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How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever

For a certain kind of (slightly uptight) person, it's easy to spend far more time futzing with your to-do list than actually, you know, doing the …

Five Pro Tips To Beat Procrastination Every Time

Experts take aim at our penchant for putting things off and help us get back on a more productive track.<p>The pursuit of productivity in the workplace has become its own national pastime. Success is often synonymous with the ability to squeeze the maximum amount of productivity out of each day. As …

Procrastination

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …

Productivity

What Financial Planners Wish You Were Doing About College Savings

College is generally not a surprise. From the time your children are born, if you suspect they’re going to go to college—and about 68% of high school graduates do—you have 18 years to plan for it.<p>And yet, only two in five families with kids in college made a plan to pay for it, according to Sallie …

College & University

Want college to be affordable? Start with Pell Grants

In her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton talked about free college and student debt relief.<p>Convention speeches …

College & University

Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success

The University of Michigan Press, like many university presses these days, is facing two realities.<p>First, there is the perception of the press as an …

Humanities

Students to play Pokémon Go at Idaho University to earn course credits

Pokémon Go has all but taken over the world, and now one university has announced its students will play the megahit smartphone app on campus to earn …

Pokémon Go

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Time Management

7 Mobile Apps to Boost Your Productivity (Without Using To-Do Lists)

I’ve got some good news, and some bad news.<p>The bad news is, productivity isn’t a tangible substance that you can hunt down and own. It’s a state of …

Apps
Time Management

5 Steps for Using a Time Log to Become More Productive

The workflow of a freelancer has a fluid nature. Some days are banner days of productivity and innovation, while other days may be dry and slow. While this is somewhat inherent to the lifestyle, it helps to even out our weekly output.<p>A time log can help us to significantly harness our creativity …

Time Management

3 Ways Your iPhone Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

Thanks to technology, procrastination is a bigger problem than ever before in history. Our brains cannot handle the instant gratification we get from looking at cute kittens or the latest news on Kim Kardashian. At the click of a button we have access to all the information in the world.<p>Have you …

Procrastination

6 Bad Habits to Break to Be More Productive

Productivity can mean the difference between a task taking one hour or two hours. Over time, even a few minutes lost can really add up. You need to …

5 Methods to Make Sure You Use Time Effectively

If you are like most entrepreneurs, the resource you always wish you had more of is time. Learn to use the following methods and become a time-management expert.<p>When I interview successful business people who are at the apex of their careers, the one thing they all wish they had more of, is …

Time Management

How To Double Your Writing Speed

I am a writer. I write slowly.<p>This is a problem, because I am a writer.<p>About a year ago, I tracked my productivity and learned that I write on average 500 words per hour. Most professional writers produce at least twice that amount.<p>So in order to make better progress on my books, my natural …

Time Management

Staying Organized And On Task (Even If It's Not Your Forte)

<b>by Liz Gutman</b><p>I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I'm not even the most organized person in my company. Shockingly -- appallingly -- I might not even be the most organized one who lives in my apartment. (My dog has a weird habit of organizing …

Productivity

The 25 Best Fashion Schools in the World in 2016

Want to work in fashion? One of these schools could be your first step.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>168479<p>168K<p>SHARES<p>So you've decided to pursue a …

College & University

Nearly 75% of Americans are missing out on an easy way to save for college — here's what every parent should know

College is expensive— that's obvious.<p>What's not obvious is how to cover these costs. According to a recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones, 72% of Americans aren't aware of the 529 college savings plan, a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged investment account that anyone can use to …

Retirement

A bad money habit I developed in college is keeping me from building wealth post-graduation

That's what I recently realized as I reflected on my first year post-college graduation.<p>In fact, there is one habit in particular I suspect is keeping me from building wealth in the real world: <b>I never say "no."</b><p>I picked up this habit during my time in college. The four years away from home meant …

Finance

Which College Savings Plan Is the Best for Your Family?

Image source: Getty Images<p>It's no secret that the cost of attending college has gone through the roof over the past few decades. A degree that could be earned for just a couple thousand dollars four decades ago can now require parents to take out a second mortgage on their house. Given this new …

Prices

Social Media Time Management: The Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for Curating, Creating and Promoting Hot Content

Time is everything and time is our most precious resource. So, how can we be most effective with our time when it comes to social media, stay up to date with the latest and greatest, build engagement with our customers and clients, generate new leads - AND do everything else we need to do in our …

Infographics

8 Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful Freelancers

Why do some solopreneurs struggle while others knock it out of the park? Here are eight habits of the most successful.<p>Working for yourself offers a number of advantages when it comes to productivity. You have a great deal more control over how you spend your time. You may still have to attend …

Time Management

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Will Power