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Manage Distractions When Working From Home With The 'Three-Minute Rule'

When you’re working remotely, it’s easy to get distracted by all the nagging tasks you have to do around the house. If you want to keep those chores from pulling your focus, it can help to indulge in them in short bursts so you put your mind at ease.


Reduce Inbox Clutter With 'Process-Centric' Email

Inbox zero may be a pipe dream for most of us, but the less clutter in your email, the better. In the spirit of this, author and professor Cal Newport makes the case for writing longer, more detailed emails.


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.


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