NameChecklist - Find your name the easy way! Pinterest is now more useful for sharing articles | The Verge Pinterest has been enhancing its pins with more and more contextual information since earlier this year, and today the company is adding even more detail into the mix. Pins that link back to full stories will now include context about the linked article, including its headline, author, and description — rather than just an image and little more as they did before. Not all articles will work at launch, but so long as the source article has the right data attached to it, Pinterest says that it'll be able to pull it in. More details could mean more interest Though pinned articles already include a link out to their source, Pinterest's users have tended to stay within the site, rather than clicking through to stories that pique their interest. The article enhancements follow updates to product, recipe, and movie pins, which now include rich information like where they can be purchased, or in the case of recipes, details like how long it takes to make them.
mental_floss Blog » 10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online It's Monday. You've had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what's this? Someone who says they're your boss wants you to do work?! Frittering away hours in front of mental_floss' Amazing Fact Generator is always an option. 1. I wish I were better able to speak and read Spanish, but that takes a good bit of time to master — on the other hand, learning to write in Elvish takes all of ten minutes, according to this website. Did I get it right? 2. You've probably heard about the man who delivered his baby son after watching a how-to on YouTube. Of course, you shouldn't limit yourself to YouTube for these sorts of how-tos. 3. This one's a no-brainer: HowStuffWorks is a great complement to mental_floss, covering pretty much every topic of inquiry you can think of. 4. This one's for the math nerds: at this website, you can read what makes any number special, from 0 all the way up to 9999 (Spoiler alert! 5. 6. The Ancient Greeks looked to the sky at night and saw little blips of light. 7. 8. 9.
100+ Alternative Search Engines You Should Know If someone asks you, off the top of your head, what search engines you use or know off, chances are you’ll be naming the regulars: Google, Bing, Yahoo. The Internet however is a really big place and there are plenty more search engines out there that can cater to very specific requirements. General Search Engines We’re skipping the search engines that everyone know about so you won’t be seeing Google, Yahoo or Bing in this list. <img src=" width="800" height="400" alt="ecosia">Pin itMyWebSearch – MyWebSearch is search engine that shows results from Google. Regional Search Engines <img src=" width="800" height="400" alt="najdi">Pin itSearch Nigeria – Search Nigeria is a web based portal and search engine. Kid-Safe Search Engines Social Media Search Engines Image & Icon Search Engines Knowledge Search Engines
10 Free Mobile Apps to Create Awesome Drawings and Doodles one thing students, kids and even some adults love to do is drawing. There are a bunch of awesome drawing tools I have covered here before that can allow you to easily make drawings and skectches online . Some of these tools have social part in the sense that users can share their drawings on popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Users can also invite their budies and start collaborating together in real time and even chat back and forth while they are drawing. Here is the list of the free drawing apps. Easily create sketchesMake drawingsMake doodlesCreate shapes,add text, and share with others. I have included a Google Docs and Issuu presentations containing these apps. 1- Doodle Budy Gold It allows userst to create sketches and doodles using their fingers. 2- Big Fat Convas 3- How to Draw How to Draw is a great Android app that allows its users to make awesome drawings. 4- Sync Space Sync Space is a whiteboard app available for Android and iOS devices. 5- Jot
The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now This is how the world felt before Crackberries. (LeoLuigi)“Not-to-do” lists are often more effective than to-do lists for upgrading performance. The reason is simple: what you don’t do determines what you can do. Here are nine stressful and common habits that entrepreneurs and office workers should strive to eliminate. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. It’s hip to focus on getting things done, but it’s only possible once we remove the constant static and distraction. What other no-no’s would you add to the list?
protonic.com - Fast, Friendly, Free Computer Help and Support; Trusted. Free Downloads. The 30 Best Content Curation Resources for Marketers and Business Pros When I first graduated from college almost 20 years ago, I quickly learned that I was not prepared to have conversations with experienced business professionals on the reality of the business challenges they were confronting. My approach was to subscribe to 3 magazines: BusinessWeek, Fast Company and Newsweek and I read the newspaper every single day. I have been a voracious consumer of news ever since. Today, there are so many options available and we each have to find a way to find, filter, consume and share the information that is relevant for us. I use email alerts from RSS feeds, Twitter lists and a few key websites I visit every day to make sure I can stay on top of the latest trends and news in business and marketing.
D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA Edition Welcome to the D*I*Y Planner Hipster PDA Edition 3.0, a series of approximately one hundred free productivity forms designed for printing onto index cards (a.k.a., the Hipster PDA). Designed especially for the D*I*Y Planner project by Douglas Johnston, the package includes a wide array of cards covering life management, project planning, calendars, notetaking, business development, and creative uses like writing, storyboards, mind mapping, and photography. These are a subset of our regular D*I*Y Planner forms, completely re-designed for the smaller size, and may be used in conjunction with a full-sized planner, alongside a notebook like a Moleskine, or as a stand-alone system. Although chiefly inspired by David Allen's Getting Things Done, an emphasis has been placed upon tweakability, multiple methodologies, and tinkering (endlessly!) with ideas. The package includes: Find this kit useful? 1-Up Version (3.0 Mb) This PDF package is for printing directly onto index cards. (Remember to
Skout™ • resources + for designers + by designers Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. However, now there are lots of sites and apps that not only creating stunning presentations but also make it easier then ever. Below is my list of some of my favorite tools for creating beautiful looking presentations/slideshows. *This list is in alphabetical order.40 Sites & Apps for Creating Presentations 9Slides - A wonderful site and app for adding video/audio narration to a presentation.
D*I*Y Planner 3.0 (Classic/A5 Edition) Welcome to D*I*Y Planner 3.0 (Classic/A5 Edition), a set of free do-it-yourself templates, covers, documentation and other gear for creating your own highly customised paper planner system. A year in the making, this new version includes nearly 200 pages of forms covering life management, calendars, project planning, note-taking, health, finance, and even creative uses like writing, storyboards, and web design. With some basic supplies, the handbook, and a little elbow grease, you can create an ideal low-cost productivity system that meets almost every need. This release is formatted for both Classic (5.5"x8.5", half letter-size) and A5 sizes. (For those interested, a Hipster PDA version is slated for late March.) Some highlights of version 3.0: Inspired by David Allen's Getting Things Done, but flexible enough to be used for almost any productivity method, including almost any of your own devising. Find this kit useful? Bookmark this page with del.ico.us)