Posts tagged "Tips"

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests

Halloween party tips for hosts and guests
Are you planning a Halloween party and are looking for some Halloween party tips? Luckily, some of my past guest authors have provided you with some great advice. Read these posts to ensure you have the best Halloween party where your guests will have fun without you feeling stressed. Tip: Never host a Halloween party... Read more »

What's the most practical survival skill?

I asked the Internet “What’s the most practical survival skill?” The responses I got were too good not to share. Choose to ignore these life skills at your peril. What’s the most practical survival skill? From Facebook (If you haven’t liked my page on Facebook do so here): Know where your food comes from (Edd Fairman) Wear... Read more »

Lollapalooza tip for moms and dads (Works for other festivals too)

A quick tip for moms and dads who like to go to Lollapalooza or other outdoor festivals: Don’t get rid of the changing pads that came with your diaper bags even when your kids are potty trained. Keep them as a seat for outdoor festivals like Lollapalooza rather than lugging around a full sized blanket.... Read more »
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Tips for securely managing online accounts

In a previous post I gave examples of how I was given access to other people’s personal information because they used the wrong email address on their accounts. (Read the full story here.) Every piece of personal information in an online account is a piece of information at risk of being shared through mistakes or malicious... Read more »

List 25: Uber List for 2013

List 25: Uber List for 2013
An uber list is not just resolutions although some of the items may resemble New Years promises. An uber list is not a bucket list of outrageous thrills. An uber list is a mix of chores, goals and  fun activities most of which are quite common but that for the lister are often mentioned after... Read more »

A one line journal: How to record your life in one line a day

A one line journal: How to record your life in one line a day
I was never good at keeping a journal. I’d often start one then neglect to update it for days, weeks or even months. When I’d finally come back to it youthful arrogance that “someday someone else will definitely want to read this” paired with a fondness for structured narratives would make me feel like I... Read more »
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List 22: Parenting tips I wish I knew earlier

List 22: Parenting tips I wish I knew earlier
Although I have almost four years of experience in parenting I often feel that I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m learning. In honor of my sister-in-law who could have a baby at any minute and my numerous friends who are pregnant or have recently given birth or adopted, here are a few... Read more »

Facebook Privacy: You should worry more about people than policies

Facebook Privacy: You should worry more about people than policies
Facebook users have until December 10th to vote on proposed changes to that site’s Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. You can vote here. Although I think its great that people that are being given the option to voice opinions from a company that has been harshly criticized for making sudden changes... Read more »

Uncomfortable Halloween Costumes to Avoid

Uncomfortable Halloween Costumes to Avoid
If you are entering a contest or are really into Halloween you may be willing to sacrifice comfort for the sake of a costume, but most people don’t have that resolve. Uncomfortable costumes are quickly abandoned thus defeating the purpose of having a costume. If you want a costume that you’ll be able to wear... Read more »
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List 14: Quick, Easy and Cheap Halloween Costumes

List 14: Quick, Easy and Cheap Halloween Costumes
Around this time of year I see a lot of suggestions for “easy” Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, many of those suggestions are not as easy as one might like. The two main offenders: The “no sew” option – Sure, there is no sewing, but it will still take you hours to assemble. These ideas are great... Read more »