How much did you read yesterday? If you’re anything like me, you probably read news articles, blog posts, commentary, reports, and maybe squeezed in a few chapters of a book. In addition to the reading we do for work, the typical social media user consumes nearly 300 pieces of content daily. According to Forbes, if you were to read 20 articles a day, 25 pages of a magazine, one book a month, and…

3 Tips to Help You Learn to Relax

We all know how important breaks are for decreasing stress and improving our overall focus, but what if you can’t relax? Earlier this year, I wrote about how meditation can improve your writing and was keen to try it out for myself. I thought it would be a great way to not only boost my creativity, but as an added plus, I’d also learn how to clear my mind and take a break.…

Be a Better Expert with FlowReader

Nowadays, everywhere you turn there’s an expert. Sure, there’s a coolness factor to saying you’re awesome at something, but it’s not enough to declare your expertise. You need to demonstrate it. Experts don’t assume they know everything there is to know because they’re smart enough to recognize that content and ideas are constantly changing. In our opinion, an expert is someone who’s not only knowledgeable about their industry, but also someone who shares that…

I’m guessing a lot of you have pretty busy schedules, just like me. My schedule and to-do list are constantly changing, and it’s important for me to know exactly what’s on my plate to make sure I stay on track. One thing you can do that has helped me is plan your week in advance. I’ve found that when I have a solid strategy heading into the week, I make better use of…

Let’s be honest. Social media activity can get a little messy. You’re posting links, answering questions, and trying to keep up with the latest changes to Facebook and Twitter (and all the other platforms out there). And with a growing list of different accounts, staying on top of your posting schedule and trying to engage with everyone can become a huge drain on time without a solid organization system in place.…

All you productivity buffs have probably heard this before: You should be taking breaks regularly to boost your productivity. All the same, I’m terrible at breaks. I often feel guilty when I stop working to rest, which often makes it very difficult for me to truly relax. According to a recent survey by Staples, I’m not alone in feeling this way. Apparently, 1 in 5 workers feel too guilty to even take breaks. And how I spend my breaks…

An RSS reader can be a powerful tool for consuming information on the web. You can read content from blogs and news sites using a single interface, and with FlowReader you can also check out what’s happening on your social networks as well. There’s no doubt that readers have the potential to help you get more done in the day. But like any tool – they are only as effective as…

What you do outside of work can improve performance and productivity at work. Ever felt revitalized working on something that’s completely unrelated to work? I’m often surprised by how much I can get done after doing something fun that has nothing to do with my job. Whether it’s learning a new language, taking new photos for Instagram, or even cooking – I suddenly feel refreshed and ready to tackle my to-do list. Giving yourself a…

These days, we are constantly exposed to information. In addition to all the regular human interactions that our brains must process, we now deal with the added layer of emails, news updates, phone calls, and other modern interruptions. As news gets faster and the amount of content we consume increases, the idea of content overload is becoming a familiar problem for many of us. With so many sites, networks, and…

I use FlowReader every day at work to help me with content curation and keep up with news in the industry. Using our own product encourages the team to honestly evaluate FlowReader, and it’s one of the best ways for us to learn how to do better. In other words, we eat our own dog food. When I first started working on FlowReader, I’d never used an RSS reader regularly.…