The Anti-Productivity Secret That Helps Me Focus

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I have an odd working habit that most people would shake their heads at. It is certainly unusual, considering that this is the very thing that many get distracted by and can cause many unproductive hours. For me, though, it’s exactly what I need to get work done.

So, what’s my secret? I watch TV while I work.

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New Study Suggests Sleep Deprivation is Good for Creativity

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When we are tired, we tend to make bad, and sometimes plain dumb, decisions. Researchers have told us to stay away from online shopping, junk food eating and driving when we are sleep deprived, but a new study says this fatigue actually makes us better problem solvers.

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A Music Lover’s Guide to Productive Listening

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Photo credit: M Car/Flickr

As a music lover, I’ve been very intrigued by different music streaming services and the playlists they provide for different moods and activities, such as getting ready for bed or working out. Being that I work for a productivity company, I was even more intrigued by these services’ work playlists — collections of music and sounds that are designed to keep you focused and, in some cases, even give your creativity a little boost. I decided to put a some of them to the test and learned a few things about my own music-listening preferences along the way.

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