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If you were getting bombed into oblivion, what would you do? This one guy in Taiwan decided to make knives. Plus, music therapy isn’t just for humans — now it’s for elephants, too.

This Episode’s Highlights:

  • Someone in Taiwan gets shelled by artillery and turns into a blacksmith
  • An elephant gets depressed and listens to Frank Sinatra
  • And what you shouldn’t do if you’re on vacation in the Philippines — here’s a hint: it involves beer, singing, and poor song selection.

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You should stay calm even if you’re sitting on a powder keg.

If or when things around you start blowing up and you survive the first set of explosions, you’d be better equipped to assess and get through the situation if you’re calm and collected than if you’re raging and panicked. You’re no use to yourself — much less anyone else — if you’re too out of your mind to sort things out.

These are metaphors, of course, but the principles can also apply to literal situations.

Observe. Analyze. Plan/Refine. Execute. Repeat.


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This episode is a COVID-19-focused Health Special: What exactly do you need to know if you want to stay healthy if there’s a pandemic going on around you?

We’ll talk about the nutritional science behind surviving viral infections and what doctors and researchers are saying you need to pay attention to right now in an easy-to-understand way that gives you information and advice that’s immediately useful and actionable.

Please consider sharing this episode with your family and friends if you think they could use a straightforward, understandable source of information based on the science of keeping themselves healthy and helping them be less anxious about COVID-19. …


I have never fully understood why certain segments of the population would believe a certain type of common product — let’s say, a sneaker — when priced ten times more than its common variant is a sensible purchase fully worth everything you get for it.

Enter the “Toe” Collection — the result of a collaboration between Balenciaga (A century-old Spanish Luxury fashion brand now owned by a French multinational company) and Vibram (makers of the FiveFingers, in contention for the title of the Ugliest Things in The World to Put On Your Feet with Crocs).

Look at it—you can produce prettier-looking things by eating fiber. …


DuckDuckGo has just launched directions, powered by Apple. Does this mean that there can now be a good alternative to Google Maps — not to mention a privacy-respecting one?

Personally, I’m just hoping that it can be halfway decent.

I’ve been using DuckDuckGo Search in place of Google Search for a few years now, and I’ve grown to prefer it (and even think it’s superior), for a variety of reasons, but I digress.

I’ve tried a number of alternatives to Google Maps over the years: Bing Maps, Here Maps, and OpenStreetMap, but there have always been a number of things about the whole experience of using something else beside’s Google Maps that have stopped me from switching over: it’s usually either hilariously bad routing or the app simply telling me that the location I’m in doesn’t exist at all so it can’t help me. …


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About This Blog

I write about tech, productivity, and optimal living. I like exploring any and all good ideas through observations in these fields, writing down my thoughts and observations related to these, and seeing where they can take us as we try to figure out how they apply to us and how we go about every day life.

(Also, I make no promises as to the quality of the writing you’ll find here).

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About Me

I’m a London-based Creative Copywriter and Content Developer by trade.

On the side, I do a weekly podcast called 750ml (currently on break until November 2) which focuses on good news, interesting stories, and genuinely useful things to know. …


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Smell something you like? Just make sure you don’t die from it (this episode tells you how)! Also, how many brains do you have, really? Science makes the argument for a number other than 1. We’ll talk about that (and what it means for you). 😉👇

This Episode’s Highlights:

  • How perfumes can make you sick (and why)
  • What role do Kings and Queens have in the governments of today?
  • How many brains do you have? Why does it matter?
  • And more!

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What do selfies really say about you? And what can we learn about the rising number of people who die while taking selfies? And are there any benefits to being bilingual?

Plus, bravery and courage during historically powerful hurricanes while wearing scrubs, and more things that are good for the ol’ noggin’!

This Episode’s Highlights:

  • The surprising health benefits of being bilingual
  • How just being around languages you don’t understand can rewire your brain
  • The psychology of selfies and how it can be an actual life-or-death matter
  • and more!

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The Year is 2020. You Can Now Pay A Couple Thousand Dollars To Control All Your Stuff With Your Brain (as well as lazily type “k” in response to text messages from your in-laws). Also, somebody thought it was a good idea to create lifelike, ultra-realistic robot baby gorilla spies. All of that, and more! 👇

This Episode’s Highlights:

  • Good News for Visually Impaired Computer Users
  • Why We Built Ultra-lifelike Robot Baby Gorilla Spies
  • The Coin-Sized Device That Lets Your Mind Control Computers (and Maybe Cars, Soon)
  • And more!

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Would you be willing to be turned into a cyborg if it meant being able to walk again? Plus, can art really help fight pollution? Yes, but there’s a bit of complication to it as well. That, and more good news and interesting things in this episode! 👇

This Episode’s Highlights:

  • A Robotic Exoskeleton Helps a Paralyzed Man Walk Again
  • How Giant Paintings Can Help Fight Pollution
  • Good News: Africa Eliminates Polio
  • Study: Can Honey Fight Bacterial Infections?
  • And more!

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Notes on tech, productivity, personal development, and other things of interest // Writer // Host of The 750ml Podcast® [🎙]

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