It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)
(via @_michaelkelley) Michael has exercised his spiritual gift of meddling one more time. But oh, how I needed this.
I would call myself a high-functioning introvert. In my mind, that means I can have a non-socially awkward conversation with a person, enjoy the occasional crowd, and even make small talk.
At least for a limited amount of time. But I can recall many times when my internal people clock has run out, and I’ve hidden in a bathroom stall or left a party early. To be clear, introverts don’t hate people. Introverts do, though, find energy from being alone, and then find that energy drained by larger crowds.
It’s not right or wrong to be an introvert or an extrovert in and of itself. But either personality type can go wrong if we let it, because all of our personalities have been in some way marred by sin. What does that look like?
(via @lifehacker) I don’t (one second) really (hang on) need this arti (just a minute) article, but I thought (wait) you might.
The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our time.
Marketer Josh Spector wrote about ten habits that help him control his phone use. Acquiring these habits is hard, so we’re adding some tricks and apps that will enforce your self-control.
1. Stop checking your phone in the car.
Stick your phone in the glove compartment.
Android and Windows Mobile come with a driving mode that switches you to voice controls. iOS 11, coming out September 12, will include an automatic “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. (AT&T customers can already use the AT&T DriveMode app).
(via @laughingsquid) Six months ago, I stumbled across “surprise military homecoming videos,” and six hours later I’d gone through four boxes of Kleenex. Last Saturday, it was “colorblind people see color for the first time.” Prepare to be amazed at what you’ve always taken for granted. (Skip to the 2:40 mark.)
photo credit: Jason Mathis