Category Archives for Productivity

When you’re really really really down, you need a LifeCharge

When your life is falling to pieces and you’re losing hope and losing your grip, what do you do? “Count your blessings,” some people say, and you know just where you’d like them to stick their blessings. Have you been … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Pam
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Life begins when the kid leaves home and you can take over and redecorate her room: iPlanit

Imagine living in a two-bedroom apartment with a husband and his two kids (half the time) with both you and said husband working full time from home. Exactly. In this configuration, my personal space — the space that is an … Continue reading

28. July 2013 by Pam
Categories: Decorating, Life, Organization, Productivity, Sanity | Leave a comment

All about QR codes and why you should love them (and Scan, so you can use them)

Have you seen those little black and white squares on posters or other things and wondered what they are? They’re QR (quick response) codes, and they’re there so you can point your smartphone at them and be automatically taken to … Continue reading

04. June 2013 by Pam
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Remember those paper chains for counting down to Christmas? Now there’s Countdown+

There aren’t that many huge events in our lives, but sometimes we attach great importance to less significant events, depending on what’s going on with us. You need things you can look forward to when the grind is grinding you … Continue reading

02. June 2013 by Pam
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Elevatr is not about big buildings, it’s about big ideas. Yours.

So how many times a year do you have one of those million-dollar ideas? For me it’s about five. (Although I’m still not a millionaire, so something is not quite right…) My latest one (a week ago) was to create … Continue reading

11. May 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Organization, Productivity, Work | 1 comment

As if I can remember the last time I had my teeth cleaned! But Time Flies remembers for me.

I have Too Much Information to deal with, and my memory is getting flakier by the day (because of age, or outsourcing my brain functions to digital tools, or both). So I honestly couldn’t tell you when I last saw … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Pam
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SOLAR, because even crappy weather should be pretty weather

At least once a week I look at the weather in San Diego (because I’m a masochist), and I look at the weather on Guam because my son’s there, and I occasionally check a few other cities where people I … Continue reading

28. April 2013 by Pam
Categories: Artsy, Design, Life, Productivity, Sanity, Travel | Leave a comment

Whip it out and wow them: make a teensy slide presentation on your phone with Stitch

Remember elementary school, when you learned how to make visual aids for your oral reports and so on? And then came the kids and their reports (by which time you were a pro). I don’t know about you, but I … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Pam
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You don’t want to be a dork reading from notecards in the 21st century: Best Prompter

There I was in front of a rather geeky group of people pitching an Internet startup project in a competition — and reading my notes from a little spiral notebook. I felt like a dinosaur, even though all the other … Continue reading

02. April 2013 by Pam
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Every girl needs as many little helpers as she can get: Timegg

You know how your husband says “Can you remind me tomorrow that I need to ____ ?” and you’re like “Yeah right,” because you’re already drowning in your own masses of details and pressures and can hardly think straight yourself? … Continue reading

13. January 2013 by Pam
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When you need to know what time it is right now in Hong Kong and Austin: Synchronize

I’ve lived in France for over six years and still nobody in my family in California has a clue at any given moment what time it is here. I gave them an easy trick: count back three hours and change … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Organization, Productivity | 2 comments

Toshl (and its adorable monsters) keep me from being a total flake with money

I have balanced my checkbook exactly once in my life, shortly after I got my first checking account. I rarely have a precise idea of how much money I have, how much I’ve spent, or what I spent it on. … Continue reading

07. January 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Money, Organization, Productivity | 2 comments

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