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How A Calendar Actually Sabotages Your Time Management Efforts

We all struggle with time management, and we all want to know the best ways to conquer our schedules. In this video, Dan Ariely, a behavioural economics professor at Duke University and friend of Lifehacker, says the calendar definitely isn’t one of them.


Three Things You And Your Partner Should Agree On Before Moving In Together

Before you and a partner decide to move in together, you may have already decided how to split costs and chores, but these three important social topics you may have overlooked.


Use Distractions To Your Advantage During Brainstorming Sessions

Distractions aren’t ideal for most tasks, but they serve a purpose when it comes to brainstorming. 99U suggests a simple rule of thumb: embrace distractions when it comes to generating ideas; embrace focus when it comes to implementing ideas.


When2Leave Sends You An Alert When Traffic Dies Down

Depending on when you leave the house, traffic can vary from manageable to an absolute nightmare. When2Leave helps you leave at the best time by sending you an alert when traffic dies down.


Cope With A Job Loss Or Layoff By Volunteering

Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You’re not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.


Prioritise Your Tasks By Motivation Instead Of Time With Activity Blocks

Loss of motivation can kill your productivity, but if you can switch things up while you work, you’ll keep yourself fresh and focused. Prioritising and scheduling tasks into activity blocks that aren’t constrained by time can help.


This Interactive Tool Calculates How Much Time And Money You Waste Commuting

Commuting doesn’t have to be a waste. There are plenty of ways to get more out of it. If you’re curious, though, this calculator tells you just how much time and money you’ll spend commuting in your lifetime.


This Interactive Tool Calculates The Cost Of Your Unpaid Overtime

We all work through lunch or leave work late every now and then. When you do this regularly, though, that time can really add up. This interactive calculator puts a price on your unpaid overtime.


44 Ways To Make Your Entire Day More Productive [Infographic]

Most of us could do with some improvements to our daily routine. Because nothing much changes during the work week, it’s easy to slip on ‘autopilot’ and sleepwalk through each day. Instead, you should be adding order to all this monotony — from your morning routine to the daily commute home. This infographic contains 44 ways to hack the daily grind.


Why Self Care Is So Important

You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. And that only makes things worse.


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