Todoist Productivity App Review (& Special Offer)

How do you keep track of everything that’s on your plate? Are you searching for a good productivity app for task lists? I’ve been looking forward to sharing my review of the productivity app  Todoist. I’ve been using it for the past several months, and I really love it. Below I’ll explain in this review why […]

My New Favorite Productivity Apps

I love discovering productivity apps that help make life a little easier and more efficient. I’ve found apps that do everything from helping you manage your email to providing music that makes you more productive. Be sure to catch up on my past productivity app reviews. Today I want to introduce you to three of […]

Syncing Outlook Data to iPhone and Android

NOTE:  I posted this article in March of 2012.  The most recent update was 4/11/16. Many things have changed, and I don’t think there is much risk of losing your Outlook data anymore.  But in case you are the cautious type… I came across an interesting article in my tweet stream recently, written by the […]

Unleash Your Genius: Conversation with Dr. John Dovidio of Yale, Part 5

(For the introduction to this interview, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here. For Part 4, click here.) Click to Listen (6 1/2 minutes) MT: This is Maura Thomas from Thanks for listening to the fifth and final part of my interview with Dr. […]

Dangers of Multitasking: Conversation with Dr. John Dovidio of Yale, Part 3

(For the introduction to this interview, click here.  For Part 1, click here.  For Part 2, click here.) Click to Listen (4 minutes) MT: This is Maura Thomas from Welcome to the third part of my interview with Dr. John Dovidio, psychology professor at Yale University.  You can see the previous posts by clicking […]

How to Sync Outlook Tasks with iPhone

UPDATE: 4/11/16: I have removed old content on this post that no longer worked and replaced it with options that work as of today.  I will do my best to keep this post updated as technology changes.  Thanks for visiting! Note that this post refers to syncing Outlook for WINDOWS (all versions, as far as […]

Thinking About a New Bluetooth Headset?

Ok, so I claim that I am not much of a “techie,” and compared to many of my friends in Austin, (which feels like the tech capital of the world!) I’m not much of one. But I admit to taking advantage of cool tools, gadgets, and apps that make my life easier (for more on […]

Confessions of a (Highly Productive) iPhone Addict: UPDATE

Since I wrote this post, I’ve gotten an overwhelming response from people who said they found it helpful.  And now that I’ve had my iPhone for even longer, and upgraded more than once, I use it even more than I did before.  And if you read that post, you know it was a lot then.  I […]

Keeping Up with Communication: Convenience vs. Control

How do you keep up with social media?  How do you find the time?  I get asked some version of this question every day, and in fact I deliver trainings on the topic.  The tools you choose to use have a huge impact on how well you can keep up with the flood of communication caused […]

Three Secrets to Personal Productivity

Productivity is such a big subject and there is a lot to learn, with more every day.  One of the things I am working on personally, and answering a lot of questions about, is how to incorporate social media into my life.  One of the biggest fears I hear, about Twitter especially, is “How do […]