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The Best Articles in Digital Life

The most useful articles and videos in Digital Life from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Digital Life Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Digital Life by Refind users.

  1. Digital detoxes don’t actually work
  2. Psychology Experts on Whether Manifesting Actually Works
  3. Is your smartphone ruining your memory? A special report on the rise of ‘digital amnesia’
  4. With Stable Diffusion, you may never believe what you see online again
  5. More apps, more problems

Videos

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Digital Life.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Digital Life, including:

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OM

Partner emeritus @Trueventures I was a reporter once. I write about tech @ http://om.co My Tumblr: http://Om.blog. Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: http://om.co/newsletters/

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Seth Godin

Author, blogger, a lifetime of projects. This is a retweet of my blog.

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zeynep tufekci

Complex systems, wicked problems. Society, technology, science and more. @Columbia professor. @NYTimes columnist. My newsletter @insight http://theinsight.org

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Mark Manson

3x #1 NYTimes bestselling author. Best known for F-Bombs and uncomfortable truths. Giving life advice that doesn't suck since 2008.

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Nir Eyal

Bestselling author of "Hooked" and "Indistractable"

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Digital Life, including:

Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 profile image

Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦

Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Subscribe to my Substack: http://noahpinion.substack.com Email: noahpiniontwitter@gmail.com

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters

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Vox

Understand the news. Support Vox with a contribution: http://vox.com/give-now

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Stratechery

Free Articles from http://stratechery.com. For Daily Updates, follow @StratecheryMO. For the author, follow @benthompson.

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Ness Labs

The learning community for ambitious knowledge workers. Join us to think better, learn faster, and work happier: http://nesslabs.com/membership 🧠✨

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