“The Day You Became a Better Writer” by Scott Adams – To become a better writer: keep things simple, keep sentences short, and use active voice. (2007 blog post)

“‘Productivity’ Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)” by Tim Ferriss – When in a productivity slump: figure out one thing that, once completed, gives a feeling of satisfaction and makes other to-do’s unimportant or easier to accomplish. Focus on this one thing for a single block of 2-3 hours. (2013 blog post)

“Your Life in Weeks” by Tim Urban – The article illustrates the finite nature of our lives by mapping a life to a 90-by-52 grid, where the rows represent the years of the life and the columns represent the weeks of the year. We only have so many boxes to work with, so we should strive to make each one count; ideally, each week is both enjoyable and setting ourselves (and perhaps society) up for a better future. (2014 blog post)