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Adam W

Adam W

Art Director Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Fasting to become more productive?, in reply to Cory Malnarick , Aug 28, 2017

    Fasting won't magically make you focus more easily, but it can certainly help with dampening factors that may hinder your ability to focus.

    I will preface this as anecdata, but I have been following an intermittent fasting diet (16 hours of fasting, followed by an 8-hour feeding window) for nearly a year now. I have experienced marked improvements in my overall energy levels throughout the day, and lessened bouts of hunger in both frequency and severity—both of which directly impact my ability to initiate and remain in a state of productivity. On top of that, I've lost 34 lbs, regained healthy blood pressure levels, and (mostly) eliminated the frequent heartburn that I was experiencing. However, I do not attribute these improvements entirely to fasting—reducing excess added sugar in my diet has had a profound impact as well. I highly recommend the book "The Obesity Code" by Jason Fung for anyone interested in intermittent fasting. There is absolutely a healthy way to do it that is sustainable and maintainable as a day-to-day lifestyle. It also isn't nearly as restrictive as a lot of other popular diets.

    I have also read "Deep Work," and by pairing that information with a controlled, heathy diet, I was able to create a reinforcing feedback loop that has had a significantly positive effect on my health.

    Here are a few other great titles worth reading in the productivity realm that I have found insightful and valuable.

    "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise" by Anders Ericsson

    "Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions" by Brian Christian

    2 points
  • Posted to What's the best bookmark management app for Mac?, in reply to Pierre PRIOR , Mar 16, 2017

    +1 for Raindrop.io!

    The fact that they have native apps for MacOS, iOS, Windows and Android, as well as a super slick chrome extension with right-click/save-to functionality make it very accessible and easy to use.

    1 point
  • Posted to Number 04, Jan 30, 2017

    That floating slider is the most frustrating thing ever. Nice typography though.

    3 points
  • Posted to IA Writer 4, in reply to Jonathan Nemargut , Nov 18, 2016

    I'm a huge fan of Simplenote as well. The lack of any kind of feature bloat is part of why I like it so much too.

    0 points
  • Posted to What are the best non-design books that designers should read?, Nov 18, 2016

    Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport — Super helpful view on productivity with solid strategies that you can actually apply in your life.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Meetup rebrand, Sep 29, 2016

    well that's... a logo...

    0 points
  • Posted to New Dribbble profile layout, Sep 26, 2016

    I like it, but I can't help but feeling like the vertical profile section is kind of a waste of a column as you get down into the shots—where there is now just empty space that was once populated by thumbnails. It is nice that the user info remains persistent though as your scroll.

    10 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Segment, Sep 01, 2016

    Completely broken with an ad blocker running. Take a look.

    0 points
  • Posted to DigitalOcean has a new logo, in reply to Thomas Mathew , Jul 13, 2016

    Absolutely. I don't have much knowledge regarding hosting/server management outside of how to set the DNS, and I haven't had any trouble at all with DO. Their community/tutorials are top-notch as well.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Where do you host your portfolios? , in reply to Ian Goode , May 16, 2016

    Also currently using Semplice and Digital Ocean and have been for the past ~two years (or however long Semplice has been out). I've had zero issues with either of them.

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