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8 Secrets You Need to Know to Get Your New Hires Productive in Record Time

Hired a new team? Follow this guide to make them rapidly productive.<p>Successful companies grow fast and need to hire rapidly. With an influx of new recruits and increasing demands on the job, it's easy to let your latest hires just figure it out for themselves or to give them immediate tasks and …

Employment

Hacking Chaos: The Cornell Method of Note-Taking

Taking notes by hand is better than typing your notes on a computer. Handwriting forces you to slow down and focus on what is important. This greatly …

How To Calm Your Monkey Mind and Get Things Done

Comedian Drew Carey outsourced the development of his productivity strategy to David Allen, author of the cult classic, Getting Things Done: The Art …

Time Management

This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've …

Time Management

Running Tips & Articles | Running Training Plans

Even the greatest runners in the world get injured, and though running injuries are real, so is injury prevention.<p>By The Run Experience<p>Strava pulled …

Marathons

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

Understanding the fundamentals of how gears work, and what effect varying the size of the front chainrings and rear cassette sprockets will have on …

Calculate Whether You'll Get a Marriage Penalty or Bonus at Tax Time

Most people assume marriage means you get a big tax break. The idea is: you combine both incomes and pay a single, reduced income tax. This is true …

Retirement

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Athletic Apparel

5 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Five essential routines for strength and flexibility<p>We took the most common running goals and asked the experts to target yoga routines that will help you run longer, stronger, and faster.<p><b>1. You Want: Total-body fitness (not just legs)</b> <b>You Need: Upper-body strength</b>Running motions lead to very tight …

27 ways to be happier at work

The spaces in which we work and the people we work with make up most of our lives. Why, then, is happiness viewed as a distant outcome rather than an enduring prerequisite?<p>Whenever I meet someone who expresses love or hate for his or her job, I immediately interrupt and ask why.<p>What ensues is …

6 personal finance hacks to maximise your savings

Whether you're trying to stick to a budget or become more creative with your savings, there are a number of clever ways to do more with your …

This Is the Best Way to Protect Your Retirement Savings

Don't let pundits scare you into holding just one supposedly safe asset.<p>When investors feel especially anxious, they may be tempted to move all their …

Retirement

10 fantasy book series that aren't 'A Song of Ice and Fire'

You love <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but there's only so many times you can read the five available entries in the best-selling series before you go insane — and …

Game of Thrones

DSLR vs. Mirrorless: There is No Debate to Settle

Anyone who has been involved in photography long enough should be familiar with the sometimes contentious debate about the differences, whether real …

Learn Photography with Camera Instructor's Free Interactive Courses

Camera Instructor is a free web-based photography school that teaches you the fundamentals of photography through videos and interactive …

Photography

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

How to Control Your Temper Before You Lose It

We all get angry sometimes, but if you’re prone to rage bursts that rival The Hulk, it can really damage your relationships and even ruin your …

Expert Advice On How To Build The Ultimate To-Do List

A whopping 89% of people say they don’t accomplish their daily tasks, so we asked experts how to create a to-do list that you can finish.<p>If you feel like you never manage to check everything off of your to-do list, you’re not alone. Only 11% of professionals around the world accomplish all the …

Quit Working Pointlessly Hard and Just Get More Done

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful people don’t work harder; they work smarter. As your competitors encroach on your market share, it’s critical to approach your work in the most productive way possible.<p>Email, unexpected phone calls and impromptu …

Time Management

What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Does it seem like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get through everything you need to do? With so many competing demands on our time, we can all benefit from learning to ramp up our own personal productivity. HBR recently ran a series called Getting More Work Done. …

Productivity

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

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

Ask HN: How do I become a faster programmer?

I want to be a faster programmer, to increase my coding speed.<p>How can I do that? Is it even possible?<p>At the moment I feel like I have no choice but …

Mind

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …