I don’t know if my local library system is a world class anomaly or a run of the mill public library; but I would encourage everyone I know to look into what your local library has to offer. It’s likely more than you think.

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Your high school health teacher made this phrase mean one thing but that same precaution also applies to using the internet. You can find endless examples of privacy breaches, creepy online tracking, or straight up public wifi hacking that make accessing the internet seem like playing with fire. And it is!

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Apple really ramped up its health efforts a few iOS versions ago and one of the sleeper hits (pun intended) is the bedtime feature.

Buried in the clock app on iOS is a tab called bedtime. In here you can set your wake up time (this also sets an alarm) and how long you want to sleep. Once you do this, you get a bedtime reminder every night and sleep data populated into your Health app. If you set the option your phone will also turn on Do Not Disturb mode during your sleep.

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One of the features of Snapchat that I thought was cool when the app first launched was the Snapcode. It made connecting with people on the service pretty frictionless. You could just scan a branded QR code to automatically follow a specific person. No typing, asking clarifying questions or anything, just scan and go!

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Your iOS device has had a feature called “Do Not Disturb” for the past few years. You might have noticed a little moon icon on your phone at some point, but did you know you can set a schedule for it?

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I learned about this album/band from an episode of Hello Internet. I listened to the album on loop at the end of the school year back in 2017. I recently started listening to it again and I have added it to my Music for Focus playlist. It is really great and worth a listen.

The band takes historical audio recordings and edits them with electronica into really cool music. This one is all themed around the Apollo space program. My favorite song is “The Other Side”