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Friend People Who Might Not Know You Online

Tech publisher extraordinaire Tim O’Reilly handles a tsunami of social network friend invitations on a daily basis and says he accepts the ones that actually explain who the initiator is: Most of these [friend requests] , relying solely on the boilerplate invitation text, go right into the trash. “I’d like…

Use Charcoal to De-Stinkify Your Fridge

Use Charcoal to De-Stinkify Your Fridge

The UK show How Clean Is Your House is chock-full of useful tips, including this doozy: For use in empty refrigerators/freezers – good for when you are moving out. The ladies filled a normal baking tin with unlit, plain (with no fuel or other products added) charcoal briquets and let…

Relationships for the self-employed

Relationships for the self-employed

Smart Company has run a networking advice column for people who are self employed. The main gist of it is “If you work alone, make special efforts to connect with others.” As a writer who’s worked freelance for a few years, I can certainly relate to the feeling that when…