A great cup of coffee is one of the simple pleasures in life. But as common as coffee is, it’s surprisingly hard to find (or make) truly good coffee. Sure, some of that comes down to the beans, but more than that, the ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. In other words, even if you’re using …
Even if you don’t consider yourself an artistic person, chances are you’ve probably encountered situations where you’ve had to select colors for something. This most likely happens every morning when you get dressed (unless, like cartoon characters, you have an entire closet of the same outfit) or when setting up a…
Multiple omelettes usually means one person has to do the cooking and then everyone can’t eat together. AllRecipes has the solution by boiling them in a bag, which lets you make up to eight omelettes simultaneously.
Blogger Mique Provost wants to make 2017 easier for everyone, and she’s created one binder to rule it all. Her all-inclusive binder has everything you’ll need to organize your life for the new year.
There are some excellent time-tracking apps out there, but if you prefer the comfort of good old Microsoft Excel, here’s some good news. A Redditor made an Excel-based to-do list with built-in time tracking, and the template is free to download.
The famous “Don’t Break the Chain” productivity system has many followers. If you want to start a new habit in 2017, Just Use A Pen has a custom calendar made for the habit-building technique.
Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a flowchart to help you beat procrastination and be productive again.
Chrome: When you’re binge-watching a new show on Netflix, the confirmation and countdown prompts can be frustrating. Flix Assist for Google Chrome removes these annoyances once and for all.
Android: Looking down at your smartphone wreaks havoc on your spine, but it’s a habit we all fall back into. Posture provides timely reminders to hold your phone up and relieve the stress on your neck.
Getting healthy and fit is the most common new year’s resolution for most people. If you want to achieve that goal—or any goal in the new year, psychologists recommend these three strategies.
One way to take a good portrait photograph is to keep the subject in focus, while adding a little blur to the background. It’s difficult to achieve, but if you take multiple close-up photos of your subject and stitch them together, it’s easy to do.
Gmail: When you sign up for any online service, you usually need to add an email address. If you usually use a Gmail account, Deseat.me can scour your email to find everything you signed up for and offer you ways to delete your account.
The humble Tic Tac box keeps on giving long after you’ve finished the mints. Its shape and size make it perfect for repurposing it into a tiny storage box that hangs on your fridge.
A cash envelope or a gift card definitely useful, but sometimes seen as an impersonal present. You can avoid this faux pas by adding a thoughtful note with it.
As handy as it is to use your phone as your alarm clock, you may want to buy a real alarm clock and keep your phone away from your bed, especially if you can’t resist using it before bed You’ll be much better rested in the morning.
Web: A well-formatted resume isn’t too difficult to make if you have the right tools for it, but finding the tools and time is the hard part. Resume Beacon keeps it as simple as possible, and gives you a good-looking resume at the end of the exercise.
Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and make it look good.
Web: Mobile-friendly webapp Sleeptime uses your wake up time to calculate when you should go to bed. The goal is for you to wake up at the right part of your sleep cycle so you’re well-rested for the morning.
Hobbies are wonderful to have, but it’s just as easy to lose sight of what your hobby actually is, in the rush to buy things that support it. From time to time, remind yourself that your hobby is about doing things, not accumulating things.
Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has ditched the $47 price tag and released the course on YouTube for free.