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Is an on-screen keyboard more efficient than touch typing on a physical keyboard?

This is my first time here, so I hope this question is on topic! My friend and I got into an argument over whether typing on an on-screen keyboard (i.e. on a flat glass screen) can possibly be more ...
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How to be the most efficient when given a task you can't finish?

Ok, so let me explain myself. I work in web-dev, especially in the domain of insurance. I'm fairly new to this job ( 1 month ), and I have no knowledge of Insurance and how it works. My boss gave me ...
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The source of this adage

I have this adage (not exact, but similar) "The best way of using a day is to do the work that lasts more than a day". I think this is a good principle for setting up priorities, but I'm not sure who ...
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Which book i should read to improve my business skills? [on hold]

Please suggest me a book so that i can inspire my employees & can raise my business to peak.
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What are the (dis)advantages of Mindmap software?

Anyone with experiences on mindmap software? I've used Freemind and iMindmap for a while. What are do you consider strong and weak points of the mindmap programs? Freemind is as the name already ...
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How can I create a routine of using my ToDo-App on my Smartphone rather than writing everythign down

I'm currently implementing the Methods of David Allen's Getting Things Done into my life. I've downloaded an Android app that I'm fairly happy with and in which I already have put most of the tasks I ...
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How do you organize ideas?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to manage all the ideas related to a project (drawings, text, pseudocode, etc.). Until now I tried: Notebooks/paper: Pros: Cheap Easy to use Hard to change ...
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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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Can i ask any questions or suggestions about my career and future's life? [on hold]

Can i ask any questions or suggestions about my career and future's life? If this isn't a right place then where should i need to go?
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Blue light during day instead of caffeine

I have a blue blocker for night time on my computer, and i have read that blue light helps with concentration during the day. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good software or product that ...
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Todo list app or method for creating daily lists and carrying them over.

I have tried so many todo list apps. I am starting to think moving to a pen and paper may be the best method. As a prerequisite I can say that I prefer terminal apps as I use Linux and sometimes OSX ...
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For what kind of activity is Pomodoro technique effective?

I've tried using Pomodoro Technique when I was studying, though I wouldn't dare use it when I'm programming. It is somewhat helpful when I have to watch videos of lectures and take notes. I thought I ...
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How to limit Pomodoro breaks

I have bad procrastination and Internet addiction issues. The Pomodoro method helps a lot -- at first it was a challenge to focus on work for 25 minutes, but now I'm very good at it. Once I start a ...
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How to start GTD if you can't spend 2 full days on organizing everything? [duplicate]

As many others, I've bought the "Getting Things Done" book as I grew utterly frustrated with my own procrastination (and here I'm doing it again..) I've read through GTD, and Allan suggests to take ...
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Curbing arrogance that hinders my effectiveness

Im pretty well to do academically. Im finishing college in 2 years with a dual degree bachelors and very likely a masters as well. Unfortunately I am fearful that I have become arrogant. When I ...
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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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Tips to change one's way of thinking?

So I'm a student of engineering, currently in my second year. I've picked up this bad habit of thinking really rapidly coming up with premature conclusions that always mess up things. This has begun ...
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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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Artifical sound generator for counteracting the workplace sound

I was wondering if there are some generator of sound (such as white noise, or other kinds of sound for the following purpose) for counteracting the sound in working environment? The generator can be ...
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how to fight productivity guilt

Guilt is one of those emotions that we feel is telling us something important about our behavior. Actually, that's what guilt is supposed to be. But the guilty feeling I have when I haven't been ...
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Moving from weak to strong knowledge (Like passive vocabulary to strong vocabulary)

If you learn language vocabulary for example, you might start with "Weak Knowledge", like passive understanding, and then move to stronger form, like active vocabulary. When I have to remember 5 ...
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How can I improve reading speed and comprehension?

How can I improve my reading ability? I want to increase my reading speed and comprehension. Do you have experience in increasing your reading. What did work for you? Which approaches failed?
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How to force myself to focus while reading

I am having very less concentration. Specially when I read a book or an article. I don't read a paragraph of 2 lines even. I start searching 1 or 2 words from a line and leave the rest. Definitely, It ...
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GTD and handling “learning” projects

Sorry for the long post. I'm about halfway done reading through David Allen's book, so please pardon me if this is addressed somewhere in it. GTD looks like an interesting system with a lot of ...
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Time-tracking software to measure when I'm active or idle on my computer (i.e., keystrokes being pressed and mouse moving)?

I want to see how much time I spend on my computer every day and be able to browse past days' activity levels as well. I've been using http://www.manictime.com/, which tracks nearly everything I do. ...
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Automatic time tracking software for computer work (for Windows/Linux/Mac)

There has been a question on this site: Time-tracking software to measure when I'm active or idle on my computer (i.e., keystrokes being pressed and mouse moving)? it nearly describes what I need ...
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How to retain proficiency in foreign languages?

In elementary school I had learned the German language for six years, my skills were at an intermediate level, but then I started with English and I haven't learned German for nine years. Now, my ...
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Is there software to log tasks daily?

My boss wants me to write a logs about what I do during my work day, and he wants me to write how much it takes to perform the given task and details. Something like: Revising the CSS of the main ...
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How to break down tasks that have unknown elements

I'm making a activity planner/enforcer (to avoid my procrastination) and found out that breaking down task is the best way to accomplish things, but I also found out that it's hard to break down tasks ...
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Doesn't the Pomodoro Technique break the flow?

I just started using the Pomodoro Technique yesterday. In my first few trials I've noticed that since this technique requires you to stop working at defined intervals, it can easily break your state ...
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Improvement using Metrics Do's and Dont's

I made a program to track some goals and encourage me to improve on them using metrics. The program was a Day Planner, it was quite simple, I made a list of activities that I would like to be doing, ...
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167 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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What other kind of benchmarks to measure learning?

I find that learning is an ultimately very subjective thing and it is very difficult to quantify whether you have learnt until you understood something. Here are a few examples of benchmarks ,which ...
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Kanban isn't working for me - what's going wrong?

When I switched to a system where fewer things were getting done at a time, it made sense as I felt that my to-the-hour scheduled days just weren't working. The problem here is this. I have my Kanban ...
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I'm chronically late to work: how do I change this?

Since I started working on May, I'm always late. Not by minutes, but hours. Last month I logged the hour I arrived at my desk every day and calculated I'm on average 1.5 hour late. I've been trying ...
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How do I break free of this rut?

I have following linked problems: I want to do one thing at a time; and another at another time. I start taking small steps toward my goals and then think of doing another thing, talk myself out of ...
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How to stop watching movies?

Alright, this may sound weird but how do I stop watching movies? In my religion people generally don't watch movies for many reasons: it shows stuff we are prohibited from doing, may have influences, ...
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How to avoid losing my motivation during long periods of inactivity?

When I started university, I was really excited about learning new things. My first 2 years were harsh but with a lot of effort and discipline I managed to get good grades and got into all the ...
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How to remain productive in a lazy day?

For certain days in a month, when I wake up in the morning, I will just be lazy to do anything. No reason. I don't know why. I'm just feeling like I have no motivation whatsoever. Such a day will ...
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How to overcome lazyness 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 bet and do nothing (high ...
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How to remember mundane stuff

There are some mundane tasks that you perform every day, sometimes under great stress. For instance: Taking your medication Locking your front door Parking your car Since you're so used to them, ...
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How to keep motivated to exercise?

I know this may be problem with many but I'd like to personalize it to my situation. When I was 19-20 yrs old I used to go to the gym almost every day for 3 years. Interestingly enough I'd walk ...
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How should an individual's goals take priority in relation to a group's goals?

Background: At home I spend quite some time talking with my life-partner about what we are doing, where we are going, how we are living together, what our different point of views are on the same ...
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How to give priority to main goal when there are huge secondary goals required to reach it

Example would be if you main goal is to become a computer programmer. The path we quickly come up with is: Go to college → Get an internship → Get a job (and done). But life usually isn't ...
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Create wiki to improve learning? [duplicate]

I have found that a way to improve retention of what I have learnt is to record the information in a personal note book. If you do this, you can quite easily re-visit what you have learnt after a ...
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Facts only news sources [closed]

I have found myself get emotionally worked up on news reporting and would highly prefer to avoid news altogether as this heavily impacts my ability to work productively. For work reasons however there ...
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739 views

How does sleep debt decay?

Sleep debt is the concept that if you skip half an hour of sleep now, you'll need to catch it up later. I would expect though, that if you skip some sleep, but then start having a normal amount sleep, ...
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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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Gamification to improve myself

I'm currently working out a way to gamify my daily work / life. I want to reward myself via a points system, assigning points to tasks I should do but tend to neglect. These are things like paying ...
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How to cure my grave fear for examinations?

How to eliminate my grave fear for examinations which is associated with the tragic end of my academic career due to some of my family matters? I am totally unable to withstand the fear of failing in ...

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