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This is why brainstorming or 'blue sky thinking' can be very useful when trying to break out of a rut. Instead of analysing a possible solution, these techniques encourage you to write down many ideas - without being judgemental, so no calling out a specific idea as silly or unworkable - just write them all down and then go back and review each one. This ...


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I've used Lumosity for more than two years. I've noticed that 15-20 minutes of Lumosity first thing in the morning does an excellent job of warming up my brain for the challenges of the day. I've also found that after prolonged work that 15 minutes of L can enable you to go back to your work refreshed. In addition, after a little poking around the ...


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I would suggest using Zotero, I created a Zotero folder "to-read" to pile up the pending papers. You can assign existing properties or make new ones to each individual paper like "PagesRead", "Related Paper", "Tags", "Notes" etc. I have tried Mendeley and many other tools but Zotero stands out to be the best for managing research papers.


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I use citeulike, a free alternative of Mendeley. It's web based, and you can upload your personal PDF's. It manages your papers, priority for reading, notes, tags, BibTeX export, etc. Their bookmarklet allows you to export information from journal websites directly (or if you have access to DOI, it accesses databases for you). Personally, I put papers that ...


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Mendeley is a free alternative to Evernote (but they also have a Pro plan for more features). You can install its client application and use it independently of a Mendeley online account (I did so about a year ago - Things might have changed now). It has fairly good PDF management features. I noticed Mendeley website is becoming like a social media where ...


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I put research materials into Evernote. The Windows, iOS and Android apps have an integrated PDF reader, so I can read documents wherever I am. I pay for a pro account, so I can have access on handheld devices when I'm offline. Depending on what project the material is for I use different notebooks or tagging to track what has and hasn't been read. For ...


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I am not a fan to rely on software for this job. I have a folder in my PC desktop where I collect the pdf files that need to be read. Then, when I read each one, I archive it in another folders. In your case, you may have similar folder (to read list) but synchronized via Dropbox or so. You may also need another one for the files you finish reading which ...


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I think the best way to proceed is to start afresh using what you've done so far as a guideline. As with all CS projects that generate code, there are certain decisions and counter-decisions you made in choosing certain courses of action and the only way to fully grasp why you did what you did in the way you did it is to retrace your steps. I think it's ...


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Depending on what you're brainstorming about, you might do it differently, but here's some stuff that should work regardless Brainstorming Guidelines: Use a pen, markers, whiteboards, sticky notes etc. Digital mediums create constraints, and you only want productive constraints when brainstorming. There are no bad ideas, don't judge anybody, write them ...



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