10 Web Apps to Help You Get Things Done

by Johnny Webber

1. rememberthemilk.com – Simple task management without distraction.

2. checkvist.com – Create and share checklists, plans, and outlines

3. teuxdeux.com – A bare-bones, but visually compelling and highly usable to-do app.

4. any.do – Achieve anything by syncing your personal tasks, work projects, and shared lists so you have a clear path moving forward.

5. todoist.com – Manage your tasks anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And on 15 platforms and devices.

6. toodledo.com – A flexible and multi-functional tool that will improve your productivity.

7. ticktick.com –

A cross-platform to-do list app and task manager, helping you to get all things done and make life well organized.

8. todo-cloud.com – Keep your tasks up to date across various devices.

9. trello.com – The free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone.

10. lanes.io – A to-do list and Pomodoro timer designed to be simple and useful.

10 Web Apps to Help You Get Things Done

10 Life Decisions You Will Regret Making

by Johnny Webber

1. Dwelling on one person too much. People change and they always disappoint. Never put anyone on a pedestal.

2. Not taking better care of your teeth. A little bit of maintenance every day prevents a ton of maintenance down the road.

3. Not wearing sunscreen. You don’t want to look like a worn leather bag when you are older.

4. Drinking and driving. It’s a stupid and selfish decision that will cost you and others.

5. Not apologizing. Arguments happen, but don’t let them ruin lifelong friendships.

6. Charging that big purchase to your credit card. You tell yourself you can pay it off in three months, but then another purchase happens, and then another. Then your car suddenly has engine trouble. Suddenly, you are in so much debt you don’t know what to do.

7. Smoking that first cigarette. Once you start, you cannot stop until it is too late.

8. Not taking a chance. Ask that girl out. Apply for that job you think you are underqualified for.

9. Forcing a long distance relationship. You could be spending a lot of time waiting for someone who is ready to move on.

10. Rushing marriage. You’re young, everything is fun, and marriage seems like the next logical step. Take a step back and wait. Marriage will always be an option, and divorce is a process you don’t want to experience.

10 Life Decisions You Will Regret Making

9 Items You Only Ever Have to Buy Once

by Johnny Webber

1. Osprey Backpacks – Their all mighty guarantee lasts a lifetime.

2. ESEE Knives – They have a no questions asked lifetime warranty.

3. Tilley Hats – All their hats are guaranteed for life not to wear out.

4. Duluth Trading Pants – All items come with a no bull guarantee.

5. Zippo Lighters – If it doesn’t work, they fix it for free.

6. Darn Tough Socks – They have an unconditional lifetime guarantee with no strings attached.

7. LL Bean Boots – If you are ever unsatisfied with your LL Bean item, you can return it at any time.

8. Outdoor Research Jackets – They have an infinite guarantee on all of their products.

9. Tervis Mugs – All their cups come with a made for life guarantee.

9 Items You Only Ever Have to Buy Once

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Travel

by Johnny Webber

1. The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton

2. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. – Anonymous

3. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

4. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

5. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine

6. The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. – Anna Quindlen

7. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. – Anonymous

8. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

9. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

10. Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God. – Kurt Vonnegut

11. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

12. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. – Robert Louis Stevenson

13. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

14. We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment. – Hilaire Belloc

15. I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinnet

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Travel

9 Free Online Courses You Should Take

by Johnny Webber

1. How to Reasons and Argue – Reasoning is important.  This course will teach you how to do it well.

2. Learning How to Learn – Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects.

3. Introduction to Computer Science – An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

4. Science and Cooking – A

public lecture series that discusses concepts from the physical sciences that underpin both everyday cooking and haute cuisine.

5. Negotiations – Negotiating helps you reach agreements, achieve objectives, strengthen your relationships, and ultimately be more productive.

6. Introduction to Statistics – Learn techniques for visualizing relationships in data and systematic techniques for understanding the relationships using mathematics.

7. Introduction to Finance – Through both theory and real world examples learn how to value any asset.

8. Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies – This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies.

9. Principles of Project Management 

If you’re looking to move into management, or want to gain some project management skills for your current role, this is the course for you.

9 Free Online Courses You Should Take

How to Live a Successful Life

by Johnny Webber

1. Surround yourself with the right people. Surround yourself with people who aspire to do great things.

2. Challenge your fears. You can’t make progress if you don’t attempt the things that challenge you.

3. Don’t care about what others think. The only person you need to impress is yourself.

4. Be grateful. Appreciate what you have. You could have done a lot worse.

5. Avoid the drama. Nobody has the time or energy for that stuff. Put petty differences and petty people behind you.

6. Always move forward. Always have goals.

7. Don’t play the victim. Be responsible for your own life. You can’t control everything, but do the best with what you are dealt.

8. Be present. Live in the now. Stop dwelling on the past.

9. Ask for help when you need it. Swallow your pride when you are overmatched.

10. Raise your standards. Always seek to be a better worker, a better partner, and a better person.

How to Live a Successful Life

32 Online Language Learning Tools

by Johnny Webber

Note: You can skip the first twenty if you have already seen this list.

1. duolingo.com – Duolingo offers six languages with grammar and vocabulary lessons. Earn points and unlock levels as you go along.

2. memrise.com – Learn vocabulary through spaced repetition.

3. Anki – Anki is a flashcard program similar to Memrise with hundreds of decks.

4. BBC Languages – The BBC offers lessons with grammar, vocabulary, games, activities, and tests in forty languages.

5. livemocha.com – Online courses for over 35 languages.

6. lang-8.com – Write in your new language and have a native speaker correct your mistakes.

7. babbel.com – Learn languages by identify correct translations.

8. lingocracy.com – Choose the content you want to read, and get instant translations and definitions.

9. babadum.com – A vocabulary quiz game.

10. internetpolyglot.com – Lessons and games for learning languages.

11. verbling.com – Teach someone a language, and they will teach you one.

12. interpals.net – Find a pen pal from another country and learn their language.

13. sharedtalk.com – A community of people from around the world dedicated to language exchange.

14. coffeestrap.com – Learn a language by meeting people.

15. FSI Language Courses – These are courses developed by the U.S. government that have reached the public domain. Download the text and repeat after the tapes.

16. greatlanguagegame.com – A game where you try to distinguish between eighty different languages.

17. forvo.com – Get correct pronunciations of thousands of words in dozens of languages.

18. lyrnlang.com – Learn words and phrases by listening to songs and seeing how the lyrics translate.

19. lernu.net – Free courses and information on the international language of Esperanto.

20. chineasy.org – Lessons and resources for learning Chinese.

21. freelang.net – Provides free dictionaries, free human translation, and many other useful resources if you are learning a language or need a translation.

22. lingro.com – Learn vocabulary while surfing the web.

23. sharedtalk.com – A community of people around the world dedicated to language exchange.

24. digitaldialects.com – Free to use games for learning 70 languages.

25. translation2.paralink.com – A simple online translation tool.

26. language-exchanges.org – A free educational website for language exchanges via Skype.

27. couchteacher.com – Live one-on-one language lessons via webcam.

28. mylanguages.org – If you’re trying to learn new languages and need some grammar and vocabulary boost, this site should help.

29. learn101.org – Easy to learn and straight to the point lessons.

30. 123teachme.com – A free service for students learning Spanish.

31. learnalanguage.com – Hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities.

32. languagelinksdatabase.com – A list of all the best free language links and language resources.

32 Online Language Learning Tools

10 Google Chrome Extensions Worth Downloading

by Johnny Webber

1. Alientube – Embed Reddit comments into YouTube.

2. Invisible Hand – Automatically get the lowest price on whatever you are buying. Get notified when the item you are buying can be found for cheaper on another site.

3. The Great Suspender – Automatically suspend unused tabs to free up system resources.

4. Imagus – Enlarge thumbnails, and show images/videos from links with a mouse hover.

5. Speedy Readie – Speed read any online content.

6. Magic Actions for YouTube – A lightweight and useful add-in designed for a more comfortable watching experience. 

7. Evernote Web Clipper – Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.

8. LongURL – Replace shortened links with the real thing to see what you are clicking.

9. Steamus – A simpler way to stream music.

10. Bookmark Speed Dial – A bookmark manager that helps with organization, syncing across browsers, and new tab functionality.

See another list here.

10 Google Chrome Extensions Worth Downloading

10 Classic Mystery Books Everyone Should Read

by Johnny Webber

1. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler – A complex story that starts when a wealthy general gets blackmailed.

2. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett – A treasure worth killing for has gone missing, and private eye Sam Spade is on a quest to find it.

3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – The most controversial mystery novel of the 20th century written by the mistress of suspense herself.

4. The City & The City by China Miéville – A woman is murdered and as the detectives uncover the dead woman’s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives

5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon –  A man with much intelligence and little social tact investigates the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog.

6. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett – A detective investigates the murder of a newspaper publisher in the industrial town known as Poisonville.

7. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon – A detective novel set in an alternate history in which many Jews live in a Yiddish-speaking metropolis.

8. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – In post-war Barcelona, a young boy becomes engrossed with a book that has a mysterious background.

9. L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy – An epic noir about a mass murder and the challenges it puts before three lawmen.

10. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher – A series of fantasy and mystery novels following private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden.

10 Classic Mystery Books Everyone Should Read

12 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Blog

by Johnny Webber

1. Jetpack – Jetpack offers several features including customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools.

2. Yoast SEO – Write better content and completely optimize your site.

3. W3 Total Cache – Improve user experience and page speed.

4. Wordfence Security – A free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.

5. Akismet – Check your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.

6. UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration – Backup and restoration made easy.

7. Page Builder by SiteOrigin – Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.

8. Google Analytics Dashboard – Display Google Analytics reports and real-time statistics in your WordPress.

9. Quick Adsense – A quicker and flexible way to insert Google Adsense or any advertisement code into a blog post.

10. Admin Menu Editor – Re-order, hide or rename menus, add custom menus and more.

11. Advanced Code Editor – Enable syntax highlighting in the integrated theme and plugin source code editors with line numbers.

12. Visual Form Builder – Build beautiful, fully functional contact forms in only a few minutes without writing PHP, CSS, or HTML.

12 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Blog

12 Websites to Help You Find Cheap Accommodation

by Johnny Webber

1. sleepinginairports.net – Find the best and worst airports for napping during long layovers. 

2. freecampsites.net – Enjoy nature at no cost.

3. nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm – Buy an annual pass for $80 and get access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites in the United States.

4. couchsurfing.org – Travel the world and crash in a local’s house.

5. stay4free.com – Stay in someone’s home while they stay in yours.

6. mindmyhouse.com – House sit for strangers and get a bed in exchange.

7. hostelworld.com – Find cheap hostels across the world.

8. hostelz.com – The world’s largest hostel database.

9. airbnb.com – Rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries.

10. hotels.com – Search for deals and rates on the best hotels.

11. travelpony.com – Compare hotel rates.

12. tripadvisor.com – Search the world’s best hotels.

12 Websites to Help You Find Cheap Accommodation

12 Websites to Help You Promote Your Startup or Side Project

by Johnny Webber

1. producthunt.com – The best new products, every day.

2. news.ycombinator.com – An aggregator of the best in the startup and hacker world.

3. betalist.com – Early access to over 100 new internet startups each month.

4. reddit.com/r/sideproject – A subreddit for sharing and receiving constructive feedback on side projects and startups.

5. angel.co – Browse and contribute to startups.

6. killerstartups.com – Startup inspiration, ideas, and news.

7. thestartuppitch.com – Pitch your startup to the world.

8. betabound.com – Beta testing opportunities everyone will love.

9. sideprojectors.com – Promote, sell, and collaborate on projects.

10. betalist.com – Get early access to hundreds of startups.

11. kickoffboost.com – Submit your product or app, and get an instant boost in traffic.

12. crunchbase.com – The world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity.

12 Websites to Help You Promote Your Startup or Side Project

10 Habits You Will See From Fit People

by Johnny Webber

1. They leave food on their plate. Portion sizes can be huge sometimes. Save some food for later.

2. They eat slow. Take time to let your body recognize when you are full.

3. They drink a lot of water. No more sugar drinks.

4. They eat breakfast. Start your day off right. Eating a little something in the morning prevents you from overcompensating the rest of the day.

5. They pack a lunch. If you make your own food, you know exactly what is being put in it.

6. They push themselves. Create goals. You can beat your PR every time out.

7. They sweat every day. Day breaks turn into week breaks. Week breaks become permanent breaks.

8. They make the time for exercise. No excuses. If you can’t make time, then it’s not important to you.

9. They add variety. Hiking. Cycling. Jogging. Weightlifting. Yoga. There are a lot of ways to stay in shape. 

10. They make fitness their lifestyle. Talk about it. Think about it. Plan it. Live it.

10 Habits You Will See From Fit People

11 Things Happy People Don’t Do

by Johnny Webber

1. Compare themselves to others. You will never win that game. There is always going to be someone better. Only compare yourself to your past self.

2. Dwell on the past. Stop stewing over past mistakes, and get on with your life.

3. Feel sorry for themselves. It accomplishes nothing. Nothing is sadder than a pity party attended by only one.

4. Wait for life to improve. It won’t happen on its own. Take action.

5. Hide from change. It’s inevitable. Go with the flow. Adapt.

6. Avoid risks. You have to put yourself out there sometimes to get things done.

7. View failure as the end of the world. You are not defined by your failures.

8. Live by others’ expectations. Do what you want, and do what makes you happy.

9. Try to please everyone. The only person you have to please is yourself.

10. Fear rejection. Avoiding rejection leaves you exactly in the same spot you started in the first place.

11. Demand perfection. Nobody is perfect. Don’t beat yourself up over it.

11 Things Happy People Don’t Do

50 Things Every Person Should Do Before They Die

by Johnny Webber

1. Jump out of a plane.

2. Ride a motorcycle from coast to coast.

3. Climb to the top of one of the Seven Summits.

4. Hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.

5. Scale Half Dome in Yosemite.

6. Travel alone in a country where you don’t know the language.

7. Complete a triathlon.

8. Go swimming in every ocean.

9. Build your own computer.

10. Go cliff jumping.

11. Climb an active volcano.

12. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef.

13. Appear as an extra in a movie.

14. Witness the northern lights.

15. Participate in Burning Man.

16. Have a conversation in your second language with a native speaker.

17. Start your own business.

18. Sell artwork you created yourself.

19. Write a book.

20. Volunteer.

21. Coach kids.

22. Ride a horse.

23. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway.

24. Kill, dress, cook, and eat wild game.

25. Eat a salad made from your own garden.

26. Brew your own beer.

27. Watch a ballgame at Fenway.

28. Go on a safari in the Serengeti.

29. Learn to dance.

30. Get a suit tailored to your measurements.

31. Mentor someone.

32. Learn a musical instrument.

33. Drink a beer at Oktoberfest in Germany.

34. Leave an obnoxiously large tip.

35. Fly in a private jet.

36. Trek to Machu Picchu.

37. Cook a meal over a campfire you made.

38. Zipline through the rainforests of Costa Rica.

39. Sleep under the stars for a night.

40. Go fishing in Alaska.

41. Experience weightlessness.

42. Surf in Hawaii.

43. Walk on a glacier.

44. Take a martial arts class.

45. See a Galapagos giant tortoise in person.

46. Pay off all your debts.

47. Go hot air ballooning in Coppadocia, Turkey.

48. Eat a baguette while walking the streets of Paris.

49. Build something useful with your own two hands.

50. Fall in love.

50 Things Every Person Should Do Before They Die