If you use e-mail for work or school, you owe it to yourself to watch Merlin Mann’s “Inbox Zero” talk. I think it’s probably one of the most useful productivity ideas around, which you would expect from the man behind a great productivity site.
For some reason this works well for me at work, but not at home. Probably because I’ve set things up so I rarely get “important” e-mail at home. Or maybe I have no friends. Nah, I’m just a packrat!