Ah, the holy grail: Nothing but a few fresh messages in your e-mail inbox. Farhad Manjoo provides six simple rules to deliver you to this Shangri-La. "Carve out a short amount of time -- perhaps 15 to 30 minutes at the end of the day -- to respond to all flagged e-mail," Manjoo advises. "Remember, your goal is to keep your inbox empty. Each message sitting there should serve as a stark, visible reminder of your undisciplined ways."
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