Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. I certainly want the answer. So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more. Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. Show More Summary
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton appeared on the Tonight Show last night—allowing everyone involved to check off "promote this season of The Voice" from their to-do lists—and took part in a lip-sync battle against Jimmy Fallon. Gwen won. Read more...
Congress is not quite “ready for some football.” With trouble in the Middle East, an Ebola outbreak in Africa, and mid-term elections, the National Football League’s tax-exempt status is not high on the Congressional to-do list. That’s not keeping some senators from trying to repeal it. Show More Summary
For most affluent baby boomers, crafting an estate plan is already on the to-do list (or already done). But too often, planners say, the equally important task of discussing that plan with potential heirs becomes less of a priority.Show More Summary
Sometimes my task list is too overwhelming. I want to take a big step back and look at my week or month ahead and really visualize what's coming up —it can be tricky to zoom out and understand how your task list fits into your overall schedule, but I've found visual representations can really help. Read more...
We like plain text to-do lists around here, but they naturally limit you a bit. Yipgo mitigates this by keeping the text-only interface, but allowing you to designate to-dos, appointments, and more with certain formats. It will then compile all the important stuff into an agenda view for you. Read more...
Any.DO, one of our favorite to-do apps, just updated its Android app so you can add file attachments to your to-dos. Useful for things like attached shopping lists, documents you want to review, and more, the new feature is available now. Head over to Google Play to grab it, or read more here. Read more...
Being productive at work is something most people strive for — but it eludes many as the day drags on and the to-do list seems no shorter than it was in the early morning. According to many business commentators, there are simple tricks that can help boost your productivity. Show More Summary
When your to-do list is massive and days are crazy full, stopping to meditate isn't exactly easy. But here's how incredibly busy women make it happen—so you can, too.
Popular to-do list app Any.DO has given its Android app the usual bug-fixes and tweaks that come with app updates, but it has also gained an interesting new feature in the form of file attachments. While other to-do services such as Wunderlist have let you attach files to individual items for a while, Any.DO for Android is following suit. Show More Summary
You might swear by a pen-crafted, bullet-pointed list or use some extravagant combination of apps and online calendars, but when push comes to shove, whatever method works for you is the best method. Still, there’s nothing wrong with refining your approach to the humble to-do, especially if it results in squeezing more productivity out of your day. More »
It seems our lives grow busier and busier as the years go by. Perhaps two of the busiest demographics are college students and mothers (especially the mothers). While I have never been a mother, I have been a college student, and Any.DO was the...
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: A key item on F5's (NASDAQ:FFIV) management to-do list for 2014 was to make convincing progress with software and hardware offerings that continue to expand the company's total addressable market beyond its legacy application delivery controllers (or ADCs). Show More Summary
Does your crazy schedule have you so stressed you can't seem to make a dent in your to-do list? Calm down and get productive with these tips.
Making a simple list isn't the best way to get things done. Next week we'll test more effective approaches to organizing our days. Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do? Read Full Story
I like reading other people's diaries, especially artists, and so naturally I was drawn to Eric Wesley's new work at Bortolami. The show features paintings of his daily progress status reports--a combination of to-do lists and daily calendar entries. [Image at top: Eric Wesley, slideshow of paintings in the show at Bortolami] Click for full story / links
Martin Scorsese has so many different projects on his to-do list at any point that it wouldn’t be a huge shocker if some of them dropped off eventually. But despite the fact that he’s making Silence next, he hasn’t forgotten about The Irishman, at least according to star Al Pacino. Show More Summary
Performance is no different than most things in business -- it requires it's own space on the to-do list.
An examination of what the Panthers must do after their 20-14 win against the Buccaneers: Other than a letdown in the fourth quarter when coach Ron Rivera said the defense got a bit soft with a 17-0 lead, there wasn't much the Panthers...Show More Summary
An examination of what the Cleveland Browns must do after their 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers: First-round draft pick Justin Gilbert showed a lot of ability in training camp. He has yet to translate that to the field, though,...Show More Summary