Joined November 2013

Akshata is a writer and doodler with a strong interest in slow, focused, simple living. She is always up for dessert and interesting conversation.

Feel free to contact at akshata@makeuseof.com

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5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User

2 weeks ago

How do you ensure that your transition to the new OS is smooth? Stick to the following five rules and you should do just fine.


Cool Underwater Cities You Could Live In Some Day

16th March, 2015

Are underwater cities the future of urban living? These concepts show what’s possible.


4 Promising Linux Distros To Look Forward To In 2015

13th January, 2015

We saw some interesting Linux distributions make their presence felt in 2014. A few more are scheduled for a stable release in 2015. Let’s take a look at four of them.


How To Kill Bad Habits With Bad Habits In The New Year

31st December, 2014

Bad habits can’t be all that bad if they can help you in some way. Beat them at their own game by pitting them against each other.


How To Turn Your New Year Resolution Into A Success Story

29th December, 2014

Do resolutions last beyond January? It might be impossible to stick to your goal one hundred percent, but with the tips here, you can do a pretty good job of it.


How 3 Popular Minimalism Projects Inspire You To Do More With Less

16th December, 2014

Frustrated with the demands and dictates of our consumerist culture, many people have opted out of it. They have embraced simpler lifestyles, even minimalist ones, to rediscover what makes them happy. Find your inspiration.


The Dangers Of Searching For Medical Information Online

6th December, 2014

Searching for and relying on online medical information to diagnose/treat yourself, someone you know, or even a pet, can prove costlier than you think. Here’s why…


3 Simple Ways Tech Can Help Build Your Morning Routine

28th November, 2014

With a little thought and creativity, you can create the perfect start to your day, your way. If you’re still working on your morning routine, here’s a little inspiration.


3 Daily Habits That Make A Huge Difference To Your Day

24th November, 2014

Life’s good at blindsiding you every now and then. With a few simple strategies, you can become adept at handling all of life’s uncertainties with aplomb.


May The Muse Win: How To Break The Destructive Habit Of Editing While Writing

6th November, 2014

Struggling to write? Your muse is not playing hard to get. She’s only trying to avoid coming face to face with that editor who lives inside your brain.


Get Things Done With 3 Tiny Changes To Your Day

30th October, 2014

There will be good days and bad days, productive and unproductive ones. You can tilt the scales in favor of the productive days by making some simple changes to your routine.


Lighter And Smoother Note-Taking — See What Evernote Has Lined Up For You

16th October, 2014

Ever wished Evernote had a simpler, easier-to navigate Web interface? Your wish has been granted. Evernote Web just had a makeover, and it appears refreshingly zen in its latest avatar.


Tear Off The Calendar: 4 Other Approaches To Time Management

14th October, 2014

The calendar is not always the ideal solution. If “I don’t have enough time” is your constant refrain, you need to change tack and adopt a new, more efficient approach to time management.


8 Daily Rituals You Can Create To Boost Your Geeky Productivity

7th October, 2014

Habits are hard to hack. Daily rituals are way easier. You keep at something (good or bad) for several days in a row and it turns into a habit.


5 Tips To Read More Books Every Year

2nd October, 2014

There are just so many amazing books out there. To never have finished at least some is a regret waiting to be felt. Forestall it by reading more and reading smart with the following tips.