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5 Questions: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards, Alarm Clocks and Social Media (Ep. 179)

Here we go once again with the email. For today’s Q & A, episode we’ve taken 5 of your questions from emails, Tweets, comments, and The College Info Geek Community on Reddit, and we’ll be talking a bit about each.

Our questions today are:

  • Do I need social media to succeed in university if I don’t already have it?
  • Do extrinsic rewards kill intrinsic motivation?
  • Should I use an alarm or let my body decide how much sleep I need naturally?
  • How do I future proof a portfolio site and domain name if I plan to get married and change my last name in the future?
  • Can having a boyfriend or girlfriend slow down your activity? Is a relationship more of a benefit or an inconvenience?

If you’ve got a question burning in the back of your mind, let us know — even if we don’t end up with time to answer you personally, we’re always looking for what to talk about next.

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  • 0:03:09 – How to submit questions for the podcast
  • 0:04:06 – Benefits and setbacks of using social media
  • 0:17:28 – How external rewards can boost or destroy your motivation
  • 0:23:15 – Deciding when and how to fall asleep or wake up
  • 0:26:34 – Explaining sleep cycles
  • 0:31:16 – Changing your last name when you’ve already established a presence
  • 0:37:12 – Managing productivity and a romantic relationship
  • 0:44:40 – Conclusion

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5 Questions: Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards, Alarm Clocks and Social Media