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10 Awesome Tools To Get More Out of Wikipedia

Wikipedia is an ocean of information. While you may still want to seek secondary information sources before trusting it entirely, you cannot argue that the site contains a plethora of useful information. That said, it’s tough to navigate through so much data. You can get much more out of it in less time if you decide to ditch the conventional way of using the built-in Wikipedia search for scouring through the information. The following ten tools will help you search and use Wikipedia like never before. I am sure you’ll love using some of them. Navify Navify is an excellent web service which shows a lot of additional information related to a Wikipedia article like related images, videos and articles. So if you are searching […]

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10 Easy Ways To Get Better Search Results From Your Google Searches

Many of us can’t go a day without turning to Google for the answer to a question or problem. Some people are wizards at finding exactly what they want when doing a Google search, while others are constantly frustrated by failing to get speedy results. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most from your Google searches. Search for an explicit phrase. One of the most frustrating experiences in doing a Google search is to type in a two-word phrase and get dozens of results for one word or the other, but not both. Avoid this by enclosing the phrase you’re searching for in double quotes, like “urban legends.” This should take you to Snopes.com rather than every site on the ‘net […]

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10 Sites Where You Can Earn Some Extra Cash While You Are a Student

This blog has talked about making money online before. We’ve also shown how you could get started with making money online if you are new to web working, want to make a living from the internet, and have no clue. Now, there’s a difference between making a living on the internet and making a few quick bucks. No, there is no get rich quick scheme but that doesn’t mean you can’t make ten dollars in ten minutes; you could if you know the right way to do it. So yes, there are ways to make some extra cash online when you need it. And the best beneficiaries of such methods, in my opinion, are students. Students love working part time (or I should say have […]

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10 Ways to Crush Your 2014 Taxes

Tax Season is here, and that means millions of Americans are gathering paperwork, buying tax software and hiring professional help. However, there are several things you can do if you want to get your taxes done quickly, efficiently, and save yourself money. From the simplest of tips, to the newest apps, we found 10 ways to crush your 2014 Taxes. #1 Have Documents Ready The first step in getting your taxes done faster is to have all the documents you need on hand before you start. If you continually need to stop what you are doing to find more papers you will waste time. Have your W-2, 1099s and any paperwork needed for deductions and expenses throughout 2013 in one pile. You can even make […]

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11 Brilliant Web Based Event & Meeting Planners

Planning and organizing meetups and events is no longer the cumbersome task which required you to contact people individually and make sure they don’t miss the event. The web 2.0 era has spawned upon some cool and easy to use tools which help you plan an event quickly and effectively. Now, before you go ahead and check the tools, keep in mind that these tools are just there to help you make the planning process more effective. You would still have to manually do a lot of things. This list only includes some of the most simple, comprehensible and free web based event/meeting planning tools which I came across. Presdo Presdo is a nifty web based collaborative event scheduler which helps you plan an event […]

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12 Awesome Tools For Efficient Twitter Searches

It’s no secret that Twitter’s native search tool isn’t that efficient. Yes, it offers some nice advanced search options (advanced search isn’t accessible directly from your Twitter homepage. You need to go here for that). But it just limits itself to searching tweets when there are so many other things people might want to find out (like followers, profile bios, etc.). This article attempts to list some of the best third-party Twitter search tools. I know there are more than 12 out there. But many of them have similar functionality so it was about picking and choosing the best ones. Check them out and make Twitter-time more productive. If you happen to be one of the few that have not tried Twitter, here is a […]

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14 Great Apps for Getting Organized

Do you feel like you live in total chaos? Do you have nine pairs of scissors because you keep losing them in the piles of junk in your home, then buying new ones? Do you get stuck paying late fees on your credit cards because you forget to pay the bills on time? If so, you need some serious organizing. Here are a few apps that can help to organize some the messier aspects of your life, like finances, clutter, appointments and shopping. Key RingIs your key ring weighted down with a dozen different rewards cards from grocery and drugstore chains? Get rid of all of them with Key Ring, which lets you store all the information from those cards in one place and just […]

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15 Awesome Time Management Tools and Apps

As promised in my previous post regarding time management, here I am with a list of cool tools that can help you manage your time effectively and become more productive in your work. Since I am a big fan of tools which are operating system independent, you will find that most of these tools are browser-based and can work on any computer whether it is Windows, Mac or Linux. By the way, since I am also a fan of saving money, you will also notice that all of these tools are free! Launchy Launchy is a tool for Windows users and as the name indicates, it helps launch files, folders, and programs in a single keystroke instead of searching through the start menu or file […]

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15 Excellent Web Apps For Managing Your Personal Finances

I’m sure I won’t be exaggerating if I say that the effective management of your personal finances is a major key to reduced stress and increased happiness. While I am no finance wizard, common sense tells me that keeping an eye on the incoming and outgoing money is always beneficial. Since personal finance is a lucrative business, the internet has spawned upon a huge number of web apps that try to help you manage your money. I decided to check out a bunch of them and pick 15 such tools which seem good at implementing what they promise. If you have a system that works today, keep it. However, if you are constantly wondering where your last $100 went, it’s time to start tracking a […]

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16 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity and How to Fix Them

We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to work more efficiently, and yet we’ve never been more distracted. We spend most days trapped in our inboxes and shuffling around our calendars, only to be left wondering where the day went. We overschedule, overload, and overstimulate ourselves so much that it leaves us very little time or mental energy to get real work done. But what if you could clear your schedule, take fewer meetings, and say “no” more often? You might actually accomplish something. By eliminating these common habits from your daily routine, you’ll feel happier, less stressed, and more productive. 1. Commuting: Not only does a long commute eat up precious hours in the day, but it also leaves you feeling tired and […]

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