If you're tired of spending all of your time writing email, or feel like your email requests never get properly fulfilled, give this military-based system a shot.
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While brown rice, with its numerous health benefits, has an obvious nutritional leg up on white rice, it also has one undeniably huge drawback: it takes a lot longer to cook. Thankfully, you can cook brown rice much faster if you're willing to do a little prep early on.
There's a reason why household chores are called "chores" -- they're tedious, unpleasant and seemingly never-ending. But of all the menial tasks that make up domestic living, few are as annoying as ironing. To help you escape the monotony, we've assembled a list of our favourite laundry hacks from the past few years: some don't require any ironing at all!
Cleaning up after a shave is a right pain in the bum. No matter how rigorously I rinse and wipe, there are always a few stray hairs that escape my notice (invariably to the vast annoyance of my wife). If you regularly find yourself in the same hairy predicament, here's a foolproof "hack" that will help to keep your sink sparkly-clean.
Clutter can really influence the way you work. If you're too disorganised, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to work, not to mention influence perceptions of your professionalism. Here are 10 tips for decluttering your workspace and getting your office sorted.
As a citizen of the web, you frequently enter repetitive information about yourself into forms. Every time you sign up for a new website with your email address or username, enter in your shipping address, or type in your credit card information for purchases, you waste precious time typing out the same information.
Back in May we ran a post discussing tactics for making self-service checkouts work better, which stirred up a fair bit of debate. Gizmodo has a similarly-themed guest post from a Woolworths staffer, offering tips on how to make your self-service journey speedier.
Excel has long had a feature allowing you to add background shading to cells, but if you use non-standard colours then replicating them can be fiddly. Excel 2010 makes that process easier with a simple but obvious tweak: a list of recently-used colours on the Fill drop-down (the small bucket) in the Ribbon.