Size Does Matter — Bigger Monitors Save 2.5 Hours a Day

Size Does Matter — Bigger Monitors Save 2.5 Hours a Day

Bigger is better? (Photo: ikelee) According to University of Utah researchers, using a larger monitor could save you 2.5 hours per day. Specifically, test subjects completed everyday tasks like editing documents and massaging spreadsheets 52% faster when using a 24-inch monitor than they did with an 18-incher. Not sure who uses 18-inch screens (17″ and …

GetFriday and the Cost of Success: Exclusive Letter from the CEO

Do you want to get a promotion, make $500,000 per year, appear on Oprah, or have 10x the number of customers? Be careful what you ask for. GetFriday, a personal outsourcing firm in India, was thrust into the limelight when The 4-Hour Workweek hit #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, and their client …

Is Technology Failing to Simplify Life?  Tim Ferriss on Economist.com

Is Technology Failing to Simplify Life? Tim Ferriss on Economist.com

Do you think technology simplifies or complicates life? I was recently invited to participate in a debate sponsored by The Economist, and it just went live. The proposition: If the promise of technology is to simplify our lives, it is failing. Do you agree or disagree? There are some fascinating points made by both debaters, …

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 2)

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 2)

There are options for extending your life, but is it worth it? (Photo: Megan*) This is the second half of our two-part article on real experiments (and successes) in life extension, authored by Dr. Michael Eades. Part 1 covers supporting research for caloric extension (CR) and intermittent fasting (IF). — Dr. Eades continued from Part …

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 1)

Real Life Extension: Caloric Restriction or Intermittent Fasting? (Part 1)

Can you slow the sands of time? The research say yes… but what’s the best option? (Photo: Thomas Ellis) Most people don’t want to die. Since even before Ponce de Leon and his search for the fountain of youth, man has been on a quest to achieve immortality. Some people think we’re getting closer. In …

Escaping the Entrepreneurial Seizure: Interview with Michael Gerber (Plus: Tim Speaking)

Escaping the Entrepreneurial Seizure: Interview with Michael Gerber (Plus: Tim Speaking)

Michael Gerber, the E-Myth evangelist. Michael Gerber’s name should sound familiar. I recommend his bestseller, The E-Myth Revisited, as the must-read classic on automation. It brief, it discusses how to create scalable businesses that are based on rules and not outstanding employees; and how to become an owner instead of constant micromanager. Michael also had …