Advertisement I’m approaching 40 in February, and I am burnt out with my job. I’ve been writing and getting professionally published for the past 27 years and I am exhausted. So much so that I am questioning whether or not writing and blogging are things I want to continue doing for the rest of my working life.Experiencing burnout is nothing new for people. If you work non-stop for years on end with very few breaks, then eventually the human mind is going to say “stop!”. And if you choose to ignore that inner voice, then you will become exhausted to the point that you will hate your job, and everything associated with it. Cue the mid-life crisis!Burnout is also associated with the impression that those who work less are not ambitious enough or loyal enough. People feel the need to prove themselves to their boss and colleagues. They volunteer for overtime every day, they do the exhausting business travel, they come in at weekends and holidays, they run … [Read more...] about Is Burnout Making You Hate Your Work? 5 Ways To Find Your Flow Again
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We all want the replicator from Star Trek: a machine that can create any object we desire. 3D printers, which create objects from plastics and other materials, are the closest things we have. And they’re getting cheaper every year. There was a lot of hype about 3D printers just a few years ago. The hype has calmed down now, but 3D printer companies still want to put a 3D printer in every home — including yours. How Expensive Are 3D Printers? The cost is a serious factor here. 3D printers used to cost thousands of dollars, and they’ve come down a lot in price. You can get Amazon’s current best-selling 3D printer for $500, and that’s before the next wave of big consumer printers revealed at CES come out in 2015. We haven’t tried this printer in particular, so we can’t recommend it — but it’s a good example of where the prices are. If you want a 3D printer from a bigger brand, you’ll probably end up paying more. … [Read more...] about When Will 3D Printers Be Worth Buying For Home Use?
Google has become synonymous with searching for things online. We’ve always exalted the company for its brilliant search tools, including some you’ve probably overlooked. Such as the Google Photos search tools.One of the lesser known facts about Google Photos is that its search parameters have powerful algorithms that are on a par with Google’s main search engine. These tools work well, whether you’re using Google Photos on your desktop, Android, or iOS device.Here are the different Google Photos search tools to use.1. How to Search Google Photos by NameIf you’re using Google Photos on your phone, you can search for people using the Selfie category. Google also has the ability to recognize faces through the mobile app.To connect a face to a specific person: Click on a photo with a person in it. Make sure you’re in edit mode. Under the picture, you’ll see a category called PEOPLE. Click the link that says face(s) available to add. Once … [Read more...] about 8 Brilliant Search Tools Hidden Within Google Photos
Advertisement With today’s Internet technology, holding online meetings can be both efficient and cost-effective especially if you pre-plan them and make use of time-saving tools. For the last couple of months I’ve participated in online meetings using Google Hangouts.Though it has limitations, the voice and video platform is fairly easy to use, and it includes extra features useful for holding meetings.Google Hangouts PreparationThe best way to get meeting participants on board with Google Hangouts is to send them how-to instructions for downloading and installing the Hangouts plug-in. Do this several days before the meeting to ensure participants have time to set up.Inform participants that they will need a camera and a mic to participate. A mic, even it’s a pair of iPhone earphones, separates the sound output from the audio-input, thus keeping voices from echoing back into the conversation.Next, develop with an agenda for the meeting. An entire article could be … [Read more...] about Tips On Planning & Holding Effective Meetings With Google Hangouts
Advertisement This year’s E3 felt almost like it was over before it began. Though the conference lasts for days, both Microsoft and Sony made their announcements before the doors opened, showing not just hardware but also their lineup of launch and near-launch titles.In doing so, each company has ignited a new chapter in the console war. While an ideal gamer’s den will have both, most people don’t have the money or need to grab two consoles at launch, so a choice must be made; Xbox One or PS4? I’ve put my money down for the Xbox, and here’s why.The Games – Duh!As a Wii U owner 6 Things To Do With Your Wii U While Waiting For New Games 6 Things To Do With Your Wii U While Waiting For New Games I must admit that the Nintendo Wii U, though I love it, hasn’t done as well as I’d hoped. The problem is simple. Games – there are none! All of the major releases I (and... Read More I’ve learned the hard way that games matter. A … [Read more...] about PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One