The Inforium
The Inforium
Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme
Our Favorite Life-Improving Purchases Under $50 (Ep. 239)
1 hour 10 minutes Posted Nov 26, 2018 at 4:00 am.
Pull-up bars
Noise-cancelling headphones
Chef's knife and knife-honing tools
Notebooks for your ideas and goals
Wall of velcro
Teapots, kettles and AeroPress
Fiction book starter kit
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Fiction book starter kit (continued)
Plug strips
Nonfiction book starter kit
Pocket knives
Meditation cushions and benches
Taking care of plants
Domain names
Cloud storage services
Reusable water bottles
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Show notes
Not everything worth getting has to cost a lot. Here are some of our favorite reasonably-priced upgrades to improve your life without breaking the bank.
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Things mentioned in this episode:
How to Get Out of Debt as Fast as Possible (Ep. 238)
Iron Gym Workout Bar
ProSource Multi-Grip Pull-Up Bar
Audio Technica ATH-M20x
Chef Knife
Alex French Guy Cooking on YouTube
Leuchtturm Hardcover Dotted Notebook
Sharpie Plastic Point Stick Water Resistant Pen
Stainless Steel Electric Kettle
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland, by Catherynne M. Valente
The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Rationality and Precise Thinking (Ep. 57)
The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
Deep Work, by Cal Newport
Atomic Habits, by James Clear
The Productivity Project, by Chris Bailey
Practical Botany for Gardeners, by Geoff Hodge
The Victorian Internet, by Tom Standage
Isa Does It, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Science of Cooking, by Dr. Stuart Farrimond
Ontario Knives Rat 2
Oster Blender
Bean Zafu Meditation Cushion
Bean Bamboo Meditation Bench
Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle
How Much Water Should You REALLY Be Drinking?
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