Posts by Pamela Rosen

Unleashing Creativity in a STEM World

Over hundreds of years, the way we educate children has remained largely unchanged. Children go to school, where they’re taught to memorize facts and figures. Later, teachers test the students on how much of that information they remember. Very little of the average student’s formal schooling centers around creativity. What exists today of creative studies—fine art, music, drama, creative writing, and other arts—are being eroded by budget cuts, a belief

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Is Caffeine Your Productivity Friend?

A year ago, just before my son went off to college, he got a tattoo of a pr’ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “house of life.” As a lifelong actor and dancer, he proclaimed his body as the “house of his life” and promised to take care of it for the rest of his days. Among other health-related pledges, he swore off drinking coffee and all caffeine products. By the time

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Getting Organized: Student Edition

If you’re getting ready to go back to school or just starting college, now is the time to get organized. Our recent Facebook Live event for college students, hosted by Dorothy Spira, covered everything you need to know about getting your stuff together with Evernote. Getting Organized: Student Edition We’re LIVE giving a tutorial on using Evernote for college! Learn how to keep notes, lectures, and schedules organized and easy

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Take Evernote Back to School With These Student Templates

Update (September 24, 2018): There’s a new way to find, manage, and use note templates in Evernote. Visit our template gallery to browse pre-made templates you can add to your Evernote account. Learn more » Have you ever thought of school as something you can predict? No matter what class you take, the work that you do will be repeatable.  Maybe you’ve noticed that school tasks are exactly the same

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Make Evernote Fit Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

There was a time when people entered the workforce knowing that they would be treated pretty much as interchangeable corporate drones for the rest of their working lives. Fortunately, today companies are increasingly interested in understanding—and categorizing—personalities. And the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, which was developed by a mother/daughter team of researchers in 1944, became the gold standard for figuring out personality types. You’ve probably taken a Myers-Briggs test at some

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Want to Shed a Bad Habit? Know Yourself Better

You can get rid of a bad habit and form new, positive ones through a series of scientific experiments, says Tiago Forte, a San Francisco-based productivity expert. He should know. In his quest to help others become more productive, he’s taken some hard looks at his own life and change some behaviors. If you look at your habits through a filter of data, he says, instead of through a lens

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How Evernoters Use Evernote: Alie’s Whirlwind of Activity

If you looked at Alie Bui’s daily schedule, you’d think she has more hours in the day than the rest of us. Alie is both a center of calm and a bundle of energy. Outside of her formidable duties at Evernote, she’s a jeweler. A metalsmith. A craftswoman who dabbles in everything from resin casting to soap-making to creating natural fabric dyes. A bartender. A floral arranger. A baker. A

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Francesco D’Alessio on Productivity for the Real World

Chances are good you’ve already met Francesco D’Alessio. On his YouTube channel, Francesco takes viewers through both basic and advanced Evernote tips and tricks in short, 6-12 minute chunks. Recently, Evernote’s Director of Global Community and Training Joshua Zerkel caught up with Francesco in London for a Facebook Live event to discuss personal and busines productivity. Francesco found Evernote on his iPod Touch when he was only 15 years old,

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Cool Tricks from One of Brazil’s Evernote Experts

Evernote fans are a passionate bunch. But then there’s Vladimir Campos, an Evernote enthusiast in Brazil who turned his affection for organizing notes into a full-time job. As an Evernote Certified Consultant, Vlad helps entrepreneurs make the leap to organizing paperless offices.  On top of that, he has a popular YouTube channel to teach Evernote tips and tricks to the public. He also hosts a weekly Evernote-themed podcast, called An

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Practical Uses of Emojis

Emojis are everywhere. You may think they make your communication look juvenile, but actually, they’re not kid stuff at all. Emojis have a rich history, serve a practical role in modern written communication, and are becoming part of the fabric of modern global society. When online communications were new, the Internet was a wild frontier, and nobody, literally nobody, knew how to use it. People got unreasonably upset over perceived

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