Benefits of Owning Pets

by Digital Bloggers Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Pets
It seems everyone has a pet these days. Whether it's a dog, a cat, or even a fish, people seem to gravitate towards keeping and caring for furry (or scaly) friends. And no wonder; it is believed that having a pet can do wonders for your well-being. So here are just a few of the many benefits of owning pets. Stress Buster There is no doubt that having a pet would mean less stress. Pets are known to have a relaxing effect ...
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8 Best Kept Chrome Secrets

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Gaming, Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education
In the browser game, Google Chrome is killing it right now. It has surpassed Safari, Edge, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to become the most popular browser on the planet. So if you’ve hopped on Chrome, you’re in the right place. Check out these 9 little-known Chrome features to help you get the most out of your browsing: Hidden T-Rex Game To kick off the list with a bit of a giggle, have you played the T-Rex game yet? When Chrome says it’s ‘unable ...
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Why community is so important when you're building a business

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Reference and Education
Community is a bit of a buzzword these days. But maybe for a good reason… Business is changing, that’s for sure. With the internet connecting us all over the world, a global community has sprung up, and that’s changing the way consumers interact with brands. Long gone are the days where businesses would simply tout their benefits in an ad and watch the money roll in. These days, consumers want engagement and interaction with brands. They want to see personality, to find ...
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How to finish what you started

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
We all know the feeling. You think of a great idea. Enthusiasm thunders through you, and you feel like you can conquer the world. You work long hours, maybe even forgoing socializing, eating and even sleeping. You get so much done in so little time.  But then, something happens. The magic muse you had ahold of just disappears. You look back on your previous work and think one of two things. Either, "This is trash," or, "Wow, how on earth did I do that?!" You ...
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5 apps to track your fitness

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Let’s be honest. Losing weight, getting more active, and living a healthier lifestyle can be tough. The couch is calling, junk food is enticing, and there’s a bunch of work to do sitting on your computer. But all is not lost. Technology may have its downsides – one of them making us more sedentary – but it certainly has its benefits, too. And keeping you motivated and accountable to your health and fitness goals is one of them. Check out these apps ...
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5 reasons to get out of the house when you work from home

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
So many of us dream of working from home. Imagine, your hour-long commute through busy traffic or on a packed subway turns into a simple walk from the bed to the computer. You don’t have to face that colleague that always has it in for you. You’re not under the watchful eye of a boss. You might even be able to manage your own time, so a long lunch or a lie in isn’t going to raise eyebrows in the ...
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How Nurturing a ‘Growth Mindset’ Can Be a Game Changer

by Digital Bloggers Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
If you’re looking to advance in every area of your life, adopting a growth mindset could be a real game changer. But what is a growth mindset, exactly, and how do we cultivate one? Psychologist and Stanford researcher Carol Dweck contends that people who have a growth mindset, “believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work." On the other hand, those with a fixed mindset, “believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply ...
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When family and friends won’t support your dreams

by Digital Bloggers Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
You’re gripped by an idea. It's so exciting that it keeps you up at night thinking about it. It's so thrilling that the idea of making your dream become a reality makes you feel instantly happy. Whether it’s starting a new business, switching careers, satiating that travel ambition, or writing a novel, the dream is so deep and personal to you that it sets you on fire. You can’t wait to make it happen. Then, eager to share your passion with those you love, ...
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Inspiration vs. Plagiarism

by Digital Bloggers Communications, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Sometimes there’s a very thin line between inspiration and plagiarism. But it’s important to learn how to navigate that line. That is, if you don’t want to get penalized for your college paper, gain a bad reputation, or even get sued! So, what’s really the difference between plagiarism and inspiration? Crediting the source Citing is the process of including links or references to the place or person where you got the idea from. So if you’re writing a paper on political history and ...
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5 top ranked personal assistant tools to help you organize your life

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Reference and Education
Gone are the days when you had to hire an expensive PA to get easily organized. Back then, you had to shell out for a secretary or drown in diaries, letters, paperwork, Word docs and computer organizers. This was a particularly widespread problem for small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. When a business is young, there’s precious little money to go around, so a personal assistant can be an unaffordable luxury for the majority of small businesses. Thankfully, technology has your ...
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3 things to stop doing when you wake up

by Digital Bloggers Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Quick question for you…  What’s your morning routine?  Before you say, “I don’t have one,” the fact is that we all do. Even if it’s not conscious or planned, we all have a set few things we do as soon as we wake up.  It might sound mundane, but how we start the morning has a direct impact on our day. And since our lives, endeavors, projects, and successes are made up one day at a time, every single day is important. Check out ...
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Must haves to zen out your workspace

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
In today’s overloaded world, it can be difficult to get work done and feel calm in the process. Ringing phones, pinging emails, piles of papers, bursting diaries and endless memos and sticky notes can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, and drained of time and energy. We might not have control over how much we work, but fortunately, there are things we can do to improve how productive we are – and how good we feel – when we’re at our ...
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Why entrepreneurs need personal rituals to succeed

by Digital Bloggers Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Everyone thinks this quote is from Aristotle. Actually, it’s not. Somewhat less glamorously, it’s from a guy called Will Durant from Massachusetts. (He was quoting Aristotle in his own book and there was a mix up somewhere.) But the disputed authorship of the quote doesn’t take anything away from its truth. In the genes? A lot of people are surprised to find out that entrepreneurs aren’t magically born with ...
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Tips and Tricks for Staying Productive When Working From Home

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
There are countless advantages to working at home, especially in terms of convenience, flexibility and saving time. However, each of these advantages can quickly turn into a disadvantage if they start to create working conditions that detract from your ability to be productive while working from home. When your desk is only steps away from your laundry room, or you’re working on the sofa in front of your television, it’s hard to stay focused on the task at hand.  If working ...
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How to leverage social media in your business, without letting it take over your life

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Reference and Education
This is the dilemma: We know that social media is excellent for business, and we also know that social media is addictive and can promote anxiety and depression. Like anything, social media has its good and bad sides. But now you’re left with a conundrum – how can you leverage social media for your business, without letting it take over your life? Here are our top tips: 1. Schedule your posts in advance Using an app like HootSuite, you can organize when your posts ...
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Are your grammar and spelling killing your credibility?

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Whatever type of business you run, you’ll probably use the written word a great deal. From shop signs to top-level proposals, from business cards to customer service emails, most businesses depend on text as part of the way they get their message across. Every time you and your customer come into contact, it’s likely they’ll see something you’ve written. Whether that’s a discount sign, a catalog, a Tweet, or a welcome email, it’s important you make a good impression. But ...
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Why It's Time For a Digital Detox

by Digital Bloggers Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
If you’re anything like the average American, you spend longer each day on a screen than you do sleeping. A study found that US adults spend 10 hours and 39 minutes on average every day consuming media. Year by year technology is becoming more mobile and integrated into our lives. With smartphones, tablets, laptops, video games, TVs, DVDs, cable, desktops, car radios and more, many of us are constantly tuned in or locked on. Because technology is so interwoven in everything ...
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How to Politely Set Your Work From Home Boundaries

by Digital Bloggers Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Working from home can be difficult at times when friends and family drop by for a chat. While it’s nice to take breaks and socialize, it forces you to sacrifice your time, making procrastination unavoidable. On the other hand, working from home can be lovely, especially if you’re your own boss. It allows you to enjoy a certain level of flexibility since you can choose when and where you work. However, discipline, dedication, and setting clear boundaries should be observed to ...
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ScreenFlow vs. iMovie

by Digital Bloggers Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education
Video editing: some people love it, and some people absolutely hate it. It’s hard enough trying to write a script and craft the perfect video without then having to worry about learning how to use complex video editing software. Just pause for a minute, why should you edit your video anyway?   Good video editing can give you not only a professional video but also a great viewing experience. Something too many people fail to consider. "Ok Jay, so editing is important. What are ...
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Importance of Header Tags - H1, H2, H3...

by Digital Bloggers Internet and Businesses Online, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
When creating website copy or blogging it can be easy to overlook certain formatting features that are available to you. It’s easy to open the editor, start typing away, throw in an image or two and then just rush to hit that publish button. But there are so many different tools available to you that will not only make your layout more visually appealing but also help your content GET SEEN.The feature/tool I’ll be focusing on here is the use of ...
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