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    • The Four Tendencies: How to Feed Good Habits

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Gretchen Rubin
    • Length: 17 mins
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    See more friends. Take more walks. Read more books. Get more sleep. Why don’t those intentions stick? You want to change. But it doesn’t seem to take

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    • Bored and Brilliant

    • How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Narrated by: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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    In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. In this fascinating new audiobook, Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking.

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    • Repackaged podcast segment

    • By Chad on 06-02-18

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    • Drop Your Phone, Make Your Bed, Says Gretchen Rubin

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Gretchen Rubin
    • Length: 21 mins
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    It’s time to figure out how to be online in this post-election world. Note to self: listeners are wondering how we can stay well-informed without simultaneously bathing in a toxic stew. What do you do when going online makes you unhappy?

    Here to help is Gretchen Rubin, author of mega-selling books that include The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. She's a researcher, a journalist, and host of the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

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    • 6 Algorithms That Can Improve Your Life

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 20 mins
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    There's been a lot of negative press lately about algorithms (Facebook, Snapchat, the prison system). But this week we're exploring ways that mathematical and scientific algorithms can actually help improve how we live.

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    • Spring Cleaning for the Mind

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Daniel Levitin, Gloria Mark
    • Length: 17 mins
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    There is a lot to take in in our world right now. And there are a lot of ways to do it. You can read articles posted by your Facebook friends, or by the journalists you follow on Twitter.

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    • Day 1: What Your Phone Knows

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Bruce Schneier
    • Length: 11 mins
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    What does your phone know about you? And what can you do about it?

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    • Anyone with a smart phone ought to be interested!

    • By T. H. Snell on 11-26-18

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    • The One Thing You Can Actually Do to Fight Surveillance

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Reading this right now? Congratulations. You're winning.

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    • Mindfulness on Demand

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Chade-Meng Tan
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Mindfulness is quite the buzzword these days. Especially within Silicon Valley, where many tech workers have been known to seek out guidance...

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    • Excellent.

    • By Bertha Felix on 11-22-18

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    • Sexiness, Social Media and Teenage Girls

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Girls who grow up with the Internet hear a lot of messed up cultural messages.

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    • What Happens to the Videos No One Watches

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Here's the thing about social media; it's supposed to be social. Right there in the name. And yet, across the Internet there are millions of public videos, photos and posts that almost no one has watched, clicked or shared. Which begs the question: If a person puts a video on YouTube, and no one watches, did it even happen?

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    • Privacy Paradox: Results Show

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Michal Kosinski, Solon Barocas
    • Length: 32 mins
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    This week, the results are in. Tens of thousands of people joined the Privacy Paradox challenge. And it changed you.

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    • Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP 2016

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 16 mins
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    This time, with a special announcement: The Bored and Brilliant book is coming in 2017!!! Manoush is spending a ton of time sorting through your feedback, listening to your experiences and getting super bored in order to make this book exceptionally useful.

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    • The Secret to Making Video Games Good for You

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Jane McGonigal
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Video games are the new self-help, and Jane McGonigal is here to tell us why.

    She's an all around gaming boss....

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    • Introducing: The Privacy Paradox

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 23 mins
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    We've heard so many stories from you, listeners. You love the convenience of living online. But you want more control over where your personal information goes and who can see it. Researchers call this the Privacy Paradox.

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    • Day 3: Something To Hide

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Luciano Floridi
    • Length: 11 mins
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    We hear from Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford professor of philosophy and ethics of information.

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    • Saving Big Data From Itself

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Rosalind Picard
    • Length: 20 mins
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    In a room at The MIT Media Lab, you can find the dreamscape of small children everywhere. Giant cities, in perfect detail, constructed entirely from tiny white Lego.

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    • The Realities of Virtual Reality

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Virtual Reality? Oculus Rift? HTC Vive? Haven’t really given any of them much thought. We’re fascinated enough by, you know, actual reality.

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    • Go Ahead. Miss Out.

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Anil Dash, Caterina Fake
    • Length: 18 mins
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    It's cold. Bed is so tempting. As is your sofa. But the siren song of your phone is calling you. According to Instagram and Facebook.

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    • A Beginner's Guide to International Tech Etiquette

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 25 mins
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    You might personally aspire to leave work at the workplace, but in some parts of Europe there is actual legislation built around a worker's "right to disconnect." And in Korea, Wi-Fi is so strong and available that people watch hours-long live broadcasts of other people eating.

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    • What Happens When We Skimm the News

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Think about where you go to find news. Podcasts? WNYC? The New York Times? Facebook? Twitter? Newsletters? Do you want us to stop asking questions?

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