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Productivity Hacks

  4 mins

5 essential apps to make online learning easier

Angela Pabilona

How much time do you spend facing a screen? 4, 5, or 6 hours a day? If you’re topping 6 hours of screen-time, you’re going to want to make the time you spend on your device as efficient as possible. Utilizing what the internet has to offer, whether it be Google extensions or apps for your phone or l...

Productivity Hacks

  5 mins

The Battle of the Note-taking Apps: Goodnotes vs. Notability

Angela Pabilona

Art by Shai LibunaoAlthough we’ve entered an era of online learning, note-taking is still a key study method for students. With this, digital note-taking has revived the age-old debate between the two apps: Goodnotes and Notability. Given that each app has its own cult following online, we’ve decide...

Productivity Hacks

  6 mins

Traffic Jams: Productivity-Boosting Podcasts and Playlists

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We listen to whatever’s on the radio or on our default playlists, to distract ourselves from the traffic. But instead of just numbing our minds with “whatever’s on,” why not feed ourselves with some brain food?Here’s a list, if you want a break from all the LSS-inducing commercial jingles, the repet...

Generation Zen

  4 mins

3 Things You Didn’t Realize Were Getting in the Way of Your Studies

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Surely, you’ve had long days before. Maybe you’ve even had to pull all-nighters after an already exhausting day juggling between academic requirements, your hobbies, and social life. They’re nearly inevitable for a modern-day student. As the Millennial adage goes: work hard, play hard.Although, pict...

Productivity Hacks

  4 mins

7 Hacks to Get More Work Done in Less Time

Karl Nicole Nucum

You’ve done it all: wrote your to-do lists, ignored breaks, extended extra hours to clear all your tasks in a day. But despite all efforts, why does it seem futile? Aside from keeping yourself off from distractions, planning your day, and working smart, there are other effective ideas you can try to...

Productivity Hacks

  5 mins

How To Keep Technology From Being A Study Distraction

Angel Cruz

Ever imagined going through a day without your phone?Difficult? Yup.Impossible? Nope!Before smartphones and laptops became a thing, life was so much more than just swiping and tapping screens. We read the newspaper for news, listen to the radio for songs and watch TV for drama… and the list go...

Productivity Hacks

  4 mins

8 Workspace Design Tips to Up Your Performance

Belle O. Mapa

Did you know your workspace design can totally alter your productivity, mood, health, and even academic performance? A messy space is a messy mind. So if you’re the type who thrives in organized chaos, it might be time to think about a solid clean-up. And possibly a redesign. So let’s talk ergonomic...

Generation Zen

  5 mins

8 Things to Do Every Sunday to Make Your Week Easier

Belle O. Mapa

Weekends drift away like it’s nobody’s business. Before you know it, you’re waking up on the wrong side of the bed again on a much-dreaded Monday morning. But what if we told you there was a way to make the first day of the week a little less horrible? The secret? Do a mix of productive and peaceful...

Productivity Hacks

  5 mins

6 Tips for the Most Productive Commute of Your Life

Belle O. Mapa

We waste so much time in traffic and transit. All that time on the road or rails can be spent on something more productive, like learning or getting organized. With the holiday season looming, traffic’s only going to get worse. You can either waste or work with all the time you have going from point...

Productivity Hacks

  4 mins

9 Ways To Reach Your Day’s Full Productivity

Karl Nicole Nucum

If you’ve ever complained that you don’t have enough hours in a day to accomplish all the things that you need to do, you’re not alone. We’ve all had those days when you’re bombarded with the pressures of checking all your to-do list, but to no avail. If you want to reach your day’s full productivit...

Productivity Hacks

  6 mins

Study Smarter With These Google Chrome Extensions

Belle O. Mapa

It’s easy to tell yourself to study hard. But it’s a lot harder to teach yourself to study smart. Luckily for us, Google Chrome—a.k.a. the most customizable web browser ever—is built for productivity. How? Meet the power of Google Chrome Extensions. Think of Thanos and his Infinity Stones. The gaunt...

Productivity Hacks

  5 mins

Time Management 101: How You Can Better Maximize Your 24 Hours

Angel Cruz

Sorry to disappoint but there’s no magic or formula. It’s just really better handling of your time.If there’s a timeless problem (pun intended) that people of all ages would agree on, it’s probably time management (or mismanagement?). Next to love, of course! In fact, it’s highly likely that just wi...