Organize Your Email with Google Priority Inbox

Is there anything that Google cannot achieve? Well, maybe organizing my Gmail Inbox which is a mess of newsletters, Facebook notifications and things I care about, is asking for too much -- right? Wrong! And...this is one of those few times that I'm happy to be wrong. Google recently unveiled a new tool to aid…

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5-Day Challenge: Define Your Vision for Your Blog

Each week here at Life Your Way, we focus on 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's challenge is to define your vision and set goals for your blog. I have the privilege of serving…

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Weekend Reading: October 2, 2010

Yesterday I wore a long-sleeved shirt for the first time this season. This morning we woke up and it was 65 degrees in our home. On Wednesday we carved our first pumpkin. Winter squash, apples and sweet potatoes fill my produce drawers. I love everything about fall, and this week it finally feels like fall…

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Organization's Three Most Important Questions

The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist: Two and a half years ago, my wife and I (and two small children) decided to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Since then, our lives have changed drastically for the better. By removing the clutter and nonessentials from our home and lives, we have found extra time,…

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The Importance of Breaking Goals into Managable Steps

Do you set goals for yourself regularly? I firmly believe that goal-setting is an important part of achieving our dreams and improving our life, a principle that applies to entrepreneurs, students, mothers and artists alike. Identifying areas where we want to grow and change is a skill that sets successful people apart, but so often…

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Helping Kids Entertain Themselves

I’m contributing to a series of posts over at Cozi’s Live Simply called Helping Kids Help Themselves, and the most recent post features ideas to help kids entertain themselves: We've all seen it in action: Kids who are "so bored!" eventually coming up with creative ways to pass the time. For our third tip in the series…

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Question of the Day: Do You Write Ahead?

If you're blogging "professionally", chances are you have a fairly regular posting schedule that your readers expect. With very few exceptions, posting regularly is an important part of growing your blog, but we all know that real life can sometimes get in the way. Because of this, many bloggers write and schedule posts ahead of…

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Hearthsong Halloween Goodies Giveaway

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While I love holidays, celebrations and traditions in general, Halloween is one that I've struggled with as a mother. There's so much ickyness that I'd just rather shield my girls from -- scary costumes, blood and gore, ghosts and goblins, etc. But at the same time, we love dressing up, candy, pumpkins and any excuse…

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Creative Ways to Use Happy Tape

I desperately want to buy some Happy Tape, but before I buy it, I need to know what I'm going to use it for! Why do I want to buy it if I don't already have a use in mind? That is a very good question. It's just so...happy! Seriously, how can you resist this…

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Quick Tip: Use Hotkeys to Save Time & Keystrokes

Because I'm a geek, I love discovering ways to make the things I do every day quicker and easier, which explains why I get really excited every time I discover a new hotkey or shortcut! You might be familiar with ctrl+c, ctrl+x and ctrl+v for copy, cut and paste in your favorite word processor or…

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