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Overcast 2 iOS podcast app now completely free with all features

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Overcast 2 iOS podcast app now completely free with all features

Instead of requiring people to pay for an upgrade, the developer is accepting optional donations. Check it out to listen to some podcasts, and don’t forget to subscribe to a few useful ones that might help you learn something new or improve your life in some way. Overcast was already considered one of the best podcast apps for iOS. This update includes streaming, chapters, a podcast directory powered by recommendations from other Overcast users, and quite a few other improvements as well.

Here’s a quick overview of the new features along with a note from the independent developer, Marco Arment, about why he has offered this new version for free. (Continued…)

2 Kinds of People tumblr blog (Pictures)

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2 Kinds of People tumblr blog (Pictures)

I came across this great picture blog which uses two graphics to show the differences between people. Here are a few of my favorite ones. I’m filing this under life science for the Life Thinkist blog. So whatever you do, don’t laugh at any of these. This is serious stuff. Remember, you’re studying life and figuring out how to improve your life. Not just looking at funny pictures on the internet. (Continued…)

Tim Ferriss interviews Maria Popova, writer of excellent Brain Pickings blog

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Another really interesting person interviewed on The Tim Ferris Show podcast. As usual with episodes on The Tim Ferriss Show, it includes insight into making your life better, including “the single attribute that leads to greatness in any field”. Check out Brain Pickings too, if you haven’t heard about it and you like reading about all kinds of interesting things on different subjects. (Continued…)

30 Books everyone should read before their 30th birthday

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30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday

I remember when I first came across this great list of books on the Marc and Angel website. It was such an interesting list, including a lot of great fiction classics that I had heard of, but also some important non-fiction life improvement books as well. I knew I would be interested in the non-fiction books in this list and had already read some. But it also got me thinking that I should remember to read more fiction books, since the majority of the books on the list are novels. Thanks for the suggestions Marc and Angel. (Continued…)