Why I Removed Email From My Smartphone

October 1, 2014

I remember when I got my first smartphone nearly five years ago. I’d put off the purchase for quite a while, and when I finally gave in to the upgrade, I couldn’t believe the difference it made in my life. Taking email everywhere was life-changing: I no longer had to wait at home near my […]

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How to Be More Productive and Accomplish the Big Things That Really Matter

June 24, 2013

Do you ever open your email in the morning with the intention of spending just an hour or two sifting through messages, and then look up to find you’ve spent your entire day responding to emails? Or maybe you reach the end of the day and wonder, what the heck did I get done today? […]

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One Life Change I’m Making Because of My Email Detox

November 28, 2012

Last week I went on an email and social media detox. That’s right: I didn’t read or respond to emails for a week, and I didn’t touch my social media channels. (With a few minor exceptions — I had to go into my email to retrieve my flight itinerary, for example — but they were […]

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The Art of Unsubcribing

December 14, 2011

Does anyone else wake up in the morning to a flood of emails? They’re not spam exactly; Gmail isolates those for me. But many of my early-morning emails are unwanted, “updates” from groups or social media networks or retailers. For a while, I simply deleted them. I wanted them out of my inbox, so I […]

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