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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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How Zombie Dragons Will Make You Better

Habitica is going to give you a +6 against lazy.
Y’know what self-improvement has been missing all these years? Zombie dragons. And oceanic armor. And mana points. And health bars. Basically, what self-improvement has been lack… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/how-zombie-dragons-will-make-you-better/

What Am I Forgetting?

When you move around all the time, the "little" stuff can get away from you. Add these reminders to your calendar, and you'll see some of the loose ends before you trip over 'em.
When you move around all the time, the "little" stuff can get away from you. Add these reminders to your calendar, and you'll see some of the loose ends before you trip over 'em. … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/what-am-i-forgetting/

Today's Quick Tip: Stop Waiting on Hold

Here's a helpful tool that takes hold music out of the equation and, like magic, gets you on the line with a human.
I was about to spend 20 minutes yesterday listening to hold music with British Airways. I decided to forgo it. OK: in point of fact, I decided to say #$*& that noise and hang up--b… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/todays-quick-tip-stop-waiting-hold/

Adioso, Suckas: Free-Wheeling Flight Search for Flexible Flyers

I just found something extra-specially cool, however, for location independent folks with flexible schedules and insatiable wanderlust: Adioso.
Don't get me wrong: I love my travel search engines. I love Kayak (especially Explore). And AirfareWatchdog. And Hipmunk. And even Orbitz, very occasionally. I just found somethi… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/adioso-suckas/

How to Rock Duolingo (Even If You're Convinced It Doesn't Work)

Ah, Duolingo: Our fearless, tracksuited, owly leader into the breach of language learning. When it came out, it changed pretty much everything that was currently the establis… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/rock-duolingo/

In Praise of Crazy

“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato, the Phaedrus
“Madness, provided it comes as the gift of heaven, is the channel by which we receive the greatest blessings. Madness comes from God, whereas sober sense is merely human.” -- Plato… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/praise-crazy/

Writers: Here's How to Share Itty-Bitty Thoughts, Brilliantly

The new Notegraphy is powerful social sharing for bite-sized thoughts.
If you already use Ommwriter to compose, I don't need to sell you on its many benefits: a clean, beautiful, interruption-slaying interface that helps keep the mind engaged with th… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/writers-heres-share-itty-bitty-thoughts-brilliantly/

Tried the New JustLanded Yet?

Attention, location independent pros: JustLanded's brand-new redesign hides amazing deals under somewhat less-horrible UI.
Looking for a place to live overseas that's expat-friendly -- or a car, or furniture, or a language exchange? JustLanded, while it doesn't work well for every LIP destination, … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/tried-new-justlanded-yet/

I Changed My Mind About Global Entry

I held out on Global Entry. For a looooooong time. I clawed into my reasons for abstaining and I held my ground.   My tipping point came after a 12-hour marathon flight. After a … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/global-entry-does-not-suck/

Ready to Explore? Here's The Best Advice You'll Ever Get.

You don't have to go anywhere to be a world explorer. You are already in the world. Explore.
You have responsibilities. Debts. Obligations. Contracts. Mortgages, children, career goals, aging parents, beloved pets, a burstingly well-tended garden. You have a root network.… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/best-advice-wannabe-explorers-will-ever-get/

Your Resolutions Are All Wrong

Next year is comin' up like a freight train, without brakes, screaming downhill through a tunnel you're standing in. Be ready. Rethink your resolutions.
  If you know me, you know how much I love lists. I love checklists, spreadsheets, calendars, online clip-and-file systems, agendas and callsheets. That, of course, makes Decem… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/your-resolutions-are-all-wrong/

Escape From Facebook Mountain

The time you spend in the social-media tractor beam is time that you could be investing in yourself. Take it back.
How much time per day do you spend scrolling through newsfeeds? How much total time do you think you've spent locked in infinite-scroll mode? If you could magically collect a "re… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/escape-facebook-mountain/

How I Write: My 6 Best Tools For Habitualizing Writing

Writing isn't just a talent, nor a gift: it's a habit. Here's how I weave the act of writing into every day -- and how you can, too.
The truest words ever said about writing were from the famously irascible Bukowski in his excellent poem on the subject: "if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of ever… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/my-6-best-tools-habitualize-writing/

No Platinum Status? No Worries.

Your "airport time" doesn't have to suck, even if you don't wait for the airline gods to grant you elite status. Buy your way in. It's cheaper than you think.
It’s a reliably awesome way to turn a travel day into a usable workday: tuck in to an airport lounge. Just show up a few hours early for your flight*, amble through security at yo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/no-platinum-status-no-worries/

3 Changes You Can Make Today to Start Your Escape To Location Independence

Ready to run? Good. Here are the first steps on your escape route.
This is just a three-item checklist, but it packs a punch. Taking these actions today will put you much closer to your nomadic goal. These three actions will go far towards remov… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/3-changes-you-can-make-today-start-your-escape-location-independence/