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 Gift Idea: What Apps, Gadgets, Tools and More Are You Loving Now?
Have you changed your settings on LinkedIn before starting a job hunt? Have you ever made any mistakes that revealed more than you wanted to about your LinkedIn activity? How much do you actually use LinkedIn for networking and job searching?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a zillion tips on how to use Evernote and other note-keeping apps — but all seem geared at freelancers or entrepreneurs. So we thought we’d do a roundup of some top tips for busy working women, but we want to hear from you guys: DO you use Evernote or a similar … Read More about The Busy Woman’s Guide to Using Evernote and Other Note-Keeping Apps
2017 Update: We still stand by these tips on home security for women, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on safety for professional women, including the best personal safety apps for women who live alone. We haven’t talked about home security systems before, and a recent comment thread spurred us … Read More about How to Choose a Home Security System
This is another entry in our very occasional feature on household items — see our previous discussions on the best sheets, best towels, indispensable kitchen items, and more. Ladies, what are your favorite portable speakers — whether for use at your office, around your home, or in the great outdoors? I’ve been on the hunt for … Read More about Household Wednesday: Best Portable Speakers
We’ve talked about some of my favorite online shopping tools before, but not in a while — and a lot of the older ones have gone belly up, so let’s discuss the best of today’s online shopping apps. Ladies, what are your favorite tools these days? These are the ones I use: Covvet: This takes the place of the dearly … Read More about Online Shopping Apps for Busy Women: Save Money, Get Deals, Keep Track of What You Want
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Laptop Totes and Sleeves
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 Gift Idea: 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
2020 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of podcasts for working women — but if you’re looking for something a little more recent, here’s our latest discussion of the best podcasts for smart women. In the past we’ve talked about our favorite magazines as well as summer brain candy books, but we haven’t talked about … Read More about What Are Your Favorite Podcasts for Working Women?
What will potential employers find when they Google your name — and what can you do if you don’t like what they’ll see? How can your own website help you manage your personal brand online? Reader T wonders… I have a question about personal websites for lawyers and professional women. Before law school, I had a reasonably lengthy career in an … Read More about Managing Your Personal Brand Online