How to Be a Good Significant Other (Ep. 177)

If there’s one thing that the majority of humans can agree on, it’s that dating other humans is pretty cool.

In one of our more recent episodes, we touched a little on this topic, but after quite a few requests it became clear that for whatever reason, people wanted to hear more about what many consider one of the most important aspects of our lives. Weird.

With that in mind, Thomas and I decided to have a very candid episode about our relationship experiences, our romantic ideals, and a few of the mistakes we’ve made in our own relationships.

Please keep in mind that in this area and many others, we are neither right nor wrong. We can’t give any clever recipes for success here, and fancy guru-level life hacks like the Pomodoro Technique aren’t likely to improve your dating life (probably). But, if just a few of you can pull something out of our honest reflections and use it to improve your chances at happiness, it’d be a pretty good ending for any mistakes we might have made in getting to where we are today.

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  • 0:01:59 – Tom and Martin’s relationship stories
  • 0:09:51 – Meeting people and finding a significant other
  • 0:15:36 – Improving yourself to become more attractive
  • 0:19:53 – Having a partner who motivates you to better yourself
  • 0:25:40 – Living as a unit, but without being completely dependent
  • 0:32:38 – Sponsor: Storyblocks (Graphic design assets)
  • 0:37:00 – Noticing and fixing relationship flaws and scheduling stuff
  • 0:41:40 – Keeping in touch with people
  • 0:48:37 – Not having the same drive or interests as your significant other
  • 0:56:11 – Offering emotional support instead of immediately finding a solution
  • 0:59:24 – Different relationship dynamics
  • 1:02:01 – The need for honest and frequent communication
  • 1:18:09 – Being consistently thoughtful to your partner
  • 1:21:31 – Conclusion

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How to Actually Use Productivity Tips and Improve Your Life (Ep. 176)

Gurus, gurus, everywhere, but not a spot to think.

If you’ve ever tried to find productivity advice on the internet, including from us, you may have noticed that there are a million different pathways to becoming the new, improved, successful you.

Unfortunately, neither you nor I have the time to read 10 books, implement 13 new habits by next week, finish our projects on time, and get those 19-pack abs.

Productivity tips are a great tool, but just like every other tool, you need to know how to use them.

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How to Go into a New Semester More Prepared Than Batman (Ep. 172)

The new semester is upon us, and with it comes a clean slate: a chance to explore and grow, make up for old mistakes, top last semester’s GPA, or just have more fun.

Unfortunately for students and New Year’s resolutioners alike, good intentions aren’t usually enough to make things happen. So what can we do to increase the chances of success?

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How to Boost Your Happiness and Hirability with Extracurriculars (Ep. 170)

We’ve talked on this podcast before about the benefits of going beyond your classwork — Tom started College Info Geek and went to business clubs, I had my language blog and built websites.

But what about clubs in general? Is juggling club worth having, or is it a frivolous waste of time? Which clubs can bolster your resume if you don’t want anything to do with computers, suits, or ties?

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