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Add Datapoints From the Notifications Bar (Even While Your Phone Is Locked!)

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Add Datapoints From the Notifications Bar (Even While Your Phone Is Locked!)

We’re delighted to have a guest post today by Thomas Kahn (who we were also fortunate enough to meet last month at the Frankfurt Beeminder meetup). Thomas is trained as a lawyer... »

Beeminder’s New Year’s Resolution Survivor

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
Beeminder’s New Year’s Resolution Survivor

January 1st being a culturally significant temporal landmark, it’s not as silly as it may seem to focus on it as a natural time to make New Year’s resolutions, or to set general goals for 2019. We’d... »

Schelling Fences on Slippery Slopes

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Schelling Fences on Slippery Slopes

Special guest post by Scott Alexander of Slate Star Codex! This was originally published on LessWrong in 2012 but was in want of a better home. So it may be an exaggeration... »

The “I Will” System

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
The “I Will” System

“80% of success is showing up.” — Woody Allen “It should be completely implausible to describe a startup’s CEO as a flake.” — Paul Graham and Jessica Livingston’s heuristic for successful startups “Let your ‘yes’ mean yes, and your ‘no’ mean no. Anything more than this comes... »

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... »