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Jill Duffy
Attended University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Lives in Chennai, India
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Our productivity cycles dictate when we should focus on our most difficult work and when we should slog off a bit and do tasks that require less brain power. There’s a corollary benefit of sa…
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I will be impressed with the #internetofthings  when it can simulate this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOIHA3SSCvM #IoT  
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"What exactly is personal kanban?" you ask. Here's a primer on what it is and what it can do for you.
The work-management system popular among software developers is also useful for everything from tracking kids' chores to planning weddings. What is personal kanban, and how can it help you?
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Email is necessary for work, right? Most people make some kind of conciliatory case that doing email is somehow a productive task, even people who deplore email. Typically, however, email is relate...
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59 apps that can make you more productive.
Make the most of your time with these apps that will help you work more efficiently and boost your productivity.
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Everyone makes a case for email, even people who deplore email. Email is often related to work, so it's easy to convince yourself that using email is somehow productive. But it's worse for your pro...
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The secret is in the number 12.
Breaks generally help productivity, but the details such as what we should do during them, when we should take them, and how long they should last, are key.
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Comedy, kittens, chocolate, then work. 
Can Kittens, Comedy, and Chocolate Boost Productivity? http://productivityreport.org/2015/12/28/can-kittens-comedy-and-chocolate-boost-productivity … Embedded image. 12:03 AM - 28 Dec 2015. 2 Likes. Reply to @jilleduffy · Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter?
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Interruptions actually benefit productivity, research finds.
When we want to get work done, we usually try our best to focus and minimize interruptions. But some interruptions, under the right conditions, can actually help productivity without sacrificing qu...
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From the first paragraph of the article: "Some interruptions, under the right conditions"
Hardly the typical office interruptions or conditions.
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Productivity is Impossible Without Slack (but not the kind of Slack you might assume)
When we don't cut ourselves enough slack, we sabotage our ability to work efficiently.
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Everyone seems to want your email address and phone number these days. But giving them out can open you up to risks. Here's how to give some access without giving away too much.
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A powerful #economics  lesson from taxi drivers about time management and #productivity  
When you're having a truly unproductive day, it may be worth your while to quit and let that day go, rather than force yourself to try and eke something out of it. Here’s some interesting research ...
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Super organized writer
Introduction
I'm super organized. And I write about technology and other things that interest me.

Freelance writer. Contributing editor at PCMag.com, covering fitness tech, software, and mobile apps.


Pitching me a story, product, or company? Hit me up in 140 characters: @jilleduffy.
Education
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    English, 1997 - 2000
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Female
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Writer
Employment
  • Freelancer, 2010 - present
    Freelance writer covering technology, productivity, and health and fitness.
  • PCMag.com
    contributing editor, 2011 - 2015
    writer, analyst, on-air video host, video creator
  • ACM
    senior editor, 2009 - 2011
  • United Business Media
    editor, 2004 - 2009
  • The San Francisco Examiner
    food section editor, 2003 - 2004
  • CMP Media
    production editor, 2002 - 2003
  • American Institute of Physics
    production editor, 2001 - 2002
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Chennai, India
Previously
Washington, D.C. - New York, NY - London, UK - San Francisco, CA - Buffalo, NY
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For about 5 months in 2015, I lived in this apartment building, which suffers from a dated look. A one-bedroom apartment was small and had old appliances and an electric range top. Wall-to-wall carpeting adds to the 1970s feel, as do old furnishings and an orange accent color. The location is tough without a car, as the nearest grocery store is a little more than a mile away down a busy road that's unpleasant to walk. Fitness center is tiny. Pool has very limited hours. There are a few perks, including being very close to the Mount Vernon path, which is excellent for bicycling and jogging. Another perk: The building is right on top of a Metro station. The building connects to the hotel next door, which ajoins to the Metro entrance, so during rain and snow, there's no need to go outside. Also underground and connected in a small shopping mall, which is a joke. It's hard to fathom how these shops remain in business. There is a small farmer's market one day a week around the corner, but it has very limited hours. This is not an area for nightlife. While the building is pet-friendly, I never found a spot I liked to walk my small dog. Staff were fine. My next short-term apartment in Arlington will be elsewhere, though.
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Wonderful selection of shops and hidden food gems, like the freshly shucked oysters from the fish market and the taco stand. Chelsea Market is great about once a year, but you'll burn out on it quickly if you go too often because the crowds are intolerable.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Well kept thrift shop with great finds.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Love Birch. Great coffee beans at a very good price. Excellent espresso drinks. Adequate bakery and food menu. Wine and beer available in the evenings. Great staff.
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Authenticate south Indian food, fast, and cheap. Moderately clean.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Great little local wine shop. Nice staff. Found a lovely sparkling rosé and an excellent price.
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reviewed 5 months ago
Very reasonable sushi and good quality. Rice tasted right, at room temperature and with enough sushi vinegar to taste it but not too much. Tomago and kappa maki were solid. A special avocado roll would have been better if not served on a pool of bulldog sauce. Adequate miso soup. Average service for Chennai.
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