Articles about Productivity
How writing a five-minute to-do list can help you fall asleep more quickly
We already know that writing a to-do list can help us hold ourselves accountable during busy work days. What you may not know is that your nightly to-do list can also be a way to cure your insomnia.
3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails
When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.
How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero
Inbox zero doesn't have to be a myth. Here's how experts suggest tackling email overload in our inboxes.
4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love
Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new income can prove equally as challenging. Here's how to choose a side hustle.
Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job
Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.
Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)
Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.
4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost
Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.
Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career
A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.
Here’s how to get more out of networking events
Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other attendees during breaks and cocktail receptions, then rush to the next session. Here are some strategies could help you stand out a networking events for all the right reasons.
This is the best time to do anything: 4 powerful secrets from research
Dan Pink's new book "When" provides scientifically-based insights on the best and worst use of our time, for maximum productivity.
This can be the most important day of your month
As the new year gets underway, many of us may be finding our ambitious resolutions hard to keep. How do we stay accountable to ourselves?
When you fail at counting sheep, try this word game to fall asleep
if you still can't sleep after counting sheep, try this sleep trick backed by cognitive science on how to purposefully scramble your thoughts using a word game until you can fall asleep.
5 ways to take a work break — and none include your phone
The next time you need to take a break at work, choose an activity that is restorative so you feel refreshed and more prepared to tackle the rest of your day. Here are the top nine.
Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice
Winfrey has had a lifetime to build her wisdom. As a daytime talk show host, Winfrey became a pioneer in making a career out of giving confessional advice. Here's a roundup of her best career lessons.
These are the cities hit hardest by the winter blues
It's easy to feel like all you want to do is crawl back under the covers instead of heading to work in the morning. These are the top cities where the winter season brings workers down emotionally.
10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo
You’re only productive at work three days out of the week. How can you improve that? Here are 10 easy ways that could change your life.
How to take a ‘think week’ (or day) like Bill Gates
To recharge our tired minds and come back stronger than our competition, we need to leave the regular routine and distractions within our office. Here's how Bill Gates does it.
Five rude emails you send without realizing it
Avoid these top 5 worst emails sins.
4 ways to push through holiday withdrawal
After the holiday season, you totally have permission to feel a little sluggish when getting back to work. Here's how to get through the holiday withdrawal during your first few days back in the office.
4 anti-resolutions that you can actually keep in 2018
To address your bad old habits, consider pledging your allegiance to anti-resolutions this year. Here's a list of easy ones you can follow in 2018 to have a more productive, fulfilling career.
4 tips for creating the perfect online web presence
What you do online is also important long before you get a job. How to curate your web presence so every recruiter who finds you wants to hire you.
How to alleviate your lower-back pain from the comfort of your desk
The leading cause for missing work around the world is lower back pain. Here are stretches you can do to alleviate it without getting up from your desk.
Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better
New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.
Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently
If you want to make better decisions in life, you’d do well to brush up on your intuition skills. Learn from those who have the habit.
How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience
Understand what’s really driving your behavior and you can really fix your life. Three secrets from neuroscience can help.