Posts by Taylor Pipes

Evernote: The Engine of Productivity for Freelancers

Flexibility. Freedom. Engagement. Respect. Earning potential. Work-life balance. These are just a few of the factors that have influenced the growing crop of freelancers in the United States and beyond. Today, more than 55 million people in the United States identify as freelancers, workers who have an earning potential of more than $1 trillion. Representing all sorts of professions like designers, marketers, analysts, and writers, the number of freelancers has

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8 Tips for Mastering a More Paperless Life with Evernote

Even in the digital age, paper is still very much a modern reality. Don’t let it be a burden. Instead, manage it all with Evernote. Scan receipts, business cards, and documents as they come to you. Or, address a large cluttered pile in a single sitting. Whatever your approach to paper may be, Evernote’s powerful paperless features let you handle it all with grace. Here are eight tactics to help you manage

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Timeless Note-Taking Systems for Students

It’s time to head back to school, and to celebrate, eligible college students can now get 50 percent off Evernote Premium. How best to use it? Read this comprehensive guide to different types of note-taking, and decide which styles resonate with the way you think. The best part? They all work in Evernote. In classrooms and lecture halls around the world, millions of students—from elementary schools to the highest levels

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Learning From the Feynman Technique

They called Feynman the “Great Explainer.” Richard Feynman (1918-1988), an author, graphic novel hero, intellectual, philosopher, physicist, and No Ordinary Genius is considered to be one of the most important physicists of all time. He pioneered an entire field: quantum electrodynamics (QED). In the 1940s, his invention of the Feynman Diagram helped bring much-needed visual clarification to the enigmatic behavior of subatomic particles. His work helping scientists understand the interaction

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Understanding the Evolution of Human Thought

How did they think? Were they self-aware? How did they interact with others? Did they have the capacity to be creative? Could they argue? Did they dream? Could they imagine? How did we get from there to modern times? They say dead men tell no tales. “It’s hard enough to tell what the cognitive abilities are of somebody who’s standing in front of you,” says Alison Brooks, an archaeologist at

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Work More Effectively and Productively with the Eisenhower Matrix

Dwight D. Eisenhower, the five-star general and the 34th President of the United States was heralded for his ability to lead and make decisions in times of conflict and duress. He prioritized people and resources above everything else. Even in the darkest hours and most pivotal moments of World War II, Eisenhower was intensely ambitious and steadfastly positive. And like many of our noteworthy luminaries, there remains a certain, almost

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Thinking Small: How Habits Hold the Key to Staying Productive

If you’re like most people, you picked a few New Year’s resolutions last December. You had every intention of following through with bids to be better in your personal and professional life. Now that we’re in the third month of 2017, the harsh reality is that by now, a sizable chunk of the populace has left these typical resolutions by the roadside. According to a research report from the University

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Why Deep Work Matters in a Distracted World

From the moment we wake in the morning, we’re tempted. Reach for the phone. Check texts. Read email. Scroll through social feeds. Add a few clicks to news stories and before long, you’ve logged what will likely be the first of more than 76 daily interactions with your mobile device. Even though mobile devices have increased our access to information and ability to communicate with others, they’ve also introduced barriers

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Albert Einstein’s Unique Approach to Thinking

“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein In the arena of scientific achievement and the quest to discover genius, Albert Einstein stands alone. He remains a profoundly important figure who undertook extraordinary, groundbreaking work that not only shaped the pillars of modern physics but greatly influenced the philosophy of science. Quite literally, Einstein changed the way we see and travel across

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Taking Note: 5 Ways We Can Learn About Note-Taking from da Vinci

This post is part of an ongoing series, “Taking Note,” which outlines the history and styles of note-taking. In this series, we explore how taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. Anatomist, botanist, artist, engineer, geologist, inventor, musician, philosopher, polymath, sculptor, scientist, and writer. Without a doubt, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the most brilliant people to ever walk the

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