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How do I start and keep working hard to reach my life goals?

I've always wanted to achieve some results in the things I like, but usually I ended up reading about theory and techniques. I never did any actual work. For example, my dream is to enter an ...
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How to productively read a computer science text book?

I find it hard to achieve true understanding reading theoretic computer science (TCS) books. In particular, I struggle with symbolic notations and proofs. After spending a very long time perusing all ...
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Limit online time on Android

Often I find myself stuck in endless navigation on my phone. I just want to check if I received a message, or doing some basic research, and without noticing it I jump from link to link (or spending ...
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Hand written productivity planners?

I have been taking steps over the past few years to make myself as productive as possible. As an entrepreneur, these days this is a very important aspect of my life. For the most part, it has gone ...
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I need to read fast but I also have to be able to remember the content of the book [duplicate]

So I am reading an autobiography of Halide Edib Adıvar in partial Ottoman Turkish. The process is so slow when I underline or highlight the words that I don't know, look them up in the dictionary and ...
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Is listen music for focus in a noisy environment is a good idea? [duplicate]

I'm student in computer scientist so I need to read a lot a stuff on internet and stay focus when I'm writting code on my computer otherwise I risk to make some error in my program. However in my ...
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How do I handle ambigous question(s) in exam?

Well, I'm preparing a competitive exam GATE. I'v written last year this exam. I've tried solve old papers of GATE CS/IT. I found, there are many ambiguous problem in these papers in every year. For ...
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Do noise cancelling headphones block human speech and PA systems?

Often, when people have wanted to reduce sound from nearby conversations, people have recommended noise cancellation headphones. However, I have heard that they cannot block this kind of noise. They ...
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How do I deal with the flood of receipts? [closed]

I have trouble with random receipts every. From Walmart, from the oil change, etc. How do you handle all the paper receipts? Should you toss them away after a certain time? I would rather throw them ...
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Restoring integrity after capturing too many ideas in GTD

GTD as the Curse of Facebook (GTD buzzwords italicized): Like any human, I generate many more ideas than I can execute. However, I meticulously capture these ideas with a GTD system (ticklers, ...
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Study Tips For High Work Load

I am in my second year of studying, compared to other students; having twice the work load I am curious of any golden rules, tips & tricks that can be offered
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Pomodoro timer that syncs between web and android

I'm trying to get into the pomodoro mood again, after having stopped for a while. Currently I'm using Tomighty, which I actually like a lot. However, as we've got a lot of meetings here, I'm away ...
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How do I create a more efficient morning routine?

I would like to have a good morning routine. My main issue is that I spend a lot of time on breakfast. I wonder if it makes more sense to have a small-yet-healthy breakfast, and opt for a bigger ...
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How to add teeth to a plan?

I am curious about good ways to enforce the plans that I make. I don't want to use the word "punishment", but I feel that maybe there's an aspect of that. I want to be able to make my plans more ...
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How to divert your mind from the continuos process of thinking?

I am a software engineer. My job needs me to solve some software problems. Sometime, I need to discuss some problem with in the team. Generally, I work 8-9 hours. After coming back from office, I ...
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How do I efficiently handle chores that require me to drive?

I wonder about a good way of organizing chores that require me to drive. For example, at the moment I need to go to the post office; however, I'd rather not drive out to the post-office just for that. ...
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I need a wearable device that can alert me 2 hours from any now that I choose

I want to click, tap, poke, prod drop or kick the thing and in exactly two hours, or another period I set, it beeps, vibrates, howls or screams at me that the period has elapsed, and hopefully wont ...
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Does a Kindle with e-Ink impair sleep the way a computer monitor can?

I have read a number of sources say you should stop looking at monitors an hour before bedtime, because this gap in exposure to blue light allows you to fall asleep more quickly and sleep more ...
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GTD: How to deal with daily tasks?

As I go through my day, new tasks pop up and since I'm using my smartphone for list management, I am tempted to skip the Collect-Process-Organize Workflow – even though I know how much it is helping ...
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How to get rid of information addiction?

Internet is the main source of information in 21st century and most of the information is easily accessible. But, this ease leads to addiction where an individual seeks more fresh information daily. ...
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Why does the Pomodoro technique recommend writing down every interruption?

The Pomodoro technique suggests that internal and external interruptions of a task should be annotated (e.g. with a ' or -). What is the purpose of doing this? The only reason I can imagine is that ...
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How to maintain productivity level for many hours (10 or 12) of actual work?

So, I'm extremely busy and I have lots of stuff to work on this week, it's not all bad though, some are interesting, but some are a bit boring, and some frustrating, but everything is really important ...
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How to use bathroom time effectively

I spend a non-neglible time in the bathroom, sitting on the pot. It occured to me that I could be using the time better and not let precious productivity time literally go to waste. So, how do I ...
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Is the conventional hand placement for touch typing really the most efficient way?

The conventional hand placement for touch typing is as the following: However, some very fast typists report using a non conventional hand placement technique. Examples are the asker of this ...
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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 ...
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67 views

Productivity enhancing nutritional habits [duplicate]

I work as a developer, and have a startup on the side. I keep a decent fitness routine, however, I would like to know how to maximise my mental clarity and focus in the evenings to continue working. ...
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How to work effectively during the holiday season?

I am in a situation where I must do a lot of work during this holiday season. How can I do this, without looking asocial to my friends and family? I will be in situations where there are alot of ...
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Staying motivated after holidays were cancelled

Setting: I had a high workload and additional personal issues over the last months, which are burning me out. What kept me going was the upcoming holidays end of the year and the outlook to get some ...
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Recommended notes with tags management software

I'm looking for a software that enables me to manage a large number of notes, short tidbits of information, and to find back later easily the one I'm interested in. I should be possible to add easily ...
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How to limit the number of Youtube videos watched?

I have ran into this problem that I get into these Youtube video watching cycles which then take a toll on my sleeping schedule and later productivity the next day. I've tried limiting the # of ...
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Does multiple monitors increase productivity

Currently I have a separate Desktop and a laptop. I have seen that in some people tend to use multiple monitors. Gamers of course love it. But as a programmer, should it be something essential to ...
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225 views

How many usable hours do I have in a day?

I want to know, how can I figure out how much time I have in a day to use? What is a good way to calculate exactly how much time I have to put into my work?
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How to overcome laziness and procrastination?

My greatest defect. Present in almost all aspects of my live... Like my house, it's a mess right now, but I have time to clean, I just don't do it. I'd rather stay in bed and do nothing (high ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
238 views

The Productivity Monk Lifestyle or Apartment Monk Lifestyle [closed]

Everyday I make a to-do list for the next day, and a schedule to go along with it, and on paper it seems like the next day will be a productive and good one. But I can never complete my list, because ...
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I have trouble motivating myself to read programming books

I honestly love programming but I find it tiresome to read programming books. Well, I find it tiresome to read most books actually, with the exception of short stories. Do you guys have any advice you ...
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1answer
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What is the best definition of Urgent in relation to the Urgent/Important matrix?

The Urgent/Important matrix was made wildly popular in Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. While the concept is relatively easy to understand, I find that many people get ...
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638 views

Programming with ADHD

I suffer from ADHD. I am trying to build an android app. My problem is that I find it hard to sit and program for a long time, I usually sit only for 5 minutes and then walk off. My question How can ...
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Problem with getting started with coding on new project

I am part of a new startup and really excited about our project. However, despite all the fun and inspirational planning meetings we are having, I have a really hard time actually getting started ...
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3answers
77 views

How to prioritise my goals?

I am a 27 year old CXO for a startup. Although I like my work, I am sure that this is not my calling. I am deeply driven to travel the world and absorb and learn all I can. Getting quickly to the ...
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1answer
234 views

Articles or tips on formulating (non-language related) knowledge into flashcards for spaced repetition software

There are two main articles I'm aware of about formulating knowledge into flashcards suitable for spaced repetition software (SRS). Twenty rules of formulating knowledge - Piotr Wozniak Knowledge ...
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1answer
61 views

What are the best podcasts/audiobooks (preferably free) to listen too? [closed]

I have seen several topics discussing the pros and cons of audiobooks and podcasts. Several users have mentioned the podcasts they use in their answers but I couldn't find a single resource for good ...
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2answers
55 views

How should I ask a question? Which doesn't feel so original/genuine?

I always have so many questions, some are genuine and, some don't give me a genuine feeling.When a question gives me a genuine feel, I really don't hesitate to ask. But when a question is there(deep ...
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97 views

steps to start programming project [closed]

I am software engineering student. I've been thinking about how I can handle a big project. What should be my first step to reach my goal in a more efficient and effective way? for example tax office ...
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2answers
91 views

How to manage calendared actions in GTD

I'm currently applying GTD principles in my productivity pipeline. But I'm confused about quite a few things. One of it is how do I decide if I should put something in the calendar? I'm used to ...
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1answer
127 views

What kind of mental exercises can improve memory?

For example Suduko is said to keep brain sharp because it makes us think a lot. What kind of mental exercises can improve memory?
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4answers
103 views

How can I be more productive on Fridays?

I feel like every Friday, it's the same story. I set out the day, trying to have a productive Friday, but it seems like it's more challenging on Fridays. Does anyone relate to this? How can you ...
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1answer
62 views

How to speak and understand the Arabic language fluently?

I know how to read and write Arabic reasonably well. However, I am not able to speak Arabic fluently ( I can speak just a little bit). I want to speak and understand Arabic (especially Emirati ...
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7answers
5k views

Simple shorthand system?

There are several written stenography systems (like Gregg shorthand) that allow for quickly and efficiently condensing text into a series of symbols. Those systems would take hours and hours of ...
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3answers
225 views

StackExchangeNotes? Note-taking software that uses text mining techniques and finds similar notes

There are 100s of note-taking applications, but I'm surprised that none seem to help me solve the biggest problem I have with notes: remembering to remember. I use large collections of notes to plan ...

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