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Why I’m Getting the iPhone 6

Posted by Paula Rizzo on September 18, 2014 in Apps, Fitness, Health, Increase Productivity, Technology

appleIf you know me you know I can’t live without my iPhone.  It has made me a much more productive person and I’m excited the new operating system, iOS 8, is now available to download in preparation for the iPhone 6 release. Apple has put a focus on productivity this year, with many of the new features geared towards helping you get more done.

Here’s a breakdown of some the changes that will boost your productivity:

Keyboard -The new update makes typing much faster, because as you type, you’ll see choices of words or phrases you’d probably type next, based on your past conversations and writing style. … continue reading.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Instantly

Posted by Paula Rizzo on September 16, 2014 in Fashion, Happiness, Oprah, Tool for Success

confidenceEven the best ideas can sometimes fall apart when they are presented with doubt and anxiety. In fact, a confident presentation style can sometimes be just as important as the ideas being presented. While believing in yourself and in your plans is easier said then done, luckily there are ways to trick yourself into feeling more confident.

1. How You Stand - At a recent TED talk, Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, suggested that standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain.  it might even have an impact on our chances for success. Stand in a power pose, with your hands on your hips to feel more in command of a situation. … continue reading.

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Things to Bring, S#!t to Do!

Posted by Paula Rizzo on September 14, 2014 in Benefits of List Making, Books, Fellow List Producers, Happiness, List Making, People

Your List as Your MemoirI recently spoke with Karen Rizzo, author of “Things to Bring, S#!t to Do.” As far as we’re aware we are not related, but since Karen’s first book is a memoir told entirely in lists, we might well be! List making might be in our blood because like me, Karen inherited her list-making tendencies from her father.

Our Lists Reveal Our Personalities 

Our lists are usually very personal.  The lists I write probably say a lot about who I am.  Karen explained to me that this was the idea behind her book. She had been asked to write some words of wisdom for a new mother, and as she sat with the blank paper in front of her, all she could think of were things she needed to do. This spark of inspiration became the central theme of her book. … continue reading.

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What’s a ‘Listicle’ Anyway?

ListiclesThe word listicle, a combination of the words list and article, has officially made it onto OxfordDictionaries.com. It is defined as ’An article on the Internet presented in the form of a numbered or bullet-pointed list.’ While it may have only recently come into common use, I’ve been writing listicles on this blog for years now. So to celebrate the new dictionary entry I’m making a listicle of my favorite listicles from ListProducer.com!

1. 10 Gluten Free Grains For Everyone – I spoke with Leslie Cerier from ‘The Organic Gourmet’  and she gave me list of grains everyone should try. This is one of my most popular lists, especially as more and more people are going gluten free. … continue reading.

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