Gen Y is often portrayed as distracted or entitled, but they will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. This article from Jones Loflin talks about how millennials aren't really looking for work-life balance, and why that's a good thing in today's hyper-connected world.
This Inman article, written by ex-nurse Melinda Goodwin, is a great reminder of how to stay stress-free and efficient on even the craziest days of the spring market. We're a big fan of pre-writing blog posts and forcing yourself to stick to patterns so your output doesn't lag or become inconsistent.
One of our brilliant developers, Patsy, swears by Focus@Will, a site that plays "music scientifically optimized to boost your concentration and focus." Once you have the music playing, set a 25-minute timer and disallow any distractions (including email!) to boost your efficiency. If you're an overachieving developer, set the timer for 42 minutes instead -- that's the peak time for productivity when you're stuck in difficult code.
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If you've still not given up on hovercrafts, then we have the article for you. This visual piece from Mashable highlights a few of the tech inventions we're all still dreaming of.