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You Want to Be Productive? You Need a Purpose and a System

Overwhelmed? Take a step back and reset to basics that work.<p>There are moments in which we need to take a step back and focus on the critical stuff. …


The Science-Backed Reasons You Shouldn't Share Your Goals

How To Develop A Highly Effective Weekly Review Ritual In Trello

Those productivity enthusiasts want it all, don’t they? Morning rituals, evening rituals, and now a <i>weekly</i> review ritual, too?


These Seven To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

Why you shouldn’t write your list in the morning, and the items you should leave off completely.<p>When it comes to getting things done, sometimes the simple productivity methods are the best. Case in point: the to-do list. This handy tool keeps you on track by putting tasks top of mind . . . unless …

Time Management

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …


Reader Time Diaries

Leslie Thuet, 25<br>Publicist; married with one son, age three―Las Vegas<p>Goal: More time for myself<p>Her challenge: A classic harried working mom, Leslie …

New York Police Department

Take To-Do's To Trello: All The Ways To Send Tasks To Your Board

It’s easy to turn almost any incoming request into a to-do in Trello. Grab these tips for sending tasks to Trello from your email, chat messages, …

How You Can Create A Schedule That Really Works For You

Don’t fall prey to under or over-scheduling.<p>When it comes to our daily schedule, most people fall into one of two camps:<p><b>The over-scheduler:</b> Their calendars look like a kindergartener’s finger painting. Meetings overlap meetings while reminders for events, breaks, tasks, and more meetings are going …


The GTD Approach To Maximizing Productivity With Trello

<i>A tutorial on adapting David Allen's</i> Getting Things Done<i> using a Trello board, by the CEO of Greenhouse.</i>


Make 2018 Your Year to Do Big Things

In the west, we’re ushering in a new year. Break out the champagne and celebrate! But this is also a great time to reflect and survey the months …


The easiest way to automate your work

Arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories, and you’ll be a creativity machine

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier …

Three superpowers that will make you successful in your career and life

A little secret? Anyone can develop them.<p>Is there any child who didn’t dream of having superpowers? I bet there was at least <i>one moment</i> in your life …

Want to Improve Efficiency? Stop Doing Low-Value Work

More hours in the day. Everyone wants that and yet it’s impossible to attain.<p>But what if you could free up significant time — maybe as much as 20% of …


Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing, or For Your Swift Email Responses?

Flickr<p>How Patriarchy Has Fucked Up Your Priorities<p>How To | Genre …

Creative Writing


Your browser was unable to load all of Trello's resources. They may have been blocked by your firewall, proxy or browser configuration.<br>Press Ctrl+F5 …


The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

Adding A Calendar To Your Trello Boards

A complete tutorial on how to add a calendar to your Trello board, how to sync Trello with iCal or Google Calendar, and how to mark cards as done by …

The Psychology of Checklists: Why Setting Small Goals Motivates Us to Accomplish Bigger Things

A look at why our brains love checklists and need to accomplish smaller tasks and victories in order to achieve the big, exciting success.


How the growing web of the Syrian conflict became a global problem

The FSA makes significant gains against the Assad regime. In September, Russia, a longtime Syrian ally, launches an air campaign to push back Assad opposition. In November, France bombs the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital, in retaliation for terrorist attacks in Paris.<p>The …

Middle East

Rugby World Cup in charts: every minute, every match

All the tries, conversions, drop goals and penalty kicks of the Rugby World Cup visualised

Brooklyn's Best and Worst Basketball Courts

The WSJ surveyed the borough's 172 public outdoor courts.<p>Published July 21, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. ET<p>Advertisement<p>New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains more than 170 basketball courts in Brooklyn. Touring them all took two weeks, a serious bicycle tuneup, gallons of water and one …

New York City

Map: which countries are the worst for human trafficking?

The US Department of State released its 2015 report into human trafficking on Monday.<p>The map below shows the ratings of countries around the world according to the US. For a country to make it into tier one it has to comply fully with the US trafficking victim protection act’s minimum …

Design Matters – Points of interest

The Financial Times’ signature pink brand can now be found in its maps too. They completely nailed the new map design, integrating both the …


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