A new coupon tool

In the past I’ve covered (and loved) coupon tools such as Honey and Rakuten. I’ve been hearing advertisements for CapitalOneShopping.com, so this week I gave it a try. A Chrome Plugin Capital One Shopping is a Chrome Plugin that monitors your online shopping to help you find coupons and locate the best prices. I put it to the test on …

Clubhouse: What it is and how to avoid my mistakes

Warning: Longer post than I anticipated. Here are the sections: Clubhouse Fast Facts What I Love/Hate Tips from Smart People Getting Started Creating a Room Don’t Make My Mistakes By now you may have heard the buzz around the newest social media phenomenon: Clubhouse. It’s totally different than all the other social media platforms you’ve seen. The Clubhouse app calls …

The Biggest Beth Z Giveaway Ever!

Have I told you lately that I love you? My nerdy community is the best. I’m giving away 45 prizes and services worth more than $2021 to thank you for your awesomeness. You read that right… 45 people will win something awesome! Three Awesome Nerdy Surprises from Amazon ($20×3=$60) A Super-Deluxe Nerdy Surprise from Amazon ($103) Five Copies of The …

Four Ways to Improve an Image

We snap thousands of images a year on our phones, but few of them go anywhere. And the ones that do could use some upgrades to make them more interesting. Here are five tech tools to change your boring image. One: Take out the background You take an Instagram-worthy family portrait in front of a pile of dirty dishes. Time …

Clean Out Your Inbox Week

The last business week in January is Clean Out Your Inbox Week. Here are some special email tools to help: Spike I use the Spike email app daily. The reason I love it is because I don’t know about you but when I am on my phone, it’s hard for me to look at long emails and respond because of …

A Virtual Trip to the Library

As a kid I spent hours and hours exploring the stacks of libraries, getting lost in the shelves and dragging my fingers along the spines. That’s why Open Library’s explore feature delights me so. They’ve arranged scanned-in books on virtual shelves that you can browse and lose yourself in. Check out my 98-second overview, then spend your afternoon in the …

Family Time Technology

Although the holidays are going to look different this year for most of us, we still want to celebrate our families and be together however we can. These tools will help erase the miles between you and your loved ones until we can be together again. White Elephant Gift Exchange If you bring this Baby Yoda Chia Pet to your …

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Best Apps of 2020

Both Google Play and Apple App Store released their best apps lists this week, and it’s not a shock that big props went to several apps that focus on self care. Also not a shock… both companies chose Zoom. Google’s Pick: Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax Google Play named a sleep guidance app the Best App of 2020. Loóna (Google …

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Gratitude Apps

To help people during this insane year, this fall I developed a session called Tech Tools for Serious Self Care. I’m not one for touchy-feely apps, so I focused on techniques with solid science behind them. When I researched the reasons to practice gratitude, it was enough to convince me that I needed to take my own advice. This article …

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Apps for Serious Self Care

We woke up this morning to stressful news that has the potential to wreak havoc on our lives. It doesn’t matter when you are reading this blog post, if it’s 2020, the statement is true. Stress levels are off the charts for all of us, which prompted me to create a new session called Serious Self-Care: Tech Tools to Keep …

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Stop Background Noise with Krisp

Have you ever been on a videoconference living in fear that you’ll get that Amazon delivery and the dog will go nuts when the doorbell rings? The solution is here! Krisp is a PC download and a Chrome plugin that uses artificial intelligence to filter out background noises. I tried it out with everything from pounding on my desk while …