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A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.<p>That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

Top 101 Self-Improvement Blogs That Help You Thrive

You might be looking for various ways to improve different areas of your life.<p>Or maybe you want to continue learning about yourself and the world …

50 Great People To Follow On LinkedIn, No Matter Your Industry

LinkedIn is an excellent platform to network with great people to help you in your career and businesses. However, with over 364 million people on …

10 Poor Productivity Habits Most People Don't Bother Correcting

Do you like stress? Do you browse too much? Do you demand people meet you in person? Those might be habits that are killing your work output.<p>A habit is hard thing to break.<p>And yet, when it comes to productivity, many of us think we should just keep focusing on the tasks at hand and work even …

Time Management

Outdoor Retailer 2015: New Toys for Overlanders

Twice a year the outdoor industry convenes on Salt Lake City, Utah to show off the latest and greatest in outdoor products. This year proved once …

Solar Panels

Candle Charger is a tiny thermoelectric generator that powers your gadgets with fire

The revolution will be televised, because even if the power goes out we’ll be able to keep our phones and cameras charged. Generators aren’t always …

SHTF COMS: Emergency Communications When Disaster Strikes

Working Over 40 Hours a Week Makes You Less Productive, Not More

Sometimes you have to crunch and work overtime. While that can give you a productivity boost and help you get needed things done, in the long …

Time Management

6 things Evernote does that Microsoft OneNote can't

Consumers tend to stick with what works for them. The more time and money they invest in a product or service, the less likely they are to venture …

The Best Free Software of 2017

Your phone is full of apps, but don't neglect the desktop. These programs can make your life better.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Software

38 Borderline Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

Make your car proud to park there.

How to Take Effective Notes

I used to be a prolific note-taker. I would carry a notebook with me everywhere, and record anything I thought was interesting or important. In the …

11 Books To Make You Lead A Much More Productive Life

In learning to become more productive, it pays to consider a variety of resources and approaches. Some people benefit the most from hiring a coach. …

6 Beneficial Things All Productive People Do That Procrastinators Should Learn From

1. They focus on what is important.<p>Productive people have clear goals in mind of what they want in life. They take one goal at a time. They learn how …

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 …

The New "Getting Things Done"

Last week it was released the revised and updated version of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen’s handbook for …

Time Management

4 Books That Can Pump Up Your Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched concept to you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.<p>After all, for …

Time Management

Analog Writing Tools — Tools and Toys

Longtime readers will know the staff here at <i>Tools & Toys</i> are fans of all things analog. Sure, we’re still total geeks about gadgets and gear, but we …

5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!<p>There are certain personality traits that make it easier to become a great leader, but the fact is that anyone can ascend to that level through commitment and discipline. Only through experience can you start to …

Personality

GTD 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (GTD) is one of the most popular productivity systems out there today, and with good reason. It’s a very effective system for …

Productivity

How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

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 thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at …

Time Management

Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Let's face it: some of us have messy desktops. If you can't focus, try a "Desktop Zero" approach to stay productive.<p>We covered how separate logins …

5 more of my favourite organizing tools

Last Monday, I wrote about my “Five favorite organizing tools” that have been essential in the various homes in which we have lived. My list of …

10 Evernote Power Tips to Keep Productivity on Track

For the past month, we’ve shared some powerful #EvernoteTips that can boost your productivity and help accomplish your goals to start the second …

44 Productivity Hacks to Turn Procrastination Into Action

If your to-do list is like mine — longer than the Great Wall of China — you’re probably desperate for productivity tips and shortcuts to help you …

7 Reasons Why Quitting Facebook Now Is Good For Your Future

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

Productivity

With the Right Camping Stove, You Can Eat Like a King in the Backcountry

Let’s get one thing straight: there is no “perfect” stove. Most work <i>just well enough</i> to provide a meal in an unfamiliar place. The trick to buying …

Command & Control

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 12 Jan 2015<p>For all the work you’ll do with Evernote, there’s a keyboard shortcut that can help you do it faster.<p>Here’s a …

Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool

No matter where you find yourself, a trusty multi-tool can come in handy. Of course, it's easier to ensure it's ready to go if you wear it instead of …

Multi-tools