Mark Breust

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Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Laptops

Isaac Asimov on How To Discover New Ideas

I<p>deas lead to innovation. Naturally, we’re always looking for the next big idea that can change the world, but that’s easier said than done.<p>So how …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

Time Management

How To Conquer Your E-Mail Inbox

Many workers describe e-mail as the bane of their existence. The constant barrage of digital communication interferes with productivity. Mark Hurst, 40, a business consultant and author of the book Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-Mail Overload, has devised a method he …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

Prioritize Your To-Dos with Sticky Notes and Masking Tape

Prioritizing your to-dos when everything is important is no easy task, but the Eisenhower Decision Matrix is a great way to do it. Chris S Penn took …

Paperless Productivity With Evernote & Pocket

Evernote provides many different tools to capture and save web content. From our own Web Clipper to integrations like Feedly and Pocket,Freelance …

Productivity

The Complete Guide to Productivity

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 …

Time Management

Set goals that are simple, easy and achievable

How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming at work?<p>You have a lot of things to do. But because you lack motivation, you choose to stop and …

Motivation

Focus on the Process, Not the Milestones, For Better Success

When you're trying to reach a goal, it's comforting to focus on the milestones. However, a better target for your attention may be the incremental …

Recalibrate Your Life's Direction with This One Hour Exercise

Sometimes we get lost on our path through life or even feel stuck. In those times, personal reflection and taking some time ask yourself the tough …

8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We do things intentionally or subconsciously that impede rather than advance our success. The first step in eliminating these destructive behaviors is acknowledging them. Here are eight of the most egregious:<p><b>1. Confusing busy with productive</b><p>“Don’t mistake …

Overcome Impostor Syndrome: What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Everyone feels it at some point in their professional life: I'm a fraud and everyone is about to find out. It's healthy to question your own …

Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in …

The One Thing Everyone Knows, But Only Successful People Practice

It’s the secret that everyone knows, but no one wants to admit—that very few of us achieved our current employment status because we followed a brilliant master plan, strategy, or map. In fact, most of us got to where we are today because our career was fluid, figuring out the road ahead as we …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

Motivation

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

How to determine the highest-leverage activities in your work | A Life of Productivity

<b>Takeaway</b>: To identify your three highest-leverage activities in your work, first capture all of the tasks you’re responsible for in your job. Then …

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity