All posts by mostlygreen32

​Senator Hawley on Social Media: “addiction is actually the point.” by Cal Newport

Senator Hawley on Social Media: “addiction is actually the point.” June 29, 2019 Photo by Natureofthought. Early last month, Josh Hawley, the newly-elected senator from Missouri, gave a speech about big tech at the Hoover Institute. He made a couple points that caught my attention, such as when he said this: “Social media only works ...

Naval Ravikant, Email, and the Future of Work by Cal Newport

Naval Ravikant, Email, and the Future of Work June 19, 2019 In a recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Naval Ravikant referenced economist Ronald Coase’s 1937 paper, “The Nature of the Firm,” which later helped Coase win a Nobel prize. The mathematical details of this paper are dense, but on Rogan’s show, Ravikant summarizes its ...

​On the Pleasures and Sorrows of Life Without Screens by Cal Newport

On the Pleasures and Sorrows of Life Without Screens June 1, 2019 Photo by Marketa. I recently received a message from a friend of mine, a young man named Mike. He told me that Digital Minimalism had changed his life. Naturally, I asked him to elaborate what he meant. In response, he listed the following ...

On Monks and Email by Cal Newport

On Monks and Email April 29, 2019 Medieval monks thought a lot about thinking. As University of Georgia history professor Jamie Kreiner elaborates in a recent Aeon article: “Their job, more than anything else, was to focus on divine communication. For these monks, the meditating mind wasn’t supposed to be at ease. It was supposed ...

​Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook. The Media Bungled the Story. by Cal Newport

AOC Quit Facebook. The Media Bungled the Story. April 18, 2019 Photo by bruce mars from Pexels Over the weekend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on a podcast that she was quitting Facebook as part of her efforts to cut back on her social media use more generally. This was big news because the 29-year-old AOC is ...

Is Social Media Undermining Religion? by Cal Newport

Source: Digital Minimalism and God (Or, is Social Media Undermining Religion?) April 9, 2019 Photo by Oliver Sjöström from Pexels Those who know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story well, know that January 27, 1956, was a pivotal date for the young minister. Only one month earlier, still a newcomer in town, King, to his surprise, ...

Digital Minimalism and Ancestral Health (Or, Would Grok Tweet?)

Source: Digital Minimalism and Ancestral Health (Or, Would Grok Tweet?) March 17, 2019 The ancestral health movement argues that over long periods of time, evolution adapts species to their environments. It follows that when it comes to human well-being, we should pay attention to how we ate and behaved throughout the vast majority of our ...

Digital Minimalism for Parents

Digital Minimalism for Parents March 2, 2019 One of the more interesting things about being on the road promoting Digital Minimalism is encountering readers and learning how they’re making use of these ideas. One such group that’s particularly interesting to me is digital minimalist parents. I’m a parent, but the oldest of my three boys ...

Black Friday Deals Excel Sheet

Category Price Store Notes Electronics DVD PLAYERS BLU-RAY PLAYERS LG BP175 Streaming Audio Blu-Ray Player $49.99 Best Buy Doors open 5pm Thursday LG Smart Blu-Ray Player $49.00 Walmart $10 Vudu Credit with Purchase; Black Friday Begins Online Wed at 10pm ET and In Stores Thurs at 6pm LG UBK90 Streaing 4K UHD Hi-Res Audio Wi-Fi ...

Why are Arab American Students Among the Highest GPA Achievers?

Arabs and Arab Americans care the most about their children’s education. Furthermore, education for Arab parents is a very important matter and it takes them a lot of time, money, and effort to help their kids to receive the highest GPA and get the best grades and highest achievers among all students. Source: Why are ...