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Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

How to print anything to PDF without touching a mouse

One of the neatest tricks built into the Mac, and now into iOS, is to print to PDF. In short, anything that can be printed can also be saved as a PDF. But doing so on the Mac means using the mouse to click a little drop-down picker in the print dialog. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just tap</b> …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

15 Movies All Entrepreneurs Love

Regardless if you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or thinking about throwing in the white towel in regards to your 9-to-5 job, one of the best sources of …

Entrepreneurship

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Productivity

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

Another fixture of old-style learning is the assumption that students should learn on their own. Sharing notes in an exam hall or collaborating on …

23 Life-Changing Apps We Downloaded This Year

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Become a Productivity Monster by Eliminating These 5 Time-Wasting Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days -- personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for …

Time Management

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

How Exceptionally Productive People End The Workday

My workdays used to go something like this:<p>“Sit down in front of my computer with a vague idea of what I wanted to get done.<p>Check email. Get …

Time Management

Terminator Genisys review: Arnie's back, but the lustre isn't

‘Old, but not obsolete,’ insists Schwarzenegger in a return to his most famous role. The truth, heartbreakingly, is quite the contrary<p>He is, inevitably, back. Again. The Terminator franchise stumbles out of the wreckage of the critically savaged sequel Salvation, this time with the participation of …

Movies

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic’s Story, Six Techniques That Work

Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period.<p>In this post, Charlie will …

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.<p>San Francisco is moving forward with a plan to add protected bike lanes on Polk Street, one of the busiest cycling corridors in the city, but the decision didn't come easy. The <i>San Francisco Examiner</i> reports that the plan endured …

Beyond The End of College

A new book predicts the technological disruption of the traditional university. But it fails to acknowledge that higher learning involves more than looking at a screen.<p>Given the drumbeat of doomsday declarations about higher education in recent years, it might be tempting to dismiss <i>The End of</i> …

Higher Education

The 7 Attributes of Successful People

January 17, 2015 <i><br>Traits of Successful People</i> is an interesting visual that delves deep into the mindset of those who have embraced success in their …

Exploring Copenhagen

I recently bought a new cookbook! I have more cookbooks than a library has books, so that's hardly a worthy announcement. The reason this particular cookbook deserves mentioning is because I bought it in Copenhagen, and the book is in Danish. I don't speak Danish. Of course, this seemed beside the …

European Travel

Afraid of Getting Depressed? Try Going For a Run.

It's no secret that regular exercise can help protect you from depression. Authors of a new study published in the journal <i>Cell</i> believe they've found …

Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action—from the first …

Former Apple Designer Has A Great Idea Of What iOS 7 Icons Should Look Like [Concept]

Louie Mantia is a renowned icon and visual interface designer in Silicon Valley who has worked at big companies like Apple and Square. He was involved in designing many of Apple’s pre-iOS 7 app icons, like Trailers, Remote, Garageband, and iBooks. He even designed the Starbucks and Obama campaign …

Facebook reportedly hires former Apple Maps manager Richard Williamson

Facebook's "mobile first" push has obviously resulted in some big product announcements lately, from Home to an updated iOS app, but the effort also has included some high-profile hires. The latest, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>, is Richard Williamson, who was a Senior Director with over ten years of …

Rumour: 2013 BlackBerry 10 roadmap leaks online (Update, fake)

BlackBerry will be launching a total of 6 BlackBerry 10 devices this year. We’ve already been graced with the all-touch BlackBerry Z10, and coming in …