iPhone tip: Use a Silent Ringtone to Screen Calls in Your Sleep

Have you ever wished your iPhone would ring only when certain people call? Here’s how to do it: Download the “Silence” ringtone here: silence.m4r Copy this file into the Ringtones section of your iTunes. (Click to enlarge.) Sync your iPhone with iTunes to load the ringtone. On your iPhone, change your ringtone to “Silence” (under […]

Too Much Information (TMI)

There’s danger in consuming too much information. I’m sure you know what happens when you eat too much food. Like food, information needs digestion. It’s only useful to the degree you can distill it into actions, habits, and wisdom. Dallin H. Oaks gave a good talk on focus and priorities: We have thousands of times […]

Teaching the unteachable skills

If you tend to perform tasks you’ve never performed before, what does this mean for education? Does your school teach you to solve problems, prioritize tasks, and prepare you for non-assembly-line jobs? “Training a student to be sheepish is a lot easier than the alternative. Teaching to the test, ensuring compliant behavior and using fear […]