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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Distraction Free Instrumental Music Album Downloads [Sound Sunday]

31st March, 2014

This week, Sound Sunday goes instru-mental. Enjoy a collection of free MP3 downloads from independent artists. These tunes provide you with distraction free background music for many activities that require focus and calmness.

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Rock Your Road Trip With Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

24th March, 2014

Road trips are not the same without music. You know how radio stations blast the same songs over and over again, spiced up with news and commercials? Rather bring your own mix.


5 Ways To Delete A File In Use In Windows

21st March, 2014

Windows Explorer thinks the file you’re trying to delete is still open, but it’s not? Locked files are a common problem. Fortunately, it’s easily solved in most cases.


Pinterest Is Not Women-Only: 7+ Great Boards That’ll Interest Anyone

18th March, 2014

How come Pinterest alternatives are popular among men, while the mother of virtual pinboards remains dominated by women? What are you missing out on?


Rock The Small Talk: 3 Fun Ways To Pick Up Cool Conversation Starters

17th March, 2014

Everyone’s got something to say about the weather. But if you want to engage people in a conversation for more than a few seconds, you need to follow up with something more interesting.

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Bollywood Edition: Celebrating Holi Festival Of Colours With Free Indian Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

17th March, 2014

In celebration of the Holi Festival of Colours, this week’s Sound Sunday is dedicated to Indian music. As always, all music included in this edition can be downloaded for free. Holi, the two day Indian Festival of Colors, celebrates the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. The festival happens around the […]


4 Ways To Creatively Use Canned Responses For Email Productivity

10th March, 2014

If you’re effective, you’re doing something right. That’s why you should use email filters and schedule mail time. One trick is to prepare canned responses for emails you frequently write.

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Shamrock Edition: A Treasure Trove Of Free Irish Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

10th March, 2014

You’ve got one week to stock up on St. Patrick’s Day music and drinking songs. Sound Sunday gets you started with Irish folk, rock, and some instrumental and electronic music. Sláinte!

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9 Coursera Courses To Improve Yourself & Your Career

7th March, 2014

It’s tempting to learn as much as you can, but your time is limited. Choose wisely from this selection of upcoming and past courses on Coursera to improve yourself and your career.


Team Working: 10 Tips For Effective Real-Time Online Collaboration

5th March, 2014

Digital natives co-author articles, theses, and books online and in real-time. If you’re still sending back and forth emails with file attachments to collaborate on a document, you’re doing it wrong. Unless you share the same office, online collaborative writing is generally safer, more reliable, and more efficient than emails. On top of that it’s […]

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Discover The Sound Of Nature On YouTube

4th March, 2014

Nature is the best medicine. Natural sounds can decrease anxiety, stress, and pain. If you’re listening to music on YouTube while working or doing chores, make nature sounds a part of your day too.

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Free 8-bit Chiptune & Video Game Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

3rd March, 2014

When is your next video game party? Invite your friends, get some snacks, set up the consoles, and you’re all set. Sound Sunday contributes free chiptune music downloads for your pre-gaming playlist.


Team Spirit Trumps Technology: How To Master Remote Collaboration For Online Teams

26th February, 2014

Collaborating doesn’t get easier if you have to work together remotely and only share the Internet as a common connection. Technology can help navigate the chaos. But it is only the icing.

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Free Electronic Dance Music: Stream, Download & Party [Sound Sunday]

24th February, 2014

After the party is before the party and a playlist is never completed. Add some fresh tunes to your electronic dance collection with free downloads from independent artists. That’s Sound Sunday.


How Collaborative Writing Tools Make Your Life Easier

21st February, 2014

Thanks to the Internet, collaborating on a writing project should be a breeze. If you have ever co-produced one, you know this can be difficult. It shouldn’t be with the right tool.