Tina Sieber

Joined December 2007

Tina is a freelance editor, natural scientist, and cosmopolitan with a strong interest in sustainability. During her free time she enjoys live music, nature, and traveling around the world. You can find Tina online or in Berlin, Germany.

Feel free to contact at tina@makeuseof.com

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This Is How And Why The Amish Live Off The Grid

14th January, 2014

There is a group of traditionalist people, who reject many of modern society’s technology, including public grid electricity: the Amish. That, however, does not prevent them from enjoying some of the comforts of technology.

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Auditory Self Test: Do You Experience ASMR? [Sound Sunday]

13th January, 2014

Sounds can trigger many reactions. Music can help you relax, influence your mood, and some sounds evoke much deeper physical reactions. Find out whether you are sensitive to ASMR or just enjoy relaxing music.

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Is Electromagnetic Radiation Dangerous? How To Protect Yourself?

10th January, 2014

Can cell phones cause cancer after all? The media certainly knows how to screw with facts. How does radiation emitted by electronics really affect your body? Well, calm down! It’s not all that bad.

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How To Turn Random Snapshots Into A Uniform-Looking Photo Series

8th January, 2014

A few tricks can save you hours of editing in Photoshop. Let’s say you want to combine a random set of photos into a harmonious series. How about taking a creative shortcut?

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6 Ways To Make Nature Sounds A Part Of Your Day

6th January, 2014

Scientific studies have shown that nature sounds can significantly decrease anxiety, stress, and pain. Next time you’re bursting from stress, try relaxing to the sounds of nature before automatically popping a pill.

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The Free Lounge & Chillout Playlist [Sound Sunday]

6th January, 2014

Educate your ear and build your music collection for free with Sound Sunday! Here’s a formidable lounge & chillout collection. All 11 albums are free downloads from Bandcamp. Your next party won’t be quiet.

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Meditation Made Easy: Tools & Resources To Aid Your Well-Being

1st January, 2014

If you have come to the conclusion that meditation is a method to calm your mind and achieve well-being worth trying, then we can help you with resources and tools.

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The Best Free Music Downloads Of 2013 [Sound Sunday]

30th December, 2013

The best things in life are free and Sound Sunday certainly proves that this can be true for music. This edition is dedicated to the best music of 2013: 12 months, 12 best editions, 12 amazing artists.

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How To Safely Upgrade To Windows 8.1

26th December, 2013

Are horror stories of how Windows 8.1 upgrades went horribly wrong keeping you from upgrading yourself? If you are longing to try Windows 8.1, you can now learn from other people’s lessons and upgrade safely!

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Traditional & Alternative Christmas Music – 13 Free Album Downloads [Sound Sunday]

23rd December, 2013

Whether you like folk, pop, or punk, this edition of Sound Sunday contains a Christmas soundtrack to match your taste. All downloads are free, but some artists promised forwarding voluntary donations to a good cause.

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3 Apps To Help You Practice Mindfulness in 2014 and Beyond

19th December, 2013

If you feel like the past year went by like a jet plane, you might be doing something wrong.

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Catch An Aurora! 5 Of The Best Tools To Spot The Magical Polar Lights

18th December, 2013

This winter is one of the best times to see polar lights. The next best time is in about 10 years, so you better catch them now. Be in the right place at the right time.

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Relax & Sleep Better With These Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

16th December, 2013

Sound Sunday music downloads are mostly free and always legal. In this edition, find ambient, electronic, and classical music to influence your mood and maybe experience the sensation of ASMR. Can you feel it?

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Everything You Must Know About The Run Dialog & Most Useful Commands

11th December, 2013

Are you using the easiest way to save time on Windows? It’s the Run dialog. We show you how to quickly create custom commands to open any program or file in two easy steps.

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5 Ecologically and Socially Responsible Geek Gift Ideas

10th December, 2013

We give gifts to express our affection. What lasts are the thoughts and actions associated with the gift. We offer ideas to make gifts that will last a lifetime and create lasting memories and friendships.