What happened when I used a Bullet Journal for a month

The detailed journaling and list-making method has thousands of devotees, but is it too complicated to make me want to give up my regular to-do list?

When it comes to productivity, I’m a 100% paper person. For the past few years, I’ve been using the Planner Pad to organize my schedule, but my daily to-do list is often longer than the allotted space. I end up using separate lists that leave me with multiple places to track. When I (finally) discovered the popular Bullet Journal method, it seemed like the perfect solution, so I decided to try it out for a month.

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Could modular shoes be the next big sneaker craze?

Move over, Nike and Adidas.

Sneakers are quickly growing into a $90 billion business–but they’re all built the same way, more or less, constructed out of a combination of soles and uppers. Nike has React and Flyknit. Adidas has Ultraboost and Primeknit. What if we could replace just part of a shoe, rather than the whole thing? It could be greener, cheaper, and more customizable, too.

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Twitter takes down more accounts affiliated with Alex Jones’s Infowars

The accounts tried to get around Twitter’s ban on Infowars.

The social networking site has confirmed to CNBC that it has removed more accounts associated with Alex Jones’s conspiracy website Infowars. Last month Twitter permanently banned both Jones and the Infowars website from its platform, citing violations of its behavior policies. But in that time multiple other accounts assisted with Infowars popped up on the service in an attempt to circumvent the ban. So far, Twitter has removed 18 such accounts and will be on the lookout for more.

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Regulators order self-driving school bus test to be stopped

The NHTSA said the operator did not have permission to transport children during the test.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered the French-based transport company Transdev to cease testing a self-driving school bus in Florida, reports the BBC. The NHTSA had given Transdev the green light to import its self-driving vehicle in March, but says it did not give the company permission to use it as a school bus or to transport human passengers.

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Uber’s shot at replacing personal car ownership starts with Jump Bikes

E-bikes and scooters are a key part of the company’s pivot from ride-hailing giant to mobility platform–and integral to its future vision for cities.

On a cool, sunny afternoon in mid-June, Jump founder and CEO Ryan Rzepecki is riding one of his company’s bright red e-bikes down Market Street in San Francisco, thinking about the past. He’s been a bicycle evangelist since the mid-2000s when he discovered that commuting around New York City made much more sense on the back of a bike than just about any other way. Back then, he was a grad student in urban planning at Hunter College. He started Jump in 2008–originally under the name Social Bicycles–while working a day job in the bike program with the New York City Department of Transportation.

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Florida, Illinois slammed with $942 million in midterm ads


The bottom line of Ad Age Datacenter’s latest analysis of midterm campaign ad spending: It sucks to be a TV viewer and/or radio listener (but great if you’re a station owner) in one of these key battleground statesespecially Florida and Illinois, which both have races that have surged well past the $100 million mark. See more at AdAge.com/campaigntrail.

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