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Are You Ignoring My Facebook Friend Request?

This week’s etiquette dilemma: “It has been several months since I have made a friend request or two on Facebook that have yet to be answered,” writes a reader named JenniferBeck. “I know them on a very casual acquaintance level, but don’t believe that either of them would be highly restricting their friend requests,” she writes. “I can see their […]

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Put Your Computer to Sleep

To save energy, set your computer to sleep mode after 20 to 30 minutes of inactivity (or a shorter amount of time if you take frequent breaks from your desk). Most computers manufactured in the past five years use 95 percent less energy in sleep mode than when simply inactive. How do you keep your electronic devices from sucking energy?

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9 Things You Can’t Do Without Electricity

Having spending a mere 24 hours without electricity after Hurricane Irene blew through town, I have a newfound appreciation for all things AC/DC. (We were at my parents’ house in suburban NJ, but hightailed it back to our apartment in NYC as soon as the storm passed.) As knuckle-headed as it sounds, I don’t think I was really aware of […]

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Friday Find: CityMaps For Shopping and Beyond

Even with the simplistic street grid system in New York City, I find myself getting turned around all the time–which is why I’m especially excited about my new discovery: CityMaps. CityMaps serves as a one-stop shop for hyper-local and real-time information about neighborhood places. Through our interactive map, you can access local information such as: Reviews Menus Restaurant reservations Online […]

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A Smart and Stylish Laptop Bag

Just because you have to tote your laptop doesn’t mean you want to sacrifice style. Thankfully, with the launch of Alesya Bags today, you can get both form and function in one bag. Would you guess that the bag above is a laptop bag? Well it is. Take a look and see how the front unzips to reveal an easy-to-organize […]

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Save 25% on iPhone Super Battery Charger

Sometimes you just need a little extra juice. Snap this case-cum-external battery by Mophie onto your iPhone–it recharges the device to give you up to eight extra hours of talk time, 11 hours of Web surfing, or 44 hours of music. Available in four colors. Go to mophie.com/realsimple to enjoy a 25% discount sitewide now through July 31, 2011, or […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: Weddington Way

Hi Everyone, It’s your friend Julee–staff fashion editor here at Real Simple and Simply Stated blogger over at our Style Guide. I am officially less than 100 days away from my wedding (September 24th)! Yipee! It’s been quite the journey planning this oh-so-important event. And through it all I have learned a lot about myself and just how crafty and […]

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I’ve Got FitFlop Fever!

I know you’ve probably already heard of FitFlop and you most likely have a pair (or two), so my excitement may seem a little tardy to you… BUT, I have been a FitFlop fan for several years now and my renewed excitement is thanks to their amazing new designs! It’s incredible how far these simple toning sandals have come! You […]

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Getting LinkedIn

Whether you call yourself a small business owner, a freelancer, or an entrepreneur, chances are you are always thinking about your business and where to get more of it. One place to look: LinkedIn.
I’ve been on LinkedIn for a while now, and I have hundreds of contacts. And yet I’m not using this valuable tool as much as I should. If you’re job hunting or looking to make new business contacts, there’s no better place to start than with the contacts you already have. Here are a few simple tips to enhance your LinkedIn experience:

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“Hapify” Your Friday

Happy Friday afternoon everyone! The weekend is almost here, and we have a fun app to share with you that will make you smile the next time you’re in a funk.

 

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Keep reading to learn more about the app.

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