Was that picture you snapped with your phone while taking a hike last week backlit, leaving your visiting relative a mere silhouette? You can retrieve their smiling face in ‘post production’ if you have an editing App downloaded to your phone. Give these a look, and it you like the features, they can be yours–for free!
Tuesday’s Tip — January 17, 2017 (Photo editing apps)
If you are looking for a way to feel hopeful about the future, you might find some words of inspiration or comfort in the collected speeches of some renowned people who are admired by many, sharing their words of encouragement with new college graduates setting out to meet their futures. Take a peek at the Commencement speeches in this database–or watch some recorded live–and you just might feel like going out to meet the challenges of a new day with renewed spirit! tuesdays-tip-january-10-2017-commencement-speech-database
Need to measure something quickly at your desk–but can’t find a ruler? Well, there’s a virtual one at your fingertips when you’re near a computer… Our Tip shows you how to conjure one up on your desktop!
They’re not just for Christmas… They are ubiquitous in most grocery stores and a convenient last-minute choice, or way to give something from a known favorite store–leaving the particular item choice to the recipient. Gift cards can be mighty handy. This week’s Tip gives you the 411 on the pros and cons of giving and receiving them. tuesdays-tip-december-27-2016-gift-card-information
Are you curious about word origins or usage? Google has a tool that traces the popularity (determined by usage) of various words and phrases, so you can see, in graphic form, when terms came into use and the rise and fall of their appearance in written documents. Word nerds, check this out!
With the Holidays fast approaching, we understand that many in the community will be shopping for gifts to share with family members around the Christmas tree or latke platter. In recognition of the gift-giving tradition celebrated by several cultural groups in our region–and that Amazon is one of the largest online shopping outlets, this handy guide is intended to help you reach the free shipping threshold if you will be ordering from them (This Tip is not an endorsement or recommendation). For another site offering ‘fillers’ for several online shopping sites, you can also visit Superfillers.com Of course the best gifts of all are completely free — Love and kindness!
Did you know that you can save “green” ($$$) by going ‘green’? Many energy-saving measures add up to conserving both –your financial resources and natural resources! Our Tip this week explores the Carbon Footprint Calculator, so you can learn specific ways to make sure there are resources of all kinds for the future. You’d be surprised how much energy it takes to make a single aluminum soda can. You are helping even by recycling a can–after thoroughly rinsing it — rather than throwing it into the trash (learn more here)! How simple is that?!
Is your e-mail getting the best of you? We can all feel overwhelmed by the inbox, and sometimes that automatic feed or subscription that seemed like a good idea at the time just comes back to haunt you with unread messages that begin to pile up. The Unroll.me service is a great way to consolidate your subscription reading and help you get a handle on it–or easily get off the list(s)! Read all about where and how in this week’s Tip! tuesdays-tip-november-29-2016-unroll-me-website
Well, it’s Thanksgiving Week , and we’ve already had our first taste of winter in the form of snowfall that blanketed our area in white, icy flakes. This quintessential American holiday is also one of the heaviest travel days of the year! Make your way safely by reading this week’s Tip and following the sage advice of experts in safety. Happy, healthy travels–and Happy Thanksgiving to All! tuesdays-tip-november-22-2016-winterizing-your-car-1
Though this month celebrates Native American traditions and history– our country’s first citizens are very much in today’s headlines, as always trying to consider and value the earth, and preserve it for the future generations. We look at mostly historical, ‘heritage’ sites, but have also added one contemporary one, as the First People are not cultural relics, but vibrant societies!
We’ve gathered together some resources where you can watch the election results come in–especially if you do not have traditional television service. Follow the action using our links: tuesdays-tip-november-8-2016-election-coverage
Sites highlighted here (Ballotopedia and Polling Place Finder sites) will help you make sure you exercise your right and duty to participate in the democratic process of electing our governmental representatives. Check ahead to make sure you know where to go to cast your vote! Hopefully we will end up with leaders who are steady-handed and put the needs of average Americans first! tuesdays-tip-november-1-2016-voting-resources