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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.


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41111 years 8 weeks ago
by Litomeister General
General tips and discussion for beating procrastination, maintaining focus, and keeping it together
149108810 years 46 weeks ago
by jason71
Tips and strategies for David Allen's popular method for "Stress-free productivity."
360269510 years 46 weeks ago
by jeredb

Inspired by mathowie’s awesome Ask Metafilter, post your questions on pretty much anything here, and let the 43f hive mind try to help you find the answer.

9454310 years 46 weeks ago
by Duncan
Tricks, shortcuts, and existential heuristics
10384610 years 47 weeks ago
by gordwick
1111 years 13 weeks ago
by smorton
Thoughts on finding and using the things that work for each of us and why.
226144810 years 47 weeks ago
by astras
Apple's operating system for the Mac
326157510 years 47 weeks ago
by szweiner
Neck beards and Star Trek references optional.
2216011 years 12 weeks ago
by Adeel Shaikh
Microsoft's juggernaut operating system
5322010 years 47 weeks ago
by shan83
12554410 years 48 weeks ago
by dannielo

Paper, whiteboards, The Hipster PDA and more.

162119410 years 47 weeks ago
by m0vpg
New around here? Haven't posted yet? Drop by, say hello, and tell us what interests you.
13931710 years 47 weeks ago
by savantcreative
Almost anything goes. Off-topic shenanigans go here
8039010 years 50 weeks ago
by pashmina
"To make" or "to do." Creativity, writing, art, and the inspiration to do the things we love
2921510 years 48 weeks ago
by kitchen-master
Readers share project ideas and ask for help from the hive mind.
4120411 years 2 weeks ago
by John_at_154
2311 years 15 weeks ago
by SteveC
General throat clearing and announcements
147311 years 16 weeks ago
by Lex
Help us kill bugs on the site, as well as letting us know what you wish were here.
225210 years 51 weeks ago
by Andrew gtd-php
Having troubles using any part of 43 Folders? Post here to get help with your problem.
113211 years 8 weeks ago
by mwr



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