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Scrolling through the apps available on Google Play can be a little overwhelming, even if you’re looking for something specific. You might while away the hours in your search for the perfect selection without realizing you’ve almost nothing to show for it. Herein lies the problem. App stores present themselves as a cure for boredom, …
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When people ask “What is your goal in life?” what they really mean is “What is your ultimate goal?” What is that one thing your life revolves around? What is that thing you’ll do anything to achieve, come hell or high water? Some people have an easy answer. Billionaire Warren Buffett, for example, once said: …
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Is your Google Calendar overbooked with tons of microprojects? Does Trello take up hours of your day? Have you made so many lists that you can’t even keep them straight anymore?
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Want to run your first 5K? Volunteer to be the project manager at work? Looking to start your family or yourself on a path to healthier eating? Always dreamed of travelling abroad? Goals and objectives vary from one person to another, but we all have them. Now think about how long these dreams have been …
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Thanks to resourceful chemists from the University of Illinois, tiny silicone microspheres may soon launch the next wave of innovative
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Upcycling is a great way to learn, be creative and reduce waste. Here are 14 DIY projects to get you started on an upcycling journey to new décor.
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Road trips are the ultimate, classic family vacation. Whether you’re stuck in a small station wagon with no air conditioning or rolling down the road in a custom RV, there’s nothing that can compare to the memories made on those close-quarters vacations. And although you can make a road trip with any vacation route, there are also classic destinations worth exploring. Here are 3 of the best:
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Remaining productive is extremely difficult. At any given time, there are tons of distractions in front of us, trying to take our attention from work. Sometimes the tools and applications we use make our work more tedious. In the case of software, that can mean using multiple applications at once, waiting for load or timeout …
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Gardening and pets don’t always mix. These five simple tips will help you enjoy gardening and quality time with your furry friend, at the same time.
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  • Writer and blogger, 2010 - present
    I write and edit ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com.
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My goal is to find new ways to be productive and to help others do the same.
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My name is Kayla. I'm an imaginative graphic designer turned blogger. I love writing about productivity and I manage two blogs all about it: 

Productivity Theory is all about being productive, healthy and inspired.
Productivity Bytes is for the tech nerd in me, and geared specifically toward using tech to boost your productivity in life. 

I also contribute to The Daily Muse, The Huffington Post, MakeUseOf, the Crew Blog, and Tiny Buddha. 

Follow me on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter to get updates on all of my latest articles!
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Top contributor on Lifehack for my article, "10 Reasons Why Adults Who Play Video Games Are Happier" (which has since earned 17K shares); Made it to the Front Page of HuffPo with "9 Ways Pets Improve Our Lives" (14K shares); Was once Tweeted at by Ashton Kutcher
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Want to live in an area that values the environment? Check out these three cities that are making a push to be greener.

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Korean researchers may have made a huge step in creating better wearable tech.

How to Use the 50-30-20 Rule to Get More Done
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The 50-30-20 rule helps you move toward your big goals, without forgetting everyday tasks.

Improve Your Communication Skills with These 7 Websites
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It's true that the pen is mightier than the sword, and the same could be said of communication skills. Listening well is more powerful than

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It's easy to lose time in your work day between meetings, emails, and interruptions. Here are 6 easy time management tips to help you out.

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Start adulthood right by getting into these good habits while you're still in college.