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Making documents in cloud (e.g. Google Drive) vs making them locally (e.g. Word)

I'm having trouble phrasing this question. If either can be used, is it more better to use a word processor (such as MS Word) or a cloud (such as Google Drive docs)? This is assuming cloud features, ...
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How to work in the office?

I love programming very much! I really love it. When I was a student I could teach programming 10 hours a day. And I did not get tired. Recently, I started working in the office. And everything ...
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Draw-oriented mind map software

This is how my typical on-paper mind map looks. I know, symbols look senseless but they are very laconic and pretty clear if you're its author. So I'm looking for mind map software which: allows ...
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How to evaluate the quality of my decisions?

I have recently took some decisions. Below is the process that I have followed I have collected the facts and analyzed those facts. Discussed with my friends who are in similar situation. Weigh the ...
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Best light intensity to enchance study focus

I'm building a project that changes the lightbulbs intensity of a room during the day to reach a constant luminosity, and the main purpose of the project is to make the study rooms less tiring. I'm ...
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How to be productive in backing up different versions of document?

Let's say I want to backup (online) different versions of a document (for example a thesis). I wish to keep all older versions, not just the final version, for documentation purposes. The document ...
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Why do would-be “buyers” on Craigslist ask if an item is still available without any intent on actually buying? [on hold]

Every time I sell something on Craiglist, no matter what it is - I'll get about 5-10 people that ask "Is this item still for sale??" Most recently I was giving away a free tube TV and got 8 responses ...
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How to motivate myself to practise piano playing?

Currently I find piano practice a bit of a chore. But, I really want to get good at piano so that I can sightread pop charts and compose my own music more effectively. Is there any way that I can ...
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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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0answers
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How do I match the directory structure of my inbox in Outlook 2016 with one-click archiving?

I have my Outlook 2016 inbox organised with subfolders. I want to be able to move items in one click to another folder with an identical structure. The in-built archiving moves items in one click but ...
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3answers
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How do habitual tasks fit in the GTD system?

I'd like to start using the GTD system to help me organize my tasks and boost my productivity. One thing I probably missed or do not understand, is where habitual tasks go. For example, say "Practice ...
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4answers
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org-mode and productivity

I've already seen several times the org-mode application between applications for productivity, information processing, planning, note-taking etc. I wonder what are the advantages of this application,...
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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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How to teach programming mindset in one hour?

I have to organize a 1 hour workshop to let smart people (but not necessarily engineers) understand the basic concept and aspects of what programming is. The audience is a group of 15 start uppers, ...
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Why take holiday instead of relaxing a little bit at work?

I'm 32 years old and my productivity now it's really, really low. I've been just 4 months in my new job. I'm thinking to have vacation in August. I'm currently working in Israel and my idea is to ...
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How to deal with the broad subjects that turn up in my inbox

I am stuck with how to deal with loftier ideas in the GTD system. While processing my inbox I came across 'Be more pragmatic'. What I have difficulty with is always making systems or trying to have ...
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539 views

How do I get myself to do that one task I really don't want to do

So I've got something I need to do, sooner or later, if I want to keep moving forward in life. It's happened multiple times, but currently it's a phone call that I'm really dreading, because I don't ...
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3answers
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How do I recover from a burnout?

I have been burning out more often than I am productive. Sometimes the burnout lasts for months and I don't realize it and barely make a few commits. I have spent days doing a task that would be ...
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36 views

How to switch mindset from good student to good housewife? [closed]

I'm a top student, and I spend all my days reading. How can I suddenly switch to become a good housewife in 3 months?
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1answer
89 views

Study and Sleep at the same place

I have a problem where I can't study in a place where I generally sleep. I generally go to a library, but I am stuck at a place where I don't have such a facility. Some Tips please
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How can I improve my memory?

How can I improve my memory so that I can remember more, faster... learn faster...? I know some people are auditory learners, others visual... but once you figure out which one you are, how do you ...
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0answers
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Not being able to understand someone [migrated]

Does anyone have any tips on understanding another person's reasoning, or when to give up? This is provided you're talking with them face to face. For example today I was working in a group and one ...
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Do's and Don'ts in 5 min Break

I just started using the Pomodoro Technique but am faced with a problem: I seem to like the 30 minute break and they actually work as stress busters and I stay more focused longer. However, I am ...
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Is it productive to track time on jobs with Google Calendar?

I'm using Google calendar for planing my days and jobs I have to do. My question is if it is recommended to use Google Calendar for tracking the time I actually spend on each job. The only question ...
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2answers
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Processing a mindsweep

I found out about the GTD mindsweep idea some time ago, and the collection part is fairly straightforward. What I'm having trouble with is what to do after I have done a few items on the list. I ...
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Strategy to utilize fragments of time?

I am referring to short and scattered fragments of time like commuting, waiting in a queue, waiting for a bus etc. etc. I read an interview with a businessman who said he was working as a photography ...
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7answers
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How do you act confident?

How do you act confident in front of your peers when you have a low self-confidence?Also, how do you get rid of your low self-confidence and bad body image?
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How to organize a GTD trello setup?

Context: I am looking to use GTD with Trello to track work related tasks. I am not interested in incorporating non-work related activities or tasks. Effort so far: Trello has great email integration, ...
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How to manage house renovation

I'm going to renovate my house and I'd need a system/way to manage the process (plumber, electrician, bricklayer, legal stuffs, etc.). I'm using the GTD technique (through a Moleskine-like notebook) ...
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3answers
391 views

Free Open Source GTD Software

I am looking for an open source GTD that I can install on my cloud account or dedi server. I spent time searching the net but could not find any. I need it to have/be GTD Collaboration (So I can ...
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The free version of which to do/task management app is the most convinenet and feature packed? [closed]

I am currently using Any.do, but I can't upload files without paying for the premium. I previously used Todoist, but I can't even have a look at the completed tasks without making a payment. Is there ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Are there some good info about getting programmers more productive using anger?

There are people who are angry when programmers or other type specialists not deliver result they expect on time. I have seen articles that teach that anger, stress does not make you more productive. ...
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5answers
283 views

How to read books in a better cost-benefit ratio?

I have a habit of searching for good self-help/Technical book if I found one then I will start reading it until I find another good self-help/Technical book and this pattern goes on and on. The ...
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1answer
26 views

Event - How to optimize productivity and guarantee 400 people attend [closed]

I have exactly 5 weeks to promote a music show with a big interstate band headlining. I have a budget of about $2000 and I wish to have 400 people attend the show. The Headline act have 100k+ fans ...
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4answers
217 views

What are some things I can do to finish books I start?

I'm having a problem where I start a lot of books but don't finish any of them. Whenever I read a bit, I immediately start thinking of reading five other books after the next chapter. What are some ...
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0answers
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Keep delaying and end up doing very less [duplicate]

I am very determined to get a lot of studying done. So I wake up determined and say today I'll study long around 8 hours. But end up getting distracted to that become half an hour. More over when i ...
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2answers
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How can I improve my typing speed for special characters?

A few years back, I had a very low typing speed. I took the following actions to increase typing speed. Learn touch typing. I realised that increasing speed isn't about increasing raw speed but also ...
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Append created date and last updated date to Evernotes?

I love seeing when I started a note in Evernote. But too often that is hidden behind the info button. Is there a way to make a script that would append the created date to the top of all my ...
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2answers
123 views

don't do unscheduled new tasks that come up from doing tasks?

I have a task list that I start doing. When I do these tasks it leads to new tasks that come up. These new tasks are not urgent. My question is... should I go ahead and start on the new tasks created?...
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2answers
97 views

How to speed up the context switch for completely different tasks?

At my current job I am taking care of multiple completely unrelated tasks, but the most consuming ones are two ongoing projects with almost zero intersection. Initially I tried to switch between the ...
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0answers
19 views

What can I do if my alarm clock can't wake me up? [duplicate]

The past few weeks I've been setting up an alarm on my phone at 8 in the morning every day. The sound is usually a song that starts loudly so that i can actually wake up. But after a couple of days of ...
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2answers
65 views

Keeping keys organized

I learnt the importance of backup keys. But now I'm not sure where to keep them. I had lost the key to my bike lock and made sure my new one came with two keys. I have one on my key chain, but not ...
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1answer
440 views

Are productivity head-up-displays effective?

I recently came across a tool called Focusr that helps people focus on one thing at a time; it's basically a heads up display (HUD) for your current task, and seems to be geared towards people with ...
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1answer
76 views

How to deal with an anti-productivity puppy while being a good puppy parent?

I'm the single parent of a 12 week old Shetland Sheepdog. I feel bad enough having to leave her alone while I'm gone to work all day. It's hard to bring myself to ignore her further, when this breed ...
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6answers
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I don't want to study. I don't want to think. I want to have fun

I always end up playing a game or something when I'm supposed to study. Hey, having fun is a lot more fun than studying, right? What can I do to make the consequences of my action seem more real? I ...
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2answers
76 views

GIT - Way to track file changes in your team and warn about potential conflicts

I am looking for a way/tool to to get notified if someone else on my team is editing the same file as I am. This is in order to prevent conflicts when merging later. It's not about locking the file, ...
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10answers
3k views

How can I remain productive when working long hours?

Occasionally I have to spend some late nights working on projects. It is not a common occurrence, but sometimes projects just need an extra night or two to hit a deadline. Unfortunately I have found ...
38
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4answers
4k views

Productivity recommendations for 10 seconds whilst task is completing

Often you'll come across a task that can take around 10 seconds. E.g. a slow web page across a slow internet connection that causes a blank screen for 10 seconds. I'm usually averse to multitasking ...
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Reviewing Past Productivity

I have tried tons of apps, some of the ones I like being Wunderlist and Workflowy. A feature that these 2 don't have (to my knowledge) is a weekly review.. I would love to be able to go back and see ...

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