Discussion article for the meetup : Canberra Meetup: Life hacks part 1
Before coming to the meetup, please investigate some kind of life hack: an activity which you suspect that most meetup attendees do not perform, but will make them more rational, more healthy, more happy, more clever, or otherwise improve their lives in some way.
Examples of the sort of thing that I mean are:
-Using a certain nootropic
-Using LW study hall
-Activities involved in liking someone on purpose: http://lesswrong.com/lw/2a5/on_enjoying_disagreeable_company/
-Training yourself to notice confusion: http://lesswrong.com/lw/jpu/a_selfexperiment_in_training_noticing_confusion/
-Anything listed here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/jrt/lifestyle_interventions_to_increase_longevity/
-Anything listed here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/jgy/try_more_things/
Please choose one life hack (or more if you're keen), and look into why it might be worth trying. During the meetup, we will discuss the life hacks that people have looked into, and at the end of the meetup, everyone will commit to try one such life hack. Then, at the next meetup, we will discuss how well each life hack worked, and hopefully discover some effective ways to make our lives better. Vegan snacks will be provided.
General meetup info:
If you use Facebook, please join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lwcanberra/
Structured meetups are held on the second Saturday and fourth Friday of each month from 6 pm until 10 pm at the XSite (home of the XSA), located upstairs in the ANU Arts Centre.
There will be LWers at the Computer Science Students Association's weekly board games night, held on Wednesdays from 7 pm in the CSIT building, room N101.
Of likely interest to anyone coming: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/k0p/less_wrong_australia_weekend_retreat/