plan on how you’ll tackle each one.
Once you pick your debt repayment strategy, allocate an amount toward each debt.
Calculate how long it will take to eliminate each one, with your budget in place.

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Summary of “There’s new evidence for what happened to people who survived Vesuvius”

“Tuck’s combination of history and archaeology has produced strong evidence that it is possible to trace Vesuvian refugees,” bioarchaeologist Kristina Killgrove wrote at Forbes about this new work.
The latter made up a large proportion of the business class in the Roman world, with merchant warehouses and real estate holdings in the major harbor city of Puteoli, for example, so Tuck surmises they may have been traveling on business when Vesuvius erupted.
Supporting evidence would include evidence of intermarriage between two or more refugee families; artifacts or cult objects associated with Pompeian or Herculaneum gods in the refugee communities; the construction of new public infrastructure to accommodate large numbers of refugees in the period after the Vesuvius eruption; and mining the data from isotope analysis of human remains showing trace elements in the bones as evidence of the population’s mobility.
“There’s probably a lot more survivors out there that I can’t find.” People who moved in with family members in the refugee cities would be largely invisible to this kind of analysis if they shared common Roman names.
Tuck focused primarily on new names previously uncommon in the refugee cities.
Tuck found evidence of refugees settling in communities on the north side of the Bay of Naples, usually moving as families.
“If you look at a map of the bodies found at Pompeii, they’re almost all found on the south side of the city, which makes sense because the volcano was on the north side. If it erupts, your first thought is to run away from it.” There is some irony in the fact that people who counter-intuitively fled north and got out of the blast zone quickly stood a better chance of surviving.
“Tuck’s work, combined with bioarchaeological evidence from the skeletons of people who were trapped by Vesuvius, and with biochemical evidence in the form of isotope and ancient DNA analysis, paves the way for a fuller understanding of this catastrophic natural disaster and its ramifications on the Roman people,” Killgrove wrote.

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Summary of “In 1998, I helped convict two men of murder. I’ve regretted it ever since.”

Later, reading the unexpurgated courtroom transcripts, I learned that Maurice’s lawyer had approached the judge immediately after opening statements and moved to “Sever” the two defendants-to give Dominic and Maurice separate trials.
Pressed during cross-examination, Dominic allowed that he’d followed Maurice “In case anybody try to fight him or anything, I was going to be right there.” Dominic’s confessed understanding of why he’d accompanied Maurice would ultimately seal his doom.
We could have opted to convict Dominic only on some of the lesser charges he was facing-for instance, sent him to prison for several years for possessing a firearm during a violent crime-while not convicting him of murder.
Howie had been 10 years out of law school then, and Dominic was the first defendant she’d ever had take the stand.
Discovering them one by one was deeply sad, and only more so with the knowledge that I could have helped spare Dominic all of them.
In her mind, there was no doubt that both Dominic and Maurice were murderers and that Dominic was upset only because he’d been punished for his crime.
“This may have been after we took two or three votes. You asked something like, ‘Are we sure that we want to convict Dominic on all of these charges? Because we’re really making an impact on his life.'” In my memory, I’d been meek and retiring, but he was describing a person who’d fought to sway the outcome.
The wardens at each new prison Dominic’s been transferred to, like every warden before, have refused my requests to interview Dominic face to face.

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Summary of “How I lost my legs and gained… you want me to say something inspiring here”

The legs are pretty ugly: I want to make that clear.
The legs are beginner prosthetics, called dead legs because the ankles don’t bend – this is supremely annoying, but as long as I’m not walking up or down a steep hill I can get where I’m going okay, and if I am on a hill, it’s a good excuse to desperately drape my arm around someone for balance.
My prosthetist helped me click on the legs and pulled me up onto a set of parallel bars, telling me to take a step, careful, careful – and then – I put a foot down and pushed forward and it worked.
There were still a lot of things that needed to be worked out: the sockets had to be padded or thinned out depending on if the end of my legs hurt, the metal bars had to balance just right so that I didn’t tip forwards or backwards, and the feet need to be turned out just enough.
The definition of disability that I use when talking to other people is “Something that limits your daily functions – you need something to help you live a ‘regular life,’ so to speak.” I need my fake legs and sometimes a cane if I want to get around, walk like everyone else, take the bus and the subway and the occasional Lyft.
Everything’s a little floppier, a little looser; arms flail and legs get twisted into strange positions.
I’d rather talk about the legs themselves: how I put them on each morning, how my doctors make them fit, how the foot looks real but also totally not real.
If I didn’t know how to relate to my body before I lost my legs – then, I used to half-jokingly refer to myself as a “Flesh sack” – I certainly don’t know how to relate to my body now.

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Summary of “Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?”

We’re on a cliff roughly 3,500 feet above the Colorado River at the tip of the Great Thumb Mesa, a spectacular formation that thrusts out from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon like the bow of an immense ship.
The most efficient way to travel the length of the canyon is to float down the Colorado River, which winds through the canyon for 277 sinuous miles.
By the autumn of 2015, Rudow had completed hundreds of hikes and slot canyon explorations in the canyon and felt he was ready for his biggest challenge: a 57-day trek moving east to west across the canyon’s north side.
Before 2015 more people had stood on the moon than had completed a continuous thru-hike of the Grand Canyon.
The successful campaign to stop those dams, spearheaded by the Sierra Club during the 1960s, established the idea that the Grand Canyon is inviolable.
As a program director of the Grand Canyon Trust, a conservation group that has spent 30 years battling an array of threats against the canyon, Clark is deeply troubled by the tramway plan.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, 15 springs and five wells inside the Grand Canyon area have levels of uranium that are considered unsafe to drink, due in part to incidents in older mines, where erosion and problems with containment have allowed uranium to leach into the groundwater.
Visit natgeoexpeditions.com to learn about our trips to the Grand Canyon and other national parks.

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Summary of “How to Play a Tabletop RPG With No Planning or Extra Dice”

I looked for games that met my needs: mechanics everyone could learn in one session, but were still strong enough to bring structure and keep this from being make believe; scenarios we could jump into without an extra session for planning or character creation; no piles of dice or sheafs of paper or GM screen; no commitment past the first session.
“It’s one of the rare games where the more work you put in as a player, the more you get out of it.” How much work? He says he really started sucking the marrow around the thirtieth or fortieth play session.
One of his favorite games for this kind of play is the 48-page Into the Odd, a gothic game where each character has only three stats, and where a session can run about two hours.
You can’t rely on the one person with the extra dice if they don’t show up to every game.
Most only require a couple of six-sided dice, though some use the typical set of specialized RPG dice, especially the famous D20. You can see dozens of these games at the one-page RPG subreddit, or by searching around the general RPG subreddit.
If you want to watch someone else play a game, the Tempting Fate series is dedicated to playing microRPGs.
While microRPGs can be good for new players, I wouldn’t recommend them for first-time GMs. If you want to run a microRPG, you’ll find it a lot easier if you’ve run, or at least played, several sessions of an RPG. Always Be Ready to Play.
The first time you play a particular system, it can be helpful to have the rules printed out, maybe even an extra copy for the players.

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