How to Effectively Build A Habit of Practicing a Musical Instrument

How to Effectively Build A Habit of Practicing a Musical Instrument

When you’re learning to practice a new musical instrument, the first question that comes to anyone’s head is how long do they need to practice each day? 2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours? Different experts have different takes on this question. Psychologists say that the number of hours hardly matters when you don’t…

Productive Habits: an Interview with Mark Frauenfelder

Where technology and intelligent counterculture meet, you will find Mark Frauenfelder. Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing, the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE, editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. He’s also an author, illustrator and maker; his latest book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly…

Resilient Activism and Productive Writing: the Habits of Derrick Jensen

Photograph by Dawn Paley. Derrick Jensen is the award-winning author of over 20 books and has written for Orion, Audubon, The Sun, and many other magazines. Jensen makes a compelling argument that civilization is inherently unsustainable: “To pretend that civilization can exist without destroying its own landbase and the landbases and cultures of others is…