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Lifehacks related to making work more efficient, and re purposing or improving office supplies or tools within the workspace.

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how to stay focussed while working? [closed]

While working I am constantly getting distracted! Either by Mobile Apps, surfing things, and social media (Personal and official). But I can't work without internet as well :( (being a programmer and ...
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How to quickly cure the neck and back pain while studying?

I get severe pain on my neck and back while studying (or using a laptop) for a while, as fast as 90 minutes and usually 3 hours. I want to spend more time on studying but it is very difficult to keep ...
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Organize and increase work area in size

I do electronics work in my apartment. This is my current setup in my bedroom. I have lumber scraps available and I enjoy making items, but would consider something else pre-made if it is cheap or ...
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Career lifestyle - feel tired every afternoon

Background: I recently started my career as a professional. I have the luxury of working "flextime", meaning I can start and finish when I want, as long as I work my 7 - 8 hour days. Virtually all of ...
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Sleep with earplugs but still hear alarm

Where I sleep I can easily be awaken by the sounds of my neighbors. Therefore I usually wear earplugs to sleep. Because I work flextime, this is not a problem. However there are certain deadlines ...
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How to get used to a new keyboard in practical exams

I recently had a coding practical examination in school and I was previously using a Mac book while the exam was done on a Stuck on Windows computer. I'm not a very fast typer to begin with, but silly ...
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How to shade bubbles well on optical answer sheets

I constantly have exams that require to shade bubbles on an optical answer sheet. Usually I will shade it with a 0.5 (2B) lead mechanical pencil. I think I shade quite hard sometimes(not sure if the ...
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How to quickly switch between typing and drawing?

I sometimes have to make drawings and writings very quickly in succession. For example, I will type 5 to 10 seconds, and then draw something for 5 to 10 seconds, repeatedly. This means that I have ...
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How to remember not to leave my USB key at the seminar room?

I'm a university teacher, and for my presentations in class I often use a remote control, which is connected to the PC with a wireless USB dongle (see picture). After class, I am often tired and more ...
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People who are financially secure without having to work, why do you work? [closed]

People who are financially secure without having to work, why do you work?
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Remember Appointment - without mobile phone [closed]

I have the tunnel vision. I know that I have an telco at 14:00 this day. But if a team mate asks me for help at 13:45, then I walk to his desk and then it is likely that I forget the telco. An alarm ...
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How to set up a reminder for something of which I don't know when its going to happen?

Assume I have to go from place A to B and bring something with me, but I don't know when it will be. I'll have to take the train, but I have a season ticket, so I don't specially need to buy one. I ...
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How to see inside a sealed document without opening it? [closed]

A company is paying me to transport highly important legal documents to the US. I'm a bit skeptical as I never heard of the company and got connected through a friend. I don't want to be transporting ...
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Is there a general way to motivate myself to study? [closed]

I am a student of electrical and mechanical engineering. Ever since I joined, my hours of studying have been reduced significantly. That's not to say there is less study to be done though. I usually ...
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Stop headphone cord from tangling [duplicate]

I have a pair of headphones with a long cord (2.5m / 8.2 ft) that I use at my desk. It's nice having a long cord -- I can move around at my desk and reach things -- but when I put them down they tend ...
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How to make dry ball pen work again? [duplicate]

I have a ball pen, nearly full (like 90%), but it is dry at the tip, and no ink will come out. How can I make the ink flow again?
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How to prevent feet from getting sore after standing all day long

What are some good methods or techniques to prevent a person's feet from getting sore when standing all day long, such as using a stand up desk at work, or people who have to stand in restaurants or ...
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How can I turn an echoey alcove into a home office suitable for video & audio calls?

I have an alcove that I'd like to turn into a home office suitable for high quality audio and video calls. I have a desk & chair, however... There are no windows and stark white walls. What is ...
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Is there a better way of transporting bagels to work?

I take a bagel to work every day. I wrap it in a plastic bag, but this isn't great, it usually gets a bit squashed in my backpack. Is there something that I could use to transport my bagel to work ...
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How can I eat my bagel when I lack a knife to cut it?

I brought a bagel into the office for breakfast, but the only knife in the office sharp enough to cut bagels has gone missing. I tried to shove it into the toaster anyways, but it was too big. I've ...