You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set. Defrag Your Brain With a Spark File. I immediately thought of Evernote!
I haven't really used it long term. I keep trying it and love the concept but it hasn't stuck. This seems like a great use. It's hard to believe people are actually calling Evernote a great solution for this. I guess it's because Evernote fans can't see beyond using Evernote for everything. Evernote is a terrible idea for this. What people seem to have missed is that the spark file should be ONE file, not many. Don't believe them. I totally disagree obviously. Evernotes strength here is always being available. Your suggestion of using paper on the other assumes 1. you always have paper and pen around and 2. you always have the same piece of paper and pen around if you want to keep your spark file in ONE file as you noted. MemStash Helps You Remember Words, Quotes, Facts, or Anything Else with Timely Reminders. The Start to Finish Guide to a Perfect, Stress-Free Vacation.
Several years ago, I picked up a Rick Steves Convertible Carry-on bag.
It has no internal structure, thus making easy to compact so it fits easier in overhead compartments (including some of the smaller turbo-prop planes). It also has hidden backpack straps, so you can wear it on your back while carrying your smaller backpack on those flights where they're checking carry-on luggage to see who to ask to gate check.
If you know you'll have to check it, it has a zipper allowing you to expand it to fit more stuff (like when you buy too many souvenirs). I also recommend checking Costco's travel site for renting cars. Many times I've found additional savings there that I couldn't get with anyone else. For longer trips, especially out of the country, schedule a laundry day somewhere in the middle. Visit www.seatguru.com to help in choosing your seat. LSF. The Simply Business Productivity Series. Increasing productivity is a challenge – whether your primary objectives are to increase the profitability of your company, to grow and expand; or if you’re just trying to spend a little more time with the people you love and a little less time battling with your inbox!
A key part of the challenge is the sheer amount of information on productivity there is out there - blog posts, books, videos, tools and apps – who has the time to evaluate this stuff? Well, help is at hand. Dual NBack Application. Improve Your Memory by Using Memory Foraging Strategies. Change a Habit in Three Steps with This Flowchart. I'm going to promote your comment by way of calling you out for being a bullshitter extraordinaire.
Nicotine is one of the most famously addictive substances known. There are many cases reported of people who were told they had cancer, were on drugs and treatment to help them fight cancer, and yet could not stop smoking tobacco. The BBC had a documentary about this phenomenon at least 15 years ago. Develop a Two-Minute Meditation Habit and Make It Stick. Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter. Make Something Good Out of Rejection. There are a lot of books and how-to guides telling you how to deal with rejection.
Some suggest positive thinking, coping strategies and visualizing for a better tomorrow. Others tell you about the serial phases like “denial”, “bargaining”, “acceptance” you’ll inevitably go through when rejected. But these are just ideas; strategies packed together by well-meaning coaches. Rules - Rejection Therapy Rejection Therapy. Consists of only one main rule… Please notice the wording of the rule.
It doesn’t say you must attempt or try to be rejected. The rule is you MUST be rejected by another human being. In this game, rejection is success. No other outcome will meet the requirement of Rejection Therapy. 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong. I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward.
If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. Ditch Hard Drive Clutter with an Organized, Automated Home Folder. Just wanted to share another tool that can replace and improve upon Belvedere (since it hasn't been updated in 2 years).
The program is called DropIT. Here is the description from their website: When you need to organize files, DropIt can eliminate much of the drudgery of searching and manually opening folders and moving files around. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs or performs other defined actions. You can define how to filter your files (by name, directory, size, date, properties, content, regular expressions) and associate one of the 18 available actions to perform (Move, Copy, Compress, Extract, Rename, Delete, Encrypt, Decrypt, Open With, Upload, Send by Mail, Create Gallery, Create List, Create Playlist, Create Shortcut, Copy to Clipboard, Change Properties and Ignore).
5 No-BS Ways to Become Awesome in 5 Minutes. You’re at college and working two jobs.
You have a date in 15 minutes. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Carl Jung in 1910.
Myers and Briggs extrapolated their MBTI theory from Jung's writings in his book Psychological Types A chart with descriptions of each Myers-Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.:1 These preferences were extrapolated from the typological theories proposed by Carl Gustav Jung and first published in his 1921 book Psychological Types (English edition, 1923). Jung theorized that there are four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. One of these four functions is dominant most of the time.
Concepts As the MBTI Manual states, the indicator "is Designed to Implement a theory; therefore the theory must be understood to understand the MBTI".:1 Type Four dichotomies How to hold that thought till morning. The Science Behind a Bad Mood and What You Can Do About It. How to Find More Time in Your Day by Putting Your Chores on Auto-Pilot. First I wanted to say this was a really good article with lots of content, and not just a quick summery and a link. These are the types of articles I like to see on Lifehacker. As far as tips: Batching- I do this somewhat for food. Living alone I'll make several servings. I now have a few lunches/suppers cooked for the future. Make use of little spurts of energy.
Extending on this would be having planning preventative cleaning in small subtasks. How to Re-program Your Memory to Become More Self-Reliant. How I Achieved Better Sleep with the Help of Technology. How to Make Waking Up Comfortable and Pleasurable (Instead of Punishing)
Increase Your Dating Success with Statistics. How to Overcome Your Fatal Flaw. My fatal flaw is sloth. I'm just really lazy and it's difficult to accomplish things. I wish I was like these over-active people who can't even relax on vacation but I'm not. Once in a while I "wake up" and come to my senses, decide on getting things done, but eventually, without me realizing, I fall back into my laziness, pushing things to later, etc. And this goes for everything in my life like sports, my career, cleaning my home, etc.