Boost Productivity In Excel


One of the best ways that you can boost your productivity at the computer is to learn the keyboard shortcuts for some of the most commonly used actions. Instead of grasping the mouse and clicking the Copy button, for example, you could press a couple of keys and get the same results.

Today we are going to look at some of those keyboard shortcuts in Excel.


Get Your Productivity In Order…Backed By Science


It seems like every time I step into a bookstore, the business section has proliferated a few dozen more time management books. Unfortunately, most of these are either re-hashes of old material, or a description of what has worked for the author. Francis Wade has a new book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity, that turns this on its head.


Using Excel To Take Apart and Consolidate Text


I deal with a lot of information, for my job, for my classes, and for Girl Scouts. When I get information in a form that is readable, but not quite usable, I have the option to re-type it…or I can put Excel on the task and let it do the work.

Most people assume that Excel, as a spreadsheet, is just for crunching numbers. Truth be told, I use Excel more for text manipulation than I ever do for numbers. Today I am going to show you how to put text together — and take it apart — using Excel.


Simplifying the Housecleaning Habit


I’ve been struggling with something recently. As much as I love having a neat and clean house, I cannot get myself motivated to actually do it.

When I ran into this problem years ago, Flylady helped me by showing me how to apply method to cleaning. Her overly rigid schedule didn’t work for me, though, and it fell by the wayside. I was OK for a few years working my own system…

…but I got out of the habit.