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Podcast Guest Appearances
Kevin Kelly & Mark Frauenfelder
Cool Tools: Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of their favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.
McKinley Valentine reading from David Robson’s The Expectation Effect, and discussing understanding and utilising your mental resources.
The First Time Podcast: Conversations with Friends
Two of the internet's favourite newsletter-writers geek out about craft.
One writer, one question.
Why does McKinley Valentine write?
Newsletters as a medium, writing as a companion, and tips for starting your own newsletter.
Chronos vs Kairos
Understanding how the Ancient Greeks viewed time will make your life richer
Are You an “Interviewer” or a “Volunteer”?
How to salvage awkward social situations by understanding conversation styles
Your Articles Aren’t Getting RT’d Because Twitter Hates External Links
It's not you, it's them
The situation for Chin State refugees fleeing Myanmar
If you landed in a foreign country with no documentation, could you prove who you are? How would you do it?
Body-doubling: The ADHD-management technique that can work for anyone
Do you struggle to get started on tasks at home or work?
The Psychological Principles That Make Kanbans So Powerful
and applying them to your productivity system of choice
Quit Your Phone Addiction Using the Methods That Work for Smokers
They're the experts in addiction!
It makes sense!
An advice column that cuts out the middleman
Why wait for readers to ask questions before suggesting solutions?
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European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
Monash University Publishing
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