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The 99U Guide to Productivity

Distracted and on deadline? You’ve landed in the right place. Learn how creative masters stay focused, battle time wasters, and get more out of each day.

A Science-Backed Guide to Taking Truly Restful Breaks  

We know this sounds made up. But stick with us, because not just any kind of break will do.

Tiffany Dufu: Drop the Ball Instead of Trying to Do It All

Businesswoman Tiffany Dufu argues that doing less has allowed her to feel more fulfilled.

Don’t Let Email Zombies Eat Up Your Day

The next time you want to interrupt yourself for a quick glance at your inbox, don't.

7 Creative Insights to Give Your Career a Boost This Very Second

Feeling unproductive? It may be time to develop new habits.

Take Back Your Weekends (and Leave the Work at Work)

Katrina Onstad, author of 'The Weekend Effect,' offers a new approach to managing free time.

Are Confident People More Productive?

Procrastination's main instigator? Insecurity.

Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Will we ever decouple perceived effort and long hours with our rewards system?

How Do You Know When It’s Done?

Deciding that a piece of work is finished is an age-old dilemma.

How Google Ventures Uses Design Sprints to Ship Great Products

Testing a new idea can take as little as five days. Here's how to make it happen.

Five Ways to Benefit from Embracing Spontaneity

These days, we often hear than we need to take more control over our lives and inboxes. But maybe we're doing too much planning.

Working From Home: A Beginner’s Guide

Practical tips for taking advantage of the perks without falling into the pitfalls of freelancing or working remotely.

How Productive Creatives Manage Their To-Do Lists

The mess of to-do apps, Post-it notes, and push notifications that we use to keep us on track is a unique portrait of our own personal productivity (or lack of it). Whether you’re a multitasking maven or scrambling to stay on top of it, here’s a review of creatives and the systems they use to help you own the art of getting things done.

5 Rituals for More Productive, Creative, and Resilient Teams

Getting people to perform at their best is hard, especially in creative environments where change is constant.