These posts are about the ways that I automate things in my life to improve my performance and/or open up time in my day.

I think email is one of those things I and my fellow millennials were supposed to kill, or maybe hate; I’m not sure what my generation’s official stance is supposed to be, but I kind of like email.

I came to this conclusion over time, after spending a considerable effort in making my email experience pleasant and functional. In this post, I want to show you some of the ways that I have done that and why.

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My wife does not have a lot of hobbies; instead she focuses all of her downtime on deal hunting. She reads various coupon and deal blogs everyday. Then she uses her research to hunt for each purchase like a big game hunter.

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There are many posts on this site about how I plan and organize tasks. This post is about how I check one of those things off the list.

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As you can see from this post about using Google sheets to grade Quizlet progress, I have ingrained Quizlet into the infrastructure for my human body systems class. I am a massive fan of the automatic feedback and learning that happens with using Quizlet for this vocabulary instruction, and my students frequently comment about how helpful it is.

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Once a year, I use a really helpful Siri Shortcut to schedule and plan for a year of meetings.

This shortcut makes calendar events and OmniFocus projects for each of my department meetings, so I am never caught off guard.

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