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cell phone hygiene

There are bacteria all around us, but chances are pretty good that you are carrying around some pretty nasty stuff in your pocket right this minute. Think about how many times you wash your hands each day, and then think about how many times you touch your cell phone. Then try to remember the last time you washed or sanitized your cell phone. If you are like

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5 interesting ways to celebrate national library week

Going to the library will always have a special place in my heart. It has been a place where I can get lost in information, and even with all the technology around us it’s still the place were the possibilities seem endless. April 13–19 is 

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records and information month

In 2014, I have gone all-digital. No more receipts, no more paper statements, and no more file boxes full of junk I don’t need. For the purposes of record keeping and information storage, I scan all necessary documents into the cloud and know that they are safe and secure and backed up everyday. I do this using

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world health day: the fitness apps you need this spring

Thinking about your health does not have to mean dropping off the face of planet while doing so. Get yourself pumped up and get connected with friends while you app your way to health and 

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online medical prevention strategies

When I have a cold, the last thing I want to do is get out of bed, drive across town, and head to the doctor. Even with an appointment, I’m usually at the doctor’s office for over an hour and most of that time is spent in the waiting room. Or sometimes I’m feeling a bit under the weather

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tips for finding balance with social media

Do you ever feel completely consumed by the Internet and social media? I know I do. It’s far too easy to be constantly connected and I am often guilty of photographing/sharing/updating life’s moments on social media instead of simply enjoying them.

How do we find balance and enjoy the benefits of social media while 

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online shopping 101

There are some things that I am just not good at in life. I am a pretty terrible housekeeper, I am even worse at sewing, and I am a pitiful athlete. But I am one lean mean online shopping machine.

Not all online shoppers are created equally. It’s kind of like a sport, online shopping. The more you do it, the more

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check your batteries day

Each year, there is a designated Check Your Batteries day. This day generally falls towards the beginning of each year, around the start of Daylight Savings Time. This day may seem silly and insignificant, but it really is an important thing to do, if not once a year,

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where am i? tracking or finding apps

In previous posts, I’ve made no secret of how in love I am with mobile technology and the instant and continuous access to information that it provides. However, no amount of information is credible or useful with out one very important ingredient: context. Who’s providing

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setting up surround sound

Ever dream of setting up a home theater and watching your favorite movie—complete with surround sound? But are you not sure where to start? It can be complicated when there are so many different models and options to consider, especially if you aren’t really a tech gadget kind of person. But don’t worry—you don’t need to be! However, once you 

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how to organize business cards electronically

As an executive assistant, one of my least favorite tasks (although I was pretty quick at it) was manually typing in all of the info from each business card into my boss’s outlook contacts after he gathered hundreds at an event or conference. I thought to myself

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10 cool ways to use home automation

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wearable fitness tech roundup

There are incredible strides happening right now in wearable technology. Until we get our own smartphone implants or Google contact lenses, we can settle for some amazing fitness trackers. These devices try to keep you healthy by tracking your motion and helping you lead a more active lifestyle. I’ve been using 

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best grocery list apps

It’s no wonder list-making apps are some of the most popular and most ubiquitous apps in the app store. Since we carry our smartphones everywhere we go, why not use them as the place to also store

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my first few months wearing a fitness tracker

I bought myself a fitness tracker when I realized I had gained a few pounds after moving from New York to Los Angeles. I used to walk everywhere in New York, and now I just spend all day sitting at my desk. Something needed to change, and

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travel apps for spring break

If you are jetting off to an exotic location for your spring break this year, there are a ton of useful smartphone apps to help make the most of your trip. Long gone are the days of arriving

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5 cord organization ideas

Technology is awesome, but sometimes it can be such a drag. Literally. In an effort to get organized this spring, I wanted to find ways to organize the big mess of cords in my office. Not only

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professional pet sitter week

If you have a pet, then you know how important finding the right pet sitter is. After all, not just anyone can look after your four-legged family member! What better time than Professional Pet Sitters week to celebrate the awesome people

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keeping up with daylight savings

“Fall back, spring forward.” Or is it, “fall forward, spring back”? Every spring we tend to forget about the magical blessing and curse that is Daylight Savings Time. Here are

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organize your home office day

It’s official—there’s a holiday for everything. And on Organize Home Office Day, you can give yourself the gift of an organized workspace. While it might sound like a daunting task, I actually have gotten myself

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tech to help with taxes

Wait . . . didn’t we just do taxes? Time flies in between tax seasons, and we’re back already! Here’s hoping that your finances are ship-shape and you’re all ready to file. But if you could use a little help with organization, we’re sharing some of our favorite tech

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tips on preventing identity theft

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Target shoppers across the nation fell victim of one of the biggest identity theft fiascos ever this past November. If you shopped at Target, in store, using a debit or credit card, your information may

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5 tax tips to help you get the most out of your taxes

Tax time can really be a drag if you don’t know some of the tips and tricks behind how to file them. On the other hand, tax returns can be a nice little surprise come spring time. With the

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love your pet day

Valentine’s Day has passed and you thought all the lovey dovey stuff was over, right? Well there’s actually another “love” holiday this month, but this one is just for your favorite four-legged friends. Today is Love Your Pet Day, a day filled with

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changing your name in the digital age

When I got married a couple of years ago, my lovely wife wasn’t totally sure she wanted to give up her last name. So when we got our marriage license, we left her maiden name on it with the option to change at a later date.  A couple months ago,

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how to prioritize your apps

I have a confession to make: I’m an app hoarder.

I routinely download apps to my iPhone 5 that I don’t need simply because they’re free. And I’ll often

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what’s the deal with 3d printers?

You’ve probably heard the buzz about 3D printers, right? How you can pretty much create anything you want with a simple push of a button? If you are like me,

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what you can do with a touch of a button

Technology has taken a turn for the better over the past few years.  The things that we are able to do now with such ease we wouldn’t have been able to a few years ago.  One device that is improving the quickest

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where’s my jetpack?

Now that we’re well into the 21st Century, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the predictions made by generations before about what life would be like for you and me.

I remember my own childhood predictions for this grand time, and I even

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inventor’s day – february 11th

Ronald Reagan proclaimed February 11th as National Inventor’s Day in 1983, and it is a lot of fun to think about all of the inventions the world has seen in the 30 years since then. That particular date was chosen

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