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A List to Remember

9/11 Memorial - South Pool

9/11 Memorial – South Pool (Photo credit: happyskrappy)

As we look back 12 years ago – no doubt people will be talking about “where they were” when the world changed on September 11, 2001.

I’ve told my story time and time again but today I want to share a very important list with you: a list of the men and women who didn’t return home on that historic day. This is what you should be thinking about.

This list should give you pause – and make you step back and really look at what is important in your life. Sometimes the items on your to-do list don’t really matter that much after all. Take the time to connect with your loved ones instead and really think about your wonderful life.

Here are the names of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on 9/11:

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Making Your To-Do List “Stick”

Grocery ListSunday is my day for catching up on things I missed during the week, getting a head start on tasks for the week ahead, and getting to zero inbox

With a limited number of hours in the day, there is only so much that can be accomplished. I’m someone who hates to go to bed with a task left unfinished, but sometimes with a big empty Sunday ahead of me I can get a little ambitious. I’ve found though that if you set yourself up for small wins by limiting your to-do list you’ll feel more accomplished at the end of the day. It’s much easier to get 3 things done than 30. It’s just simple math – and I’m terrible at math but trust me, it’s true!

This method can be used to increase productivity at work, plan social events, and even limit overspending at the grocery store!

Not convinced? Here’s a list of reasons to limit your to-do list to a post-it: Read more

Creative Products for the Ultimate List Enthusiast

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to business as usual. Given my love for lists, I thought it might be fun to feature some creative list and organization inspired products. I found some crazy stuff, including notebook paper and pencil socks! Am I the only one who would love to wear those? These are a few more of my favorite finds:
 
I would love to drink my green tea out of this mug!
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Find the Best Way to Keep Your Lists

 

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Sometimes the hardest part about list making is deciding where to keep your lists. It can be handy to use an app on your phone, or a program like Evernote, where you can access your lists anywhere, anytime online. Using paper has its benefits, too — every finished task comes with the
satisfaction of crossing the item off your list.  Read more

List of Must-Watch TV Shows

Breaking Bad (season 2)

Breaking Bad (season 2) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve literally been glued to my TV for weeks watching Breaking Bad on Netflix.

Each night Jay and I would watch a few episodes and we are finally all caught up and excited for the series finale in August. The writing and the characters are superb. If you don’t watch it — you need to!

Summer can be a great time to indulge a little and catch up any TV episodes you missed last season or discover your new favorite show. Access to old TV shows has never been easier — with the amount of streaming videos available online, a marathon of your favorite series can be just a few clicks away.
And the best part is, you don’t need to sit through commercials or wait through the end-of-the-season cliffhangers — its all right there for you to watch when you want. (That’s one of my favorite parts about watching an old show. All the episodes are already out!) So break out the popcorn and get cozy on your couch!
Set aside some time this summer to relax and unwind. Here’s my list of TV shows to give a try:
  1. Breaking Bad (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)
  2. Homeland (Amazon Instant Video, Showtime Online, iTunes)
  3. Downton Abby (Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus)
  4. The Sopranos (HBO Go, HBO on Demand)
  5. Lost (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus)
  6. Grey’s Anatomy (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus)
  7. Bones (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)
  8. Mad Men (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)
  9. Alias (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video)
  10. Dexter (Amazon Instant Video)
  11. Heroes (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus)
  12. Girls (Amazon Instant Video)