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Make Continuous Progress Toward Your Goals with “Non-Zero Days”

Staying motivated enough to work toward our goals can be tough. The minutia of life can get in the way of our lofty dreams—which is where the non-zero method comes in. The idea is simple: do just one thing every day that help you move toward what you want to achieve. Even if that’s just […]

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The Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack Is Good Work Music

For a horror soundtrack, Stranger Things 2 feels very… productive. The rhythmic synths don’t evoke a Lovecraftian monster so much as a gently churning supercomputer. This makes for a great soundtrack to your work day. Cue it up on Spotify and get in the zone.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Feel Productive Without Being Productive

Most people are interested in getting something done. But maybe you aren’t. Maybe you just want to feel productive, or efficient, or hard-working, without having to actually accomplish something. You can’t just start doing that. First you need to plan, and first you need to plan to plan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fill Up Your Google Calendar So Other People Can’t Steal Your Time 

Ahh, an empty calendar. All that free time and possibility, all the things you’re going to get done—until, that is, your coworkers see that free time and fill it jam-packed with meetings and obligations. Before that happens again, you’ve got to get on the defensive.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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