Open Loops 10/31/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

This week I highlight articles on another way to clean a grill grate; the “right moment” to start something; a portable car table; imminent car breakdowns; low-tech pathway lighting; Pomodoro for creatives; a way to avoid leftover waste; a trick for content writing; when you should bring a gift; alternatives to sugar; and 10 time management improvements.

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Train Your Focus

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I have heard more than one person say lately that they don’t seem to be able to concentrate or focus like they used to. With all the beeps, whirs, pop-ups and such coming at them, their attention is fractured and disjointed.

It is possible to train your focus. You can strengthen it with practice and persistence. Here are some ways to do that.

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Open Loops 10/24/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

This week I highlight articles on iOS8 battery usage; protecting your pets during a disaster; an easy way to save money; hiding apps in iOS8; making new habits convenient; apps for ensuring efficiency; staying calm; and lessons everyone learns the hard way.

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Get Things Done With A Productivity Sprint

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Sometimes, no matter my best intentions and diligent working, my task list seems to take on a life of its own. At the time that I am peering down the throat of this monster that is about to swallow me, I know I have to quickly bring that list down in size. But when you are faced with a massive task list, what is the best way to get things done?

The answer is a productivity sprint.

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