Don't wait for a white flag
If you're in a position to help someone, don't expect them to ask. Two studies show that potential helpers overestimate how often people will approach them, because they underestimate how much asking for assistance challenges people's self esteem. So, offer.
Source: Psychology Today
Is there a better way?
As you go through your day, have the courage to keep asking yourself with each task or meeting: How can I make this better?
Source: Robin Sharma's Blog
Get to the point - quickly
Eyetracking research shows you must get the key point in the first two words of your Web headlines, blurbs or first sentence as that's often all users see as they scan a page.
Source: Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox
Chart a path to satisfaction
Self-help author Nina Gunfeld recommends a balance chart, in which you list each aspect of your life (such as work, friends, family, creativity) and mark beside the percentage of time you spend on each and the percentage you want to spend.
Source: The Telegraph
Is faster really better?
Consumers tend to use the duration of a service as the basis for evaluating that service. With lock picking, for example, slower locksmiths were rated better than those who were faster. So researchers Dilip Soman of the University of Toronto and Catherine Young of the University of Singapore recommend that if you improve the efficiency of your services, clarify for customers that the shorter duration is intended to improve it.
Compress and send
If you need to send fat e-mail files, compress them in Outlook and similar programs by clicking the attachment icon and then right clicking the file you want, choosing "Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder." A new file will be created to send.
Source: PC World