ShopRiot is a website that creates a reverse auction. Rather than buyers bidding on products, sellers bid for your business. Here’s how it works: you create a new listing which includes the product and the maximum price you are willing to pay, then sellers enter bids to see who can provide the product at the lowest cost. When you are satisfied with the lowest price offered, you purchase the item from the seller who offered the lowest price. It seems to us that many online shopping and auction sites today force consumers... More »
Quintura is a tag-based search engine that specializes in searching for content about a particular topic. They recently created a version of their main search engine specifically for kids aptly named Quintura for Kids. Quintura for Kids has an interface complete with mountains and trees, perfect for children. More importantly, Quintura for Kids is intuitive and safe for children. If you are uncomfortable having your youngsters unload on Google, give Quintura for Kids a try. What other search engines would you recommend that are safe for children? Share your recommendations in the... More »
The title pretty much says it all. We want to hear from you! What questions do you have for your fellow readers and your lovable lifehack.org editors. Do you have any burning questions you would like to have answered? Dying to learn about a new technology? Let us have it. We’d be glad to address your topic ideas come Monday. I’ve opened a thread in the Community where you can pose your questions. Tell us what you want to know!
The Scott H. Young weblog has a very interesting post that draws several parallels between unhealthy eating and your productivity. Sweet, greasy and delicious, empty calories are filler food that keep you feeling full while offering little nutritional value. In the short term, these empty calories are great. They let you feel good and are easy to swallow. But their glory is short lived when they leave you with disease and obesity. Empty calories aren’t just in our food, they are in our lives. Empty calories are all those tasks that make... More »
Properazzi is a property search engine specifically designed for Europe. It blends searching technologies with a pinch of Web 2.0. You can click on a location somewhere within Europe and it will give you all the relevant properties in and around the city you choose. Currently Properazzi has over 1,800,000 properties indexed in 45 European countries. I’m not familiar with the property market in Europe. Would some of you loyal readers across the pond give Properazzi a try, and let us know if the site is worthwhile? Properazzi: The property search engine... More »
Similar to the previously mentioned JourneyPage, PlanHQ is a website that helps you “take your static document out of the bottom drawer and into the real world.” A vague description, I know…Plan HQ is really a resource to help you do the following: Goals See the goals you have upcoming for completion over the next few months. Find out which goals your team feels confident about completing, and which ones are struggling. Key Indicators See a quick overview of your business’ financial performance compared to your forecasts. Action Plan See the actions... More »
98 Shares Scott Adams, creator of the wildly entertaining (and my personal favorite) comic “Dilbert,” gives his take on the formula for happiness. Some of the article is written in jest, however it is still a very interesting read. I fantasize about writing a book called The Happiness Formula. The idea would be to create a simple formula for troubleshooting your life and improving your happiness. On page one would be this top formula. Happiness = health + money + social life + meaning The rest of the book would be nested formulas that... More »
If you’re a cubicle worker and you are striving to find new media to listen to at work, give Listen To A Movie a try. Listen To A Movie is a Web site that streams the audio of many popular movies and television shows. This seems like a perfect idea for the office workers out there. Listen To A Movie literally has thousands of movies and TV shows to pick from. Best of all, Listen To A Movie is free! Give it a try and let us know what you think of... More »
JourneyPage helps you get a jump start on some of your larger goals by creating visibility and accountability. JourneyPage lets you create a web page dedicated to your goal(s) and even add a project champion. Additionally, JourneyPage allows you to post what tasks you would like to accomplish daily. At the end of the day you report back to JourneyPage and update the status of your goals. This is a great way to share your progress with your friends and family. If you had your loved ones checking in on your status,... More »
Similar to this Jott and Gmail hack, you can similarly use Jott to add tasks directly to Outlook using your cellphone. The Primoris weblog details how to automate this process: Getting Things Done is all about having an airtight way of collecting ideas for things that need to be accomplished. But how do you capture ideas that occur at the most inconvenient times such as driving, in the board room, at your child’s play, or while enjoying an evening out with your spouse? Using a new service called Jott, you can now... More »
172 Shares If you’re a blog reader, chances are you’re also an aspiring blog writer. Launching a for-profit weblog is extremely attractive because it has the potential for endless profit with practically no overhead. Launching a blog is a quick and easy process even for the absolute beginner. The following is what I learned from my pre-lifehack.org blog in which I earned over $100 and received over 100,000 page views my first month blogging. I did it and you can too! Make the jump to find out how.
The studentlinc weblog gives some insight into how to create and manage your to do list using Jott and Gmail. The process involves using Jott in combination with the filter feature of Gmail: Here’s the Gmail side of it: Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for…here’s where the two meet and create my to do list. 1. If you don’t have an account with Gmail, you must set one up by going here. 2. Once you have logged into your Gmail account, go to the “Labels” box on the sidebar... More »
If you find the GTD system to be too confusing, time consuming, etc. give WSD a try. WSD is a simpler form of staying organized which is based on making sure you have a writing utensil and note card on you at all times. After you take notes on your note card, leave the note card in the appropriate location to complete the task. For example, if you are writing notes (or next actions) for tasks that need to be completed on the computer, leave the note card next to the computer.... More »
32 Shares ProductWiki is a wiki (duh!) that lets users add unbiased reviews of various consumer products. The aim of ProductWiki is to have detailed, exhaustive, “straight from the consumer” reviews of consumer goods. The premise behind the site is exciting and the site is filled with many excellent reviews. ProductWiki is a web-based product information resource, written by real people from all around the world. We’re a wiki, which is a kind of website where every user can also be a contributor to the site. Our goal is to create a comprehensive information... More »
Zudos is a search engine that allows you to search the web for up to date information about any topic. Zudus queries a number of networking sites to pull relevant information about the topic you are interested in. Zudus is a simple tool to search “the sometimes chaotic social media space.” Zudos is a tool that allows you to easily monitor what everyday people and the media have to say about any desired topic. Whether you are keeping an eye on your business competitors, looking for the latest opinions on your favorite... More »