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New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

Ask a dozen people what makes someone creative and you’ll probably hear answers like cleverness or mental acuity. But researchers Brian J. Lucas and Loran F. Nordgren of Northwestern University have been digging into what really makes creative people tick. What they’re finding is that the most creative people – the folks with the truly […]

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ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

Editor’s Note: This post focuses on ProWritingAid, a tool for writers, but raises an interesting question that is more broadly applicable. So many creative projects get left at the ‘90% done’ stage because the final steps to complete it are so tedious. What ways can we use technology to smooth out that toilsome home stretch? […]

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Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.” – Stephen King Writing, at its core, is a solitary endeavor. On top of all the challenges threatening to crush the success out of creative works, it […]

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Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Before reading any further, take a look at the clock. Jot down the time. I know, it’s a weird way to start a blog post, but it will make sense in a bit, I promise. How much time do you spend reading news articles or blog posts? If you’re like most people, you spend at […]

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Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

National Novel Writing Month is just days away, and RescueTime is proud to sponsor this amazing event. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is a worldwide program supporting aspiring writers on their quests to become novelists. How? By equipping them to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Whether you’re a first-timer or a grizzled, word-slinging veteran, […]

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Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

If you’ve found this column, we probably share a few things in common. Like me, you may be at your best with a great many irons in the proverbial fire. I bet you keep yourself busy and nurse a hunger for getting things done. The past few months, my drive to tackle new projects has generated a […]

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How to use the new RescueTime IFTTT channel to stay focused and productive

How to use the new RescueTime IFTTT channel to stay focused and productive

Big news! We launched a channel on IFTTT this week, and it opens up a bunch of different possibilities for using your RescueTime data with your favorite apps and devices. If you’re unfamiliar, IFTTT stands for: “If This Then That”, is pronounced like: “GIFT”, and is a service that lets you take actions in one […]

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Introducing the new FocusTime

Introducing the new FocusTime

Today we’re launching an exciting new version of FocusTime to help people be less distracted at work. We’ve added integrations that let your apps and devices take actions that support a positive work environment. This makes it easy to create the best conditions for focus, on demand and at the right times. For example, when you are […]

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The little tomato that could – using Pomodoro Technique

The little tomato that could – using Pomodoro Technique

Nobody loves a blank page. I think I’m probably better than the average bear about starting new things, but it’s tough to get rolling on a new project. Especially when the task is enormous and you know it’s going to take a long time. And like a lot of creative-types, it’s easy for me to […]

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Fight, flight, freeze or flow – how our brains keep us from focusing

Fight, flight, freeze or flow – how our brains keep us from focusing

I’ve always been a night owl. Hands down, my favorite part of the day is the quiet hours between 10pm and 2am. It’s not that I don’t enjoy work or love spending time with my family, I do. But when the world quiets down, dishes are washed, lunches are packed and the family is down […]

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Now That You Quit, Here Is how To Make Money From Home

How To Be Accountable To Yourself and Get Things Done

How To Be Accountable To Yourself and Get Things Done

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to our Internet business success is procrastination. An object at rest tends to stay at rest, and people at rest tend to do the same thing. The way to defeat procrastination is to be accountable to yourself. You make a goal and then create a plan to achieve it. However, if you’re not accountable […]

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Convert Your Skimming Visitors to Addicted Blog Readers

Convert Your Skimming Visitors to Addicted Blog Readers

Blog readers can be very fickle – with so many distractions around, why should they read your blog? Do people even care about your blog posts? You put in your heart and soul to create and publish a powerful piece but each time, it’s tantamount to shouting your words in an abyss. One of the ...

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How to Create Content That Drives Lots of Organic Traffic

How to Create Content That Drives Lots of Organic Traffic

Whenever we write content, our ultimate goal is to drive organic traffic to our blog. Organic traffic is the most valuable type of engagement as it is targeted and free because it’s directed through search engines. Imagine ranking #1 for a keyword that gets 50,000 visitors a month? This can lead into enormous conversions, readers, profit, and engagement. However, over […]

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Make Money Online with Patriot Funnel System

Make Money Online with Patriot Funnel System

The Patriot Funnel System is a new online money making system created by a war veteran with no previous online experience. His best day so far has been $3,300 and he have earned $12,000 in 45 days by using the system. That’s not bad for someone with no online experience! What Is The Patriot Funnel System? The Patriot Funnel System […]

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How Making Money Online Saves You Money Too

How Making Money Online Saves You Money Too

A penny saved is a penny earned. We’ve likely all heard this maxim from Benjamin Franklin on more than one occasion and it is definitely a piece of advice that we should all take to heart. If you are reading this post and you’ve been following the online ventures of John Chow, then there’s a pretty good chance that you […]

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5 Powerful Forces in the SEO Battle

5 Powerful Forces in the SEO Battle

The mechanics of the web are rapidly changing and we need to stay ahead of the trend. This means to focus on the elements that matter and not waste time on factors that produce no results. Over the years, we have learned a lot about what matters and the changes Google is making to their search algorithm to improve the […]

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What Should You Outsource on Your Blog

What Should You Outsource on Your Blog

Time is money. Well, sort of, because that’s only partly true. If you still have a regular job working for the man, then you really are trading hours for dollars. You could be paid a salary or you could be paid an hourly wage, but you are effectively selling your time to your employer. That’s the “normal” way to make […]

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What a Political Donald Trump Can Teach Bloggers

What a Political Donald Trump Can Teach Bloggers

It’s going to be great. It’s going to be huge. As we march closer and closer to the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States, we take a look at some of the candidates who are vying for the nomination for their respective parties. As of this writing, it looks like Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nod practically in the […]

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How To Double Your Email Subscribers Using This Phrase

How To Double Your Email Subscribers Using This Phrase

No one can argue the value of email subscribers, which is why you need to find ways to optimize your list building. It’s no longer as easy as adding content, hoping people will join your newsletter as an email subscriber. There is so much information available and people can find what they need without providing their email address. Over the […]

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3 More Tips for More Amazon Associates Income

3 More Tips for More Amazon Associates Income

In an earlier post, I outlined three quick tips for boosting your Amazon earnings. Given the sheer variety of products that are available for sale on Amazon and seeing how the online retailer oftentimes has the best (or close to the best) price on so many different things, it only makes sense that the Amazon Associates program represents huge potential […]

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