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Addicted to Distraction

Addicted to Distraction | Productivity | Scoop.it
How I lost, and found, my focus.
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"The brain’s craving for novelty, constant stimulation and immediate gratification creates something called a compulsion loop.”
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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting | Productivity | Scoop.it
Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.
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"even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the harms of oversitting"
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6 Simple Rules for Simplifying Everything

6 Simple Rules for Simplifying Everything | Productivity | Scoop.it
In their new book from Harvard Business Review Press—Six Simple Rules: How To Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated—Boston Consulting Group partners Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman make a valiant attempt at helping increasingly complex organizations improve their performance in a
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Sounds more simple than it is...
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Public Speaking for Not-Naturals

Public Speaking for Not-Naturals | Productivity | Scoop.it
A not-too complicated approach to getting rousing applause.
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Basic but valid summary.
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Why the Danes finish work on time, every single day

Why the Danes finish work on time, every single day | Productivity | Scoop.it
The typical working day is 8am-4pm and overtime frowned upon.
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Erik Roger's curator insight, August 22, 3:40 AM
Very interesting, though it remains unclear who widely spread this is even in Denmark.
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Why the Danes finish work on time, every single day

Why the Danes finish work on time, every single day | Productivity | Scoop.it
The typical working day is 8am-4pm and overtime frowned upon.
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Very interesting, though it remains unclear who widely spread this is even in Denmark.
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7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed | Productivity | Scoop.it
The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, August 18, 8:52 PM

7 hábitos basados en la ciencia que ayudan a tener éxito

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Yes, You Can Do It! Self-Control May Be an Infinite Resource

Yes, You Can Do It! Self-Control May Be an Infinite Resource | Productivity | Scoop.it
@ckbergland
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So self-control may not be finite! Interesting thoughts on 3 types of self-control also.
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5 Meditative Chair Exercises Guaranteed To Promote Work Productivity

5 Meditative Chair Exercises Guaranteed To Promote Work Productivity | Productivity | Scoop.it
Discover how these 5 easy meditative exercises can relieve stress, improve your focus, and promote work productivity in just 5 minutes.
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Simple yet effective...
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Embracing This Concept Will Bring You Way More Long-Term Happiness Than "Work-Life Balance"

Embracing This Concept Will Bring You Way More Long-Term Happiness Than "Work-Life Balance" | Productivity | Scoop.it
Work-life balance is a popular term, but it's not the best way to find happiness. Instead, you should learn to establish boundaries and forget about balance.
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Can I drink alcohol when I quit sugar?

Can I drink alcohol when I quit sugar? | Productivity | Scoop.it
Can I drink alcohol when I quit sugar? We get asked this a lot! And what about on our I Quit Sugar: 8-Week Program? Here's a comprehensive factsheet.
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I will remember the gin+sodawater+lemon trick
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One Googler’s take on managing your time

One Googler’s take on managing your time | Productivity | Scoop.it
By Jeremiah Dillon, Head of Product Marketing, Google Apps for Work
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Nice video version of this article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAKgKb00WNI 
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Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive | Productivity | Scoop.it
Four ways bosses can create them.
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Health care costs, disengagement and lack of loyalty are associated with a high-pressure cut-throat culture.
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Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells--But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells--But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise | Productivity | Scoop.it
If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.
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Moderate aerobic exercise rules!
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Fight stress, boost productivity with single-tasking

Fight stress, boost productivity with single-tasking | Productivity | Scoop.it
Experts used to give tips on how to improve multitasking skills but now recommend being present in the moment so you can concentrate on one activity.
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2min video with good summary + some tips in the article
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, October 6, 2:02 PM

Para estar menos estrenados y ser más productivos es mejor el "mono-tasking" (hacer una sola cosa), que el "multi-tasking" (hacer muchas cosas a la vez)

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How To Exercise When You Really Don’t Have Time

How To Exercise When You Really Don’t Have Time | Productivity | Scoop.it
Many people think they don't have time to exercise. Even if you are busy, you can exercise. Read these top tips on how to exercise when you don't have time.
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Ab workouts while commuting: nice!
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The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity | Productivity | Scoop.it
Why Adderall and other stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead
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There are no shortcuts, but singletasking is a great tip!
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17 “Time-saving” Sleeping Hacks That Help You Fall Asleep Within 10 Mins

17 “Time-saving” Sleeping Hacks That Help You Fall Asleep Within 10 Mins | Productivity | Scoop.it
It's 1am and you've been lying in bed wide awake for 1 hour. This is not productive, but stressful. Try these 17 science-based sleeping hacks that will put you in sleep in 10 mins tonight.
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Lavender! And other useful tips...
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Burned Out on the Job? New Research Shows Why

Burned Out on the Job? New Research Shows Why | Productivity | Scoop.it
27.8% of Americans "burn out" on the job. Here's why.
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A mismatch between our subconscious motivations and the demands of our job...
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31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month | Productivity | Scoop.it
Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.
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Start with 1 at a time (or 2 or 3)
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5 Essential Activities That Will Make Your Brain Healthier

5 Essential Activities That Will Make Your Brain Healthier | Productivity | Scoop.it
Our brain is the most important part of our body. Most of us love taking care of our physical bodies, but we often don't prioritize our mental health.
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What is good for the body is good for the brain, but it is more complex than that...
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The biggest productivity myth is that rigid rules like the Pomodoro technique are for everyone

The biggest productivity myth is that rigid rules like the Pomodoro technique are for everyone | Productivity | Scoop.it
The internet is filled with advice and lifehacks on how to improve productivity. We all want to achieve more, it seems, to cram more into our days. There always seems to be that one overachieving colleague who has it all figured out, and uses a complex routine involving butter-filled coffee, short bursts of jumpin
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Everybody is different, but some general principles apply...
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How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day | Productivity | Scoop.it
Setting up a life-altering meditation practice is easier than you think.
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Great intro and tips to get started...
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Why Mark Zuckerberg wears the same clothes to work everyday

Why Mark Zuckerberg wears the same clothes to work everyday | Productivity | Scoop.it
There is one thing about Mark Zuckerberg that has never changed since he launched Facebook and became one of the youngest billionaires in the world: the grey T-shirt he wears every day. 

The Facebook CEO shared a picture of his wardrobe and the two types of t-shirts he wears every day this week as he returned to work following his paternity leave. 
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A typical habit of high-level people: avoid to invest energy in trivial choices...
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9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity | Productivity | Scoop.it
Bestselling authors share what they’ve learned.
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