Time Management

Is Chivalry Dead?

When I was in my 20’s, I witnessed a woman chide a man for opening the door for her. “I’m perfectly capable of doing things for myself!” she snapped at him. I remember feeling very confused because I’d been raised to be fiercely independent, but I’d also been taught that polite men open the door…

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To Do Lists Don’t Have to Be a Drag

I’ve heard many people lament about to do lists: “I hate them. They make me feel trapped.” “I never finish them so what’s the point?” “To do lists are such a bummer because there’s never anything fun on the list.” If you nodded your head at least once as you read those utterances, prepare to…

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How to Purchase a Wine Refrigerator

You might be wondering how a blog about how to purchase a wine refrigerator belongs on a productivity website. One of the keys to maintaining high productivity levels is relaxing and recharging. One way to recharge is to enjoy a glass a wine. Storing wine doesn’t require a wine refrigerator, but it sure is nice…

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Are Politicians and the Media Causing You to Lower Productivity?

In my last post about National Quality of Life Month, I shared the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s definition of quality of life, as displayed at Definitions.net: “A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.” I…

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How to prevent holiday stress – 2018


  Since I receive a lot of great feedback each year when I re-post this blog on how to prevent holiday stress, I thought I’d make it an annual tradition to share this letter that I wrote to myself back in 2012. I’ve seen Christmas decorations for sale in stores since September, but I’ve tuned…

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