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woody guthrie new year's resolutions

Forming Habits, Mastering Skills, and Surviving the Supermarket Checkout Line

Still haven’t gotten around to making your New Year’s resolutions? Brain Pickings compiled famous resolution lists from Jonathan Swift, Marilyn Monroe, Woodie Guthrie, and Susan Sontag. Our favorite came from Guthrie, “Keep hoping machine running.” With resolutions like this, how could we not be inspired? We decided to make our own resolution here at the TaskRabbit Blog. Each week, we’ll round up our favorite items on productivity, entrepreneurship, and the collaborative economy to share with you here. Let’s get started: Forbes unleashed a little advise on developing new time management habits — from Benjamin Franklin. According to the article, “Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013,” modern psychologists recognize three key elements in Franklin’s approach: he commits to a habit, works on only one at at time, and uses visual reminders. Ever found yourself stuck in the express checkout lane at the grocery store, wondering why all the regular lanes were moving more quickly? Math teacher Dan Meyer decided to drop some science on this common occurrence, and found that express lanes just aren’t …