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Life Improvements

TagLast edit: 31 Jul 2020 8:03 UTC by Matt Reyes

Life-hacks, eliminating trivial inconveniences, process improvements, purchases that save you a minute a day, etc

Found most often on posts under Practical

[Question] What self-help has helped you?

Gordon Seidoh Worley20 Dec 2018 3:31 UTC
35 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

A Few Tips on How to Gen­er­ally Feel Bet­ter (and Avoid Headaches)

moridinamael30 Apr 2018 16:02 UTC
27 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are your great­est one-shot life im­prove­ments?

Mark Xu16 May 2020 16:53 UTC
114 points
166 comments1 min readLW link

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
420 points
130 comments9 min readLW link1 review

Spend Money on Ergonomics

Kevin23 Dec 2011 6:40 UTC
77 points
212 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What are ob­jects that have made your life bet­ter?

Mark Xu21 May 2020 20:59 UTC
28 points
54 comments1 min readLW link

Ten small life improvements

paulfchristiano20 Aug 2017 19:09 UTC
39 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Nyoom

Alicorn12 Oct 2018 2:34 UTC
84 points
20 comments5 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Day 1: Bug Hunt

alkjash30 Jan 2018 6:40 UTC
104 points
25 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

If you’re not a morn­ing per­son, con­sider quit­ting allergy pills

Brendan Long24 May 2023 20:11 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[ELDR Tac­tics] Con­sider switch­ing to (mostly) de­caf.

aaq31 Jan 2020 15:09 UTC
29 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

A sim­ple guide to life

jasoncrawford3 Apr 2022 18:09 UTC
22 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(jasoncrawford.org)

In­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity/​self help re­sources

gothgirl42066618 Jul 2013 2:58 UTC
52 points
107 comments1 min readLW link

How to find a good mov­ing service

Ziyue Wang21 Oct 2023 4:59 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

How I be­came a per­son who wakes up early

Alex_Altair18 Dec 2021 18:41 UTC
66 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

How to choose a mas­sage ther­a­pist

mingyuan1 Mar 2020 6:53 UTC
21 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Sta­tus-ori­ented spending

Adam Zerner25 Jan 2024 6:46 UTC
14 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

Clip keys to­gether with tiny carabiners

Brendan Long31 Jan 2024 4:26 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The case for af­ter­mar­ket blind spot mirrors

Brendan Long9 Oct 2023 19:30 UTC
57 points
14 comments2 min readLW link
(www.brendanlong.com)

My sim­ple hack for in­creased alert­ness and im­proved cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing: very bright light

chaosmage18 Jan 2013 13:43 UTC
88 points
130 comments2 min readLW link

Is Ra­tion­al­ist Self-Im­prove­ment Real?

Jacob Falkovich9 Dec 2019 17:11 UTC
254 points
78 comments11 min readLW link3 reviews

[Question] Is Wire­cut­ter still good?

Ben Pace7 Aug 2020 21:54 UTC
45 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Bad rea­sons for a ra­tio­nal­ist to lose

matt18 May 2009 22:57 UTC
34 points
83 comments3 min readLW link

Post ridicu­lous munchkin ideas!

D_Malik15 May 2013 22:27 UTC
80 points
1,251 comments1 min readLW link

Less Wrong Product & Ser­vice Recommendations

lukeprog2 Jul 2012 13:18 UTC
30 points
371 comments1 min readLW link

Things to con­sider when op­ti­miz­ing: Sleep

[deleted]28 Oct 2014 17:26 UTC
23 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

Work­ing in Vir­tual Real­ity: A Review

ozziegooen20 Nov 2020 23:14 UTC
139 points
40 comments6 min readLW link

[link] If some­thing seems un­usu­ally hard for you, see if you’re miss­ing a minor insight

Kaj_Sotala5 May 2021 10:23 UTC
48 points
19 comments1 min readLW link
(drmaciver.substack.com)

[Question] Health & Lifestyle In­ter­ven­tions With Heavy-Tailed Out­comes?

MondSemmel6 Jun 2022 16:26 UTC
12 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Liv­ing No­mad­i­cally: My 80/​20 Guide

KatWoods8 Feb 2023 1:31 UTC
35 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Kids or No kids

Kids or no kids14 Nov 2023 18:37 UTC
89 points
10 comments13 min readLW link

Sim­ple Appreciations

Jonathan Moregård23 Jan 2024 16:23 UTC
17 points
11 comments4 min readLW link
(open.substack.com)

Be­ing a donor for Fe­cal Micro­biota Trans­plants (FMT): Do good & earn easy money (up to 180k/​y)

Anton Rodenhauser8 Jul 2022 6:17 UTC
35 points
26 comments8 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

On akra­sia: start­ing at the bottom

seecrow1 Aug 2022 4:08 UTC
33 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

The Sub­tle Art of still giv­ing the F*ck (Part 1 — We just need a Happy End­ing!!)

shashank200027 Jun 2023 11:01 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readLW link

Seize the Max­i­mal Prob­a­bil­ity Moment

diegocaleiro28 Feb 2013 11:22 UTC
41 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

A Two-Part Sys­tem for Prac­ti­cal Self-Care

Jonathan Moregård8 Jul 2023 21:23 UTC
10 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(honestliving.substack.com)

Be more effec­tive by learn­ing im­por­tant prac­ti­cal knowl­edge us­ing flashcards

Stenemo12 Oct 2022 18:05 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Un­der-Ap­pre­ci­ated Ways to Use Flash­cards—Part I

Florence Hinder20 Dec 2022 12:43 UTC
22 points
5 comments5 min readLW link
(thoughtsaver.ghost.io)

An Effec­tive Grab Bag

stavros19 Dec 2022 10:29 UTC
19 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Low Hang­ing fruit for buy­ing a bet­ter life

taryneast6 Jan 2015 10:11 UTC
38 points
209 comments1 min readLW link

Walk while you talk: don’t balk at “no chalk”

dkl922 Aug 2023 21:27 UTC
41 points
9 comments2 min readLW link
(dkl9.net)

Low Hang­ing Fruit- Ba­sic bed­room decorating

daenerys31 May 2012 17:26 UTC
29 points
48 comments4 min readLW link

Con­sider Try­ing Dictation

jefftk22 Jan 2023 22:50 UTC
23 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

How to Have Space Correctly

fowlertm25 Jun 2013 3:47 UTC
33 points
32 comments8 min readLW link

How to Pro­mote More Pro­duc­tive Dialogue Out­side of LessWrong

sweenesm15 Jan 2024 14:16 UTC
16 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Com­pen­sat­ing for Life Biases

Jonathan Moregård9 Jan 2024 14:39 UTC
24 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(honestliving.substack.com)

Li’l pots

KatjaGrace24 Jan 2021 12:40 UTC
37 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Stuff I Recom­mend You Use

Arjun Panickssery7 Feb 2023 12:18 UTC
16 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

Voic­ing Voice

Willa28 Jun 2021 4:29 UTC
6 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

Pack a travel bath­room bag

Alex Hollow11 Sep 2021 23:50 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(alexhollow.wordpress.com)

Con­sider a robot vac­uum.

BrandonReinhart5 Jun 2012 8:08 UTC
25 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Books Wor­thy of Integration

Roven Skyfal20 Feb 2022 8:03 UTC
13 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

How to find a lost phone with dead bat­tery, us­ing Google Lo­ca­tion His­tory Takeout

Wei Dai30 May 2019 4:56 UTC
53 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Wire­less is a trap

benkuhn7 Jun 2020 15:30 UTC
157 points
13 comments7 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Jam is obsolete

jefftk26 Jul 2020 14:00 UTC
25 points
24 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The True Re­jec­tion Challenge

Alicorn27 Jun 2011 7:18 UTC
60 points
533 comments1 min readLW link

My recom­men­da­tions for grat­i­tude exercises

MaxCarpendale5 Aug 2019 19:04 UTC
40 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

A dozen habits that work for me

mike_hawke6 Jan 2021 22:52 UTC
28 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Public Ser­vice An­nounce­ment Collection

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Jun 2013 17:20 UTC
56 points
330 comments1 min readLW link

Work­ing Out in VR Really Works

Yonatan Cale3 Apr 2022 18:42 UTC
90 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

Im­prove­ment Without Superstition

Zachary Jacobi16 Dec 2017 20:01 UTC
38 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Ex­pe­rience LessWrong with­out the Time-Wast­ing Rab­bitHole Effect

joraine26 May 2022 19:09 UTC
4 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Minor Life Op­ti­miza­tion: Con­sider Order­ing Your Food To-Go

sudo12 Mar 2023 2:08 UTC
9 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Do you want a first-prin­ci­pled pre­pared­ness guide to pre­pare your­self and loved ones for po­ten­tial catas­tro­phes?

Ulrik Horn14 Nov 2023 12:13 UTC
15 points
5 comments15 min readLW link
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