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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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41115 years 15 weeks ago
by Litomeister General
General tips and discussion for beating procrastination, maintaining focus, and keeping it together
149108815 years 1 week ago
by jason71
Tips and strategies for David Allen's popular method for "Stress-free productivity."
360269515 years 1 week 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.

9454315 years 1 week ago
by Duncan
Tricks, shortcuts, and existential heuristics
10384615 years 2 weeks ago
by gordwick
1115 years 20 weeks ago
by smorton
Thoughts on finding and using the things that work for each of us and why.
226144815 years 2 weeks ago
by astras
Apple's operating system for the Mac
326157515 years 1 week ago
by szweiner
Neck beards and Star Trek references optional.
2216015 years 19 weeks ago
by Adeel Shaikh
Microsoft's juggernaut operating system
5322015 years 2 weeks ago
by shan83
12554415 years 3 weeks ago
by dannielo

Paper, whiteboards, The Hipster PDA and more.

162119415 years 1 week ago
by m0vpg
New around here? Haven't posted yet? Drop by, say hello, and tell us what interests you.
13931715 years 2 weeks ago
by savantcreative
Almost anything goes. Off-topic shenanigans go here
8039015 years 5 weeks ago
by pashmina
"To make" or "to do." Creativity, writing, art, and the inspiration to do the things we love
2921515 years 3 weeks ago
by kitchen-master
Readers share project ideas and ask for help from the hive mind.
4120415 years 9 weeks ago
by John_at_154
2315 years 22 weeks ago
by SteveC
General throat clearing and announcements
147315 years 23 weeks ago
by Lex
Help us kill bugs on the site, as well as letting us know what you wish were here.
225215 years 6 weeks ago
by Andrew gtd-php
Having troubles using any part of 43 Folders? Post here to get help with your problem.
113215 years 15 weeks ago
by mwr



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