How you start your morning inevitably impacts the rest of your day. A crowded com­mute makes you crabby; the left­over mess from weeks’ worth of snow leaves you slip­ping, sliding and whining. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dent Lars King wants to inter­vene, how­ever, and get to you before life’s annoy­ances do — all 365 days of the year.

Over the undergraduate’s most recent winter break, he scoured the Web for moti­va­tional videos, hand-​​selecting what he deemed “the best” by views, likes and sub­scribers. With the most effec­tive videos chosen, he launched Year of Moti­va­tion, a ser­vice promising to email users “one short, highly moti­va­tional video every single morning for a year.”

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