I sometimes wonder, “What would I do without online reviews?” because I rely on them so much (for example, as a very frequent Amazon Prime user). When I’m looking for a new bra or shoes or a flash drive or a book (ha, remember when Amazon was about books?), I note the average rating and … Read More about Tool of the Trade: When to Trust Online Reviews (Fakespot Review)
I saw an article on Lifehacker (I think?) a few weeks ago about small purchases that make your life markedly better. One of the things listed was a 6-foot-long lightning charger which, as soon as I saw it, I said, ACK, I have that, and it HAS made my life so much better. I primarily … Read More about Tool of the Trade: What Small Purchase Has Made Your Life Better?
We recently did a story over at CorporetteMoms about the best online backup services for your computer, but we haven’t had an open thread like this in a while, so let’s discuss: What apps, gadgets, tools and more are you loving right now? What makes your life easier, or more enjoyable? Picture credit: Death to the … Read More about Tool of the Trade: What Apps, Gadgets, Tools and More Are You Loving Now?
2018 Update: While we still stand by these slow cooker recipes for busy women, you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of 5 all-day crockpot recipes (right alongside 5 super fast Instant Pot recipes!). When we were doing our roundup of posts to help with your resolutions, I realized it’s been too long since we … Read More about Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Women
I’ve mentioned my love for my Bluetooth keyboard a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a whole post on it, so I thought we’d discuss. If you tend to do a lot of writing in your life (even just emails!), I highly recommend it. There are a ton of options out there; the … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Bluetooth Keyboard
How many devices do you have? Does having multiple devices boost your productivity — or just add to the feeling of being overwhelmed? Reader A has an interesting question: So I was wondering, how many pieces of technology do you and your readers have? I am increasingly getting overwhelmed by it all. I have a desktop both … Read More about Do Multiple Devices Boost Your Productivity — or Your Overwhelm?
I have written before for my love of focus-boosting tools like Leechblock and RescueTime, but I’ve been using a new one that I like, and thought I’d share: MORPHINE. When I switched to Chrome a while back, I was bummed to find that my beloved Leechblock was only available on Firefox. (Firefox kept crashing, everyone said Chrome … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Morphine Plugin for Chrome
2019 Update: we still stand by a lot of these apps for working women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of our favorite apps in 2019. Ladies, what are your favorite apps for working women? I rounded up some of my favorite Android apps a few years ago, but … Read More about Apps for Working Women: What Are Your Favorites?
What new tools and tricks have you found that help you get your job done quickly and efficiently — or your life to run more smoothly in some fashion? We haven’t had a Tool of the Trade feature in too long! My latest find is Fiverr, which, admittedly, may have limited use if you’re working with … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Fiverr
I’ve shared some of my favorite online shopping tools with you already (Shop It To Me‘s addictive emails (also new: their sleek new iPad/iPhone app), Shopping Notes, and ShopSense) but I don’t think I’ve written a few words on one of my favorite newish shopping tools: Hukkster. Basically, you set up an account, and download … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Hukkster
It’s May 1, and here in NYC the sun is shining, things are in bloom, and it seems as if Bare Leg/Flip Flop Commuting Weather has finally arrived. (Of course, we all know that you’re not supposed to walk for miles in flip flops, but everyone here does anyway.) I was thinking it might be … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Products for Summer
Not only do I consider myself a bit of a tech geek, but I specialize in a weird subset of tech geekiness: tech for the office. These are my top techy things to keep at the office — readers, what do you keep? (Check out our prior discussions on clothes to keep at the office, … Read More about Tech Fun: Slightly Geeky Things to Keep at the Office