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The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Messy Chrome Bookmarks

Woe is the Chrome user who has an overflowing Bookmark Bar—or worse, that single folder they use to store anything interesting they see online. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Summarize Long Emails at the Top to Communicate More Effectively

Here’s a productivity tip managers and workers would do well to incorporate into their every day email routine, courtesy of comedian and author Franchesca Ramsey from her days working at Upworthy: summarize lengthy emails up top so your recipients know what they’re in for.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Popodoro Technique Playlist

In the Pomodoro Technique for productivity, you work for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and repeat. (After two hours, you take a longer break.) You can use a kitchen timer, your phone, or a specialized app. In the Popodoro technique, instead of a timer, you use music—like the new Spotify playlist from Popjustice.Read more… […]

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The Popodoro Technique Playlist

In the Pomodoro Technique for productivity, you work for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and repeat. (After two hours, you take a longer break.) You can use a kitchen timer, your phone, or a specialized app. In the Popodoro technique, instead of a timer, you use music—like the new Spotify playlist from Popjustice.Read more… […]

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Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with ‘Toby’

I recently stumbled across the extension Toby (Chrome, Firefox), and I’m surprised at how much I love it. So much so that it has replaced the pretty Chrome Delight and Earth View from Google Earth extensions I’ve been using whenever I open a new tab. I’m one-hundred percent Toby now, because it’s one of the […]

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Try Mailspring If You’re Tired of Terrible Desktop Email Apps

Unless you’re the world’s biggest fan of Microsoft Outlook, odds are good that you don’t use a desktop email client at home. You probably use a web-based email service, and your daily routine probably involves firing up your browser to delete, move, and otherwise ignore your messages. Third-party apps like Mail (for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task 

When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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