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Ditch the Dual Displays to Improve Your Focus

The dual-monitor setup is an enticing way to make it look like you’re extra-productive. Multiple monitors just scream power user. Practically, however, the set-up can be more of a hindrance than a help. What if using a single display allowed you to improve your focus and get even more work accomplished?Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Ten Tricks for Checking Your Phone Less

The most frustrating thing about a phone addiction is that unlike actual substance abuse, the solution is not to stop using it completely. Instead, we have to find ways to use this technology responsibly, fighting apps overtly designed to steal our time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar

Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method of transport. But if you’re on Chrome, you can build three shortcuts to get directions right from the address bar, without a single click.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar

Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method of transport. But if you’re on Chrome, you can build three shortcuts to get directions right from the address bar, without a single click.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop LinkedIn App Notifications in Windows 10

Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn, I’ve been dreading the day notifications to add someone I’ve never met to my professional network pop up in my screen. Turns out that day is here, with LinkedIn announcing its Windows 10 app that comes complete with notifications about whatever professional bullshit you don’t care…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What The Great British Bake Off Can Teach Us About Flow

If you are a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you have most likely noticed an all-encompassing sense of calm that pervades the program and soothes the viewer. Unlike other cooking shows, the contestants aren’t “here to win,” they’re here to bake, and maybe even make friends.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use a Gaming Mouse and Browse the Web Like a King

I’ve been a Mac user for a decade, but I’ve always hated Apple’s default one-button mouse, and I’ve never gotten comfortable with trackpad gestures. I grew up using a three-button mouse on the family Amiga. Years later, I loved scroll wheels, trackballs, and mice with thumb buttons, but I wanted more. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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