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6 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge -- there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until they're executed, how efficiently you use your time is as important as anything else in business.<p>I've become fascinated by productivity secrets because …

28 Mini Habits That Will Send Your Productivity Soaring | Inc.com

<i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Stefano Merlo, CEO and founder of Noisli.com, on Quora:</b><p>The following is a list of hacks you can use to be more efficient and productive, working in a smarter and …

Time Management

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Time Management

Keep your to-do list organized and on track with Tasker

When it comes to organizing your tasks, you usually want an app that is easy to use and just gets out of your way to let you be more productive. This …

A decades-old time-management strategy can help you become more productive and less stressed at work

The world of work has changed a lot since the 1950s. But some things have stayed the same.<p>The "Eisenhower Matrix" is a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served as president from 1953 to 1961 — and it's still a useful framework.<p>The tool was highlighted in the late Stephen Covey's …

Time Management

Google launches password manager that can log you automatically into apps

One of the new features coming along Android M that Google chose not to highlight during the keynote yesterday is a password manager called Smart Lock for Passwords.<p>Here’s how it works. When you first sign into an app that supports Smart Lock for Passwords, your device will ask if you want to save …

Apps

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

BillGuard Now Protects Consumers on Android Too

Arriving for US consumers back in 2010, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. If you’re new to BillGuard, let us explain.<p>BillGuard’s predictive algorithms alert you when there’s unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and …

BillGuard Launches Its Personal Finance App On Android And Adds Data Breach Alerts

Personal finance startup BillGuard has been working hard over the last several years to help its users to identify fraudulent charges on their credit and debit cards, and also to keep track of their spending on the web and on its iPhone app. Today it’s expanding its reach with the launch of an …

Why I’m glad I never abandoned Android for an iPhone

Compared with iPhones, today's Android devices never looked so good or so exciting.<p>I've written about and reviewed mobile phones for almost a decade and a half. Everything from flip phones, to BlackBerrys, to today's hottest Android models, and yes, Apple iPhones, have passed through my hands. That …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung’s next 10-inch Galaxy Tab reportedly revealed in FCC filings

New FCC documents point to an upcoming tablet that could come in Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE versions.<p>Samsung's next 10-inch Galaxy Tab tablet may have been outted by new FCC filings.<p>Posted on Thursday, one series of files hosted by the Federal Communications Commission reveal a tablet with the model number …

Mobile

Want Safer Nuclear Power? Fusion May Pave the Way

Energy

Recordense: A Stylish Audio-Recorder for Android

A quick peruse in Google Play reveals there’s no shortage of audio recording apps at your disposal. Some are pretty basic, while some offer more advanced functionality such as time-tags, and the ability to annotate recordings with photos.<p>The latest one to hit our radar goes by the name of …

Manilla

<b>Pros</b><p>Centralizes family bills, statements, and reward points. Connects to thousands of accounts and service providers. Free. Secure. Automatically …

The 5 Financial Decisions That Set You Back Thousands

There are so many things we know we should do: have health insurance, plan for retirement, save, budget—the list goes on and on. But what happens if …

The Basics of Personal Finance

Responsibly managing your finances doesn’t necessarily come easy — it can be stressful and even daunting to think about the tools you may need to …

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

Low credit score getting you down? While there’s no magical solution to instantly raise those ever-important three digits, thankfully there are ways …

6 Steps to a More Social Business

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Sam Decker, the CEO of Mass Relevance. His company helps brands involve and connect with their audiences …

3 Apps to Help You Write a Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have a great product or an excellent service but your business won't grow unless people know you're out there. That requires marketing -- online, mobile, on Google, Facebook, direct mail or even printed flyers on doorstep. But …

5 Excellent Productivity Tools for Remote Workers

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a killer new product or a service that will have the world beating a path to your door. But is it really something people want? Or is it just something you think they want?<p>Having solid information about what your customers want …

8 Tips for Successful Business Development

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

The Most Important First Step in a Sales Process

In my first enterprise software company we developed a methodology for sales that we called PUCCKA.<p>This post is about the “P” or pain.<p>The point of …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Stop Procrastinating

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several. Nothing is more exhausting than …

Want To Increase Your Productivity? Take Control Of Your Time

A friend of mine recently told me about a problem she was having at work. <i>“I usually think I have enough time to get things done, but something always comes up and then I’m behind schedule on projects,”</i> she said. <i>“My boss spoke to me about this, and I’m worried that if it happens again she’ll include</i> …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

Marketing

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …