Iris Nishimoto (@iris_nishimoto) - Deepstash

Iris Nishimoto

@iris_nishimoto

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I n 2013 a Silicon Valley software engineer decided that food is an inconvenience—a pain point in a busy life. Buying food, preparing it, and cleaning up afterwards struck him as an inefficient way to feed himself. And so was born the idea of Soylent, Rob Rhinehart’s meal replacement powder

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Smart lighting, smart windows, smart everything. My favorite music and pictures play automatically.

Every moment of my daily life is made custom thanks to connected furniture. 

No road accidents : cars are autonomous.

Almost everything can be quantified and predicted with analytics.

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Our immune systems need interactions with good bacteria to work, which partly lies on physically meeting people and touching them. 

Our current obsessions with avoiding physicial encounters with germs are not only slaying off "bad" bacteria, they're also massively killing the ones that are good for us.

In the long run, we may even make some really important microbes go extinct.

It's still a hypothesis, though. As long as doubt remains, we should all keep on washing our hands, putting on these pesky masks, and, yeah, also eating a healthy diet and doing exercise!

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You're not always either depressed or fine. Sometimes you're just in the middle, and that's what is called languishing.

It's a state where you're just meh. You're not really suffering, but you're not exactly fired up either.

That state might lead to further mental health issues. Hence, it should be acknowledged.

The best way to counter it is to get ingrossed in something, whether it's playing a game, improving a skill or simply watching a movie. 

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It's a story told by the blue-light-blocking glasses sellers that doesn't rely on hard evidence.

And no, looking at screens will probably not make you go blind either.

The only real issue here is eyestrain, which can happen in all kinds of situations, starting with driving.

Easy hack to avoid that :

"Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away."

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