Although the YouTube channel The Financial Diet usually offers financial advice, in this video host Chelsea Fagan talks through the Sunday routine that's helped her become more productive despite her naturally lazy, type-B personality.
Brian Moore's Busy Simulator enables you to play the notification sounds of Slack, iMessage, Outlook, Discord, and other apps so that you sound busy, to your co-workers or perhaps just to yourself. Turning them all on creates a very unnerving app symphony that captures the zeitgeist. Try it here! From the instructions: Use the sliders… READ THE REST
After watching "Get Back," the fantastic film documenting The Beatles at work under incredible pressure in 1970, organizational consultant Tom Whitwell took note of "10 lessons in productivity and brainstorming" that the band demonstrated in the film. Below are a few, from Whitwell's Fluxx Studio Notes: The 'yes… and' rule The first rule of improvisation… READ THE REST
A series of trials in which workers were moved to shorter working weeks, without reduction in pay, are reportedly an "overwhelming success". Productivity "remained the same or improved" while workers felt less stressed and spent more time with family or playing video games or whatever. Will Stronge, director of research at Autonomy, said: "This study… READ THE REST
Let's be honest. Few things are as eye-catching as watching an image projected on a wide screen. A good projector can liven up a backyard party, make movie night more fun, or even act as a great television replacement. Additionally, projectors can transform a dull, blank wall into a work of art. The only unfortunate thing about a… READ THE REST
Plan on spending the day outside? Whether you're at the pool, beach, lakefront, camping, or in your backyard, you'll need a reliable cooler to keep your water and other essential beverages nice and cold. However, not just any cooler will do. You need something durable, heavy-duty, and insulated to ensure everything from water and beer to… READ THE REST
Back in the day, you only needed a handwritten signature and a printer or fax machine to pass along important documents. But with the advent of the internet, more and more communications have occurred online, and you've likely dealt with PDFs since then. The thing is, there seems to be no easy-to-use or affordable PDF software on the market, but… READ THE REST