Lukasz Kowalczyk

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Schedule To-Dos in Advance Only When You’re Certain to Complete Them

Although skipping a task deadline that you'd set for yourself might seem harmless, the small failures could slowly drain you of motivation to stick …

Time Management

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn't stick with it? If you're like millions of other people, you've set out with the best …

Write a Script to Explain Your Goals So You Stick to Good Habits

When you are trying to adopt a good habit, you will face moments of temptation and weakness. To stick it out, write a little script to tell yourself …

Weight Loss

Write Down Your Feelings Before Undertaking a High-Pressure Task

Being under pressure can turn even the most skilled person into a floundering moron. To deal with your anxiety before a high-pressure situation, …

Job Interviews

How to Get Better at Estimating Time for Tasks

Good time management depends on knowing the value of each minute. If you can correctly tell how long it will take to do a task, your schedule will …

Time Management

Time Assets and Debts: A Different Way of Thinking about Productivity

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency, like how to get more done each morning or workday. But certain strategic choices impact …

Money Makes You Less Rational Than You Think

Many of us believe that money brings out our calculating sides, inspiring decisions that are motivated by rational self-interest. But new evidence …

Harness Your Mind's "Future Self" Bias to Make Better Decisions

We don't stick to our resolutions and future goals because our minds don't think of our future selves as "us." But instead of fighting this inherent …

Master the Art of the To-Do List by Understanding How They Fail

<i>The to-do list is an inescapable, age-old productivity tool. It is our very human attempt to create order in our disorderly lives and an expression</i> …

Time Management

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way to simulate that bend without facing oblivion. …

​Distractions Aren't a Problem, It's When They Occur

Distractions can be terrible for productivity. Psychology Today suggests that we can still focus despite distractions, so long as we work them into …

Time Management

Where to Start When It Feels Like Nothing Is Going Right in Your Life

Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost, and unhappy. You're in a rut, and you don't know how to get out of it. Life may …

How to Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working Toward Your Goals

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, "I start with good …

Start a Seven-Step Depth Ritual to Focus on Your Task at Hand

Your mind can waver when you are trying to focus. A PhD student shares how he created a "depth ritual" that primes his mind into a state of …

The Importance of Self-Awareness, and How to Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that's true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of …

Microsoft explains quantum computing in a way we can all understand

Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in Santa Barbara brings together experts studying …

Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books (Paperback))

What can you do when you’re mad, sad, or anxious? Find a quiet spot, sit, and breathe. When you meditate every day, your mind stays happy, and even …

How to Build Good Habits

The Best Screen Capture Tool for Windows

Windows has about a billion screen capture tools (give or take), but we dig PicPick's huge list of options, built-in photo editor, ability to upload …

Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive

Forcing yourself to be productive is tough, but it's not just willpower and self-control that help you to get things done. You can also pull little …

This Graphic Is a Rough Guide to Bad (Or Badly Reported) Science

Science is amazing, but science reporting can be confusing at times and misleading at worst. The folks at Compound Interest put together this …

Pause the Music When You're Learning Something New

Music can help you get things done, particularly when you're doing something monotonous and need a boost. But if you're learning something new, …

Use this Financial Independence Pyramid to Guide Your Money Goals

It takes a lot of willpower to achieve financial independence. To guide your journey, it helps to know the different stages of reaching this goal. To …

The Most Common Ways We Fool Ourselves About Money

Money sure can feel like a rational thing: You earn it, you spend it, and hopefully you're saving some of it. But would it surprise you to know that …

The Real Benefits of Regular Family Meals (Beyond Good Food)

Family dinners aren't just for the holidays. They actually have benefits far outside of sharing that ham or lamb feast among people you care about.<p>We …

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. Why can't you force yourself to go …

"The Goal Isn't to Be Frugal Forever"

Being frugal is good. Saving money is such an obvious benefit to our lives that it drives our whole economy. As finance blog The College Investor …

The Two Factors that Make You Forgetful

We're all a little forgetful sometimes. Whether that's forgetting to do an errand or losing your keys, it's easy to get frustrated when you forget …

How to Praise Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

You're a good parent and you want to help your kids grow up to be happy and successful. So, when you notice them doing something right, you jump in …

Parenting

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …