When we talked about the best pens a few weeks ago (which I’m still in the process of trying out — many of the ones mentioned by the readers were subsequently sent to me by Jet Pens, so thank you! — others I’ve bought myself) some of the readers noted that we should also talk … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Notebooks
Open Thread: Which Tools/Programs/Tricks Are Your Current Favorites?
In a semi-regular feature here on Corporette, we’ve talked about “Tools of the Trade” — ways to make a busy woman’s life easier, either in terms of scheduling programs, tricks to make things go faster or help you remember, and even the multitude of uses for a scarf/wrap. Do you have a newly discovered favorite … Read More about Open Thread: Which Tools/Programs/Tricks Are Your Current Favorites?
Time Management, Down to Minutes
A reader wondered: what are our (and the readers’) best time management tips for women lawyers?
How I Use Remember The Milk
I’ve posted before of my love for Remember the Milk, but it’s come up in two separate conversations I had recently, so I thought I’d post on it again. As a reminder, this is a free, web-based application, and it e-mails you when your “due date” is up. (You can also check items off it … Read More about How I Use Remember The Milk
Open Thread: A Comfortable and Pain-Free Office…
2018 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion of how to have a comfortable and pain-free office — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion on how to get better ergonomics at the office. Here’s something we’re curious about: How many of you have picked out your own desk … Read More about Open Thread: A Comfortable and Pain-Free Office…
Tool of the Trade: The Crockpot (and: Recipe Open Thread)
2018 Update: While we still stand by these reasons every busy woman needs a crockpot, you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of 5 all-day crockpot recipes. We were pleasantly surprised when numerous commenters to our What to Eat When You Have No Time to Eat post started mentioning the crockpot … Read More about Tool of the Trade: The Crockpot (and: Recipe Open Thread)
Tool of the Trade: PDF Factory
We don’t know about you, but for the past few years we’ve shared a printer with a group of people. We frequently prefer to read things on paper rather than online — especially if we’re marking something up or comparing documents — and so it’s annoying when we get to the printer to discover that … Read More about Tool of the Trade: PDF Factory
How to Cut a Business Card to Store Necklaces Neatly
On Friday, we mentioned that one of our best uses for business cards (after we’ve taken the information from them) is to use them to keep delicate necklaces neat and tidy. Some readers asked for pictures, so we spent some time this morning cutting up old Corporette business cards (and then spending far too long … Read More about How to Cut a Business Card to Store Necklaces Neatly
Tool of the Trade: The Wrap
Update: We’ve updated links below, but come check out our more recent discussion of 9 ways to use a wrap at the office! We were thinking last week of the multitude of uses for the wrap, of which every woman should buy one or two to keep at the office. (Pictured: Made to order fabric shawl … Read More about Tool of the Trade: The Wrap
Tool of the Trade: Facebook’s Privacy Settings
Facebook continues to grow in popularity, and it’s now entirely possible that your coworkers, bosses, former teachers–as well as your real friends–will see everything you post on there. Or at least they will if your privacy settings aren’t set just so. By setting things up properly, though, you can prevent everyone but a handful of … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Facebook’s Privacy Settings
Tool of the Trade: ShopStyle
Wondering how to use ShopStyle to cut down on time spent holiday shopping or otherwise hunting for the perfect item? Here are our tips.
Tool of the Trade: FedEx.com
The most junior person on the team — whether woman or man — frequently gets assigned the more secretarial duties, such as FedExing letters, contracts, briefs, and document productions to the same people over and over (and over) again. (And, instead of re-delegating the secretarial task to the secretary, the junior person often ends up … Read More about Tool of the Trade: FedEx.com