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Three cool things | October

Don’t you love it when someone shares something new and cool that you didn’t know. Here are three cool things we have uncovered that just perhaps, you didn’t know - and we cover anything and everything that may help you in work, life or play…..not just retail.

AI-powered journal – a mentor in your pocket

Researchers have found that consistent journaling leads a decreased in blood pressure, stress, and doctors visits.”

I think we have all heard enough to know that evidence supports the power of journaling. But the discipline to sit down and know what to write can be overwhelming. Well, we have discovered Rosebud. Rosebud is an AI-powered daily journal that provides personalised feedback and guidance as you write. It's like having a conversation with a mentor who really gets you and keeps your best interest in mind. The AI will ask you questions and find solutions to your struggles. Each journal entry is summarized and reflected back to you with key insights, mirroring your own unique wisdom, and helping you feel understood. Rosebud also helps you identify meaningful goals, shares weekly summaries, and provides a steady supply of personalized prompts. Some Rosebud users have even commented that the Rosebud AI has helped them more than their therapist. I love it but I have to be honest I still need an alarm in my diary to remind me to do it. But I can pull out my phone and then the magic happens. Rosebud AI has a free plan that gives you access to all the app’s core features. These core features include:

  • Entry reflection

  • Happiness recipe

  • Auto-tagging

  • Weekly reflection

However, this plan only offers a seven-day entry history and two personalised prompts per day. You also can’t use the voice journaling and long-term memory features. You’ll have to sign up for the premium plan, which costs $4.99 per month.

A major benefit of the paid plan is the voice journaling feature. The next feature I am going to try and perfect next week.


This handy little app tells you the best time to run & pee during a movie so you don't miss the best scenes.

They are a family-run business and keep the data-base and app updated with new content each week as movies are released. A short synopsis is also provided so you don't miss out on anything while in the loo!

ChatGPT in your home life

We've fully embraced ChatGPT in both our workplaces, sidehustle and homes. We now use ChatGPT for:

Meal planning and grocery shopping

"Create a weekly meal plan for healthy dinners with a focus on plant-based recipes and at least four different cuisines. Inlcude Yotam Ottolenghi and Jamie Oliver recipes. For each meal, state the category and mention the cooking time duration. Create a consolidated shopping list for the entire meal plan with quantities for a family of two adults and two children. Organise the shopping list according to supermarket departments. Provide the output in a table format so I can paste it into the Notes app of my iPhone.

Travel itineraries

"Design a three-day itinerary for Tokyo suitable for two adults. Organise the activities so that it's convenient for us to access them from our hotel near Asakusa Station."

Gift ideas

"Suggest unique gifts that cost less than $75 for a 51-year-old man who likes skiing, surfing, barbecuing and the outdoors based in Auckland."

Book, TV and podcast recommendations

"Suggest books that I might like based on these recent popular books: Life Admin Hacks, Atomic Habits, Tiny Habits, Better Than Before."


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