Welcome to this week’s round up. This week we take a look at why your “neat” password trick probably won’t work any more, why you should track your happiness and how you can make yourself happier and how you can start your own podcast for under $100.
Password Formulas Don’t Fool Hackers – Lifehacker
You might think you’re fooling the hackers when you at F4c3B00k to your Facebook password but apparently they’re not wise to these techniques and are able to add these types of forumlas to lists of commonly used passwords to help hack into your account. Lifehacker looks at what’s wrong with a password formula approach and how you can create strong passwords.
It seems that a week doesn’t go by without another cryptocurrency story in the mainstream media. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about and don’t know your Bitcoin from your blockchain then this handy cryptocurrency glossary will help explain all of the terminology.
If we’re to believe all of the articles out there then the majority of bloggers, freelancers and VAs are “Six Figure” earners. Are they though? If you’re considering going down the freelancing then it’s important to weight up all of the pros and cons and that includes the true figures of what you can earn.
How To Be Happy Everyday 15 Simple & Powerful Methods That Work! – Tracking Happiness
I used to think that I was actually a rather unhappy person, then when I started to track my happiness (or mood) with an app it turns out that I’m happier than I thought I was – bonus! If you’re struggling to feel happy then Tracking Happiness has 15 ways you can perk yourself up.
If you want to get on in your career – whether you’re working for yourself or someone else – then who better to get advice from than someone who’s built up a big company and has a ton of money?
How Much Money Does A Smart Home Actually Save? – Simply Storage Solutions
We’re being told that the connect home is the way that we’ll living in the future, and I’m sure being able to turn on the heating and the lights just before you get home will have some benefits but how about the financial costs? A lot of these gadgets are quite expensive so how long will it take for you to get a return on your investment? Fear Not! Simply Storage Solutions has crunched the numbers for you.
Self-Care Ideas For People Who Work From Home – Work In My Pyjamas
Working from home can mean that you suffer from a poor work/life balance. It’s all too easy to sleep in late, not get dressed, forget to shower and stay up all night. Or is that just me?! It’s time to take care of yourself and Work In My Pyjamas has got some great ideas about how you can look after number one.
10 Planner-Friendly Cricut Projects Anyone Can Make – Page Flutter
I love my Cricut Explore Air – I bought it to make stickers and planner supplies (which you can see listed in my wonderful Etsy store) but I use it mainly for cards at the moment as I was struggling for planner-related ideas. If you have a cutting machine then it’s well worth your time checking out Page Flutter’s 10 Planner Projects for Cricut for inspiration and I’m sure you’ll be able to make them work on your machine of choice.
Regular readers will know that I am a big, big fan of sleep! But, according to this Geek.com article we’re doing it wrong. we used to sleep in two large chunks twice a day rather than getting a solid 8 hours in one go. Although personally I would prefer two lots of 8 hours of sleep a day they recommend two 4 hour chunks with a 2 hour gap spacing them out.
I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a bite-sized podcast where I discuss one aspect of productivity for a short(ish) piece of time, but I never seem to get around to figuring out how to do it. Now I have found this handy guide to getting a podcast up and running the only excuse I have is finding the time to do it.
Are you interested in hearing my dulcet tones and odd English accent? Let me know in the comments if I should give it a go!
I remember trying to use Usenet back in the late 1990’s but I couldn’t really get my head around it and soon Limewire and Napster came long so you didn’t need a message board to find dodgy files. Usenet is a full of a wealth of information thought and it’s well worth taking a look at it and How-To Geek has a handy Usenet beginners guide to get you started.