100+ More Ways to Organize your Life – 2009 is going to be the year I get totally organized. I think I got a good start in ’08, but new years allow for new beginnings. So for me, you or anyone else who is interested in sorting out his/her life, Mashable has a great article full of tools you can use to make sure all your ducks are in a row. Some notable and cool looking apps on the list include these: WhatYah!, Listaculous, iProcrastinate and tons more.
10 Simple Things we Should All Say More Often – I try to say “please” and “thank you” and “yes ma’am” and even “hello” as often as I can, but I don’t know if it is just my personal upbringing or a regional Southern thing. Either way, I get funny looks when I say “you’re welcome” sometimes, as if people seem to think I am doing it unnecessarily. Dumb Little Man provides a list of some of the things we should all say more often, and why they are so important.
100 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts that will help you Work Faster – First of all, I’m pretty sure the whole point of a shortcut is to improve efficiency and speed, but nonetheless, here is a list of some quick keystrokes that will have you burning through lesson planning in no time. Brought to you by Gnoted.com, you should know most of them by now (Ctrl+C=Copy=duh) but there are plenty you might not know (NUM LOCK for five seconds=Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off).
10 Natural Ways to Gain More Energy – At the end of the day, it’s tough to find the last bit of energy you need to get the last of your list done. Here’s a few ideas to help you discover ways you can find and maintain your energy throughout the day. PlantMiracle recommends exercising (go figure), meditation, and aromatherapy, amongst others. -JEREMY S. GRIFFIN
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