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10 productivity apps to streamline your life

10 productivity apps to streamline your life

There are a ton of productivity apps out there—Apple and Google’s app stores both have a separate, high-level category devoted entirely to “Productivity.” With tens of thousands of them available, it’s hard to get to the bottom of which ones are the best. It’s crucial to plan your day and […]

by × March 4, 2016 ×

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5 ways to keep your phone from taking over your life

5 ways to keep your phone from taking over your life

Now there’s a title that would have made zero sense a decade ago. Smartphones are a mixed bag when it comes to productivity. It goes without saying that staying connected seems essential. But while staying connected may make you feel productive—because it makes your work that much more stimulating—multitasking has […]

by × February 22, 2016 ×

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Is your computer screen big enough?

Is your computer screen big enough?

I recently bought a big, honking new computer monitor. Over the last year I’ve grown accustomed to writing and working on my 13″ MacBook Pro, but I recently felt the urge to pony up for the new 27″ screen—more than double the screen real estate on my laptop. And holy […]

by × February 1, 2016 ×

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Three simple, printable signs to make you more productive [PDFs]

Three simple, printable signs to make you more productive [PDFs]

Your smartphone, the internet, and technology in general can be huge productivity sucks. They’re all essential, of course—it goes without saying that it’d be tough to get a lot of work done without all three. But at the same time, they can be a big drain for your time and […]

by × September 1, 2015 ×

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10 killer ways to tame your email inbox

10 killer ways to tame your email inbox

If you’re average, chances are you spend more than one quarter of your time at work on email. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the average employee spends 2.6 hours every day on email—that’s equivalent to 28% of your work day, and this study was conducted in […]

by × September 29, 2014 ×

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Power Nap iPhone App: The cure for waking up groggy after a nap

Power Nap iPhone App: The cure for waking up groggy after a nap

Power Nap will wake you up from your nap before you fall into a deep sleep (measuring your sleep phase through your iPhone’s accelerometer), so you don’t wake up groggy.

by × April 4, 2014 ×

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Several email plugins that let you schedule sending email later

Several email plugins that let you schedule sending email later

To manage people’s expectations (e.g. that you don’t work past 5pm, or respond to email after work hours), install a send-it-later plugin for your email client.

by × April 2, 2014 ×

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Why the light from your smartphone is keeping you up at night, and what to do about it

Why the light from your smartphone is keeping you up at night, and what to do about it

Exposure to blue light before you go to bed significantly affects your sleep quality, because it prevents your body from releasing melatonin, a chemical in your body that helps you sleep.

by × February 13, 2014 ×

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