Outsourcing is a term borrowed from the corporate world, that refers to taking a function of a business and having it provisioned by an external company, often overseas.
If you haven't given meditation a try yet, despite the many advantages we've already seen (including chronic pain and stress relief , reducing information overload , and building a better brain ), here's one more argument for trying the practice: meditation may help you get more done at work. A recent study by University of Washington researchers (PDF) found that meditation training helped workers concentrate better, remember more of their work details, and stay energized and experience less negative moods. In the study, three groups each of 12 to 15 human resource managers were given 8-week training courses in 1) mindfulness meditation, 2) body relaxation, or 3) the mindfulness mediation after being on a wait list for eight weeks (the waitlist control group).
We don't like to think about it, but theft happens.
So your computer is set to go to sleep after a half hour of inactivity, but the darn thing never actually goes to sleep. Want to figure out what's keeping it awake?
Countless self-help books push the idea that positive thinking is all you need to become a better person.
Everyone has some kind of to-do list, but which tool do you use to get it out of your head and keep track of the things you have to do? Whether it's a simple, all-text application, or a fancy cloud-based webapp with mobile app components, we asked you which to-do list managers you thought were the best for the job.
The minty flavor you get from brushing your teeth is refreshing and clean—that is, until you drink some orange juice or take a bite of a muffin.
Becoming bilingual opens up a whole new world of different people, different cultures, and different emotions.
Memorizing a large block of text is incredibly hard, but the folks over on Productivity 501 show a simple method to practice recalling information instead of repeating it, by reducing large chunks of text to just a few letters. You have a lot of different options for memorizing large streams of text.
With approximately a gazillion apps, articles, and other resources to help us increase our productivity, it isn't easy figuring out which is the best tool. Simply Business' five interactive flowcharts can help you solve common email, meetings, workload, travel, and collaboration problems. For each area, find the issue that challenges you the most and look to the outer circles for app suggestions, reading material, and videos.
Web/iPhone/Android: Previously featured ZipList has expanded its grocery list and recipe shopping tool to include a simple, yet powerful meal planner.
The team behind Readability has released Readlists, a new webapp that can easily turn a set of articles into an Ebook and send it directly to Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or over email with just a few simple clicks.
When you're cramped for space and mobility matters, your options can be limited.