How to Use Running Apps to Hit the Road

I love running for the sole reason you can do it anywhere. I’ve run in foreign cities, using the time to explore back alleys and lesser-known monuments. In total, I’ve completed 13 marathons, including Boston, New York, and Chicago. I even ran the Beijing marathon in China. I felt alive pounding the pavement day after […]

Citizen’s New Service Helps Paying Users Summon the Cops

Citizen, the app that tracks local crime and lets you film incidents as they happen, has launched a new subscription service. It’s called Protect, and it enables users who pay the $20 monthly fee to contact Citizen’s team of virtual security agents for help whenever they feel threatened. Tuesday’s update marks a significant change in […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Meditation App

Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), notes that there is a lot of research on mindfulness, which is why a lot of the apps are mindfulness-based. This includes Headspace and Calm—which are some of the most well known—and even UCLA Mindful, guided by Winston and the MARC team. […]

Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t

Something about the future defeats our imaginative capacity. “Present self screws over future self,” says Tim Pychyl, a psychologist at Carleton University who studies procrastination. He says that we regard our future self as a stranger, someone onto whose lap we can dump tons of work. On some weird level, we don’t get that it’ll […]