6 Strategies to be Productive with Mind Maps

A secret to productivity through better memory and comprehension is taking notes with the use of pen and paper. The act of writing down information and processing it through your own words as you put it in ink enables a person to retain more information, and have a better understanding of it.

But here’s a better productivity secret: incorporating pictures in your notes works for better memory recall than text only over a longer period. …


5 Amazing Ways To Outsource Your Life

I realize that the older I get, the more responsibilities I juggle.

So, every day, my life becomes more and more intense due to adulting. But my life experiences have taught me that efficiency is a key to surviving life’s madness.

Some time ago, I discovered a simple trick that saves me my most precious resource, which is time. The trick? I outsource some of my daily routines. …


Snapchat has a reputation as a precocious child in the social media world.

Launched a little over five years ago, it has grown significantly, justifiably catching the attention of the big players in business.

Millennials (born early 1980s) and Gen Z (born mid-1990s) favor the app for messaging and chatting with friends. As of 2015, it had about 200 million active monthly users, 60 percent of whom take 400 million snaps a day. As of August 2015, about three-quarters of Snapchat users were buying products online, providing marketers with a good platform for sales and business development.

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Here is a fun fact that will get you thinking: 40% of people are spending more time socializing through social media channels when compared to face-to-face communication. When you consider that fact from a business owner’s or a marketer’s point of view, there is only one conclusion to make: social media marketing is not an option; it’s a priority!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and other social media channels are an extremely important aspect of every marketing strategy focused on creating brand awareness and gaining the loyalty of the target audience.

Social media platforms are especially important for startups working with…


Take a moment to think: how much text have you written throughout last week? No, we’re not talking about actual writing with pen on paper; it seems like no one does that nowadays. We’re talking about texts, emails, social media updates, comments on blog posts and Reddit, reports for your boss if you’re working, homework assignments if you’re a student…

Now think: did you proofread all that content? If you’re like most other people, you probably thought that proofreading was a waste of time because you were in a hurry to send the messages and updates. You’re wrong! …


You would think that the Internet would diminish the necessity for writing on a daily basis, since people can communicate through video chats. If you observe your daily routine, you’ll notice that’s not the case. You regularly express yourself through social media status updates, blog comments, messengers, and emails.

We can safely say that, due to the increased use of the Internet, people are writing more than ever. Nevertheless, they don’t pay much attention to the way they write. …


There is nothing easier than starting a blog, but it takes a little more effort to make it successful. The trick is to get people to read it, and of course, that means interesting and engaging content. It is not as hard as it sounds, as long as you follow the following tips.

#1: Follow trends

People want to know what is happening as it’s happening, so you need to get with the program when you write content.

The easiest way is to make a keyword search for trending topics relevant to your niche. However, you might not find some crucial information in…


Try to think of the essential skills you should develop as a student. The first things that come to your mind may be productivity, will to learn, research, communication, and writing. Not many people expect writing to be such an important part of the college studies, but they recognize the need for developing such skills as soon as they face their first essays, research papers, memos, and other written assignments.

All content you submit contributes to the opinions your professors have about you. That’s why you cannot allow any misspelling or grammar mistake to go unnoticed before you submit those…

Joan Selby

Joan Selby is a content marketer and an ESL teacher. Former CalArts graduate and fancy shoelover. A writer by day and reader by night.

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