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How to Read a Book – Book Review

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?

Firefox is my weapon of choice when it comes to browsing the web. It’s fast, free, and gives the user the best feature ever: Choice. The beauty of the Firefox extension is that it allows you to add a specific feature or function, fully customizing your browsing experience. For someone wanting to make the most… Read more

I can still remember my first experience with an incubator as a child. Our elementary school had an incubator where we artificially heated chicken eggs until they eventually hatched, in our very own classroom. Every day we’d all be sure to gather round the incubator and check the progress of the eggs. And when the… Read more

Spontaneity is something that many, many people don’t like. Why? Because they equate spontaneity with surprises, and nobody likes surprises while they’re doing their job. This rings true for CEO’s to Stay-at-home Moms. Routines are what we productive people crave! But we can learn a thing or two from being a tad more spontaneous, especially… Read more

Since it’s Monday, I thought I’d lighten the mood and list some things that I do while working at home that I probably wouldn’t share with anybody else. (Other than the thousands of people who follow this blog, that is. Only you guys really understand me.) Wear pajamas to work. Ok, typical stereotype for web… Read more

Good friend Leo Babauta (of ZenHabits fame), has launched an incredible new blog for writers of all types:  Write to Done. Write to Done is a twice-weekly blog that will have many tips, writing techniques and other useful tidbits for writers of any type. In one year Leo’s built his blog from nothing and turned… Read more

Photo by Stefan Tell Focus and productivity go hand in hand. Like peas and carrots, or peanut butter and jelly. They’re almost synonymous. Yet, focus is the oft overlooked, redheaded step-child of productivity. And you can be darned sure you won’t be productive without focus. Really, productivity is just doing things that you’re supposed to… Read more

Interestingly, many people don’t really give enough time to refreshing themselves. I mean, when was the last time you had that sigh of relief/relaxation? It doesn’t come often. Especially while we work. Work can add tons of stresses and burdens that keep us from, well… working. It’s a vicious cycle. While the freelancer may have… Read more

Google Docs is one of the coolest web applications ever (in my humble opinion). I am convinced that it is a godsend for anyone; blogger, writer, student or housewife. It solves a lot of problems that traditional word processors have, and adds some compelling features that any writer would love. Less Clutter– Don’t worry about… Read more

Instead of giving you the usual, in-depth review, I thought I’d make a haiku of the beta-released Things project management software instead. Things Smart, pretty and fun Without GTD jargon Just needs Quicksilver Related: Task management tools list

Well… I don’t know about you, but this Christmas was incredible. Mirth and merriment were in full supply, and my families were in no shortage of the giving spirit either. I hope everyone had as wonderful time with friends and family as I did. But rest assured, it wasn’t all fun and games. I was… Read more

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