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Weekly Roundup – Power Up Your Online Habits

In Weekly Roundup on April 25, 2008 at 7:00 am

When you’re logging in hours of online time for research, blogging or just killing a bout of boredom, don’t miss out on these great tips your fellow CPs have discovered:

Squeeze in some quality reading for the day with Eric Fleming’s tips on How to Download Free E-Books Off the Internet.

Thinking of launching a website?  Make sure you pick up the right web host with David Hamilton’s Tips and Tricks to Help You Choose the Best Web Host.

Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but Jasmine Starr shows us Where to Find Love Notes on MySpace and How to Use Them.

Do you really know how to Google?   Learn How to Fully Utilize Google’s Features from kataztropy.

When you’ve got some time to kill but don’t want to drop off the internet just yet, give your AC articles a boost.   Erich Rosenberger shows provides A Review and Introduction of StumbleUpon.

If you’ve been procrastinating Mother’s Day, don’t miss out on gadgets and gifts for your tech-savvy Mom.  Amy Cox lists some Mother’s Day Gifts for the Technologically Savvy.

Need more time in your day?  Learn about Practical Life Hacking – Technology and Pitfalls, courtesy of Digital Ink.

The Daily Find: How to Stop Interruptions When Working at Home

In The Daily Find on April 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article:  How to Stop Interruptions When Working at Home

The Author: K. Ray

Why It’s Worth a Read:  If kids are screaming, pets are out of control and the neighbors keep popping over for a chat, it’s time to take control and establish some boundaries.  Read up on these strategies to make your home office as productive as possible.

The Daily Find: Steps You Should Take If Your Computer is Ever Stolen

In The Daily Find on April 12, 2008 at 8:00 am

The Article: Steps You Should Take If Your Computer is Ever Stolen

The Author: John Messina

Why It’s Worth a Read: After filing a police report and canceling your credit cards , there are a few more important steps to take if that laptop mysteriously disappears.

The Daily Find: 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

In The Daily Find on April 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article: 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

The Author: Stephanie Modkins

Why It’s Worth a Read:  Because you forgot to start that poetry club in the garden and need a few more ideas to celebrate the season.  These are some fun tips for anyone ready to enjoy the warmer days ahead.

The Daily Find: How to Think Correctly

In The Daily Find on April 10, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article:  How to Think Correctly

The Author: Ralston Heath

Why It’s Worth a Read:  All this time, you could have been doing it all wrong…

The Daily Find: Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Budget

In The Daily Find on April 9, 2008 at 8:00 am

The Article: Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Budget

The Author: Eyer

Why It’s Worth a Read:  You need to get going on that Mother’s Day shopping roundup (May 11 should already be penciled into your calender ;).  Pick from these ideas to get started on that unique present for Mom.

The Daily Find: International Backpacking – Overcoming the Language Barrier

In The Daily Find on April 8, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article:  International Backpacking – Overcoming the Language Barrier

The Author: Blair Mathis

Why It’s Worth a Read:  You’ve worked up the courage to head off on that eco-tourism  trip in  South America…but don’t speak a word of the native language.  Use this handy guide to get through those tough days like a pro.

Writing Tips: Staying Motivated to Keep On, Keeping On…

In Writing Tips on April 8, 2008 at 6:00 am

Some days the words just flow and you fill up those pages with plenty of great ideas. Other days may leave you with a blank page and a blinking cursor waiting in anticipation for that next clever word.

If you need some motivation to keep on, keeping on, turn to the writing masters of days gone by for a few pointers.

Here are some quotes from a few notable writers; scribble them down or commit them to memory and give your creative spirit a nudge:

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Benchley

“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.”Joseph Pulitzer

“The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.”David Hare

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.”Truman Capote

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson

“When I sit down at my writing desk, time seems to vanish. I think it’s a wonderful way to spend one’s life.” -Erica Jong

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”Ben Franklin

“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.”Elie Wiesel

“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.” Peter de Vries, writer and satirist for the New Yorker

Have a quote of your own to share? Post it below!

The Daily Find: Thoroughly Cleaning Your Bedroom – The Complete Guide

In The Daily Find on April 7, 2008 at 7:00 am

The Article: Thoroughly Cleaning Your Bedroom – The Complete Guide

The Author: PaulaK

Why It’s Worth a Read: If the Spring cleaning bug hasn’t reached that bedroom closet, make sure you’re sprucing up the place with these strategies in mind.

Weekly Roundup: Healthy Tips for Spring

In Weekly Roundup on April 6, 2008 at 8:00 am

Catch up on those New Year’s Resolutions to get in shape and take charge of your health with these pointers from fellow CPs:

Make sure you’re diet’s on track each day with Should You Drink Water with Meals? courtesy of Kristie Leoung, MD.

Brush up on the basics with the Ten-Step Guide for Getting Your Body in Shape.

Add a new snack to your weekly lineup; E Harmon tells us why Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars Won’t Disappoint.

Love to shop at Trader Joe’s? Learn how to stick with your gluten free diet with Racheline Maltese’s article: Gluten Free at Trader Joe’s.

Live a long and healthy life with these Eight Simple Things You Can Do to Live to 100 courtesy of IceCucky.

Is Starbucks really good for your health? Rachel Boehm discusses Lattes: They Do the Body Good? in this article about the milk campaign.

Don’t use office hours as an excuse to get out of shape. Donna Talarico offers some tips on How to Exercise at Work to Keep You Fit.