Elizabeth Esteinar

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Eight Simple Tips To Banish Low Productivity

Remember when a phone was just a phone, and the most distracting thing it did was ring? Now, you can’t get through a conversation, meal, or project without checking your inbox, retweeting a picture, or responding to a text.<p>In the past, people didn’t battle with Facebook or Twitter. The modern world …

The Mono-Tasker: Killer Apps To Keep You Focused

<b>RescueTime (web)</b><p>It’s hard to do work on the Internet when you have access to so much, like social networks, and cute pictures of cats, and did we mention the cats? RescueTime puts an end to procrastination and allows you to temporarily block websites you deem distracting, and alerts you if you’re …

Apps

7 ways to make your presentation message stick

1. Be different<p>Work out how you can stand out from all the other speakers. For example, Steve Jobs stood out as a presenter because of his …

Don't Hire People Who Speak Poorly Of Their Former Employers

What doesn't she want in a hire? Someone who's negative, especially about their former employer, Beauchamp tells Adam Bryant at The New York Times.<p>"If they describe a past job as not fun, I am literally done because it's your job to make your life fun and it's in your hands," she says. "If you …

Employment

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

3 Steps to Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often you get to the end of the day and think, “I was busy all day, but what did I accomplish?”<p>Goals give us more than just a target to aim for -- they help us change our behavior today. Do you get the work that is most important to you …

Time Management