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June 23, 2010

It’s Finally Live!

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Please visit our new and improved website, and the new home of our blog, at www.RegainYourTime.com!  Watch for new posts and even more new content coming soon!  I’d love to hear any comments you have over at the new page, or feel free to email me directly at maura at regainyourtime dot com.  Thanks for sticking with me!

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March 9, 2010

Sneak Peek – Update!

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My new website is live! Please visit, which is also the new home of my blog at RegainYourTime.com.

Thanks for visiting!

January 28, 2010

Adventures in Dumping Cable for Internet TV, Conclusion

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Catch Up with Part 1 here (background)

Catch Up with Part 2 here (researching & purchasing all the components)

Please read the conclusion at the new home of this blog, here.  Thanks for visiting!

Adventures in Dumping Cable for Internet TV, Part 2

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(Catch up with Part 1 here)

We forged ahead with the laptop repair, and luckily, Best Buy ended up solving the initial dilemmas for us.  When the laptop came back for the 4th time still broken, they agreed to honor the terms of the Black Tie Warranty and replace the computer.  I opted to take the value in a Best Buy gift card, and this was enough to purchase a Mac Mini (we decided on the lower-end $599 version), plus about half the cost of a new TV…Please read the rest of this post at the new home of this blog, here.  Thank you!

Adventures in Dumping Cable for Internet TV (Part 1)

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Ok, so this is not exactly a post about productivity, but if you use your imagination a bit you might be able to see how this could come under the heading of “efficiency”….

I used to be much more into television that I am now, and for a long time I have been paying for cable TV services that either I am not using, or I am getting/could get other places.  So I decided to see if I could really have all the TV I wanted without cable.

Please read the rest of this post at the new home of this blog, here.  Thanks for visiting!

January 12, 2010

How to Sync Outlook Tasks with Your iPhone

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maura Thomas @ 12:44 pm

I used Outlook to run my life for almost a decade, and the majority of the training I do is still using Outlook as the support tool.  I am a fan and think it is a very powerful PIM (personal information manager) that can easily handle the complexity of your life.  The one shortcoming is if you need to share calendars or other information, you need to be running an Exchange server and this doesn’t make sense for everyone (however you can sync your Outlook calendar with Google and share it that way)….

Please read the rest of this post at the new home of this blog, here.  Thanks for visiting!

December 22, 2009

Top 6 Tips for Fighting Holiday Stress

Filed under: Uncategorized — Maura Thomas @ 9:00 am

In addition to managing stress by being in control of the details of your life, yesterday we had the first half of a guest post from Dr. Harvey Kitzman, explaining exactly what stress does and how it affects us. Below he shares his top 6 easy and inexpensive ways to help you start 2010 calm and capable.  Please read the article at the new home of this blog.  Thanks for visiting!

Tips to Fight Holiday Stress and Holiday Blues, Pt. 2
by Dr. Harvey Kitzman

December 21, 2009

How Stress Hurts

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I think the best way to deal with the stress of our busy lives is to be in CONTROL over the details, having everything out of your head where you can see it and manage it effectively.  That’s why I teach people the Empowered Productivity System, to turn chaos into control.  However my friend Dr. Harvey Kitzman has some other ideas about managing your stress levels, especially during the holidays, and I invited him to share them here.  Today he’ll explain what stress is and ways it can affect us that you might not know about.  Tomorrow he’ll provide 6 tips for beating stress, at the holidays and throughout the year. Please read his article at the new home of this blog.  Thanks for visiting!

Tips to Fight Holiday Stress and Holiday Blues, Pt. 1
by Dr. Harvey Kitzman

 

December 14, 2009

Thinking About a New Bluetooth Headset?

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Ok, so I claim that I am not much of a “techie,” and compared to many of my friends in Austin, (which feels like the tech capital of the world!) I’m not. But I admit to taking advantage of cool tools, gadgets, and apps that make my life easier (for more on this, read this post and this post).  One gadget I’ve found it difficult to live without is a Bluetooth headset.

Please read the rest of this post at the new home of this blog.  Thanks for visiting!

December 4, 2009

How To ADD Time to Your Day (Really!)

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Feeling like there aren’t enough hours in your day?  Doesn’t everyone?  I’ve discovered a powerful secret that has given me several extra hours in my day to get things done.  Impossible, you say?

Please read the rest of this post at the new home of this blog.  Thanks for visiting!

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