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Does your phone stress you out? Is it packed with unnecessary apps, widgets, and contacts? Is it running outdated software? It’s time to make some changes! Take five minutes to go through one of these steps each day for five days, and you’ll have a phone that runs faster, looks nicer, and gives you a more pleasant overall experience. 1. Update Your Contacts How long has it been since you’ve performed maintenance on your contacts list? If it’s been more than a year or two, you probably have tons of duplicate contacts, incorrect information, and half-completed entries that are taking up space. First, go…

Read the full article: 5 Things In 5 Minutes: Make Your Smartphone A More Pleasant Place


What’s Cool on Line? The E-mail Basket, Please

A stroll down memory lane when none other than The New York Times labled Cool Site of the Day as the ‘arbiter of taste’!

What's Cool on Line? The E-mail Basket, Please - New York Times …

What’s Cool on Line? The E-mail Basket, Please – New York Times.


best websitesBefore the NSA revelations and Buzzfeed listicles, there was the early web. And it was an incredible blend of personal, mundane, and extraordinary. More…

How Coolness Defined the World Wide Web of the 1990s – The Atlantic.


Google Authorship for Your Site’s SEO

How To Troubleshoot Authorship Issues: Step by Step Flowchart


The Gartner Digital Marketing Transit Map

Every digital trailblazer needs a reliable map

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The Matt Cutts Debunking Flowchart


Thanks to Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land for this gem.



Patatap – Serious fun

Let this screen load and be prepared to get creative with your keyboard…


6 Ways to Improve Search Engine Rankings (MOZ)

Solid presentation on ‘doing the little things’ to improve the search engine visibility of your website or blog (from Rand Fishkin of MOZ)…


Cool Exercise Product: FlipBelt

Best way to carry your stuff while exercising… 



Like to exercise or run with your phone, etc? Other than annoying armbands, there’s been nowhere to hold your phone, music and keys.

FlipBelt to the rescue. FlipBelt is a singular tubular waistband that solves one of the biggest nuisances that athletes face—where to tuck their STUFF while exercising.

FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable.

To keep items secure, all you have to do is flip the belt inward. Now, everything you need while exercising fits right around your waist.

Of course, I found this, my newest favorite toy, on The Grommet and here’s their review of The FlipBelt:

Ready to buy a couple? Visit The Grommet and search ‘flipbelt’ or visit FlipBelt directly.





Stunning Climate Change Time Lapse Visualization

Yeah, I know it’s a cold winter (and so does Donald Trump) but watch this, educate yourself and sound smarter at cocktail parties. Fact is,  in recent years, both the Pentagon and foreign governments have cited failure to mitigate climate change as a primary national security concern.


Cool Product: Ballistic Glass Screen Protectors

The Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen - 

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Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is another cool find from The Grommet:
The Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

For Apple iPhones, iPads and other devices, the Premium Ballistic Glass Screen Protector protects your screen from scratches and drops (maximizes your resale value) and has 99.99% clarity and touchscreen accuracy. According to Tech Armor:

“DID YOU KNOW – even with Apple Care, it’s still going to cost $49 to replace a broken screen on your iPhone! Without Apple Care, you will pay about $150! FOR A FRACTION OF THAT PRICE – Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen Protector will absorb almost any impact by sacrificing itself for your iPhone’s retina screen!”


If enough of you share (like) AND comment on this page, there’s a good chance that Tech Armor will send me a few screen protectors to giveaway to you, my loyal readers.

So, please, share away!

Finally, I’m giving away 3 Cool Site of the Day baseball hats (at random) to those of you who share (‘like’) this post on Facebook (see link below).

If you need one of these screen protectors right away (and, who doesn’t?) visit The Grommet and search ‘screen protector’ or visit Tech Armor directly.



P.S. Here’s the diagram that my son drew…he was really annoyed by the way the product was presented on the Tech Armor web site: “The idea has so much potential, but the website does not display how cool it is; it should look like the following (the website layout is way too confusing).”

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Cool Cocktail Product: The Mason Shaker

The Mason Shaker – For the Burgeoning Mixologist In All Of Us

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The Mason Shaker

Today’s Cool Site of the Day is another cool find from The GrommetThe Mason Shaker.

This site accomplishes two things: 1) features a super cool toy (for grownups ;) and 2) a well designed website that makes it enjoyable to learn more about the product (a traditional mason jar reconfigured as a uniquely cool cocktail shaker) and everything else W&P Design is up to.


If enough of you visit AND comment on this page, there’s a good chance that W&P Design will send me a few Mason Shakers (and their outstanding cocktail recipe book, Shake) to giveaway to you, my loyal readers.

So, please, comment away!

Finally, I’m giving away 3 Cool Site of the Day baseball hats (at random) to those of you who share (‘like’) this post on your Facebook timeline.

If you need one of these mason shakers right away (and, believe me, you do) visit The Grommet and search ‘Mason Shaker’.



P.S. Here’s another short video about The Mason Shaker and its designers (produced by The Grommet):


Cool Product: Bluetooth Speaker by Outdoor Tech

Wireless Speaker Packs a Punch!


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Turtle Shell Speaker

Designed for action, this lightweight, go-anywhere wireless bluetooth speaker has a built in mic so you can use it as a speakerphone. Rugged, dust-proof, shock-proof, and highly water-resistant.

I absolutely LOVE this thing–great for when I’m sitting outside with friends and want to share my music wherever we may be. Not only is it convenient but the sound is outstanding–great dynamic range and power.

If you want one visit The Grommet and search ‘Outdoor Tech’.



Cool Product: The Hoboroll StuffSack

Taking ‘Stuff Sacks’ to the next level. Meet the HoboRoll

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Hoboroll Stuff Sack

What is a Hoboroll “Stuff Sack” you ask? Well, it’s a compartmentalized sack, perfect for keeping your items separated yet still in one place. Use it on its own or put it in your carry on luggage, backpack or suitcase to keep things organized.Why spend time searching for items at the bottom of your pack or “somewhere” in your traditional stuff sack?  The Hoboroll will save you time, as well as frustration.  When you need an item, you’ll be able to find it quickly.

Get One FREE! Cool Site of the Day is giving away two of these cool bags (each valued at $30). All you have to do is enter our giveaway right here (the participants with the highest number of points win):

If you want one now, you can buy the Hoboroll Stuff Sack on the Gobi website or visit The Grommet and search ‘hoboroll’.