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Academia Productivity

Reverse Outlining

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2021-05-21

Writing papers, presentations or books is part of academic work. But usually this is not taught to us, we kind of learn by doing. Some are talents and some are not. I definitely needed a lot of time to wrap by head around writing and I still do, learning…

A coffee cup on a desk showing work to be done.


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Academia Personal

Freelance as a scientist

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2021-05-14

During my time as a student, I needed to earn some money. So I did some typical student jobs, like delivering advertisement or repairing computers. I was also part of several projects at my university or other institutions, but I always wanted to work as a freelancer. Create a…

Photo of the book Give and Take from Adam Grant. Background Photo by FWStudio from Pexels


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Book Review Productivity

Book Review: Give and Take by A. Grant

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2021-05-07

I always felt a bit naive when telling people, that doing the right thing and being generous will lead to the best results in the long run. Especially while being a freelancer, that seemed extra stupid, as you always have to take care of yourself. In a society where…

Hand drawn reconstruction of Ashur from northeast. View of the towering Ashur temple


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Archaeology

The reconstruction of the Ashur Temple

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2021-04-30

Since last summer, I am working part-time for the German Archaeological Institute as a research associate in a project called GlAssur. The project focuses on the Glazed Bricks in Ashur (German: Assur). I work on a reconstruction of the temple. This way, the façades of glazed bricks, that are…

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Academia Productivity

Organise your students with Notion!

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2021-04-23

Notion is a relatively new organisation tool which offers databases, kanban boards, wikis, calendars and much more. Plus: The the Personal Pro Plan is free for students and educators! So naturally, I had to try it out and am pretty intrigued. It is simple and easy to use….

A smartphone displaying the Facebook Login Page and some Scribble tokens forming the words "Social Media"


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Personal Productivity Technology

Why I quit Facebook

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2021-04-16

A couple of weeks ago, I quit Facebook, after I was part of it for over.. phew I don’t know anymore! Probably for over ten years. Facebook was one of my websites that I visited daily. I wouldn’t say that I obsessed about it, but I did check it…

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Productivity

How Karate can boost your productivity

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2021-04-09

Karate is a martial art and one of many, although probably one of the most known and mystified ones. I personally practice it for many years now and I learned a lot from it. Not only for practicing Karate, but also for my work-life. Let’s have a talk about…

3D visualisation of a virus


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Academia

University teaching during Corona

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2021-04-02

I have been a university lecturer for about 5 years now and especially the last year was different. Although the pandemic is probably hitting the students more than the staff, university teaching during Corona is a drag. On the other side, teaching during Corona offered also advantages and the…

Cover of Cal Newports book "Deep Work"


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Book Review Productivity

Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

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2021-03-26

If you are like me, you probably wish for more time. More time to relax, more time to spend with family and also more time for your own projects. Today however, our world is dominated by social media, email communications, but also a culture of instant availability. This leaves…

Image of the video game Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. © Naughty Dog


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Archaeology Games

Uncharted and Archaeology: Break in, steal, destroy, repeat!

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2021-03-19

I recently started playing Uncharted and I was especially interested in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted and Archaeology are somehow connected, although it isn’t really. I heard many good things about the game and it also partly played in West Asian locations like Syria or Yemen. So I did…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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