If there's anyone who knows how to amp up productivity, it'll be start-up founders who work 24/7 when they are trying to get their brand-new company off the ground. Matt DeCelles, a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, recently gave a couple of really useful productivity tips on Quora. They may very well change the way you work!
Sometimes it seems like you need a vacation from your vacation. Although you usually associate traveling with relaxation, there are some aspects that can definitely stress you out. Luckily, we've complied some awesome travel hacks of our own and from Quora that will help make your trip more smooth:
- Delete people from your photos: Upset that you can't get a good shot because of all the tourists milling around in the background? According to lifeprotip that gets rid of people in your photos. " " , there's a
- Empty water bottle: Since you can't bring water bottles through security, bring an empty one to fill up when you're in the airport.
- Sleep tight: Bring eye masks and ear plugs with you so you'll be able to get a good night's rest on the plane and your lodgings.
- Clothes that dry quickly: Bring clothes that dry quickly so you'll be able to wash them at the end of the day and wear them again the next. This cuts down on the amount of clothing you bring with you.
- Book the aisle and window: If you're traveling with someone and your flight has rows of three seats, book the aisle and window seat and leave the middle seat empty. It's likely to remain empty if the flight is not full, because people usually choose the window and aisle seat. And if someone does pick that seat, they'll be willing to switch with one of you.
- Google maps: Use the hidden offline maps feature of Google maps to access it without an international plan. Kartik Ayyar explains, "You can use this feature by simply zooming to a map area you want offline in the maps app and typing "OK maps" into the search box, and then this data will be available even when you don't have data connectivity . . . Works in both the iOS and Android apps. I also suggest 'starring' places of interest since you can't search or route when offline." And as for routes, "take screenshots of searches when you are online . . . and use them as guides."
- Be one of the first people to board in your seating group: It's good to get in line and board as early as possible so there's enough overhead space for you to slip your luggage in. If you board too late, your luggage might have to go in cargo, which means it'll take longer for you to get off the plan than if you stored your luggage in the overhead bin.
Maya Angelou once said, "When you know better, you do better." When you're young, it's hard to do better when you don't know better. It takes years of mistakes and different experiences for people to really know what's best for them. That's why you always hear people talk about getting older and wiser — wisdom generally comes with the passage of time.
I found something that may help younger people tap into that fountain of wisdom: a neat Quora thread that asked people in their 40s and 50s to give general advice to those in their 20s and 30s. Read on to find out what gems of advice the older generation has for the younger ones.