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The secret to productivity isn’t working faster—it’s doing things in the right order

It’s not easy getting work done in outer space. Astronauts have to rotate between dozens of complex projects vying for their attention. If they mess up, an experiment years in the making could be ruined. Worse, people could die.<p>“The time spent in space is precious and the work you do is critical,” …

Time Management

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

How Your Personality Determines How You Learn

Here’s what the latest psychological research says about learning styles and the things that shape them.<p>It’s virtually impossible to imagine life without learning. We come into the world armed with little more than a bunch of primitive survival instincts, but it’s thanks to our ability to learn …

Pedagogy

17 insights about getting rich, from a 78-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

There is no mention of "money," "wealth," "finances," or "stocks" within Hill's text.<p>Rather, he focuses on breaking down the mental barriers that prevent many of us from attaining our own fortunes, an approach which is still relevant today.<p>We scoured Hill's pages to come up with some of his best …

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

5 Tools to Help You Start Your Home Meditation Practice

Buddhaimonia.Meditation changed my life in ways that I can describe in detail and other ways in which I have no words for. But more than something …

The 8 Life Skills You Must Learn in Your 40s

I turned 40 last year. It was not celebrated in quite the same way as when I turned 18, or 21, but it's a milestone nonetheless. And it got me to …

How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done

Just because you work more doesn't mean you'll get more done.<p>As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people's definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.<p>What's the one …

Time Management

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Virtual Reality

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

How do you give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from Bill Gates in action.<p>With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation …

Public Speaking

6 Exercises To Help Make Your Knees Stop Cracking And Popping

You stand up. Your knee cracks. You walk downstairs. Your knee pops. What’s up with all that noise?”<p>Often it’s just the fluid that coats your joints …

The Truth About Today's Retail Customers May Shock You (Here's How To Stay In Business Anyway)

If you’re involved in any sort of brick and mortar business, anything that exists in the quote unquote real world (retail, services, hospitality, manufacturing, etc.) it’s time to take a good, honest look at what the digital revolution has done to your customers and prospects.<p>If you’re brave enough …

Customer Experience

17 Bodyweight Exercises for Speed and Strength

<b>4. Standing Long Jump</b>: Flashback to elementary school track meets! For this explosive lower-body move, stand with feet hip-width apart, and crouch …

Workouts

Starting Your Retirement Savings Late Doesn't Mean You're Screwed

Ask any personal finance expert and they’ll tell you that the earlier you can save, the better. The uncomfortable corrolary to that is that if you …

Retirement

The Best Way to Keep Building Muscle After 40

Follow these rules to see big gains as you age<p>If you're over 40, you probably have more “stuff” going on in your life than you did at 21, making it difficult to focus on eating right and training regularly. And the enthusiasm you once had for exercise—especially if you haven’t seen the results you …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

A lack of worldliness is clouding our vision on everything from sex to economics, and the proof is in our policies<p>To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, …

How TV influences your mind through hypnosis

<i>"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds." -</i> <i>Bob Marley</i><p>Think about it: Will I be exaggerating if I say that a …

Consciousness

Killing the Buddha

Share Email Comments<p>Don’t miss this article, it is a must read. Short on words but long on wisdom, you will gain more understanding of the purpose of …

What Should Come First, Training or Professional Development?

By Eric PatnoudesConsidering the value of corporate educator certifications such as Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Apple …

Facebook

Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily …

How I became more productive with Getting Things Done (GTD) and Evernote

27. March 2013 03:00 by Calvin Yu in Productivity // Tags: evernote, gtd, the secret weapon // Comments<p>One of my secrets of running a successful …

How to Stay Organized With a Tickler File

19. April 2013 09:06 by Calvin Yu in Productivity // Tags: gtd, evernote, tickler file // Comments<p>During your quest to become a master of Inbox Zero, …

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

Tony Robbins's Best Advice for Unstoppable Success

Ordinary Americans are still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. Find out what you can do to be successful no matter how hard you're financially hit.<p>Tony Robbins is so much more than the fast-talking life coach with the TV infomercials. He is credited with helping some of the world's …

Bill Clinton

'You Had Me At Goodbye': The Customer Experience Expert Practice You're Probably Missing Out On

The beginning and the end of a customer’s experience with your business are programmed in a customer’s mind to be the two most memorable parts of the customer experience. Because of the way a customer’s memory works, these two moments have disproportionate impact, so a customer experience expert …

12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from …

Emotional Intelligence

Meditation: Building the Superpower You Didn’t Even Know You Had

<i>This article is from NF Team Member Taylor</i><b>There you are, settled into your life, in the deserts of Tatooine.</b>You’ve gone about your life just like …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Leadership