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Countdown Your Next Meeting

5 Oct

How often do you need to time something at a meeting? Do you use a stop watch? Are you grabbing your phone and scrambling to find the timer? Recently I discovered an old school looking but functional online stop watch. It works well because you can pull it up in a browser and easily toggle the controls.

http://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown/

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Have You Seen A Freeosk?

6 Sep

Do you love free samples? Have you interacted with a Freeosk yet? If you haven’t see one, these are free standing machines that dispense the sample of the day. These samples can be anything from Rice Krispy Treats to fruity snacks, however they are only available at select locations. Long gone will be the days of ladies serving free samples on toothpicks, not enter the age of machines.

https://www.thefreeosk.com/

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Have You Heard of Net Neutrality?

3 Sep

Do you think you should be limited where you can travel on the Internet? Recently this ability to freely surf is being challenged. So what does this mean? Wikipedia’s definition of Net Neutrality is “the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.”

The common analogy I think of is turning the Internet into a cable network. You pay for the basic Internet channels like Amazon or Facebook but if you want to go to the Disney website, you will have to pay extra.

Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with. ISPs could charge extra fees to the few content companies that could afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service.

Net Neutrality has been considered the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves the right to communicate freely online. Recently Apple joined the cause.

Here’s a site that’s leading the cause.
https://www.savetheinternet.com/

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Finding Places To Charge Your Car

24 Aug

Do you have an electric car? Did you know that PlugShare is a good resource for finding places to charge. You can also sign up for EVGO and Chargepoint so you can access the fast chargers. If you don’t want to sign up, then you may find charging stations at Walmarts and Dunkin Donuts. However you’ll have to check stores individually because availability varies from location to location. Where do you recommend charging your vehicle?

https://www.plugshare.com/ 

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Dumb with Tech

18 Aug

Technology is changing at the speed of light these days. Your cellphone is now your camera and flashlight. We all have technology that takes us a little while to get used to. Have you done anything so dumb with your new technology that your still embassed about it?
For example, have you ever dropped you cellphone into a toliet? Have you ever dropped your blue tooth earbuds into a cocktail? Have you ever reached for the remote control to your TV and realize it’s your iPhone?
Tell us the dumb things you done with your new technology!

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How To Start A Nonprofit On The Fast Track

17 Jul

Do you have an idea that sparks the creation of an organization devoted to positive change for the good for all people? Whether you already have a nonprofit that you’ve registered in your state or you are thinking of creating one, you will still need to apply for federal tax-exemption. There are benefits to creating a nonprofit organization and the biggest is being able to accept donations. 

For recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3), you need to traditionally complete the 1023 form. The process can take up to six months to hear back. However the government recently released a faster process to receive your nonprofit status in as little as tweleve weeks called the 1023EZ form.

How to get your non-profit started tax-exempt organization:
1) Complete the 1023EZ online application
2) Pay $275
3) Have less than $50,000 in assets
4) Have a mission statement

https://www.irs.gov/uac/about-form-1023ez

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Be Safe All Around

17 Jun

SafeBee’s mission, simply put, is to make the world a safer place. This site offers articles, tools and advice to provide information to protect yourself, your family, your home, your pets, your money and your personal data from everyday — and unexpected — threats and hazards so you can live a happier, healthier, more secure life. The website is authored by UL, the leading developer of safety certification standards and a leader in safety education.

Find out what bit you, how to tell if an egg is bad, 13 health symptoms dog owners should never ignore, when you should or shouldn’t call 911, how to tell if chicken is bad, if your kids shoes are hurting their feet, the truth about cracking your neck and if yorgurt goes bad.

http://www.safebee.com/

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Word of the Day

20 May

When you keep learning, you keep leading! Start off your morning right with the word of the day and get your brain energerized. What word can use today in a sentence? It’s like Pee Wee Herman’s word of the day, but different.  

https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

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Stay Postive With Your Health

1 May

Are you looking to improve your health? Have your new year’s resolutions expired by now? Find out how to turn your focus around on your health by visiting Positive Health Wellness. The site features diets, nutrition, recipes, fitness, beauty, pain relief and awesome info graphics. I found one interested info graphic on the benefits of drinking pickle juice and another on three day sugar detox to improve your health. If you are ready to find new techniques to get back on the wagon – then look no further – check out this site.

https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/

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Get Pacified With Color

22 Apr

Have you joined the adult coloring book phenomenon? If you did, then you’ll love this app and if you did not, then start your free coloring book therapy now. Download the app to paint mandalas, patterns, animals and more with Pacify. Who knew that coloring could be so relaxing?  Find out what the craze is all about and get pacified with color.

http://www.pacifycoloring.com

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