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Noise cancelling headphones in the office questions

My office is quite noisy, especially noise from computer fans. I am thinking of noise cancelling headphones. Should I try? Should I normally use them with music? I like music for some phases of ...
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6answers
449 views

How to become more productive or remain one of the updated person in work as a Software Developer

As we know being a software devloper/computer geek requires to be updated in terms of new technologies as well as must be good hand on computer machine. To be a good software person I do the below ...
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1answer
86 views

How to manage 'live' evolving ideas

I use Evernote for capturing and archiving, Marxico for editing long texts, Swipes for actionable tasks. I'm having difficulty with positioning items in my workflow that aren't pieces of 'written' ...
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0answers
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Any Taskwarrior-like for habits?

I recently started using taskwarrior and I like it. However, I find it only useful for tasks and not habits or goals. I am looking for a similar tool, preferably open-source, for habits, something ...
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2answers
861 views

What are the primary rebuttals to the 4 Hour Body and the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris?

I have read and understand the popularity of the '4 Hour' series of best-selling books by Tim Ferris. H However Tim himself asks the readers to consider everything he writes with a skeptical mind as ...
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2answers
384 views

How do you recover from a long streak of non-productivity?

I find myself going through long periods of inactivity such as a long vacation or time spent doing things not really related to work (routine, non-complex errands which take a lot of time and put your ...
3
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3answers
103 views

personal workflow management that interacts with redmine/jira (and others)

I'd like to start using a personal workflow manager / todo list app to keep track of what I want to get done. The main, sort of out of the ordinary, requirement I have is to (preferrably ...
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5answers
340 views

I am unable to concentrate!

I am a 15 year old boy and now I have problem studying. In previous year (2015) I was dedicated and loved to study and enjoyed my goal. But ever since 2016 I am as if deprived off from studies I like ...
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1answer
104 views

How to increase my spare time whilst studying/working a lot

I joined an Engineering course in college. I catch a bus at 6:30 am in the morning, and am back home by 7:30 pm (it's only 38 km but takes 2.5 hours). Up until now I haven't been able to manage my ...
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12answers
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How to wake up if even alarm clock doesn't wake me up?

I have deep-sleep problem. When I go sleep, I set up at least 3 alarm clocks on my notebook ("alarm-clock" applet on linux), and set volume to maximum. They are very loud. But I never hear them, and I ...
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52answers
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Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features?

Question I'm looking for computer-based The Pomodoro Technique timers with rational that provide cross-platform compatibility. It should not be restricted to a single Windows edition. Currently, I'm ...
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3answers
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How *exactly* do you manage all of the various things you need to do during the workday?

During the day (at work), I've got a number of different things I need to do (mostly work-related, but some personal). These fit into general categories: the major things I'm working on that day ...
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13answers
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How can I improve my handwriting?

My productivity is hampered by the poor quality of my handwriting. Nobody else can read it, and even I struggle at times. I usually compensate by typing things, but sometimes handwriting is ...
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3answers
268 views

How to keep working despite an issue that needs to be resolved

I often find that if I am working on something and come across a problem I cannot put that aside and keep working and then come back to that problem when I have an answer, no matter how small the ...
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1answer
54 views

What mind trick can I use to remember to calculus formulas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apXayVtvCCc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iay8EFCjqfA I found these two videos very helpful. But, what about the rest of the formulas? Like, arcsine, arccos, log, ...
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6answers
297 views

How to pause & resume research in the internet?

I have this problem that comes up most frequently when researching products or services or concepts on the internet. The nature of comparison shopping today often dictates that we need to put in ...
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1answer
33 views

Is accepting every invitation (within reason) a good way to disrupt being overly judgemental? [closed]

A friend of mine said to me once, out of the blue "when was the last time you said yes to something?". I then took his comment and decided to accept every invitation from then on (within reason). I ...
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5answers
438 views

how do I change my working habits to keep myself from surfing the web while working?

While I am working on my master thesis, I find myself checking some unrelated websites every 90 minutes or so. Now, I am still being productive, but I think it would help if I would stop surfing ...
2
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3answers
657 views

How to focus without bad habits?

I have a terrible habit, Whenever I am deeply concentrating on something I chew my fingers, Not just a slight munch, but enough that i am splitting the skin. The issue is that I am so focused on ...
0
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2answers
69 views

Introducing myself magnanimously [closed]

When introducing myself in a party of highly dedicated personalities I get stuck. How can I approach people and introduce myself? Magnanimous = The virtue of being great of mind and heart. It ...
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3answers
4k views

Saving link from iOS Facebook app to Pocket workflow

I use Pocket to store my found online reading material, some of which is found through friends and followed companies sharing on Facebook. Using the iOS Facebook app, the current method I use to do ...
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4answers
109 views

What to do when an activity last shorter/longer then the time estimated?

I'm a working student. I own two websites and I'm ending my studies in university. All day long I'm at home studying/working. I have a to-do list for the day and iI use two types of intervals: 50 ...
10
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5answers
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Symbols/Icons for Note Taking

I'm looking for a method (or at least anything any wrote about this topic) which uses icons or symbols for note taking. So for example, I will be taking notes in class and want to "tag" certain things ...
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1answer
41 views

Is there an add on for evernote to give tags attributes or scores?

I'm trying to use evernote to do a health and food diary, where I log entries for each day and tag them with foods I've eaten, how I'm feeling and any health symptoms. I want to be able to use the ...
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0answers
19 views

Life in purpose [duplicate]

You know, my mind keeps bugging me all the time. I feel like I am meant for something else. I am planning to quit my job and try the things that I really want to do. Like writing, building networks, ...
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3answers
910 views

Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook

I have a notebook, it's perfect-bound like a normal book. I write all manner of things in it - quite often tear out pages when I know I'll not ever have to refer to stuff again, but quite often keep ...
4
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3answers
371 views

How do I study the books that don't have answers at the back?

There are several classical books on mathematics which are a pleasure to study from. However, after reading its materials and working through the theorems and solved problems, I feel very ...
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3answers
183 views

Notebook to actions/projects/someday maybe: Good habits and processes

So following on from Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook I eventually found what I was looking for and now have a notebook that I use in meetings/trains and anywhere a pen is more natural ...
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5answers
551 views

Maintaining Diary/Journal - Really Pays back?

Does maintaining Diary/Journal really pays back? How should I maintain it so that when I refer back later it helps me? With what notion and mind set should I refer back so as that today I become ...
2
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9answers
584 views

How can I better organize the way I take notes?

I'm a novice programmer and have been having a tough time figuring out how to take notes in an organized fashion. As I read a textbook or watch informational videos I will take a variety of notes in a ...
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15answers
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Techniques to stop procrastination

I was wondering if someone know of a good way to get out of procrastination. Like situations when you know you have to do something and the more you procrastinate the more you know you have to do it ...
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2answers
155 views

GTD vs Kanban? Compare and contrast for in-progress

Okay, so currently I use a simplified GTD system with Emacs's Org-mode to organize my life. My simplification is that I have only one "agenda" list, but I do have items context-tagged (work, home, ...
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3answers
134 views

How can I make my computer to kick me off and shut down?

Mornings are a particularly bad time for me; the really rational part of my brain doesn't seem to kick in until around 9:30 or 10:00 am. I find I'm spending (way) too much time on the computer in the ...
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6answers
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Advantages of a fountain pen for scribbling productivity

Inspired by the answer on this question about penmanship, I'm considering again the fountain pen way. I always give it up either 'cause I think it will make a mess and be impractical or just not easy ...
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1answer
38 views

Choosing a better keyboard layout for programming and text production

What I need: I am looking for a better, more efficient keyboard layout for the kind of work I do. It needs to be available on Linux and Windows. Can someone recommend a layout that suggest my needs? ...
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3answers
216 views

Todo List manager with daily time planner

I'm looking for a todo list manager which has these features: add 'things' to do then from that list of things I can either mark them as complete Or I can 'drag' that 'thing' onto a timesheet (so ...
0
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1answer
49 views

How to organize research material efficently [duplicate]

How can one organize research related study material efficiently? I am talking about ebooks, journal articles and presentation slides (all separate computer files). The tool/software/ arrangement ...
12
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11answers
20k views

A time-management watch with alarms, timers and vibration?

I'm looking for a wrist-watch that can help me in various time-management tasks. I'd like to regularly write down what I'm doing (time logging) so I know where my time is going, the watch could ...
3
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2answers
186 views

Is Speed Reading Scientifically Proven to be Effective?

I've read a lot about Speed Reading. I did ocular exercises in the past, and I confess that I really have read faster the texts of my ocular exercises (that I wasn't reading by the first time), and ...
2
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5answers
134 views

Student implementing GTD: 2 next actions lists?

As a student, my grades are my important priority. I also have various side projects, and I've noticed that my next-actions list is becoming too inflated to quickly triage tasks. I've made a second ...
2
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9answers
478 views

What tool can help me manage my todos list and my project (some develoment one)?

What I need is the combination of some tools that already exist. Or at least a way to integrate those tools a bit tighter. What I would like is a tool (or integrated combination of tools) that allow ...
3
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4answers
211 views

How can using Post-It notes make you more efficient?

I have colleague who uses a tremendous amount of post-it notes. Every day, I notice that he has at least 20 post-it notes spread around his monitor, desk, and window-sill. I was curious about ways to ...
0
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5answers
149 views

How can I ensure that I wake up in the morning? [duplicate]

I've had trouble waking up on command for basically my entire life. I just recently started grad school. The only job I've ever had before was in the evening, and it's never a problem for me to be ...
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1answer
43 views

How should these desks be rearranged to minimise overlooking and discomfort? [closed]

We have an office that seats 5 or 6 people. It is arranged in the following way: As I see it, the two middle desks are best for comfort with regards to minimising overlooking. All of the other ...
1
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1answer
58 views

Controlling excitement/anxiety

I often get excited and my hands, legs and even voice start trembling. These usually happen when I am debating or arguing with friends/people, speaking in front of many people, asking questions in the ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Studying efficiency [duplicate]

What is the best way to organize my day, without getting lazy and skipping stuff? Also, I sometimes feel that I can't finish my to-do list because I am tired. So what is the most efficient way to ...
5
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3answers
404 views

I'm overwhelmed.. Do you have an advice?

I am working 100% in a production company as a network administrator. I start at 6:30am and usually go to 6pm to go home. I am learning not very much about the administration, and not very in depth ...
8
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6answers
189 views

Covey matrix: What is the meaning of “importance”?

I've been reading up on the Covey (or Eisenhower, as some might call it) importance/urgency matrix, and while I get the general gist of it, I'm a bit confused about the semantics of the term ...
3
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3answers
252 views

Is learning by doing and watching tutorials actually profitable?

I just got a small job, installing and implementing a samba4 system. This job is mainly for educational purposes as I've never used samba before and know the basics of networking and Linux. My ...
0
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2answers
68 views

How to overcome or control my habit of laughing alone? [closed]

I am facing this problem with me for long periods of time and I'm unable to overcome this habit. My funny life experiences and the jokes and comedies which I had watched, all start recollecting in ...

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