jlelse's Blog

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2017-12


I'm Writing a Book Now

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Hello again (after a few days where I didn’t publish an article)! I have exciting news, which also explain my absence a little bit:

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Why I Try to Use Less Google Products - Escaping the data octopus

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Google search, Gmail, Android, Chrome — it is almost impossible to imagine life today without Google’s products. Every day we use products by the Mountain View company for hours without even being aware of it. Why I try to reduce my Google usage, here:

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Why I Deleted My Reddit Account - I don't like social media

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Maybe I’m getting paranoid right now, or maybe I’m going into some sort of social media detox. After deleting my Facebook account some time ago and saying goodbye to Snapchat, I also deleted my reddit account. Why? That’s what I’m telling you here…

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7 Things I Really Learned At School - Life Lessons I Collected At School

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Today I’ll be talking about seven “life lessons” which I learned during my school days, even though they may not have become clear to me immediately, but actually make a lot of sense if you look back now. Many of them are likely to be useful later in life outside of school.

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It's Already Christmas?! - Why time passes so quickly

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I know not all of my readers celebrate Christmas, but that’s not really what this is about. I want to investigate the reason why it feels like time flies by.

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5 Harsh Reasons Why Snapchat Sucks - And Why I Deleted It From My Phone

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How many flames have you got? Who’s your red heart? What’s your score?

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Why I Created My Own Wiki - Advantages of a Knowledge Base

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Knowledge is one of the most important goods in today’s world. The value of an employee increases with the knowledge he possesses. But the problem is that we often have so much input that we can’t remember everything. Solution: Create a knowledge database.

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The One Decisive Reason I Left Facebook - And Why It’s So Liberating

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Have you noticed, too? At least for me, it felt like nothing was happening on Facebook. My generation (I was born 1999) seems to use Facebook only to comment on useless memes and mark each other as often as possible under posts.

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5 Easy Tips to Make Emails Painless - Minimalism begins with a clean inbox

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How do you make sure that opening the mailbox is not painful and associated with negative emotions? How do I manage not to get knocked out by the mountain of work that my email account reminds me of? Here are some tips from my own experience for better email management:

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4 Reasons Why I Stopped Living on Medium - Building My Own Blog

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Actually, I was a Medium hardcore fan. Medium was something like my home. For my writings. And it was the place where I found some reading material.

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