Smoking Sticks and Carrots

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By dreeves
New England Journal of Medicine, a cigarette, Beeminder, a carrot

This is crossposted on Messy Matters. Let’s talk about science! Beehavioral science. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week has been all over the news. It’s much better than... »

If This MIND That: Beeminder ♥ IFTTT

Friday, May 8, 2015
By bsoule
IFTT and Beeminder logos, kinda meta-like

Announcement! There is now an official Beeminder Channel on IFTTT! This is a big day for us. Our users have been begging for this for a very long time, and we in turn have been bugging IFTTT. In fact, Danny even wrote this Ode to IFTTT two years ago and included it in our application to... »

GmailZero: Not Just For Your Inbox Anymore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By bsoule
Gmail + Zeroer

Google recently stopped supporting their very old OAuth1 authentication strategy, which is what we’d been using to access all y’all’s Gmail accounts. We’ve talked about our Gmail integration, GmailZero before. (Actually we talk about »


Dealing with Beemergencies in an Emergency

Sunday, April 19, 2015
By Philip Hellyer
Panicked person fleeing

I recently had a highly disruptive event in my life. Overnight my priorities rapidly changed, and not all of my Beeminder goals made sense anymore. This is the story of how I dealt with my commitments during a period of stress. When real life changes suddenly, you deal with it. Your beemergency days are no longer relevant. When the first derailment happened, I... »

Monkeys Are Afraid of Bees

Thursday, April 9, 2015
By chipmanaged
Adaptation of an image from Wait But Why

This is a guest post by chipmanaged. We often describe guest post authors as “avid Beeminder users” but @chipmanaged takes the cake. ... »

Case Study: Beemind Going Beyond Your Usual Routine

Monday, March 30, 2015
By Tadeusz Andrzej Kadłubowski
'Routines' as a loop; 'New things' as a spiral

Hello, I’m Tadeusz — tkadlubo on Beeminder and elsewhere. I’m a fairly regular middle class nerd. Early 30s. An engineering job in some corporate niche. A family. By many metrics I’m doing well: I’m basically healthy, I make a good living, I’m lucky enough to live in politically stable times (by Central European standards), and I face no immediate crises in my life. You can say all is well — or, depending on your perspective, that I’m coasting, and I’m ready to... »