According to science, the storage capacity of our brain remains a matter of some debate. Let’s ignore for a moment that the complexity of our brain negates a direct conversion from brains to bytes, and rather focus on how estimates still range from a terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) to the petabyte range (1,000 terabytes) – either of which seem to indicate that the brain offers storage space in abundance.
I have a pair of headphones, and likely you do, too. I don’t like having them spread out across my desk in a tangled mess, and chances are you don’t either.
“New is easy. Right is hard.”
You would think it goes without saying, but forgetting to capture ideas while they are fresh is a rather veritable productivity no-no.
Within the confines our e-mail inboxes, we all rule supreme. Multi-level hierarchies? At our beck and call. Mark as unread? A mere right-click away. Sort by person? A cold stare alone might achieve it. This, of course begs the question: which kind of ruler are you – and how efficient is your style?
Laptop: check. Tablet: check. Phone: check. For travelling, the PlugBug cuts at least one charger from the load – and there’s even a World edition with international snap-on plugs. Simply put, it’s a no-brainer.
Would it surprise you to learn that, on average, we check our smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up? I picked this snippet up from a newspaper article a few days ago, and count it among a number of statistics that confirm the perhaps obvious extent to which information permeates our lives – and the lure it presents.
“There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.”
We’ve all been there: suddenly, you glance at the clock and discover you’ve spent the first hour or two of your day doing… everything but that which you ought to have done. A little cunning and a smidge of willpower, however, can help ensure this happens as rarely as possible: here are four practical suggestions on how to go about it.
In a world reared for success, ambition is an increasingly valued personal quality – and there is no denying that much is owed to it. But if left unchecked, ambition could turn even the most well-intended among us down a very unexpected and unwelcome path indeed.