How to Win Friends & Influence People

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Here are two inarguable facts: you can’t do everything alone and we like to be liked. Your life would be easier by reading How to Win Friends & Influence People, the world would be more pleasant if everyone did.

This isn’t some motivational or get-rich-quick snake-oil book. It was originally published in 1936 and has stayed in print ever since for a reason, it’s a classic.

If you want a more successful career, a better relationship with your mate or family, or you’re a narcissist who needs some tips to manipulate people and gain power, read this. You’re welcome.

Whether for good or evil, Dale Carnegie’s book is powerful.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Are humans animals? Spoiler Alert: yes and no. On one hand, we just want to eat, sleep, and procreate like all animals. We also like to gossip and build things but so do gorillas and birds.

The first part of knowing what makes humans human is to learn about the other human species: Homo Neanderthalensis, Homo Erectus, Homo Floresiensis, and many others. How were they similar? How were they different? What happened to them? Perhaps they weren’t other species, hmmm.

If Sapiens was just about that, it would be a great book. Instead, Harari explains our social structure – business, politics, family, religion. If you are curious why the world is how it is and why we are how we are, prepare to get your mind blown and read Sapiens.

Apple MMEF2AM/A AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headset for iPhones with iOS 10 or Later White

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Cut the cord. No, seriously, stop wearing headphones with a cord. Do you still use an iPod? No? Then stop wearing earphones for an iPod. Buy earphones designed for the iPhone.

AirPods also work with Android phones, PC’s, basically anything with bluetooth. AirPods work best with iPhones and iPads (iOS 10 or later) and Macs. Apple’s walled garden isn’t a walled prison, it’s beautiful sometimes.

Ever snag your earphone cord on a cabinet handle? I have, the shock and violence of earphones snatched from your ears is as scary as it is annoying. Live free indoors and outdoors when walking, running, listening to music, or talking on the phone.

Battery life is only 6 hours but (this is a big but) the floss-sized case will keep your AirPods charged for 24 hours. No need to worry.

No doubt, you are seeing more people wear AirPods. Right now they look weird, to those who’ve tried them, they look smart.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (1st Gen), streaming media player

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It’s simple? Do you want the best streaming device or not? Sure, you could get a Roku with their clunky software; or an Apple TV with their expensive Apple tax and restrictive walled garden; or you can be smart and buy an Amazon Fire Stick.

Here’s how it works: plug the Fire Stick into your TV and enter your Amazon password. if you have Amazon Prime, there are a gazillion great shows and movies to choose from. Have Netflix, HBO, or Hulu? Come on down! They all work flawlessly.

Sometimes I have to explain why I recommend a product., this one is a no-brainer. You should get a Fire TV Stick for every TV in your home.

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM)

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New rule: never use a computer without an SSD. What’s a SSD? It’s a Solid-State Drive. Basically a hard drive but so much better.

Hard drives have three problems – they are slow, unreliable, and don’t last long. All because hard drives have spinning disks. Think of it like this, would you rather have a CD or an MP3 player? Hard drives are like CD’s and SSD’s are like an MP3 player.

This is where the Samsung 860 EVO comes in, it is an incredible SSD from a brand you can trust. You can use it with laptops, desktops, or even an external enclosure.

Why do I recommend this SSD over others? It offers the best quality for the lowest price. Should last 5-10 years easily.

Make your computer faster and don’t risk losing your family photos and important documents to an old school hard drive. Welcome to the future!