Dear Lifehacker, I'm generally pretty organised (full time work and study makes it a necessity) but this is being hampered by the fact that I can't get my calendar(s) straight. I create an event on my phone that doesn't come through on my Mac, my events at work only appear sometimes, and my classes all seem to appear twice! I keep tinkering but I can't seem to get the various applications (iCal, Google and Outlook, plus feeds for university stuff, FB events, Meetup events and holidays) to play nice with each other. Any advice on making on making it work?
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