reading a book

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?

I’m trying a new thing. I’ll be blogging one post per week as a paid review of a service related to LifeDev’s readers.  This is a way for me to earn a little to advance the website, and at the same time introduce you to new products/sites.  I’ll never review something unrelated to this audience,… Read more

I don’t think I have to tell this blog’s readers how hard it can be to stay on task when working on the computer. That’s why “concentration applications” are great tools to have. If you’re a mac user, check out the elegant Isolator for blocking out all of those outside distractions associated with working with… Read more

Stefanos Karagos scores again with three more beautiful GTD wallpapers. Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something that makes me tingle a little bit when I see GTD put to art… Get these 3 productive wallpapers while they’re hot over at

MSNBC has an interesting article titled “Meetings make us dumber, study shows“.  Here’s the point that really drove it home for me: “The researchers speculate that when a group of people receives information, the inclination is to discuss it. The more times one option is said aloud, the harder it is for individuals to recall… Read more

In yesterday’s post on using Gmail to organize your digital life, I brought up the fact that I haven’t been really wowed by Imified yet. Initially, I was pretty excited to test this little guy out. Combining all of those services looked like a great idea. I gave it an initial test run, but unfortunately… Read more

I’ve currently switched over to both Google Reader and Gmail in the past year, and haven’t looked back since. Both applications are the best in their respective fields, IMHO. Google has especially raised the bar with their email app Gmail, with it’s huge storage capacity, killer search, and threaded-style email. Steve Rubel gives us a… Read more

It’s funny sometimes how sensitive we are about our weaknesses. Nobody wants to admit they have any, yet everyone knows they do. And believe me, if you think you don’t have any, people around you will surely find some. Anyone else seen the initial tryouts to American Idol each season? There is no shortage of… Read more

Here are some great links to check out in your free time this weekend. I found all of these over at the popular pages. It’s pretty interesting stuff… but then again would I point you to anything that wasn’t? :) Hipster PDA Templates “Inspired by Laurent Baumann’s brilliant Flat WhiteBezel icon set, the templates… Read more

There’s a cool GTD web app that I’ve played around with called iCommit. It’s pretty interesting actually. It’s a little hard to understand at first, but once you get the hang of iCommit, it makes sense. Anywho, they’re apparently coming out with version 3 (they’re on version 2 right now), and it looks pretty sweet.… Read more

Here’s a simple yet creative cartoon for your viewing pleasure.

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