Open Loops 12/19/2014

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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 procrastination; decision fatigue; keeping your tasks off your calendar; expiring clutter; self-improvement through Dr. Who; how to be more productive; when things go wrong; giving people the benefit of the doubt; productivity pick-me-ups; catching up; and why it is important to free up space.

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Productivity and Minimal Software

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I recently upgraded my home laptop. My old computer was struggling with lack of memory, and attempts to upgrade the memory had failed. Since I am now looking at a clean slate, I have cause to look at the software installed on my old machine, and think about minimal software on my computer, phone and tablet.

Today we’ll take a look at minimal software, what it means for your productivity, and how to get rid of it.

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Email Labels Vs. Folders

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One of the key strategies to finding things in an email program is to sort them in such a way that you can find them again quickly. One of the impediments to this is email programs that store their information in folders, as opposed to labeling the email. Today we will look at the fundamental differences in between folders and labels when it comes to email.

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Open Loops 12/12/2014

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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 eating healthily cheaply; money-saving winter tips; getting back into your fitness routine; and an infographic on things to think about when setting up a home office.

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