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Student in Germany, sailor in France.


Jul
12
comment How do I concentrate on tough topics when reading on the computer?
It´s a good way to waste paper... I used to do this but always ended up with a mountain of paper I´d never read again. Not to mention that a lot of texts require other sources to be understood (books, papers, wikipedia in the worst cases) which is why it can be more productive to read "on-screen". Taking notes helped me.
Jun
10
awarded  Teacher
Jun
10
comment How do I concentrate on tough topics when reading on the computer?
Also read from wide screens and large polices. Read good content.
Jun
10
comment How do I concentrate on tough topics when reading on the computer?
I wouldn't recommend to print hard copies, but taking, keeping and re-reading notes is essential.
Jun
10
awarded  Editor
Jun
10
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
it just depends on the amount of (plain) water you drink during the day. Especially if you drink mostly sugared sodas and alcohol, then drinking a lot of water in the evening will make you sleep a lot better. However 1.5L is more than the amount you would need in an entire day, so I guess it also works with a lot less.
Jun
10
revised How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
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Jun
10
comment How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Alcohol never has a good effect on your sleep in the long term, but if you're not a heavy drinker, drinking a glass of water or two and a very small amount of heavy alcohol can help occasionally, especially if you're under heavy stress.
Jun
10
answered How to cancel out caffeine's effects on sleep?
Jun
10
comment Overcome extreme laziness and increase productivity
+1 for alimentation and drinking water. Eating at regular times is VERY important since it creates the rythm of your body.
Dec
3
comment How much of my time should I plan in advance: A day, a week or a month?
A suggestion : Plan a project one/two months ahead, eg so you can tell when you can take a leave or so. Then the rest one or two weeks ahead. The point is not to respect your planning, but to know how far you are and what to do during the present week.
Sep
10
comment Always sleepy, tired and not focused
Have you tried to wake up sooner ? It is always bad to wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle. As a personal example, I am almost always sleepy for the whole day when I wake up at 7am (I go to bed between 0:30 and 1 am). Waking up at 6am makes me tired at the end of the day, but I have more energy during the day and don't feel sleepy...
Sep
10
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Sep
10
comment What genre of music helps in increasing productivity?
Could you detail "classical music" ? eg I am unable to work with some Bach or Beethoven in the ears. What you describe is also used (in a different way) by some "audio drugs".