Pillars of Academia: The colleges that produce the most altruistic students, by state

Pillrs aims to empower socially minded people to make a huge impact, right from their couch. So naturally, one day after a few too many hours of bug fixing and development, someone asked an interesting question: Which college create the most altruistic students? Having no idea – most of us went to colleges that are […]

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“I’m not an alcoholic, I just sometimes find it hard to pass the liquor store without stopping”

“I’m not an alcoholic, I just sometimes find it hard to pass the liquor store without stopping.” – Jennifer It’s kind of like saying “I don’t like cocaine, I just like how it smells.” I wasn’t about to judge though, I’d joined the Pillrs addiction support community to send encouragement to addicts – no matter […]

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How to change habits, how to break habits

Learn how to change habits from Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit. Could a three minute video change your life? Well, no. At least, probably not. Learning how to manipulate habits, though, can. In this video Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, explains how he analyzed his habits like a scientist, […]

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Easy online volunteer opportunities, make a difference in 5 minutes or less

Wish you could find some online volunteer opportunities? Here’s the three ways we’ve found for you to make the largest difference in under five minutes, without putting on pants.   What would the world look like if everyone volunteered their time? It paints a nice picture, doesn’t it? Teens helping elderly ladies cross the street. Tattooed […]

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How to connect with people like a magician

The older I get, the more I’d like to know how to connect with people on a deeper, more meaningful level. It’s no doubt that we think about this a lot at Pillrs as deep, meaningful connections are the key when fighting addictions and compulsions. At Pillrs we use algorithms to create instantaneous villages – which tune […]

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99 encouraging messages for when you need a lift

We all could use a little encouragement from time to time, so here’s 99 encouraging messages to give you a lift in your day. See an encouraging message a friend could use? Just hover over the image to show share buttons (Facebook, email, etc.)   Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but […]

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6 unique ways to stay awake / wake up when tired

Learn the most unique ways to stay awake that we’ve found so far, including exercising without moving, the breath of fire, and our all-time favorite use of Pandora.   Ever feel that mid-afternoon slump? How about the late-afternoon-but-too-late-for-coffee slump? Well, if you’re like most people your willpower tanks when your tired. Couple this with massive insomnia when drinking coffee […]

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How to relieve stress fast – 6 advanced techniques

Why would you want to learn how to relieve stress fast? Ever heard of HALT? (Hunger, angry, lonely, tired.) Anyone whose been to a 12 step program knows this acronym – they’re the emotional states that weaken willpower. Well we think this list should include stress. Stress demands relief. For most people, it manifests itself […]

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Pillrs improvements: Smart(er) notifications, robust help, and something big coming

We’ve been hard at work improving Pillrs under the hood. You’ll see some things happing automagically (such as recent help statistics) and some are major overhauls under-the-hood. Here’s a breakdown of major changes over the last two weeks: Pillrs now learns what time to message you – we’ve heard that the 4am texts can be… bothersome.

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Pillrs improvements: more quick reply options, smarter help, and a whole lot cleaner

“Great, I’m in… now what?” We heard you all, Pillrs is a bit confusing to use. Today we made some strides in simplifying it and making it cleaner. Here’s what we’ve added or changed: Shortened help file – short and to the point (text ‘?’ to see what we mean). See all the features and functions…

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