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How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Be More Productive By Hitting the Mark

My pal Erik Fisher of the Beyond the To-do List podcast (see my recent interview with him here), has a great new book out called Hit the Mark that's all about one of my most favorite topics: Productivity. {Yes, I'm the biggest productivity hack you'll ever meet. And no, that doesn't mean I'm that amazing at it. But it does mean I read endlessly about the topic;) Erik's new book has an interesting take on theme, and definitely worth a good … [Continue Reading...]

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Where I’ve Been…

This is the post where I tell you where I've been. Because it's been a long six months of me not really blogging. A long six months of me not doing much online, and a long six months of me being extremely thankful for that fact. In no particular order (although I bet you can figure it out), here's what happened: 1. I had a baby. A small one. (She was eager, so she came out almost a month ahead of time.) I live-tweeted it (more on that next … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Hope Runs: Why I Want You to Make a 2011 Donation

Lately, this Season of Giving has me feeling it's a season of asking. It seems like Thanks to the 12 Days of Giving challenge I got to kick off, Craig Newmark's How Will You Change the World in 2012 fun, and the upcoming Twitter for Good Unconference (which benefits Hope Runs) you've been hearing … [Continue...]

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Feliz Navidad From My Mariachi Singer to Yours (And, Santa is Latino)

We're all American. In the first month I first met my husband, a South American, I asked if I could tell people in Argentina I was from "America" (California, to be exact), or if it was offensive. I had been living in various countries in Latin America for a few years and clearly knew that any … [Continue...]

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How to Get Podcast Reviews

  I was futzing around with my new podcast today. Seeing how many people have downloaded it in its first month live, thinking about who I'm going to interview next, and moaning about the lack of podcast reviews on Itunes. To be clear, there are two reviews on Itunes. However, if you read … [Continue...]

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A Beautiful Poem (And, e.e. cummings is not a homeless person)

I was at my parents house earlier in the month for dinner. As usual, we said grace before the meal.  As not usual, my father said he had a "new" reading he wanted to use for the blessing. "I heard it today," he told us. If you know anything about my father, you know he is offbeat. As … [Continue...]

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Best Of the Interwebs: The *Me* Edition

I wanted to provide a round-up of some of the places I've been lately on the Interwebs. Meaning, that this edition of "Best of the Interwebs" is a bit one note. Read/don't read at your leisure: Social Good Stars - Claire Diaz-Ortiz: This over-the-top nice piece on the Huffington Post chats … [Continue...]

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How to Change the World in 2012

I'm a fan of Craig Newmark (that's Craig of Craigslist, for those who need clarification). He's been a big supporter of Twitter for Good and I've been lucky to share the stage with him when chatting all things social innovation. So when he asked me to write a blog post for his new Social Good Blog … [Continue...]

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Ask Me Questions on Fox News About Social Media and Giving {12/19 11:15 am EST}

Remember how I kicked off Day 1 of the #12DaysofGiving challenge last week by encouraging you to check out (and donate to) Hope Runs? Us 12 social good types and our 12 charities are getting some buzz, and this morning, Monday, Dec 19 at 11:15 am EST, I'll be answering questions about social … [Continue...]

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The Day I Forgot The Great Gatsby Wasn’t Real

As I've mentioned before, one of my borderline concerning annual goals is to keep track of every book I read in a given year, and make sure I read 100. It's a goal, but it's also fun. Reading, aside from sleeping, is one of my favorite parts of this world. With 12 days left in 2011, I've only got … [Continue...]

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How to Use Storify

In this post, you'll learn how to use Storify. Theoretically, that is.   This week, I had another of those conversations with social media people where I confess to not understanding what Storify is and how it works. The conversation went something like this:   Them: Storify … [Continue...]