Month: August 2015

Study: Working Overtime May Increase Risk of Stroke

28 Aug, 2015 , , , , , ,

Nearly 1 in 20 deaths in the United States are attributed to stroke, making it one of the most common causes of death among men and women. While most people are aware of risk factors like obesity and high blood pressure, researchers are now saying that working long hours can also increase a person’s risk […]

Secrets to Success for First-Time Authors

28 Aug, 2015 , , ,

The advent of e-readers like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle have paved the way for a convenient new way to access and read books: digitally. Rather than driving to a local book store and purchasing a physical paper or hardback copy, readers can fire up their e-reader to download a digital copy. […]

Productivity Tips and Tricks for Travelers

26 Aug, 2015 , , ,

Bring Your Own Power Strip Why should you bring your power strip (or at least an outlet adapter) when traveling? Well, you never know how many power outlets will be available at your destination. If you arrive at your hotel and discover that it only has a single outlet you can get access to, you […]

Top Alternatives to Microsoft Word

24 Aug, 2015 , , , , , , ,

Originally launched 24 years ago (yes, it’s that old), Microsoft Word has become the preferred word processor among many PC users. It’s fast, offers a user-friendly interface, is constantly updated, and relatively inexpensive. All of these features make it an attractive choice for a word processor, but there are several other alternatives out there that […]

Productivity Hacks

21 Aug, 2015 , , , ,

Being more productive means getting more done in less time or with less effort. It doesn’t necessarily mean working more! Here are some productivity hacks to try. Speech-to-Text Software Wouldn’t it be great if you could write an article, or even an entire novel, without ever typing or writing a single word? Well, you can […]

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Productivity

16 Aug, 2015 , , , , ,

Take a Vacation When was the last time you took a vacation? According to the nonprofit think-tank Center for Economic and Policy Research, nearly half of all US adults did not take a vacation in 2014. Even if an employer gives his or her employees X amount of vacation days per year, many workers simply […]

Is Clutter Affecting Your Ability to Produce Work?

10 Aug, 2015 , , , , , ,

The next time you enter your office to work, evaluate your surroundings and whether or not it’s clean. The truth is that most people with “desk jobs” work in a cluttered environment. It’s just something that comes with the territory. While having a cluttered desk may seem harmless enough, it could have a significant impact […]

5 Essential Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

5 Aug, 2015 ,

Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t an easy task. If it were, you’d see more people quitting their jobs and chasing their true dreams. One of the many hurdles faced by entrepreneurs is trying to produce quality work in efficient time. Without a boss looking over your shoulder, you’ll have to handle all of it yourself. […]

5 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Productivity

1 Aug, 2015 , ,

You might be surprised to read about some of these quick and simple ways to increase your productivity! #1) Make Your Bed Every Morning Remember when your mom used to tell you to make your bed in the morning? Well, there’s a good reason for this: it may improve your productivity levels. In his book […]

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