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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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Are You Faking It?

I came across this article called Faked Fitness, and its list of ways we "fake it" hit closer to home than I expected. Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, PhD says many of us use these products to fake fitness: - Figure-flattering clothes, plastic surgery, cosmetics, hair-care products, high heels. - Athletic dogs, fast cars, video-game avatars. - Expensive jewelry, art, books, fashion, fancy homes and cars. I can identify with more "fakes" than I care to admit. If you can too, here are a few strategies for making sure you get the real thing.

The Ultimate Tool for Getting Things Done

Many of you know how much I covet Remember the Milk. It's been my Go-To app for years, keeping me focused on my priority tasks for each day. It's still fantastic, but now there's something even better. (And I don't say that lightly. It's actually kinda sad for me. RTM has been a loyal best friend.) Meet Asana. Led by Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder, CTO, and VP of Engineering at Facebook, Asana aims to revolutionize how teams get things done. Simply put, it's the most incredible tool I've seen for combining individual and team project management. And isn't everything we do these days a project? Read more to see what it can do for you.

How to Have a Personal Assistant for Free

A few months ago, I exposed a prevailing cultural myth: that we can achieve success if we’ll just “work a little harder.” In that post, I shared a number of options for working smarter. In discussions online, several folks said that wasn't realistic. They simply had too much to do. Another way to work smarter and earn more is to convert administrative hours into productive ones, and this often means hiring someone else to handle those administrative tasks. Now there's another option: you can let technology handle them for you, all for free. Here's a five step roadmap to creating your own virtual assistant.

Instantly and Automatically Organize Your Inbox

If you're like most of the folks I know, email is both a blessing and a curse. We're buried in it. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here are the four steps for letting Gmail do your heavy-lifting for you.

My New Standing Desk

When I moved into my new office at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, I decided I wanted to do something different with my desk. I thought about a treadmill desk. But after comparing expenses and levels of complexity, I decided a standing desk would be a better start. My pals at 3eWerks took the challenge, and I couldn't be more pleased. Read the full article to see how the project came together.

Gravatar: Brand Your Comments

Although the name sounds like James Cameron's hit movie about Earth in the distant future, a Gravatar is a great tool that you can use now to brand yourself in our online world. Essentially, your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site, appearing beside your name when you leave a comment. Why is this important? Think of your business card. Do you use the plain vanilla design with simple black letters? Or do you ensure that it stands out from the crowd and represents you in a professional way? The same is true for your Gravatar. You don't want to be represented by the same bland default image as thousands of others.

3 Gmail Plugins You Should Be Using Right Now

Nearly 50% of us are using Gmail as our email client, and it's fantastic. But it can be even better. Today, I'll share my 3 favorite plugins for turning this sedan into a Cadillac.

State of Social Media in Corpus Christi

Yesterday, Holly Hoffman and I released a special report about the State of Social Media in Corpus Christi. We stumbled across some data we'd gathered last November in preparation for a conference and decided to