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15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer, and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.<p>Open-source software is like the “generic” brands you find …

Software

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

A couple of years ago, I wrote down a goal to write and publish a book to help students build their self-confidence, stop procrastinating and …

Procrastination

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

Writing

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

Personal Finance

11 Houseplants That Are Invincible

Well, maybe they're not really invincible but they're as close as it gets<p>The snake plant needs very little water, and it doesn’t require an abundance …

Plants

5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Succulents (And How to Grow 'Em Right)

Crowding them together is a major no-go.<p>I know, I know — that wall of succulents you saw on Pinterestis to die for. They’re all the rage for wedding florals these days, too. But somehow, despite your best efforts, your jade is dropping leaves and that sedum you’ve been lovingly watering is drooping …

Plants

Here's Why You Should Use the Ice Cube Method With Your Houseplants

Somehow, after researching, planting, feeding, and diligently watering your new plants you can still come home to find each and every one wilted …

Plants

How to Build Your Own Succulent Letter Garden

Personalize your succulent garden by building a letter-shaped planter box for your succulents to go in.<p>By Tawni Daigle<br>May 2018<p>DIY Succulents <i>(Adams</i> …

Plants

Dust Might Be Killing Your House Plants — But Here's How You Can Save Them

Keeping your indoor plants alive involves much more than simply watering them when you remember. Sunlight requirements need to be met, the …

Plants

A Zero-Cost Way to Add More Plants to Your Space

Caring for our plants, watching them thrive (or not die, as the case may be), and appreciating the personality they bring to our spaces is joy enough …

Plants

7 Hacks For Keeping Plants Alive That Will Turn Your Apartment Into A Greenhouse In No Time

For those of us with mostly-green thumbs, indoor plants are a must for bringing a little life into our living spaces. Not only do house plants …

Plants

So You Want To Be A Writer Huh?

Do you want to know a secret? If you want to improve as a Writer… You need to hone your craft every single day.<b>Writing Is A Hard Skill To …

Creative Writing

9 Travel Apps That Will Save Money

With so many apps on the market today it can be difficult to find the best. Luckily, we sifted and sorted to find the top money-saving (and even …

Apps

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Creative Writing

No, Culture Does Not Eat Strategy for Breakfast

We’ve heard this phrase for years — that culture eats strategy — but it is fundamentally misleading. When most people bring it up, they are trying to make the point that culture is a strong force inside an organization. So, if you choose a strategy that requires people to do things that would go …

Customer Service

Best Baby Busy Board Ideas Ever

DIY busy boards for kids are everywhere on Pinterest, Etsy and YouTube. We know you'll want to make one, too, so here are some ideas to get you …

DIY

3 Storage Products Pro Organizers Say Aren’t Worth the Money (Plus 5 Worth Splurging On)

1 of 6<p>When to Save Your Money<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Splurge-Worthy: Multi-Purpose Bins<p>3 of 6<p>Splurge-Worthy: File Sorter<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Splurge-Worthy: …

Home Decorating

How to Pack Everything in a Carry-On Bag (And Skip the Baggage Claim)

1<p>Have a Strategy<p>Stick to this no-fail formula for a week-long trip: Pack one dress, six tops, three bottoms, two bras (nude and black), two work-out …

Backpacking

The Cull: 10 Surprisingly Stylish Finds from the Container Store

There’s more to the Container Store than plastic shoe bins, utilitarian drawer organizers, and Elfa shelves. In fact, on a recent visit to their …

The 50 Organizing Tips You’ll Regret You Didn’t Know Sooner

Take care of nagging clutter with these amazing organizing tips<p>Keep seven years' worth of business-related backup documents to support your tax …

Storage Ideas

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

7 Tips To Help With Editing

A good story is grown. It takes weeks, months, of careful tending and nurturing, uncovering the meanings hidden within, fixing things so characters …

Use a Placeholder in Your Writing to Keep From Getting Stuck

Sometimes the hardest part about writing isn’t finding ideas or knowing how to begin, it’s maintaining a flow so you actually finish what you …

What’s in a Name? How to Come Up With Character Names

Names — character names or the names of people in real life — are a big deal. Parents-to-be pore over baby name books for months looking for that …

I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income.

Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.<p>2 min read<p>How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating your book like a product. However, taking your book …

7 Strategies For Conquering Procrastination And Avoidance

When it comes to beating procrastination, willpower alone doesn’t always work.<p>We’ve all experienced the nagging dread and anxiety that accompanies procrastination. Procrastination (avoiding specific tasks) and avoidance (a more general pattern) can also cause problems in relationships, especially …

The 5 Second Rule — Why It’s Important for Writers. And Procrastinators

Being both a writer and procrastinator can be a lethal combination — a productivity killer of the highest order.Many of us know of <b>The 5 Second Rule</b>, …

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing