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How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your account number every stinking time? Everyday scenarios like these are classic examples of our need for memorization....

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How to Harness Your Brain's Dopamine Supply and Increase Motivation

I spent an hour on this opening paragraph. The hour wasn't time well spent, mind you. Sure, I was working—writing, deleting, fiddling with words here and there—but my paragraph-per-hour pace was more the byproduct of a stubborn lack of motivation than of indecisiveness....

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The Best Time of Day for Creative Thinking

What does your ideal day look like? Would you believe there's a scientifically correct answer to the question Research into the human body—its hormone allotment, its rhythms, and its tendencies—has found that there are certain times of day when the body is just better at performing certain activities....

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Four Methods to Create a Secure Password You'll Actually Remember

How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all? The only secure password is one that you can't remember, but there are times when you can't use a password manager and need to rely on your memory....

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How the "Fast Web" Is Impairing How You Think

Before you realize, habits form. How much thought do you put into your daily routine, and how much of your routine is formed as a response to outer influence? In other words, do you know why you work the way you do?...

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Why Creative Side Projects Are Good for You

At any given time, I have a side project running. It's often a new blog or a book or a newsletter. Sometimes I try to design WordPress themes. Other times I try photography. And there's good news: side projects improve other areas of your life....

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A 3-Step Alternative to a Machine-Like Workday

Humans are not machines. This is stating the obvious, but the obvious hasn't seemed to sink in. We organize our work days as if we were machines, never turning off even when we get home. These work habits are erroneous, unhelpful, and unhealthy....

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15 Minutes Might Be the Ideal Meeting Length

A meeting that drones on and on is hardly productive. Keeping a meeting to 15 minutes is ideal for the same reason that TED talks are maxed out at 18 minutes: attention span and memory....