How to Improve Your Speaking With Three Simple Rules
March 11, 2021
If you want to immediately improve your speaking, follow these three rules.
How I Never Forget to Floss (Habit-Stacking)
January 21, 2021
How I used habit-stacking to develop the flossing habit and my complex morning/evening routines.
Measure: A Mental Model for Long-Term Contentment
January 15, 2021
Measure is a useful mental model for making purchases and choosing goals. It helps you prioritize the long-term over the short.
My Journey as a COVID-19 Vaccine Test Patient
January 8, 2021
A few weeks ago, I got the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's how I was recruited as a test subject, and the process of getting the vaccine.
My Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2020
December 31, 2020
Here are my top 10 non-fiction books of 2020, in no particular order.
Why Everyone Should Listen to Podcasts
December 26, 2020
The role of podcasts in the 21st century, and the unique benefits they provide.
Why Note-Taking is Necessary for Creativity
December 18, 2020
Why regular capture of content is important, and the hunting party vs the fishing net.
Why Consistency Is the Only Thing That Matters
December 11, 2020
Why consistency is the largest indicator of long-term success in any field, and how you can cultivate it in your own life.
The Handicap Principle: Why People Intentionally Make Bad Decisions
December 3, 2020
The evolutionary basis for "struggle-signaling" and why people shoot themselves in the foot.
The 80-20 Principle: Why Some People Can Do Everything
November 26, 2020
The 80-20 Principle is the reason why some people can become excellent in many different areas.
The Power of Social Contracts
November 19, 2020
Social contracts are an incredibly effective technique to stay consistent with all of your goals and habits.
Flow: How to End Distractions and Finally Focus
November 12, 2020
Mastering the flow state is the best way to increase focus and decrease internal distractions.
How to Finally End Procrastination
November 6, 2020
How you can finally stop procrastinating, using three key techniques.
How to Build a Reading Habit
October 30, 2020
How you can develop a habit of consistently reading.
The Effects of Social Media on Political Polarization
October 23, 2020
How social media contributes to political polarization.
How to Get Better Sleep
October 15, 2020
How consistent sleep habits have completely transformed my life.
The Observer Effect: Fix Your Perceptions
October 8, 2020
The observer effect is the reason why you cannot judge people by the behaviors they show you.
The Best Method of Digital Organization: PARA
October 1, 2020
PARA is a framework for digital organization that has revolutionized the way I store information.
The Beauty of Time-Boxing
September 24, 2020
Time-boxing is the technique that has helped me elude procrastination for the last few days.
Clear Division of Labor and Task Management
September 18, 2020
Why clear division of labor is important for household work and also why you should be ultra-transparent with task management.
The Narrative Fallacy and Better Decision Making
September 10, 2020
The narrative fallacy and why you should ask trusted friends for life advice.
Batching and the Dangers of Attention Residue
September 3, 2020
How you can use batching to get more stuff done.
Career Advice and True Experience
August 27, 2020
True experience, the best heuristic for determining where to look for career advice.
Beware the Hedonic Treadmill
August 20, 2020
Hedonic adaptation; the reason why things don't make you happy in the long term.
The Power of Meditation
August 13, 2020
The tangible benefits and effects of stoic meditation, and why it is vital that you start today.
Perfect Password Management Practices
August 13, 2020
Tips/tricks that you can use to be more responsible with your passwords.
The Importance of Crafting Routines
August 6, 2020
Why spending time to create detailed routines can help you stay consistent with them.
The Problem with High School Exams
July 30, 2020
Why the high school testing structure doesn't encourage long-term retention, and a simple solution to this problem.
Parkinson's Law for Production Speed
July 30, 2020
I accidentally deleted my website, manazir.org.
Roads to Understanding
July 23, 2020
Three approaches to truly understanding an abstract concept.
Ground States for Habit Change
July 23, 2020
How you can alter your ground state (the default activity) as a method for habit change.
Sonder, the Collective Experience
July 6, 2020
Sonder: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.