Open Loops 5/19/2009: Articles I Thought Worth Passing Along

Posted on May 19, 2009 by
Categories: Open Loops
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Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog.

Photo by avlxyzThe Daily Item, Sunbury, PA ran an article, ” Many common chemicals untested” which opened my eyes and brought a bad taste to my mouth. I knew many chemicals were untested, but I hadn’t realized it was that extensive. I will be working harder to bring simpler and better cleaners into my house from now on.

For many of us, being online can stretch into too much time. Too much unnecessary time. Stepcase Lifehack talks about how to battle this in “Know When to Unplug From the Internet

Store reward cards drive me batty. I currently keep all the cards in my glove compartment, or ask merchants to look up the numbers. But KeyRingThing Cards provides a way to consolidate six cards onto one, and they charge only processing.

Fables are such good teaching mechanisms. “Iron Chef – A Productivity Fable : Productivity501” has the following moral: When it comes to being organized, some of the things that seem to slow you down are the very things that let you work faster in the long run.

Calculating the Optimal Workday Length” at Stepcase Lifehack is aimed at those who control their working day, but it talks a lot about life design. Worth the read.

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Comments (2)


  1. Leon says:

    FYI, iPhone users can put their loyalty cards in the new CardStar app, which is 1) free and 2) well, it’s free. Easier to keep them on my phone than on a printout.

    • LJ says:

      I like free. :)

      And if my provider ever gets with the 21st century and starts offering iPhones, I will be sure to check it out. Cards wear me down to my last bit of patience.