This pandemic is taking a tremendous toll on mental health.
I have to admit I was pretty depressed early this year before traveling to the Azores. The change of scenery, sun exposure, outdoor activities, and fewer restrictions made me happier.
Last week I returned to Lithuania after spending three months in the Azores. I'm motivated to get active again after the self-isolation period ends by playing basketball and hitting the gym once the quarantine restrictions are lifted.
Traveling is more stressful than not traveling due to necessary testing and ever-changing quarantine rules in different countries. Myself and my friends are burnt out and need to change the scenery, get some sun, try something new and just leave the home confinement.
While traveling is not advised it is legal (in most countries) and you can travel if you research your destination, plan everything thoroughly and prepare for some uncertainty.
Since the pandemic began, I only traveled to Poland and Portugal. It's way more stressful and expensive but if you're not in a risk group and take the safety measures seriously, you'll most likely be fine.
I hear people talking about immunity passports and while it will cause controversy and inequality, I'm hoping it's going to make traveling easier.
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Kevin Kelly, one of my favorite thinkers and writers, turned 69 and wrote another batch of unsolicited advice full of wisdom.
Marko Denic claims that googling is one of the most important skills for every developer. I'd argue that this applies to everyone. While this guide is for developers, you can learn lots of neat tricks to get better at search.
I recommend this guide to anyone building anything. Pitching your early-stage startup by Patrick McKenzie will help you tell your company's story more effectively, including specific details which matter to users and investors.
Routine combines tasks, notes, and calendar into one fast productivity app.
Finding a good movie to watch is stressful. If you want even more terror try to pick a movie for a group of people. I don't have a good solution right now and most often just rely on IMDb rating but Cinemate looks promising. To get movie recommendations tailored to your taste, choose the movies you love and rate them from 1 to 10. Get movie recommendations using AI.
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