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Weekly Round-Up #298: No Shoes, Googling Yourself & Becoming A Meme King

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Weekly Round-Up #298: No Shoes, Googling Yourself & Becoming A Meme King

Well hello again, it’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it?!

Thank you for allowing me some well deserved time away from the round-ups – this is 298 and doing these week after week without a break can get a little tiring.

Anyway, this week we ask can you drive without shoes? What happens when you Google yourself (and why it’s important you should) and how to convert videos to GIFs so you can become the king of the memes.


Is It Illegal To Drive Without Shoes? – Bumper

You’ve heard it from your driver’s ed instructor. Your parents hammered it home as you learned. And all through your driving career, you’ve believed it. “It’s illegal to drive without shoes on!” But is it illegal to drive barefoot for real?

You’ve been duped. Although everyone knows someone whose friend, uncle or cousin was ticketed for driving barefoot, it’s an urban legend. If you aren’t convinced, read this article to find out more about one of the most prolific laws that isn’t actually law.

The Ultimate Guide On How To Start An Online Business – RingCentral UK Blog

Online is where it’s at 63 per cent of shopping occasions begin online. This means that no matter where the customer eventually makes their purchase, they will begin their research using the internet.

As a business owner, being online is the best thing you can do. With smartphones accompanying us everywhere we go, the opportunity to shop on the net is greater than ever. People can shop on the bus, queuing for a coffee, or as soon as they wake up in the morning. There’s no time a customer can’t make a purchase – except perhaps in the middle of an exam or at the top of a mountain.

The great news is that anyone can start an online business. You don’t even need an office to get going; remote working is becoming increasingly popular. All you need is a computer. The internet has created a wealth of opportunity, and anyone with a good idea or product and the willingness to put in the hard work can use it to their advantage.

The Best Ways To Convert Video To GIF – MUO

GIFs have flooded social networks and instant messaging apps alike. Most of us, however, share GIFs from built-in search engines and invariably end up using the same ones repeatedly.

However, if you want, you can easily create a GIF from a video. MakeUseOf have listed some the best and most convenient ways to convert video to GIF on any platform.

Do Math In Your Head With These Mental Math Tricks – Lifehacker

You probably haven’t had to do longhand maths in years, but you do mental maths every day. Or maybe you google maths problems ten times a day, because you’ve forgotten how to do any maths beyond your basic multiplication tables.

Lifehacker have put together some shortcuts that will help you do more maths in your head without straining the little grey cells too much!

Lead Generation: The Ultimate Guide – Selling Revolution

If you want to build your company’s sales, you need to expand your outreach to as many potential customers as possible. However, rather than trying to sell to everyone under the sun, it’s best to focus your attention on individuals who are likely interested in what you have to offer. These people are called leads.

Although it’s easy to say that you need more leads to close more sales, where do you find them? How can you get them to visit your website and landing pages? Fortunately, this is the ultimate guide to lead generation and Selling Revolution will discuss everything you need to know about this process.

How Spending 20 Minutes In A Park Can Make You Happier And Stress-Free – HuffPost UK

Are you a fan of spending your lunch breaks in a park? Or do you walk your dog around them each morning and evening? Well, we have good news: spending just 20 minutes in a park every day will make you happier and less stressed – regardless of whether or not you’re exercising while you’re there.

Two new studies have touted the benefits of spending time in parks. The latest, from University of Michigan, suggests spending at least 20 minutes strolling or sitting in a place where you’re in contact with nature significantly lowers stress hormone levels.

Here’s An Amazon Inventory Management Strategy That Works – Sunken Stone

Amazon is the largest online retail marketplace in the world, bringing in over 386 billion dollars in revenue during the year 2020. Amazon is packed with potential for both small and large businesses to build their business profits and expand their reach in the online marketplace.

Managing your Amazon inventory allows you to always know how much of your products you need to ensure you can fulfill your customer’s needs. It includes evaluating your inventory chain steps, including where you buy your products from, how your products get to your warehouse, how much of a product you have on hand, and how you ultimately fulfill your customer’s orders.

47+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas – RallyUp

What are some virtual fundraising ideas? This question has been on the mind of many this past year, as more and more organizations have shifted to raising money online.

And no wonder – with social distancing, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns bringing business as usual to an unceremonious halt. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, society has adjusted to supporting causes on the internet, instead of at live events – out of social necessity.

The upside is that online donations are booming!

But how do you shift a marathon to the internet? How do you host a gala online? How do you engage people on the internet in a way that encourages a flood of donations? You need big ideas.

The team at have assembled a mega-list of the best fundraising ideas for nonprofits and organizations that want to achieve their goals online. Split into 8 categories, we give you several fundraising ideas for each so that you can choose the start of a unique and high impact virtual campaign.

How To Start An LLC In 6 Steps – MoneyBrighter

A limited liability company (LLC) is a type of company in the United States that means the owners are not personally responsible for the company’s debt or liabilities. An LLC is a hybrid entity that combine the characteristics of a corporation with those of a partnership or sole proprietorship. So, if you’re thinking about starting your own business and need more information on how to form an LLC, has all the information you need including State specific information and other considerations.

How To Grow Juicy And Flavorful Tomatoes Even If You’re A Beginner – Gardening Mentor

Watching juicy red tomatoes growing on plants is one of the most pleasurable sights to watch.

Harvesting them and making some awesome recipes with them makes it even better. But it really is hard work.

Maybe you’ve tried to grow tomatoes without success. Maybe your plants never bore fruit. Or maybe they did but not the juicy delicious results that you wanted.

And you’re trying to figure out what you can do to get the tomatoes you want.

This guide will help you learn all there is to know about growing your own tomatoes. So get ready to learn some new things and grow some healthy and beautiful tomato plants.

Inspired By Marie Kondo? Here’s What Clutter Does To Your Brain And Body – HuffPost UK

Many of us have started the year determined to be more organised: no more drawers full of plastic containers with missing lids, or lone socks.

The decluttering craze is led by Japanese tidying aficionado Marie Kondo, author of a New York Times bestseller and Netflix show Tidying Up. And there is good reason to get on board, whether it’s via the KonMari method, or just having a good clear-out. Clutter can affect our anxiety levels, sleep, and ability to focus.

It can also make us less productive, triggering coping and avoidance strategies that make us more likely to snack on junk and watch TV shows (including ones about other people decluttering their lives).

How To Remove Your Private Info From The Web In An Afternoon – Mashable

Google Yourself…. go on.

If you’re like most people, the results page will be full of data brokers offering anyone doing a cursory online search a host of information including your address, your phone number, your email, the names of your relatives and their addresses, and so much more. In a world rife with random doxxings, swattings, and scams, this is a problem.

Thankfully, there’s something you can do about it and Mashable tells you what you need to do.

Minimalism For Students: Adopting A New Lifestyle In 7 Steps – IvyPanda Blog

Minimalism as a lifestyle has gained momentum in recent years. People are actively engaging with it, interested in its positive influence on mental and physical health. Even the term itself provokes curiosity, and discovering and following its principles can drastically change your life.

A minimalist mindset is perfect for students who are about to become independent adults. The Ivy Panda have collated a small guide on adopting a minimalist lifestyle. Applying these principles may help improve your college or university experience.

18 Best Evernote Alternatives For Note-Taking And Task Management – nTask

Evernote is one of the popular to-do list apps that is designed to help take notes, organize and prioritize ideas, and create lists to keep productive and on track. This article will highlight the best Evernote alternatives for notes and task management.

Some of the more prominent features Evernote lacks and which can be found in other apps include task creation and management including time tracking. For a tool that merely lets you jot down ideas without giving you options for listing tasks or monitoring progress, the price is a little steep so with that in mind, nTask have put together 18 of the best Evernote alternatives for you to check out.”

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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