Star-Crossed Lovers? Technology To The Rescue

“God, you're not going to ask me what my zodiac sign is, are you?” he asked. Actually, I was going to ask his Myers-Briggs type, which is a common mode of personality typing and what I consider a very useful tool in relating to individuals, but his reaction to the possibility of being asked what his sign was struck me. ...more

I was fascinated by both when younger and convinced I could get them to correlate exactly (12 ...more

The TimeBomb That Is Facebook

You ever feel like you are walking on the ragged edge? You oughta. ...more

Great post!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures


15 Websites for the Tech-Savvy

If anybody knows me they know I'm a junkie for apps. My Blackberry and PC are full of applications to make things easier. I usually stray away from web applications. However, there are websites that offer services I just can't ignore. I have place for them in my bookmarks. Some of them I use often while others are scarcely used. They are still very helpful and very friendly for the tech-savvy. For me, they're really good for blogging, writing, and designing. Others are just for pure fun. The rest are to fulfill my complex of needing to be organized at all times. ...more

Keep It Together: Use an Editorial Calendar

I've worked with a form of social media since 1995. It wasn't until 2004, though, that I was taking an active role in writing and sharing information via social media (before that I was usually working in the background coordinating projects and coding stuff). In the past five years I've had more experience with project management as a stay-at-home-mom who blogs than I did as a web developer who had multi-million-dollar clients. At one point I was writing for three blogs I owned personally, contributing to BlogHer and another network, and driving carpool. I only had about four hours to spend writing for or managing those blogs and I thought I was going to lose my mind. Then I had a brilliant idea: I needed to start keeping an editorial calendar. ...more

My blogging schedule is not as streamlined as it could/ should be. This could definitely ...more

Women Rock SXSW 2010

Panels proposed for SXSW Interactive 2010 include many by or with women speakers. Since SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) is a tech conference that stands out as treating women equally on the speaker's lists, I took a look at what women proposed as panels for next year. The conference is held in March each year in Austin, TX. ...more

Hope you make it.

Virginia DeBolt

Health & Wellness Bloggers: I want YOU (for my Google Reader)

As a BlogHer contributing editor, part of my job is to link to other women bloggers. So when I decide to write about a particular topic, I spend a great deal of time searching for other women who have also blogged about that topic. And that can be very time consuming. ...more Will be highly honored to be included in the list.more

Working 9-5 (no longer)

he days of working Monday through Friday, 9-5 are over, whether some of the "old guard" want to admit or not. ...more

Sony Readers Come Out Fighting

The fight is on! Sony Readers remain less expensive than the Amazon Kindle. Sony Readers are available in more countries the than Amazon Kindle. Recent moves from Sony and the additional promise of big announcements on August 25 are adding to the question of whether Sony Reader is going to be able to conquer the Amazon Kindle after all. ...more

I'm pleased to hear that they will be opening the format. 


Tech Shopping for Back to School

Summer vacation is drawing to a close. States are announcing dates for tax-free back to school shopping. Parents are scrambling to find lists of required school supplies or to understand what it means if your child's new school is "completely computerized." It's time to go back to school. Since technology is invading every age group, let's look at what students need in terms of age. These are just my opinions, but here's what I think would work. As a disclaimer, I must add that every family will decide what they need based on their individual situations. ...more

10 Best iPhone Apps For Goofing Off

There are many useful iPhone apps out there. But sometimes you just need to kill time. Whether you are waiting in an airport or you are stuck in a mind-numbing meeting or lecture, these iPhone apps will make the time you spend in boredom purgatory a little more entertaining. #1 Rag Doll Blaster This game is simple in concept, but not so easy to master. Superbly designed by Backflip Studios, you'll be astounded with the real physics used to measure the distance, power, and angle to shoot rag dolls across various obstacles. There is a free version called Rag Doll Blaster Lite ($2) ...more