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Jake Knapp is a tech enthusiast. He was raised using Apple II computers and Macs, surfing bulletin boards and creating his own games. He worked for Microsoft on the Encarta CD-ROM as an adult before joining Google. There he created Google Ventures Design Sprint, worked on Gmail and co-founded Google Meet. He is a consultant and venture capitalist for start-ups as well as an author.

Jake, who was a proponent of technology and an early adopter, was also the first to recognize its negative side effects. He decided to reduce the distractions of his smartphone 12 years ago. He still uses this phone without distractions today.

On today’s show, I speak with Jake about the reasons he decided to ditch his web browser and email app from his phone a decade earlier, and how he did it. We also discuss why and how he manages to live without them. Jake shares his insights about life and work from having a phone that is distraction-free. He also explains why he does not think tools such as Screen Time and a dumbphone will always be the best solution to reduce the phone itch.

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Sunday Firesides: You Should Join a Cult

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The word “cult”, in the modern age, is often used to denigrate.

It didn’t always come with this negative baggage.

The word Cult comes from the Latin cultus which originally referred to agriculture and cultivated land. Romans who were involved in state and private cults used the term to describe a committed cultivation of the rites and habits associated with showing religious reverence.

The word cult was used to refer to religious groups, but it also became a term for “devoted attention” to something or someone.

We could all benefit today from joining a “cult” in the older sense, which is to be unwaveringly and even “excessively” dedicated to a particular set of beliefs or practices. In a world where healthy, virtuous lifestyles are rare and unusual, it is necessary to maintain your ideals with a single-minded devotion, almost religious.

When life is so busy, it’s hard to get up from your desk.

When food is readily available everywhere and at all times, it takes great dedication to not overeat.

When everyone else is giving up on a relationship, it takes a lot of zeal to stick with your marriage.

It takes unrelenting vigilance to think for yourself when the landscape is full of regurgitated, algorithmically-driven chatter.

In a world that is prone to decay and deterioration, it’s impossible to stay sane with a mild-mannered commitment to higher principles and healthy habits. To stay sane, you need to go a bit crazy. You must adopt stand-apart belief systems, strict rules and sacred rituals.

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Maserati – Beckham Meets Damiano: Clash of The Titans

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The glitz and glamour of two icons who come from radically different worlds coming together under the banner of luxury is a sight to behold. Imagine the legend David Beckham – a name that is synonymous with sportsmanship, elegance, and swagger – facing off against Damiano David – the wild and electric soul and heart of Maneskin – both brought together by a Maserati. Maserati Folgore Electric, not just any Maserati.

Gracie Opulanza is here to give you all the details. I haven’t even driven it!

The Folgore Electric: A Charge of Luxury

The Maserati Folgore was designed to be a thunderbolt of a car. The name “Folgore,” Italian lightning, fits this beauty like it was created from its blueprint. When I first saw it, I got that familiar rush. It was the same feeling as when I put on a pair high-heeled stilettos and wrapped a silken scarlet around my neck. This vehicle is not only a head-turner, but it also spins people around!

You feel like the star of an Italian film as you cruise through the streets. The scenery is blurred, but the style is sharp. The Folgore is all about making an impact without having to say a single word.

Beckham Meets Damiano – Clash of Titans

Let’s now talk about the titans. David Beckham has never been just a football player. He is a fashionista, philanthropist and connoisseur. Combine him with Damiano David – the embodiment of unfiltered passion, Italian charisma and raw, raw emotion.

It was a battle of style and power, not prowess. Beckham with his tailored suits, impeccable grooming and Damiano the modern rock god in leather and tattoos. It was more a symphony than a competition, with each participant playing a part in an ageless dance.

Drive Passion: Electricity with Italian Flair

A trident-branded electric car is like a fine wine. It’s all about taste, sustainability and being forward-thinking. Maserati doesn’t simply jump on the electric wagon; they are reinventing it. Folgore is Maserati’s pledge of innovation wrapped in the sleek and seductive lines that are Italian design.

The Folgore is a vehicle that moves as if it were a whisper, but it impacts as if it was a scream. I am zooming through Italy from the cobbled roads of Rome to sun-kissed beaches of Amalfi. It is a vision of the future and a tribute to those who dare dream big and drive differently. Let’s face it, behind the wheel, the road sings your praises.

Electricity: The future is here.

The soul of driving is not sacrificed by switching to electric. It actually amplifies the relationship between driver and road. The hum of the electric engine is a symphony, a new beginning. Maserati’s use of Beckham and Damiano to promote this revolution sends a clear message: electric isn’t just about efficiency, it is about excitement.

Wrapping up with a Spark

As I conclude my thoughts about this exciting convergence of style, power and sustainability, I feel energized. Maserati Folgore is more than a car; it’s an entire movement. Beckham and Damiano’s distinct charm and rebellious spirit captures this spirit perfectly. Together, they make it clear that choosing Folgore is more than just buying a car. You are choosing a lifestyle. A statement. And, most importantly, your future.

Here’s to the brave, the beautiful and the electrified. Your journeys and adventures should be as exciting as the Folgore.

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NewAir X Boveda Humidor Review: 500-Count Cigar Cabinet

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NewAir Boveda Humidor Review

About a month ago, the team at NewAir contacted us here at BespokeUnit to see if we wanted to review one of their most recent releases, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor.

I was familiar with NewAir as we’ve reviewed some of their cigar humidors before; however, seeing as how this was a unique collaboration between Boveda and NewAir, it was easy to agree.

Additionally, NewAir also provided us with a unique coupon code to share, which you’ll find throughout this article. If, following my review, you are inclined to purchase any product from them, you can receive 10% off by using the code BESPOKE10.

With that being said, let’s get into my review of the NewAir X Boveda 500-Cigar Humidor! I’ll be breaking it down into the following categories:

Why Buy A NewAir Cigar Cabinet?NewAir X Boveda Cigar Humidor BenefitsNewAir X Boveda Humidor DrawbacksFinal Thoughts

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Overview

Brand: NewAirModel: NewAir x Boveda HumidorStorage Capacity: Up To 500 CigarsDimensions: 16.93″ W x 17.72″ D x 29.13″ HTemperature Range: 54 – 72°F (12 – 22°C)Ambient Temperature Range: 68 – 77°F (20 – 25°C)Humidity Control: Boveda Humidity Pack HoldersBody Material: Cedar Lining (Shelves)Front Material: Tempered Tinted GlassWeight: 50.8lbsMade in ChinaPricing: From $699 [Buy Now]>10% OFF w/ Code BESPOKE10: $630

As you can see from the picture, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor was very securely packaged for shipping. As a result, it was delivered in perfect condition, which I was very happy about.

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Why Buy A NewAir X Boveda Humidor?

Prior to receiving this NewAir cigar humidor, I already owned an electronic cigar cooler.However, that unit seemed more like a converted wine fridge than a unit designed specifically for
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