Organize Your Recipes Online
Jun19

Organize Your Recipes Online

For general information about organizing your paper, cookbook, and online recipes, see Organize Your Recipes [Organization #12], first published in July 2012. After reviewing the 2012 article, come back to this article for updated and software-specific information. This article is part of both the Organized Life Series and the Getting Healthy Series. In this article, you will learn how to use Pinterest, Google Drive, and Paprika to...

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Learn to Cook Like a Chef
May29

Learn to Cook Like a Chef

By learning to cook at home, you can save money by cooking restaurant-quality meals at home. You can improve your health by using high-quality and natural ingredients in your recipes. You can improve yourself by learning a new and valuable life skill. This article is part of both the Getting Healthy Series. Below is a list of some cooking schools that are available online: America’s Test Kitchen (Recommended) – ATK hosts a...

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Backing Up to the Cloud for Free
Jun07

Backing Up to the Cloud for Free

Using a cloud backup is an important strategy to a successful backup plan. If you don’t want to pay for your online backup, you have other options. Backing up online using CrashPlan is simple and extremely low maintenance, and that’s what you’re paying for: the convenience and ease of use.This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your backup system for FREE. For more information about this simple...

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Organize Your Backups This Weekend
May27

Organize Your Backups This Weekend

Using a cloud backup is an important strategy to a successful backup plan. To learn more about designing a backup system, see Backing Up Your Files. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your backup system. Why should I keep a backup in the cloud? You should keep a backup of anything that you don’t want to lose. It’s fine to keep a hard drive to back up your files, but you also need an off-site...

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Organize Your Cloud Files This Weekend
Apr26

Organize Your Cloud Files This Weekend

Cloud services, such as Dropbox, provide you with the ability to view and edit your files anywhere from any computer or device. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your cloud files. Strategize Your Cloud Before you organize your cloud files, you need to devise a strategy for how you want to use various cloud services. You have three options when it comes to your cloud strategy: Maximum Freedom – You...

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Start Using Lastpass This Weekend
Nov30

Start Using Lastpass This Weekend

You’re ready to Update Your Passwords This Weekend, but you want to take it a step further. You’re tired of trying to remember your passwords. You’re not happy with the password-protected spreadsheet of password hints you’ve been using for a decade. You agree that it’s a bad idea to use the same username and password all over the internet. You have some business accounts that need password sharing and...

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Update Your Bookmarks & Passwords This Weekend
Nov14

Update Your Bookmarks & Passwords This Weekend

Current statistics show that the average U.S. household has around six internet-connected devices. My tech-savvy friends have considerably more devices. Author’s Note: My daughter and I collectively own eight internet-ready TV devices (three TVs, two Blu-Ray players, two Rokus, and a Wii). We have two smartphones, two tablets, two Kindles, and five computers. That’s a total of 19 devices! What does that have to do with...

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Review Your Online Subscriptions This Weekend
Oct31

Review Your Online Subscriptions This Weekend

Twenty-five years ago, it was much easier to manage subscriptions. At most, people had a Reader’s Digest, possibly other magazine subscriptions, and none of them renewed automatically. Now a lot of people have upwards of a dozen online subscriptions that ding credit cards at different times of the year. This weekend in the Weekend Series, take some time to get all of your subscriptions organized. Make sure you know what...

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Using Your iPad For Navigation [iPad Series #12]
Oct23

Using Your iPad For Navigation [iPad Series #12]

This week in the iPad Series we’ll look that the possibility of using the iPad as a navigation device. Before we can do that you must understand the features and limitations of your iPad. As part of the iOS 7 iPad update, this article has been updated, but the screenshots might not be up-to-date. Wifi vs. Wifi +3G/4G If you have a Wifi +3G or Wifi +4G iPad you must pay for a data plan through your cellular or mobile provider to...

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Social Apps And The iPad [iPad Series #11]
Oct23

Social Apps And The iPad [iPad Series #11]

This week in the iPad Series we will be looking at social media apps. Sounds pretty simple, right? While being pretty straightforward, there are a a few apps that make things easier, more fun, or just altogether better. Let’s look at social media apps on the iPad. Author’s Note:  I’m not a big social app user. I blog, obviously. I get on Facebook a little. I go to Pinterest when I’m looking for some crafting...

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Movies & TV On Your iPad [iPad Series #9]
Oct23

Movies & TV On Your iPad [iPad Series #9]

This week in the iPad Series, we will discuss ways to watch your favorite movies and television shows on your iPad. As part of the iOS 7 iPad update, this article has been updated, but the screenshots might not be up-to-date. Purpose You have a TV and a computer. Why would you want to watch TV and movies on your iPad? #1 – Home Mobility You might want to use your iPad to watch movies or TV at home. You might want to sit in the...

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Communicating on Your iPad [iPad Series #7]
Oct23

Communicating on Your iPad [iPad Series #7]

This week in the iPad Series, we’ll be discussing how we communicating with our friends, family, colleagues, and others. As part of the iOS 7 iPad update, this article has been updated, but the screenshots might not be up-to-date. How do we communicate? Email Phone Calls Video Chat Texts Instant Message These days, many people keep in touch with friends and family through their social networks and apps. We will be dedicating an...

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