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What Is Willpower?

Monday, March 21st, 2016
What Is Willpower?

Our previous post, “Ego Depletion Depletion,” generated a lot of discussion and I found I was contradicting myself on the question of what willpower is exactly. First a recap, hopefully in plainer English, about what all the fuss is about. A big finding in... »

Ego Depletion Depletion

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Ego Depletion Depletion

This is crossposted on Mark Forster’s Get Everything Done blog. The big news in psychology this week is that Baumeister’s Ego Depletion model is bunk. At least it has failed to »

Fourth Anniversary of Beeminder

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Fourth Anniversary of Beeminder

Beeminder is four years old! We’d liiike to get this blog post started by telling you what we’ve been working on this last year (revamped reminders! so many new integrations! new versions of smartphone apps! meetups and Quantified Self!), buuut you’re probably more interested in the question of whether we owe someone $810, or if we... »

Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

Deadlines are really important. Without them things don’t ever get shipped. But they’re also — if you can hard-commit to them, which you have to or else they’re pointless — kind of awful and arbitrary and stressful. Epiphany: Beeminder gives a way to get the key advantage of a deadline without the stress and arbitrariness. What you do is,... »

Bee on Extreme Productivity (QS 2015)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Bee on Extreme Productivity (QS 2015)

Once again our esteemed cofounder, Bethany Soule, aka the Bee in Beeminder, gave a talk at the Global Quantified Self conference in San Francisco. But you don’t have to take our word for it. We now have video proof. We’re also sharing the transcript and slides, in case anyone cares... »

Trusting Your Divided Self

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Trusting Your Divided Self

This is a post by Philip Hellyer, which he wrote before Chelsea Miller’s recent Weasel Heart-To-Heart but which... »

The Seinfeld Hack; or, Don’t Break The Chain

Monday, June 29th, 2015
The Seinfeld Hack; or, Don’t Break The Chain

Connoisseurs of productivity porn, which we’re afraid to say this blog may count as, probably know about the Seinfeld Hack, also known as Don’t Break The Chain. The idea’s so simple (in a good way) that you don’t even need to follow the... »

Misfit and Bee-fit: Beeminder ♥ Misfit

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Misfit and Bee-fit: Beeminder ♥ Misfit

Another official integration: Misfit! Look at us, all featured in their gallery and everything! This is an especially exciting integration for us personally -- our esteemed CEO has been wearing his Misfit Shine literally 24/7 for a year and a half now. As a welcome to Misfit users new to Beeminder, we'll start with a recap of what Beeminder is all about. For the full story, start at the very beginning. If you're just eager... »

Triangular Beeminding; Or, Drink Less, Using the Power of Triangles

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Triangular Beeminding; Or, Drink Less, Using the Power of Triangles

One of my vices is that I drink a bit too much. Not to the level where I have a problem, but it would be strictly better if I cut out about 2 or 3 of the drinks I have in a typical week. This seems like an obvious use case for Beeminder. I’ve previously beeminded units of alcohol consumption and concluded that, measured as a total number of units per week, I’m completely... »

Bucketminding

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Bucketminding

In which Danny dispenses advice on beeminding your bucket list. This first came up in the context of maniac weeks but don’t stop reading if you think those are idiotic! It’s about how to make sure... »