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What Men Should Learn From Women About Work-Life Balance

“Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things,” writes Jenny Offill in her novel Dept. of Speculation. “Nabokov didn’t even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.” Women, instead, are forced to “balance” work and life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Your Kid Out the Door Faster Every Morning

Getting kids out the door in the morning can go one of two ways: They wake up early and then dawdle, forcing a last-minute scramble, or they wake up late, forcing a last-minute scramble. I know very few people who get to school or day care on time and with serenity—maybe those folks who have […]

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I’m War Correspondent and Trint Founder Jeff Kofman, and This Is How I Work

Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories for ABC, CBS, and CBC, including the Arab Spring, the Libyan Revolution, the invasion of Iraq, the trapped Chilean miners, and the international war on the drug trade. Now he runs the company behind Trint, an A.I.-based automated…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked

Doing stuff with your mouse is cool. Doing stuff with your keyboard is cooler. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts, ranked from best to worst. (Unless noted, we’ve listed the Windows shortcuts; Mac users substitute cmd for ctrl.) With one exception, despite any flaws, all the shortcuts below are…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Work During Your Hours of Peak Productivity

With 2018 here, you’ve probably got a list of resolutions you’d like to keep, goals you’re itching to accomplish, and habits you’d love to cement into your daily routine. Of course, these monumental tasks and projects will take some time, but it’s better to know when you’re most likely to get them done to keep…Read […]

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Manage Your Attention Instead of Your Time 

“I’m too busy!” “I don’t have enough time!” “If only there were more hours of the day.” It’s weird how feeling overwhelmed and busy rarely coincides with getting a lot done. Maybe the problem isn’t that you don’t have enough time. It’s that you don’t have enough attention.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m IBM Watson Product Manager Anamita Guha, and This Is How I Work

As a product manager at IBM, Anamita Guha works on bots, AR/VR technology, and AI—including Watson, the most famous AI that doesn’t come packaged on a phone. She also leads analytics for TEDxSanFrancisco and serve as a technical consultant to a clinical research lab at UCSF. We talked to her about her work habits, as…Read […]

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Clean Out Your Instapaper Reading List Today

I’m a big Instapaper hoarder. I once racked up an unread list of over 500 articles, essays, stories, and other short-form pieces (plus a couple novels) in that app. I was never going to read everything I’d saved. It was time to clean out my Instapaper. And if you have a clogged reading list on […]

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If You Want to Stick to a New Year’s Resolution, Phrase It Diffferently

In 2017, for the first time in my life, I actually stuck to a resolution. What’s more, I’d failed at the same resolution—to make a budget and stick to it—for many previous years. Now, if you think there’s something shameful in a grown person not being able to handle her finances, you’re right! But what’s […]

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The Best New Year’s Game Is the One Where You Make Resolutions for Other People  

About ten years ago, I went to a New Year’s Day brunch party. Frankly, I hadn’t really wanted to go. That particular time in my life was a low point; I’d just gone through a breakup and was feeling unusually forlorn, and I wanted to wallow at home. But the hostess was a good friend […]

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I’m DoorDash CEO Tony Xu, and This Is How I Work

Tony Xu grew up as the child of immigrants, working in his mom’s restaurant before going onto Stanford and working at McKinsey, eBay, and Square. In 2013 he started the food delivery service DoorDash, at first running the deliveries himself. Now his company employs 350 people, works with over 75,000 delivery people,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The ‘It Follows’ Model for Outrunning Deadlines

“I love deadlines,” said Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. “I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Here’s a mental trick for thinking of longterm deadlines, based on minor spoilers for the horror film It Follows.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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