productivity

The Productivity Hack I Can't Live Without: My Master Planner

Derek Flanzraich, CEO and founder of Greatist, is obsessed with his master planner. It’s basically the love child of a to-do list and a daily journal. Here, he explains how to make your own.


EasilyDo For iOS Is A Feature-Packed Personal Assistant App

iOS: EasilyDo is a new app that aims to be a central hub for all of those personal things you need to do but would rather have technology do for you. It can clean up your contacts, let you know when to leave for your next appointment, give you directions and dial into conference calls.


Optimal Creativity Time May Not Be Your Optimal Cognitive Time

Many of us consider ourselves either a morning person or a night owl — times when we feel more productive, awake and think better. However, not all types of thinking tasks fit in with what we consider the optimal time of day for us. The Creativity Post points out that creativity happens when you least expect it.


Learn The Scientific Facts On How Productivity Works

We talk about productivity all day long, but it’s easy to lose track of the basic scientific facts and tricks behind what we know works. ASAP Science breaks it all down in a simple way in the video above.


Adults And Three-Years-Olds Are Similar When It Comes To Resentment

Rarely do we like doing anything we have to, but we tell ourselves it’s a necessary part of daily life. That’s the difference between adults and children when it comes to unwanted tasks. But as Tim Ferris points out, the kids may make the smarter choices.


I'm The Founder Of Squarespace, And This Is How I Work

Like so many heroes of the startup world, Anthony Casalena launched Squarespace from his university dorm room. Now, a decade later, the online publishing company employs a team of 100 and serves 1.4 million websites.


Master The Art Of The To-Do List By Understanding How They Fail

The to-do list is an inescapable, age-old productivity tool. It is our very human attempt to create order in our disorderly lives and an expression of our ability to impose self-control. Most of us, including to-do list haters, keep one, and so do 63 per cent of professionals, according to a LinkedIn survey released earlier this year. And yet to-do lists seem particularly difficult to tame. iDoneThis’ Janet Choi explains why to-do lists fail, and how to use it to your advantage.


Your Willpower Is Only A Finite Resource If You Believe It Is

We’ve often noted that willpower is a finite resource, but it seems that’s only the case if you believe it. Christian Jarret at productivity and ideas blog the 99u explains.


Utter For Android Is A Personal Assistant Packed With Voice Commands

Android: There are so many personal assistants available for Android that it’s difficult for one to really shine through. Utter is a new app, currently in beta, that brings the features in a useful way. With root access, it can control your phone’s settings, other applications and automate actions, all with your voice.


'Inspiration Is Like Food Poisoning'

“Inspiration isn’t something you can schedule, harness or control. Inspiration is more like food poisoning: it sprays out uncontrollablly when you need it the least.” — The Oatmeal