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Reading more, better reading: How I finally fixed my news & reading habits

For my entire life I’ve struggled with reading. In high school doctors and counselors would chalk my painfully slow reading to a hearing deficiency, without so much as a prescriptive solution. Later in life it seems like my struggle might be more easily described by some of the symptoms experienced by those diagnosed with ADD. […]

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Five little life hacks that made me just a little happier and more productive at home

Between my digital addiction and penchant for procrastination I’ve struggled for a very long time to feel like I spend my downtime meaningfully and productively. Over the last few weeks and months though I’ve started to do just a couple simple things that have turned out to be pretty dramatic improvements to my otherwise horrendous […]

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Where the hell did that thing go? Tips for organizing things on your desktop

A little Dropbox trick for making sure I never misplace an orphan file Most of us now have at least two computing devices that we use on a regular basis. For some it’s their laptop and mobile phone. For others like me it’s my iMac, MacBook, iPhone, and iPad. They all have their purpose and are […]

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Email is a constant: Why I turned off email notifications

A little while back, I realized just how often my iPhone’s lock screen was lighting up for email alone. It would go something like this: Marketing email! Non-urgent work email! LinkedIn request! Millions of dollars from a prince in the UAE! It never stopped. Ever. It was a continuous flash of typically unactionable information that […]

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How I work: Staying on the offense with email

With the use of a handful of helpful tools and techniques, I’m able to ensure that no email can slip through the cracks. Email is awful. It’s a beast of a technology that’s thirty years old and definitely doesn’t conform to most of how the world operates today. But no matter how much we decry its […]