Two different types of distractions seem to effect people in the same way. What does that say about how and why we get distracted?… Read More Are Some People More Susceptible to Distractions?
Lack of sleep doesn’t affect all tasks equally. There are some things you can still do pretty well while sleep-deprived, and others you should avoid.… Read More Sleep-Deprived? You Can Still Be Productive, But You Have to Be Selective
Too distracted by political news to focus and get work done? It’s okay. I’ll tell you why. The answer starts with hot dogs.… Read More What 17,600 Calories Has to Do With Your Productivity
A seemingly obvious reason we procrastinate is because we lack motivation. Current theories say it’s something else, though.… Read More Why Are You Procrastinating? It’s Not Lack of Motivation
How to look at productivity research in an age of personalized data.… Read More ‘The Data Don’t Apply to Me!’ or Hoping for Personalized Data in an Age of Science
Is there any truth to the idea that we should make the most of mornings?… Read More Are We More Productive in the Morning?
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. … Read More How Should You Schedule Your Breaks to Maximize Productivity?
When we don’t cut ourselves enough slack, we sabotage our ability to work efficiently.… Read More Productivity is Impossible Without Slack
Rain, snow, and cold weather sour our moods and make us less productive, or at least that’s what most people believe. But when it’s put to the test, the opposite turns out to be true.… Read More Rainy Days Make Us More Productive