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I have productivity tips! (And I am marginally more productive than most people, I've noticed!)
- The "StayFocusd" extension for Chrome is amazing (it might also be available for other browsers). Set the amount of time you want to assign for you to look at time-wasting websites each day (for me, it's 10 minutes total, for FB/Imgur/HuffPost), then once your time is up, you can't mindlessly slog through those sites anymore--they're blocked for the rest of the day!
- The 5-Minute technique is awesome, and I have finished many much-hated laundry duties that way.
- Along those^ lines, there's also Parkinson's Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." In other words, if you allot 2 hours for what should be a 30 minute task, you WILL fill up the 2 hours with agonizing, unproductive busywork for that task. So instead, recognize how long a task should take, then chop off like 15% of the time you think you need, and work with that (for example, you think it's a 1 hour task, so you give yourself only 45 minutes to complete it). It's kind of fun to race yourself, and you feel so accomplished--you might even feel like you have EXTRA time in the day to do other things you really want to do.
- And I really like this post from Tim Ferriss, so imma just leave it here: "'Productivity' Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)" - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/11/03/productivity-hacks/
By LilyB on
I'm divorced, remarried, and not into this. In fact, my spouse and I kind of make a point that we want to stay together because we WANT to stay together, not because it would be a pain in the rear to split.
The covenant requires a two-year waiting period for a divorce. How about a two-year waiting period for marriage? How about a reasonable minimum age like 25? Or you have to convince a judge or panel that you REALLY deserve to get married. Not that I actually think those should be laws, but it's marriage that is too easy to rush into (I should know!), not divorce.
By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on What to Wear at Fancy Halloween Parties
*throws out pack of stick-on mustaches from the dollar store*
*dresses up as Canada instead*
@Sa Ra@facebook I know you are spam but I will make an example out of you because YOU SOUND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD ("ROLLING STONES WERE THE GREATEST!" "DYLAN WAS THE GREATEST!"), BUT NO, YOU ARE WRONG
Would watch a marathon of John Cho Standing Around Being Really Attractive.
By sony_b on Ask a Fancy Person: Occasionless Gifts, Chemo Baldness at the Office, The "Thanks For the Birthday Wishes" Anomie
I went through chemo last summer and chose to stay bald the entire time - including at the office and at corporate conferences I attended. Going in I knew I wouldn't do a wig, I didn't even bother buying one. I did try scarves but I was always fussing with them and was never comfortable. Big lipstick, big earrings. I never had a stranger make a comment in 7 months. Be comfortable! I noticed that people were much more comfortable around me when I was bald than when I was futzing with the stupid scarves - they could tell it bugged me, and it bugged them in turn.
Also, for more casual occasions where I wanted to keep my head warmer I really liked Buffs (planetbuff dot com).
When Husband and I first heard this song we both thought it was hilariously similar to the "Ras Trent" bit by Lonely Island. Picturing Andy Samberg yelling "Rastafarianism!" really makes "Rude" more tolerable. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcK0MYgnHjo
@ejcsanfran i thought "rude" was ok
I'm actually going to patent my own yoga outfits. I bet nobody else has ever thought of wearing to their yoga session a once-white-now-grey Gap tshirt with some slightly baggy-at-the-knee running leggings which got repurposed when I stopped running. They are very particular to me, being soggy with sweat and rather larger than the average yoga outfit. I am going to patent them right now and the sue the downward doggy arse off of anyone I see wearing anything similar next week.