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What the Pros Know: 5 Organizing Tips to Transform Your Space
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:46 PM
Think a bright, airy, organized space is solely the province of glossy shelter mags or movie sets? Think again. A streamlined, clutter-free space can be yours with five simple steps from the organizing pros. Less is More: Nothing gives a space more bang for the buck than a thorough purge. Clutter creates stress and detracts from a space's aesthetic, so commit... Read More...
What’s Next? A Trio of Tech Trends to Love
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:42 PM
Now that the iPad mini is old news, tech-savvy trend spotters are in search of the next great thing to organize, entertain and generally make life easier. Tech-out this trio of trends that will have you on the cutting edge of what's next. High-Tech Bathrooms: One of the last frontiers for technology in the home, the bathroom, is becoming increasingly high... Read More...
Top 10 Tech Tools for College
Monday, August 15, 2011 5:16 PM
Generation Digital is heading to college. Incoming freshman, take a break from your smart phone long enough to load up on these top ten tech tools. 1. iPad: A multitasking master: read eBooks, stream music, take notes and pictures; organize class and activity schedules with time management apps. Anything else? Oh, right, studying. Major textbook publishers are... Read More...
Keeping Abreast of Apps
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:32 PM
Just a few years ago the word "app" conjured up images of bite-sized snacks served before an entrée at dinner. Now apps are no longer merely shorthand for a pre-meal appetizer, they are applications, the lifeblood of many daily interactions... Read More...
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Living Without Your Computer
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:54 PM
In our 24/7 global world, where even our phones our smart, going without the connectivity and computing power of our laptops, PCs and tablets seems unthinkable. Technology journalist David Lake went computer-free for 20 days and lived to tell the tale. Lake's computer-free diet taught him that the pangs of computer withdrawal are real, the absence of the... Read More...
Refresh Your Office, Reboot Your Productivity
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:07 PM
Office blahs got you down? Feeling ho hum at work? For a quick pick-me-up, try transforming your office space. Whether you call home, a cubicle or the corner suite the office, we all clock many hours a day at work. Experts say your day-to-day environment can have a profound effect on your attitude. And if "familiarity breeds contempt" - or at least... Read More...
Can You See Your Desktop?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 1:41 PM
When you hear the words "desktop organizing" do you have visions of small icons arranged tidily on your computer screen? Put aside the image of your virtual desktop and take a minute to asses your actual desktop. If you see heaps of papers and... Read More...
Virtual Clutter: Get it Off Your Desktop
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:03 PM
Clutter, even virtual clutter, has a way of taking over open spaces. Is your desktop clogged with icons? Are e-files haphazardly stored? If so, it's time to declutter your desktop. The Urge to Purge In past posts I've heralded the lowly waste basket as an extremely effective organizing tool. Tossing what isn't needed is Organization 101. So get ready... Read More...
What’s Your Organizing Personality?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:15 PM
Organizing is a bit like fashion-preppy, punk, polished, professional-in the end everyone gets dressed, but with individual style. And just as fashion choices are inspired by personality, so too are organizing choices. Match your personality with the... Read More...
Do Communications Tools Make Us More or Less Communicative?
Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:44 PM
"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." So said English chemist and writer Jason Priestly, oh, about 200 years before the iPhone and the rise of social media. What would Priestly make of the way we communicate today? Does the explosion of communications tools make us better communicators? Or does the more-is-more nature... Read More...
Best Old and New Project Management Tools and Techniques
Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:04 AM
From the ancient pyramids to the iPhone 4, teams of individuals have successfully banded together to produce celebrated results. While most projects don't become tourist Meccas or headline news fodder (Note to self: don't take your top secret phone prototypes into bars) all projects requiring team effort can benefit from topflight project management tools... Read More...
Best Old and New Organization Tools
Friday, June 25, 2010 8:31 AM
Life requires organization. Fortunately a host of tools can help. We've assembled a must-have list ranging from the simple notepad and pen to the latest iPhone app. Read on and study up, it's time to get organized. Old School Not all organizing tools are high-tech. Consider that lowliest of office items, the waste basket . Tossing unneeded items is Organization... Read More...
Meeting Etiquette
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9:13 AM
Across the pond, the new English Prime Minister has set tongues wagging with his decision to ban cabinet members from using mobile phones and BlackBerries in meetings. This tempest is in an English teapot but it does bear thinking about at home. I would be lying if I didn't say that at times, I would love to ban phones, blackberries, and laptops from meetings... Read More...
Home/Work: Blurring Personal and Professional Identities
Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:21 AM
Clear demarcations between work and personal life have gone the way of the three-martini lunch. Using work computers to shop online or make vacation reservations is as common as BlackBerries buzzing at school recitals or a co-worker friending you on Facebook. Technology increasingly enables people to live a 24/7 existence, eroding the line between home and office... Read More...
Lose Your Paper Planner without Getting Lost
Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:15 AM
Still Tied To Your Paper Planner? There was a time, not too long ago, when the loss of a paper planner spelled a personal organization and time management disaster of epic proportions. In fact, one Saturday a few months ago, I was panicked by the thought that I lost my paper planner. After driving into the office, I was relieved to see it, in plain view right... Read More...
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