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Restoring closed tabs in Google Chrome

25 Jan

Maybe you knew about this already, but I just found out. As someone who has many tabs open simultaneously, I sometimes close an important one accidentally. But that is no longer a problem:

To reopen the most recently closed tab in Chrome, right-click on the tab bar and select “Reopen closed tab” from the popup menu. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+T on your keyboard to reopen the last closed tab.

Survival bias

6 Jul

People sometimes remark “my parents let me do x and I turned out OK.” While comments like these often cause heads to nod in agreement, I always think, of course you say that, the ones who didn’t turn out OK aren’t here to tell their stories. Along these lines here is a useful video about survival bias and success advice:

 

All time best Trader Joe’s hack

5 Feb

Just like everyone else, I like Trader Joe’s product, but hate shopping there. Last Sunday, while my son was in Barnes and Noble, I thought I would stop in the nearby Trader Joe’s and pick up a few items. The store was so packed and noisy that I left without purchasing everything.

Now Daniel Engber of Slate has the best life hacking tip for shopping at TJ’s: don’t.

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