Awesome Gigs® on Fiverr.com

Do you need a one-minute voice over for your cartoon animation? A well-written press release for your business? Or maybe something as random as a video of a guy dressed like Borat to sing your roomie a happy tune on her birthday? Fiverr® (fiverr.com) is an online service marketplace that was launched a couple of years ago. The website has grown a lot since […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

Finding Recipes for Ingredients

Assorted types of root vegetables

Do you have trouble mixing and matching perishable ingredients into delicious dishes before they spoil and have to go to the trash? Have you ever hated yourself for buying too much of an ingredient and then having to throw out a medium-sized carrot, an onion, and a bunch of lettuce at the end of the week? Fortunately, there are a few websites that can […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

What To Do With An Overheating Laptop

Overheating laptop

If your laptop is more than two years old, chances are that the keyboard surface often gets unbearably hot that you’ve already caught yourself sliding your hands away just to cool them down before they go a-tapping again. Setting your computer on your lap is also no longer an option. This does not necessarily mean that it’s time to drain your wallet and get […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

When to Leave Things to the Professionals

It is fun to make and break things, to hack personal projects, and to handle repairs ourselves and right away, all the while also saving a little money here and there. There are also times, though, when we just need to step back, give in and give up, and leave things to the professionals. Being a builder and tinkerer by nature, I have been […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

Save Time: Cook For More Than One Meal At A Time

There is no question that, for most families, there is a lot of outright money savings in home-cooked meals. It is often debated, however, if there is too much time wasted when cooking at home. Is it wise to cook at home when the time spent cooking can be used for self and career development? This is an even bigger question for people who […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

Invoices with Freshbooks

If you frequently send invoices to your clients, doing this by hand or filling out a template each time is not an option, especially if you bill by the hour and like to give your clients a time sheet for what they are charged. I have been using the cloud-based billing solution Freshbooks to handle my time sheet, expenses, invoices, and payments for some […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.

Healthier Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are always a good treat. It is a very versatile base too: toss in any of cheese, milk, herbs, chopped vegetables, or mushrooms, and you end up with an entirely new dish. And they are so easy to make! However, the thought of the butter or cooking oil being sucked into the eggs are sometimes enough to turn us off. Poaching the […]

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Christina Cheng is an independent IT consultant. She is a fan of sustainable living and is obsessed about organization and productivity.