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What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

Bored and Brilliant: BOOT CAMP

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A summer version of Bored and Brilliant, designed to get you rethinking your relationship with your smartphone. Works equally well on vacation, or when you WISH you were on vacation.
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What Do Txts Do To Actual Writing?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Book of Numbers" author Joshua Cohen answers our listener's question about serious writing in a world of texts, Twitter, and fleeting attention. 
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11 Great Books About (More Than) Technology

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Good reading, on whatever platform you so choose.
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Would You Go?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

We check back in with two pioneers in space travel: businesswoman Anousheh Ansari, returned space tourist, and longtime space-enthusiast Lina Borozdina.
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I'm Introverted. How Do I Find Quiet Space in the Digital Age?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Author and introvert advocate extraordinaire Susan Cain answers a listener's question about finding quiet places in a buzzing world.
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How to Record a Voice Memo

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Your phone is a fantastic audio recorder. As a podcast, we think this is the best.
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What Divorce by Algorithm Means for Marriage

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Why one online divorce start-up might spell change for family law writ large. In other words: Silicon Valley thinks Gwyneth Paltrow might be onto something.
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When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

Friday, June 19, 2015

The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.
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There's Just Something About Paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Reading on screens is changing your brain and making it harder to finish a thick book. Here's what to do about it. 
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Judging Your Originality in a Cut and Paste World

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

For the record, this is the only site on the internet that says “They were friends forever and lived happily ever after.”
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Passive Aggressive Emails. Thanks in Advance.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Your tips for how to email better. Also, how to really irritate your co-workers. 
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What the Internet Thinks it Knows About Your Favorite Public Radio Hosts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used Crystal Knows, a data-scraping app, to get a read on six public radio hosts and reporters' innermost souls. Here's what they thought about it.
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This Is How Much the Internet Knows About You

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We used online data to see into some public radio personalities' souls, and asked them whether our findings were true. Meet a new "communications advice" app called Crystal Knows.
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Welcome to Note to Self

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Tech City got a new name! We're now called Note to Self. And we're glad you're here. 
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How Eating Disorders Evolved Online: An Update

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Easy to find, but also easy to miss, pro-eating disorder websites are all over the internet. But what should we do about them? 
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Yes, You’re Distracted. Is it ADHD?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We talk with a father of four diagnosed with adult ADHD, struggling to function in a distracting world. The catch? He's a digital marketing exec who specializes in distracting tech.
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'Am I Trans?': One Teen’s Quest and How Gaming Helped

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

There's something about video games that makes them a magnet for people questioning their gender identity. But is it a safe space?
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What Google Is Doing to Solve Its Gender Problem

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Three useful tips for any working woman, or anyone who employs women, from Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of Human Resources.
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Help us Rename New Tech City

Monday, April 27, 2015

We know "New Tech City" sounds like a show about infrastructure, subways, and start-ups. Help us come up with a better, more meaningful fit. 
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Apple Knows You're Sick of Your Phone

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As the Apple Watch begins to ship, we stop to ask the question: Can more tech decrease our addiction to tech? Hear a conversation with tech writer Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.
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