Category: Lifehacks

  • Being Present in a World of Distraction

    On a recent trip to New York City I was (yet again) struck by how millions of people crammed onto a small island can be so efficient at isolating themselves from millions of their fellow humans who are literally inches away from them. I’ve also noticed the same thing in London, and to some degree […]

  • A Checklist Can (Literally) Save Your Life

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right is a new book with a fresh view on on the lowly checklist–its practicality and usefulness for not only routine tasks, but also for highly complex situations like building skyscapers and operating on people. Written by Boston surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto takes us on […]

  • Locate the Elevation for Your Address Online

    We’re facing the first snow of the season today. According to the wizards of the weather, if you live above 1500 feet elevation, you may get anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of snow! Which got me to wondering, not for the first time, “How can I find the elevation of our home?” We moved […]