No matter your method for keeping track of lists, we have simple strategies for ensuring everything gets crossed off.
by Nicole Yorio Jurick
Steven Errico/Getty ImagesThe Post-It Noter
If you have a drawer stocked with sticky notes-and aren't afraid to use them-that means you absorb information visually, says organizing coach Liz Franklin, author of How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson. Jotting tasks on colors and shapes turns on your brain and helps you remember to-dos better than if you were using a white notepad or PDA.
Make the Most of Your Method
The biggest problems with Post-Its: They're not always there when you need them. To ensure your to-dos are always a peel away, organize the sticky notes in a manila folder, Franklin suggests. Listing one task per note, create a grid starting with priority tasks in the upper left corner and ending in the bottom right with the least urgent ones. Then peel off and toss each note when you're done. Plans changed? You can easily switch your priorities
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What does your Facebook profile photo say about you?Nowadays, everyone is on Facebook - from your friends to your parents to even your boss and most definitely your coworkers. But if you're looking to have your Facebook profile convey the real you, you might want to take a closer look at your profile photo. According to new research, photos seem to be the primary way we make impressions of people on social networking sites
Researchers from The Ohio State University had 195 college students view a mock Facebook profile of a person who was supposed to be a fellow student. The profile included a photo and a written statement about the person. Participants were then asked to rate how extraverted they thought the student in the profile was. The study, which was published in the Journal of Communication found that in most cases, people form first impressions from what you're doing in your photo, not from reading your text.
"If you are an extrovert - go ahead a post a profile picture of you with a bunch of your friends and family !"Read More »from What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You?
Tackling that messy garage won't get any easier by procrastinating.
Whether it is inside or out, making this chore easier and breaking it down into manageable tasks will make it easier on yourself and your family. To keep your home clutter free there are yearly habits that should be implemented that will allow for your home to look its best. Additionally, doing a little organizing will also make your day to day life function decidedly better as well and possibly turn up some extra money for other improvements.
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Princess Bubble makes it to India! Well, she is a flight attendant! Going solo can be spiritually empowering as long as you take safety precautions to avoid getting into dangerously vulnerable situations, says Anuradha Varma.
Princess Bubble and the Paper Bag Princess, modern fairytale characters, can teach us a thing or two about being single. The latter got hot and dirty while trying to rescue her prince, who turned up his nose and told her to dress like a princess - he soon got the boot. Princess Bubble was created by former flight attendants Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb and found her happily-ever-after long before finding Prince Charming.
Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/spirituality/new-age-insight/Are-you-single/articleshow/12412365.cms
5 Darling Garlands to Celebrate SpringThe arrival of spring has got me itching to create something cute and colorful, and these garlands fit that description perfectly. Whether you're throwing a party or your wall just needs a little bit of pretty, try making one of these 5 strings of happy.Read More »from 5 Darling Garlands to Celebrate Spring
Watercolor 1. Watercolor
This garland is simple to customize in any colors you want. This is a great group project.
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Napkin Flowers 2. Napkin Flowers
Who knew that you could transform paper napkins into something so pretty? These flowers almost look like the real deal!
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Rainbow Flower 3. Rainbow Flower
I just love all these colors. Paint chips supply the rainbow gradient in this garland, and you can get them for free.
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Paint Chip Easter Eggs 4. Paint Chip Easter Eggs
This decoration is perfect for those weeks leading up to Easter, which is right now. It also uses paint chips, which I know I have around the house.
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Fabric Flower 5. Fabric Flower
- BettyConfidential.com | At Home – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:22 PM EDT
That's right: David and Victoria Beckham are finally selling their home in the UK. Raise your hand if you want to live in Beckinham Palace!
-Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com
David and Victoria Beckham
That's right, Bettys: Five years after relocating to the United States, David and Victoria Beckham are finally selling their UK home. Got £18 million (or roughly $28 million) to burn? Because if you do, you could become the new owner of the mansion affectionately known as Beckingham Palace!
According to People, Posh and Becks bought the 24-acre Hertfordshire estate back in 1999 for $4 million, just after they tied the knot. Originally a seven-bedroom home, the couple is said to have spent millions in renovations to add such things as a 52-ft. garden pavilion with a marble floor, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a recording studio, and a gym. When David signed with Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, he, Victoria, and sons Brookyln, Romeo, andCruz headed out to LA, where they settled in anRead More »from Moving to the UK? Buy David and Victoria Beckham's House!
These handcrafted Easter projects and gifts will put a fresh face on spring!
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- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | At Home – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:37 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Lemon cupcakes, baked with fresh rosemary will fill the house you have been so happy to call a home for so many years with a heart-warming scent. It is sure to make prospective buyers think of your home fondly.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A cake without leavening will sag like a garment without interfacing. Make sure you do not leave out any important steps as you create your world today.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Priority Shuffle Tarot Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Adapting your home to accommodate an ailing parent may mean moving the children's bedroom's upstairs. The adjustment requires a family powwow, sooner rather than later.
Today's Gemini Reading: Free Sample Chinese Luck Prosperity and Longevity
By Shawn Gauthier | Houzz.comRead More »from Wallpaper in the Kitchen: Is it a No or a Go?
Bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms; I've seen them all papered in the wildest of wallpaper patterns, but kitchens with wallpaper are hard to find. It's understandable that people prefer a clean, calming aesthetic in the kitchen, but that shouldn't mean wallpaper doesn't stand a chance. In an effort to gather insight into this imposing question, I've collected the few photos of wallpapered kitchens to see how this marvel can actually work.
Let's start the discussion: Should we adhere to the general practice of avoiding wallpaper in the kitchen, or step outside the expectations and run to the local wallpaper retailer for a fresh and fun new look? You decide.
See more inspiring kitchen photos on Houzz
Photo by Andrea Schumacher I don't think people would think twice about using a custom wallpaper design like this in their bathroom or even a bedroom, but many would have shied away from using it in the kitchen. Yet, it really feels original in this space, and it especially pops when
by Marisa Lascala, Condé Nast Traveler
America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, from Yellowstone to Florida. Here are some of our favorite views.
See the complete list of National Park Views Not to Be Missed at CNTraveler.com
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