Readers offer their best tips for learning words you regularly misspell, rediscovering sites you signed up for but have since forgotten, and saving yourself from distractions while working.
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Use Commonly Misspelled Words as Passwords to Learn Their Spellings
Caleywoods tells us an easy way to burn difficult word spellings into your brain:
Have a word that you frequently have trouble spelling? Pick a word that you often misspell, look up how to spell it correctly and set it as the password to a page you often visit where you have to login. Be sure to uncheck the "remember password" option, that's cheating! Type the password for a week or two and you should be well on your way to never misspelling it again!
Rediscover Old Websites with a Gmail Label for Welcome Emails
Kjlowe shows us how to rediscover sites you once found useful or interesting, but haven't visited in a while:
I use Gmail filters to apply a label to all e-mails with "welcome to" in the subject line. At a glance I can see what forums and websites I've recently signed up for and rediscover sites that, at one time, I found interesting.
Avoid Web Distractions by Changing Your Bookmarks
NixonsGhost tells us his method for avoiding web distractions:
Probably something that everyone has come up with before, but just yesterday I was trying to make myself work on my assignment, but I kept getting sidetracked by the rest of the internet.
My solution? I replaced my most used bookmarks URLs with the URLs for websites that I was supposed to be researching. Turns a bad habit into a reminder.