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

3 days ago

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

2 weeks ago

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.


Switching To Linux? Here’s How To Choose The Right Distro

30th September, 2014

Your first Linux distribution can sweeten or sour your future Linux experience. That’s why it’s important to get that debut choice right.


How To Beat Email Addiction By Tracking Inbox Habits

13th September, 2014

Email is hijacking your days, and it’s being sneaky about it. You can regain control over your time. Figure out how much time you devote to email right now and steal it back.


3 Smart Chrome Extensions To Speed Up Your Workflow

12th September, 2014

Chrome’s minimalist and user-friendly interface is a big reason for its popularity, along with the excellent extensions available in the Web store. Here are three that will make browsing easier for you.


Make These 4 Changes Before You Delete Any Online Account

9th September, 2014

Closing an online account? Wait! There’s something you need to do first. Follow the steps outlined below. They’ll help ensure that you won’t be going “Uh-oh” if you erase prematurely.


How To Maximize Your Productivity Anywhere

11th August, 2014

With telecommuting lifestyles taking off, work is not limited by hours or locations. Here are a few pointers to help you make the best of working on a notebook while on the move.