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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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earth hour: the one hour annual event

Have you heard about Earth Hour? It’s a one hour annual event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to engage people in a conversation about energy use. They do this by encouraging people all over the world to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour. This year it’s happening 

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printable neighborhood – modern marvel

This week’s printable house is a modern marvel, inspired by all the over-the-top modern homes available if you have the money and the architect available to help you. It’s the kind of house celebrities in the California hills might choose, or the house I might live in if I 

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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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3 steps to de-winterizing your lawn for spring

Yards certainly take a beating during cold, harsh winters. In order to get the most out of your lawn in the spring and summer months, there are ways to prep your lawn in early spring so that you have a lush green lawn all summer long. As an added incentive, you’ll be saving

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national cleaning week: go green

National Cleaning Week is March 23–29, and you can bet you’ll be finding me doing some serious spring cleaning. Recently I’ve been becoming more and more interested in finding cleaning products that will do the job but are a little kinder to the Earth

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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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national poison prevention week

When my sister was a young toddler, she opened the front door without my mother’s knowledge and ran outside to see my dad who was working on the family car. He had momentarily stepped away and left a

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the canadian red cross 101

You never know when you might need the Canadian Red Cross, an important resource for all Canadians. Designed to assist people dealing with any sort of disaster recovery, the Canadian Red Cross is completely funded by public donors.

During the devastating Alberta flood last summer, the Canadian Red Cross provided immense support to the citizens in 

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first day of spring

It’s finally here, oh spring how much I have missed you! This winter has been a doosey for most of the country, so spring is definitely being met with open arms.  I was finally able to enjoy

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storing important documents

Three years ago for Christmas, my parents gave me a fireproof safe. I know it doesn’t sound like the most exciting gift, but it was exactly what I asked for. I was shocked at the immediately relief I felt after placing

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flood awareness / flood sensors

It’s something we often don’t think about, but floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters. It’s National Flood Safety Awareness Week, and it’s important to know the risks

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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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color therapy

Color therapy, or chromotherapy as it is sometimes called, dates back to the year 980 when colors really meant something. I say that last sentence with

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leave your pet in good hands

A couple of years back, my husband and I offered to pet-sit a neighbor’s dog while he was out of town for a few days. We were living in New York City at the time, and while I had experience with dogs

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printable neighborhood—candy break!

Today our printable neighborhood is ready for a sweet rush—a sweet sugar rush of a candy shop! I think every good downtown street needs a dose of candy. For instance,
there is a beautiful old river town

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american red cross month—how to get involved

The American Red Cross has earned a reputation as the go-to charitable organization whenever a natural disaster strikes.  You can rest assured that your donations will be used to help the intended disaster victims.  But disaster 

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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 spring break travel tips

Spring Break is the best! It’s a get out of school free card & time for fun, family, friends & sun. Traveling over Spring Break can be

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celebrating st. patty’s day

No matter your heritage, on March 17th, we’re all a little Irish.

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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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how to prepare for severe weather

Severe weather can happen when you least expect it. To help inform and prepare its citizens, the U.S. government has deemed this week in March severe weather week. During this week, it is important to

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severe weather preparedness week

This week, as you weather enthusiasts may know, is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, but I am sure you already had your calendars marked. For those of you (like me and I assume the majority) who did not know

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