productivity

How Doing Less Helps You Get More Done

Too much attention to detail can leave us missing the forest for the trees. Step back from detailed agendas and lengthy to-do lists and refocus on the bigger picture.

The Happiness Habits: 7 Ways to Feel Better Now

There's no secret to happiness, but there is a formula. Develop one or more of these habits, and get happy!

5 Ways to Break Your Social Media Habit

Spending more time with your virtual community than with your real one? Discover how to limit your likes, shares, and tweets and regain control of your time.

5 Common Productivity Tools That Are Really Distracting

From smartphones to energy drinks, learn what's really making you do less — and how to reclaim your productivity.

6 Tools That Stop Computer Distractions and Help You Stay on Task

Oh, soooo cute! It's a GIF of a kitten playing with a shiny button! Defend your focus and your productivity with this collection of distraction smashers.

How to Say "No" at Work and Still Get Ahead

Some bosses keep piling on the work, especially on the desks of their star players. Learn to say "no," manage your boss's expectations, and help advance your career.

Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective With These 5 Simple Hacks

If your to-do list is long on tasks and short on check-marks, up the power of everybody's favorite productivity tool with a few simple tweaks.

How to Easily Use an iPad as a Laptop

You don't actually need both an iPad and a laptop. Convert your tablet into a multi-use tool with a few apps and accessories — for less than the cost of a new laptop.

Financial Tricks to Master for a Happier Life

Is it really money you are after? Get your life back and live happier!

15 Tested Tips for Creative Efficiency

Life is rarely going to bless you with long open hours to sit around and paint portraits or write songs or write novels. If you want the time, you have to fight for it.

5 Big Business Growth Strategies Small Business Can Use

To prosper and grow, small business owners need to start thinking big.

6 Ways to Raise the Bar on Employee Performance

Help your employees reach their potential and they'll help your business reach its potential.

Spring Cleaning for Your Business Records

A good Spring cleaning can brighten the office and boost productivity. Just be sure you aren't cleaning too deeply.

Execution, Not Ideas, is Key. Duh!

Do you have many ideas but you've never put them into action? Admit it, you are lazy, and you lack the talent of initiation.

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done! When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in

America Is the No Vacation Nation

Studies show that Americans are not using all their vacation time and are not given as much vacation time as other developed countries to begin with.

The Best Book I've Ever Read About Making Changes Stick

"Small Change" is a money-saving, life-altering book. Here's the book's formula for making changes stick and how I've used it to change my life.

Hey Boss, Please Don’t Bother Me, I’m Daydreaming

Long considered the sole provenance of the lazy and uninspired, the process of daydreaming may be more productive than we thought.

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

Some experts think that surfing the web can you make you more productive at work. Then again, so might amphetamines, which begs the question, at what point does it get to be too mu

Beat the Nirvana fallacy: why doing something is better than nothing

The problem with the Nirvana fallacy is simple: there's NEVER a perfect solution, only shades of decisions that are better than others, and mistakes you make and can hopefully lear