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Why Mindfulness Makes You More Productive—And How to Make It Work for You

Matt Ellis / February 19, 2019

Do you ever wonder about those sages who live alone in the mountains, and think, "I bet they could fill out a spreadsheet in no time!"?

The science, somewhat surprisingly, suggests that they could.

With the current resurgence in mindfulness and meditation in the West, we're coming becoming fully...

The Decision Matrix: Make Better Decisions With This Spreadsheet Template

Melanie Pinola / February 18, 2019

Your days are filled with decisions you have to make, from small ones like deciding what to eat for dinner to life-changing ones like deciding where to live. Even something as seemingly simple as choosing which laptop model to buy can feel like torture when you're faced with a...

9 Online Learning Platforms for Quality Professional Development

Emerson Dameron / February 5, 2019

Professional development is more than just a job perk—it's a job requirement. In order to learn the newest technologies and best practices, you need to keep up with the latest developments in your field. Online professional development courses offer an opportunity to hone your existing skills and pick...

7 Tips for Hosting a Webinar That Engages and Converts

Theodor Porutiu / February 4, 2019

Webinars can showcase your products, services, or ideas in a dynamic way. And with the right webinar software, it's easier than ever to demonstrate your product or expertise to an engaged and interested audience.

But if you go into your webinar without the proper mindset and preparation, you'll...

Why Google Sheets Should Be Your To-Do List

Deborah Tennen / February 4, 2019

I use Google Sheets as my to do list.

Feels good to get that off my chest. I've tried countless to do list apps—Trello, Reminders, Todoist, Asana, the list goes on—and the only one that hasn't either underwhelmed me or, worse, overwhelmed me is Google Tasks...

The Best To Do List Apps for Mac

Justin Pot / January 31, 2019

To do lists don't need to be complicated–some people use pen and paper for the job, after all. And yet there are seemingly infinite to do list apps out there. Why? Because keeping track of and organizing your tasks is an intensely personal thing, and everyone wants to...

Free Writing Software: 15 Tools to Help You Create Better Content, Faster

Jessica Greene / January 29, 2019

Whether you're trying to weave together a jumble of ideas, fix split infinitives, or nail down that hard-to-think-of word, there are plenty of writing apps to help you. But vetting those tools and determining which fit best with your writing style takes time.

That's why we've done...

Email Etiquette: How to Ask People for Things and Actually Get a Response

Jocelyn Glei / January 24, 2019

If writing a letter a hundred years ago was the equivalent of sitting down with someone in a quiet room and talking face-to-face, writing an email today is like yelling at someone across a noisy intersection while they’re rushing to an appointment.

"Everyone is overloaded and overbusy."

Everyone is...

What Productivity Means: An Interview With Author Chris Bailey

Jill Duffy / January 17, 2019

What do we gain by slowing down and not working? According to Chris Bailey, the answer is potentially a more productive life.

When we take time away from working, whether to meditate or reflect on what we want to accomplish, we allow ourselves to see the big picture or better...

Reach Any Goal This Year with a Spreadsheet, a Calendar, and the SMART System

Emily Irish / January 15, 2019

You have a new goal. Maybe it’s January and you’re ready for a fresh start. Maybe it’s July and you’re ready for change. Regardless, you’ve got the vim and vigor to make this happen.

But then you worry. People abandon their goals all the time...