I’ve been tweaking my family’s morning and bedtime routines over the past few months, and reflecting on the power of routines.
Donna Goldberg pretty much launched the field of student organizing, and her 2005 book The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond is the first title I recommend for parents and teachers of middle and high school students. That said, there’s much in this volume that speaks to the needs of the university community, especially graduate students and faculty. Continue reading
“Revive your Inbox” is a free 21-day program put out by the folks at Baydin, who have invented a few useful tools to help manage email. While they do recommend their products, which are either free or have free trials, the program is remarkably uncommercial and definitely worth the modest time investment. Continue reading
It’s annoying when a system meant to make your life flow more smoothly eats up more time than it frees up. I find most financial advice books to be irritating that way. Write down every penny I spend, REALLY??? That’s why I cheered when Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi’s 2005 book All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan recommended “Count the Dollars, Not the Pennies.”