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Fit a Whole Year of School in One Notebook

Back to school is an exciting time of the year. Hectic too. New classes, new schedules, new activities after school. Sometimes it’s hard for kids and parents to adjust to the new program. But there’s help out there for the asking: Evernote. Whether it’s organizing and accessing lecture notes, collaborating with a group on a class project, creating a book report, or even organizing after-school activities, Evernote is there to

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6 Ways to Make Your Commute More Productive

Whether you drive, bus, bike, walk, or segway to work, the average American spends more than 100 hours a year commuting. That’s more than the average two-week vacation. Who would consciously choose a car over sunny Croatia? No one. All those hours add up. For example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were a little more than 139 million workers commuting in 2014. At an average of 26 minutes

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Addicted to Apps? Here’s How to Make it Work

One of the comments we’ve heard from customers is that they want to be able to access their Evernote content from within their other digital tools. It makes sense. We recently partnered with data analytics firm YouGov for a U.S. survey, and found that 65 percent of workers use up to nine different apps every day. And now that Bring Your Own App (BYOA) is revolutionizing IT, it’s no surprise

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March Doesn’t Have to Drive Your Team Mad

Every March, millions of otherwise sane Americans succumb to the peculiar ritual of watching college students play basketball. They fill out brackets predicting the winners. They dress in their favorite school’s colors. And, for three mad weeks, they binge-watch games, many of which occur during working hours. While not everyone falls under the spell of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, enough folks do (70 million people fill out brackets, according

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Make 2018 Your Year to Do Big Things

We’re ushering in a new year; break out the champagne and celebrate! But this is also a great time to reflect and survey the months ahead. What do you want to do with them? If this is your year to do big things, your goals might include improving your health, acquiring a new skill or habit, or even writing a book or starting that winning blog. But as many of

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The Secret to Remote Work? It’s Not All About You

You’re at a holiday party, and invariably, someone asks what you do. You respond, explaining that you work remotely. Cue the raised eyebrows and polite nods. That’s because when remote work gets mentioned, it can conjure up all kinds of notions. People working in their pajamas. Workers slacking off. A disconnected, maybe even dysfunctional team culture. Some people still have this idea that you need to be sitting in an

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Find Out Why a Lack of Sleep is a Productivity Nightmare

Feeling a little groggy? Hitting the coffee first thing in the morning to jolt yourself into alertness? Maybe you aren’t getting enough sleep. When we don’t get enough shut-eye, we have trouble concentrating, working, making decisions, remembering things, and being our best selves. We get crabby, tetchy, and unpleasant to be around. But the problem is more serious than just being in a bad mood. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) says we’re

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Can You Get Your Productivity in Tune with Music?

Sometimes it seems we’re surrounded by music. It’s hard to walk along the sidewalk, enter a building, or even sit at work or in a public place without being exposed to some type of music. A car drives down the block sharing the song of the moment. The coffee shop has something playing in the background. That jogger’s headphones allow us to hear the faintest hints of what they’re listening

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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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A Balanced Day: Routines and Breaks are Good For You

Maximizing your productivity is not about working as hard as you can for as long as you can. Balancing both your dedication to work routine and your ability to take breaks are crucial for quality results, thoughtful breakthroughs, and maintaining mental well-being. Incorporating routine into your workday—think of it as a way of automating your approach to your efforts, to minimize effort—can pay big dividends. Conversely, knowing when to step

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