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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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    • Good for the First timers on the this topic!

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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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Zapping Your Brain to Bliss

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 19 mins
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    At Manoush’s house, there’s an object the size of a big potato chip. Which she stuck to her forehead, and used to zap her brain...

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    • Update: Eye In the Sky

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Ross McNutt, and others
    • Length: 36 mins
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    An update on Ross McNutt and his superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash....

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    • Facing our Weirdest Selves

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Life is made up of gestures, sayings, emotions, and sounds. Note them one by one and you see them as individual elements...

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    • Day 2: The Search for Your Identity

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Joseph Turow, Julia Angwin
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In this episode, we hear from Joseph Turow, professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Will You Do a Snapchat Streak With Me?

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 18 mins
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    If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, there’s a good chance you’ve already checked Snapchat today...

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    • Cucked: Defining Manhood the Alt-Right Way

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Jonathon Green, Dana Schwartz, and others
    • Length: 25 mins
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    This week, the very ancient roots of a very modern word. Racist, sexist roots. And how this revolting word bubbled up from the dark corners of 4chan and Reddit to, well, this podcast.

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    • Deep-Dark-Data-Driven Politics

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Matt Oczkowski, Michal Kosinski, and others
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Data mining is nothing new in presidential campaigns. But in 2016, the Trump team took voter research to a new level...

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    • Distracted Is the New Drunk

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi
    • Length: 16 mins
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    When Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980, an estimated 25,000 people were killed in drunk driving crashes each year in the U.S.

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