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March 18, 2011

Distracted by Color?

BY John Paul Narowski IN Sales and Marketing

The finely tuned human brain has a keen ability to recognize a multitude of colors, but this basic ability may be robbing you of productivity. Somewhere in our developmental past, we probably had to be able to tell good fruits, nuts and other food sources from bad ones and our ability to distinguish color played a big role in that.  But now that the whole “hunter-gatherer” thing isn’t so hip, colors may be working against us. Colors and Psychology Different colors have varied effects on us emotionally.  People way smarter than me figured out a long time ago they could … Continue reading Distracted by Color?

March 14, 2011

How To Help The Tsunami Victims Using The Web

BY John Paul Narowski IN Karma

The Japanese need our help more than ever after this devastating event. This event will change their lives for many, many years, and by helping even a little bit can make a significant difference. Here are a few ways that you can use the web to help these victims: Text to Donate: The American Red Cross created a texting campagin to raise money for relief efforts. If you would to donate just text REDCROSS to 90999. Each text will provide $10 towards the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts. Donate via Facebook: The Red Cross also has a campaign on Facebook to … Continue reading How To Help The Tsunami Victims Using The Web

February 25, 2011

Using a Timer to Increase Productivity

BY John Paul Narowski IN Productivity

If you’re looking to improve your productivity, it’s time to bust out that old egg timer. Unless you hang around with your grandma a lot, chances are you don’t get to see an old fashion timer a lot these days.  If you need to time something in the kitchen, the built in microwave or oven timer usually does the trick.  And of course what smart phone owner doesn’t bust out their favorite timer app when they need to count the seconds down? But if you’re interested in getting a serious productivity boost, then you need to go analog. Why Use … Continue reading Using a Timer to Increase Productivity

February 22, 2011

Simple SEO: Using RSS for Backlinks

BY John Paul Narowski IN Sales and Marketing

 RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a handy way for people to get updates from their favorite sites, but it’s also a powerful tool for increasing your search engine rankings. What is RSS? RSS has been around since 1999 but didn’t really get popular until 2005.  The RSS feed for your site is a XML formatted summary or full text of your posts plus key data the search engines need (title, description, keywords, date published, etc). This allows many different programs to read the feed so it can be easily distributed, too. The most common way people come into contact with … Continue reading Simple SEO: Using RSS for Backlinks

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