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Multitasking? Just stop. It makes you tired

Multitasking makes you tired so, in the end, you end do less. When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching is exhausting. It uses up… Continue Reading →

Tricks for meeting deadlines

Researchers have uncovered some tricks that can help you meet deadlines by manipulating your own psychology: Research into procrastination has noted that people have much less concern about their future selves than their present selves — and are willing to… Continue Reading →

A simple way to decide what to do next

Ever had one of those days? You’ve got so much to do: A to-do list a mile long. An inbox stuffed with emails you haven’t read. Voicemails you haven’t listened to yet. And a nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something …… Continue Reading →

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