5-Day Challenge: Clear Out Old Technology

Each week here at Life Your Way, we'll have one five-day challenge. The challenges will take place on a different channel each week and include small, measurable goals to help you improve your life. This week, our first challenge is to clear out all of the old technology we have taking up space in our…

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Question of the Day: Mac or PC?

I purchased a new computer a couple of weeks ago -- a monster desktop after years of working my laptops to death, literally -- and I really struggled with the whole Mac versus PC debate. In the end, I went with a PC, both because of my experience (my last Dell desktop is over 10…

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Product Review: The Power of the FreeAgent DockStar

Amazingly, not two weeks after we talked about the importance of backing up digital files, my laptop died. Thankfully, I had begun using my FreeAgent Go External Hard Drive during that series, and my files were all backed up for the first time in a long time! Because I not only blog but also work…

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Organizing Computer Files: A Step-by-Step Plan

I hope you've already taken time this week to purge your digital files and rename any with ambiguous titles. If not, I encourage you to go back and do that before moving on to the next step of setting up a computer file system. There are a couple benefits to tackling this project in two…

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Choosing a Backup Solution That Works for You

Whether your computer holds business documents, personal records or photos, backing up your files is an important -- and often neglected -- task.  We've all heard from people who've had their hard drive crash and lost all of their data. A friend of mine lost all of the photos from her son's first six weeks…

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Knowing What to Send to the Recycle Bin

One of the biggest obstacles to organizing digital files is simply deciding what should be kept and what should be deleted. Unlike paper files, digital files don't take up physical space in your home, and it's tempting to keep more for that reason. To be honest, I'm not sure I've found the perfect balance in…

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Organizing Computer Files: Thinking Through Your Needs

I continue to believe that one of the most important steps in getting organized is to take some time before you begin to really think about what you need to make a system work. It's not enough to simply pick up someone else's system and put it in place in your own life without this…

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Product Review: Microsoft OneNote

When I purchased my new laptop earlier this year, I also made the leap to Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, including Microsoft OneNote 2007, which quickly became my favorite software package and time management program and remains my favorite to this day. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a list maker. I…

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