WIRED: How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone

WIRED: How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone. “Some medications come in packs organized by day, and you can always snag a cheap pill box like this one ($10), but it’s also easy to set up medication reminders on your phone. We’ll run through a few different ways you can have your Android or iPhone remind you to pop that pill and track your medications.”

Fast Company: The secretly powerful little app that you could write an entire book in

Fast Company: The secretly powerful little app that you could write an entire book in. “I started writing a novel one evening a week when my oldest child was a baby. I’ve just completed a big rewrite and finally feel ready to take the next steps toward getting my story out into the world….. My lifeline: Google Keep, a simple note-taking app. For anyone else writing a book in the few minutes scattered throughout your day, here’s how I did it—and how you can, too.”

Nature: How to find, read and organize papers

Nature: How to find, read and organize papers. “I was in the first year of my PhD programme, having just joined my thesis laboratory. It was an important period of transition: I was working out what project I would focus on for the next five years, and knew that success would require a strong intellectual foundation. I spent long hours poring over papers, determined to master the literature in my research area. Yet despite good intentions, my efforts fell flat, due in large part to inefficiency.”

Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.

I am linking to this because I have been Team Brown Noise since I knew about different noise colors, and I’m feeling vindicated. Yes, it’s petty. Mashable: What is brown noise? TikTok suggests it’s better than white noise.. “Whereas white noise encompasses sounds from all over the spectrum, including low, mid-range, and high frequency notes, brown noise uses only low frequency and bass-heavy notes. This makes brown noise much deeper in sound than white noise and more ideal for those who find the high frequency notes in white noise uncomfortable.”

How-To Geek: How to Track Projects and Reviews in Google Docs With Table Templates

How-To Geek: How to Track Projects and Reviews in Google Docs With Table Templates. “When using Google Docs, you might add a table to neatly organize information so that you can share it with your company or audience. To speed up the creation process, try a table template instead. A table is a terrific tool for structuring data, but what makes it even better is when the table is created for you. All you have to do is pop in your own details. In Google Docs, you can use table templates for products, reviews, projects, and content.”

MakeUseOf: 8 Time-Planning Tools to Help People With Executive Function Disorder Focus

MakeUseOf: 8 Time-Planning Tools to Help People With Executive Function Disorder Focus. “Executive function disorder (EFD) can cause problems with executive function skills such as planning and organization, managing time, and multitasking…. There are many tech tools and strategies that may help improve executive function. Here are some tools you can try to help with issues everyone struggles with from time to time: concentration and effective time planning.”

PC World: OneNote is evolving into the near-perfect app for students

PC World: OneNote is evolving into the near-perfect app for students. ” For years, Microsoft OneNote has allowed you to record the audio of a meeting, then take notes, syncing the audio to your inked or typed notes for later review. Now Microsoft is doing that feature one better by adding transcription, too. Microsoft also unveiled sweeping aesthetic and functional changes that are coming to OneNote, part of a plan to unify the OneNote apps in Windows.”

Remote working is a ‘mixed bag’ for employee wellbeing and productivity, study finds (University of Cambridge)

University of Cambridge: Remote working is a ‘mixed bag’ for employee wellbeing and productivity, study finds. “Adapting remote and hybrid work policies to employees’ specific work-life situations can result in increased well-being and productivity, but many employees are stuck in an increasing number of low-quality meetings when working remotely, according to a new study.”

MakeUseOf: How to Record Macros in Google Chrome

MakeUseOf: How to Record Macros in Google Chrome . “A macro is a recorded sequence of mouse and keyboard input actions. The Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Access) include built-in macro recording tools. With those tools, users can record repetitive tasks within the Office software and replay them whenever needed. Wouldn’t it be great if Google Chrome included a similar tool for automating repetitive browsing tasks? Then you could record macros that fill out web forms, log in to sites, and open multiple sites among other things. Chrome doesn’t have such a built-in feature, but you can still record browser macros with the iMacros and Wildfire extensions.”

Lifehacker: 18 of the Best Ways to Customize Your Gmail Inbox

Lifehacker: 18 of the Best Ways to Customize Your Gmail Inbox. “Gmail has plenty of interesting settings and features buried under the hood that are worth checking out. From expanding the way you ‘star’ important emails to archiving emails as soon as you’ve responded to them, at least a few of these tips are sure to boost your productivity and your overall Gmail experience.”