If you are looking for a house cleaner, photographer, contractor or belly dancer look no further than Thumbtack.com. You tell them what you are looking for, they go back to their list of verified providers and available service providers will contact you. This takes so much of the leg work out for you. This is especially handy if you recently moved to a new area.
Have you ever been on the iTunes app store looking for a new app only to be confronted with about 8000 choices. Take a look at AppSmitten.com. They can help you discover new apps and cleverly sort them by categories and also by their “smitten lists”. Don’t worry Android lovers this site is smitten for Droid apps too.
Draw A Stickman
Need a mindless break, and a little entertainment? Check out Draw A Stickman for some clever entertainment.
If you are a parent you have probably experienced one of those “AH-HA” moments where you realized you were doing something the hard way. It usually happens when you witness someone else doing it a much better way and then you have to come to grips with the fact that you just got schooled by parenting… again. Well that is what it is like to visit Parent Hacks. It is worth it though because you turn out a lot smarter in the end. I mean who knew Pringles lids can prevents cup spills or bedsheet packaging can save you money on baggage fees.
If you are interested in reading fresh content in small doses, hit up ChangeThis. Once a month they publish a set of new manifestos on a huge variety of topics. Studies repeatedly show that educating yourself on topics outside your area of expertise will enhance your creativity overall. Pop over and take a few minutes to read one of these manifestos and expand your mind.
Unless you have been awarded a Pulitzer, chances are there is room for improvement in your writing. I know there most certainly is for me. We write more than we ever have, (email, facebook, twitter, blog etc…) and while some people argue that everyone is more relaxed now, and the standard rules don’t apply, that isn’t entirely true. Your writing is still a representation of you. Grammer Girl is a great little blog/podcast with short tips on grammer and writing. Luckily she tries to keep the content pretty interesting and short!
I hope you all had a nice week and are ready to tackle the next one. I will be traveling some this week and next, (in a minivan, by myself with three kids.. ahhhh!!!), but plan on having a lot of new content soon!
Thanks for checking in,