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5 Powerful Lessons from the World's Top Achievers

Stephen Altrogge / June 27, 2017

If you could sit down with the most successful people in the world and learn their secrets, what kind of impact would that have on your life and career?

That's exactly what entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "human guinea pig" Tim Ferriss did—and he's recorded the answers for the...

Procrastinate with a Purpose: Science-Backed Ways to Recharge Your Creativity

Kathleen McAuliffe / June 22, 2017

Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate. Research shows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drains throughout the day, regardless of what we do. Stay on task for a full workweek and you might find yourself putting off your taxes until April 14. You simply won't...

20+ Productivity Apps for College Students and Young Professionals

Nathaniel Eliason / June 15, 2017

As a college student, you balance classes, homework, extra curricular activities, job applications, internships, and (if you're lucky) a few side projects. It's like a four-year master class in time management.

At least that's my experience: I'm finishing up a major in philosophy at Carnegie Mellon...

The Best Ways to Protect Your Time

Belle Cooper / June 13, 2017

Important people are busy, so anyone who's very busy must be very important, right?

Not necessarily. Our core focus should be on doing the most important work, then spending plenty of time resting away from work so we're ready to be creative again tomorrow. Rushing between tasks seldom...

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Belle Cooper / June 2, 2017

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to-do, but how much harder it is to actually get one done? Good news: there's a secret to completing your to-do, and it's prioritization.

That might sound obvious, but the real trick is to be as ruthless...

What to Do When You Can't Get Things Done

Scott Blitstein / May 26, 2017

Whether you carefully plan every task in a Getting Things Done list or scribble reminders to yourself on the back of an envelope, your goal is the same: You've got stuff that needs doing and you're trying to get yourself organized enough to do it. With a task...

How to Work at a Coffee Shop Like a Pro

Emily Irish / May 10, 2017

One of the best parts of remote work is the freedom to work from anywhere. For most of us, "anywhere" includes a lot of time spent at the local coffee shop.

If you love working in a cozy cafe with a fresh cup of delicious caffeine in your hands, you...

How to Get to Inbox Zero and Manage Your Email

Melanie Pinola / May 9, 2017

In Greek mythology, the Hydra is a serpent-like monster with nine snake heads. Cut off one of the Hydra's heads and two more grow back in its place. Trying to manage your email is like battling the Hydra: finish one email, and more will spring into your inbox in...

Beyond Google Calendar and Apple Calendar: The 18 Best Apps to Manage Your Schedule

Melanie Pinola / May 5, 2017

A great calendar is like a great personal assistant, keeping your days flowing smoothly. Without them, most of us would miss appointments, forget birthdays, and disregard deadlines.

But no single calendar app is best for everyone. Everyone's workflow is a little different, and our scheduling needs vary. Some want...

Treat Your Career Like a Triathlon: 11 Productivity Lessons from Endurance Athletes

Kathleen McAuliffe / April 25, 2017

Imagine adding a part-time job to your already crazy schedule. Turns out your friendly neighborhood triathlete has. Training for an Ironman—a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile run—requires a minimum of 20 hours per week for six months, the equivalent of adding a part-time job...