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24 time-saving hacks that will free up hours in your weekly schedule

So what are busybodies of the 21st century to do?<p>According to users in a recent Quora thread, there are a range of daily behaviors people can tweak — even just slightly — to free up lots of extra time during the week.<p>Get ready to be your most efficient self.

Time Management

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

I Work At Slack–Here’s How I Use It To Manage My Workday

With a few bots and app integrations, one insider shows how Slack can do much more than help you communicate.<p>Slack is a group messaging platform that’s handy for trading notes with your colleagues over the course of your workday. But in my time working at Slack, I’ve figured out some ways to use it …

How Companies Are Already Using AI

Every few months it seems another study warns that a big slice of the workforce is about to lose their jobs because of artificial intelligence. Four years ago, an Oxford University study predicted 47% of jobs could be automated by 2033. Even the near-term outlook has been quite negative: A 2016 …

Websites, please stop trying to shame me for not subscribing to your annoying marketing emails

We all know by now that the internet contains all sorts of bad things, ranging from the truly, truly wretched to really not advised to kind of …

Alphabet’s Verily details its sleek Study Watch for collecting health data

For the past two years, Verily — previously known as Google Life Sciences — has been working on a wearable that records vast amounts of health data. The Alphabet company is now showing off the rather sleek Verily Study Watch for the first time.<p>This “investigational device” captures health data that …

Uber shares growing financials to distract from negative publicity

Uber, the popular ride-hailing startup, shared a grip of new financial metrics with Bloomberg today. The numbers indicate that the company is still growing at an impressive pace, and that despite staggering losses may be getting a handle on its cash burn.<p>The company’s numbers have leaked in various …

Apple gets DMV permission to test autonomous cars in California

Apple is now permitted to test self-driving cars in California, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles site revealed today.<p>The DMV’s autonomous vehicle tester program includes a total of 30 companies, among them Tesla, Google, Uber, Ford, Volkswagen, Mercedes — and now, Apple.<p>While Apple has …

How a CEO Uses Their Time Tells You a Lot About Their Company

What a CEO's schedule tells you about their company.<p>In terms of work, you have only two choices. Everything you do can be categorized as one or the other: people or projects. To accomplish a goal, you must work either with people or a project.<p>Put another way, all work is either <i>relational</i> or …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

How the Co-Chairman of a Luxury-Fashion Retailer Gets Things Done

<i>Ruth Chapman is the founder of London-based retail monolith MatchesFashion.com, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year (festivities are</i> …

Bread

Multitasking is making you bad at your job. Here are 4 ways to fix that.

We all do it. Send off a text while in a meeting. Respond to an email while finishing a report. But to be truly productive, we have to find a way to keep the urge to multitask at bay.<p>Research shows that people who regularly use more than one media device — like watching television while working on …

This is what the most successful people do before breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years …

Self-improvement

Want to Stop Procrastinating? Try the 10-Minute Rule and Get More Done

Get into the habit of tackling those tasks you're tempted to put off.<p>"I know what I need to do. I just can't make myself do it." That's a statement I've heard more times than I could count in my therapy office.<p>Procrastination is a bad mental habit and that can get worse over time. But the 10-minute …

Entrepreneurs: Don’t let process distract you from finding the strategy

I had an important “aha” moment recently while teaching teaching an intensive five-day version of the Lean LaunchPad/I-Corps class at Columbia University. The goal of the class is to expose students to the basics of the Lean Methodology – Business Model Design, Customer Development, and Agile …

Entrepreneurship

Need a Shot of Inspiration? Here are 5 Awesome TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

When it's hard to keep the faith, let these help you out.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard. There's no getting around it.<p>But it's also worth it. It can be a way of getting wealthy, yes, but it's also a way of expressing what you're really about -- the best of who you are.<p>These five TED talks are 20-minute …

Are You Always Chasing the Urgent at the Expense of the Strategic? Here's How to Flip That

Practical tips for breaking the cycle of getting consumed with working on urgent things but never getting to the real priorities that you know need your time.<p>No matter what you read, most entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about how critical ruthless prioritization is as a singular driver of …

Time Management

6 Microsoft Outlook Add-Ons For Businesses

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving car tech

The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.<p>Ford has made Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving technology, acquiring a majority stake in artificial intelligence startup Argo AI for $1 billion, the company announced on …

Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

Decrease the amount of noise in your head.<p>Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. We're here to …

Productivity

The Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time

Our modern lives have an incredible number of time-saving devices, tools and resources to make everything easier and quicker. But we seem to end up …

Uber Has A New Pre-Paid Ride Service Called UberEVENTS

Uber just announced UberEVENTS, a new service for event organizers to pre-pay rides for their guests. Uber is launching the service first in New York for “select riders” and Uber for Business users. In the coming weeks, Uber will roll out this feature to everyone in New York so that all event hosts …

Google will now link to iPhone apps in mobile Safari

Google announced today that it will display links to iOS apps directly within Google search on Apple's mobile Safari browser. The links will display when users search for those apps or for content found within those apps and, once tapped, will route users either to the App Store or to the …

Elon Musk: Tesla autopilot features coming Thursday in software upgrade

Tesla Motors, the electric automaker, plans to roll out its latest software upgrade—version 7, which includes autopilot features—worldwide to owners …

Apple's standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse just got a lot better

<b>Read next:</b> The iMac review.<p>Apple is updating its standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse today in ways that make them much better than they used to be. The key change across the line is that they're all switching from AA battery power to built-in batteries that charge over a Lightning cable. Their …

MacBook Pro

Use the Five Folder System to Finally Organize Your Email Inbox

We’ve come a long way from the simple “trusted trio” method of organizing our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganized as it’s ever …

Android and Chrome OS may be combined as early as next year

For years, people have wondered if Google would merge its Android and Chrome operating systems, and the company has steadfastly held to them important but distinct pieces of its strategy. That might be changing: <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Google has been working for two years to merge …

7 Core Beliefs of Great Bosses

A great boss has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great …

Leadership