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3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive

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3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive

Care to get the most out of your old hard drive? Even if the drive is dead, there may be one more creative use left in it before submitting its remains for recycling. It is called upcycling! When you’ve re-used your old hardware in every conceivable way, it’s usually time for it to leave its current form of existence and break it apart to create something new.

27-08-2013
3 Creative Upcycling Ideas For Your Old Hard Drive
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is back this week with a fine selection of free pop and rock albums. Whether you are craving indie dream pop or alternative roots rock, there is an album for every taste. All albums are available as free or name your price downloads from Bandcamp. Please leave a donation with artists you like or at least share their work. Feel free to contact me (tina at makeuseof dot com) with suggestions and genre requests for upcoming editions of Sound Sunday.

25-08-2013
10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday]
10 Videos Exploring The Internet As It Was In The 1990s

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10 Videos Exploring The Internet As It Was In The 1990s

The history of the Internet stretches back as far as 1969, but it didn’t become popular until the 1990s when the whole thing became commercialized, ISPs started offering access, and the World Wide Web emerged to give normal people something to actually do online. What did the Internet look like to people in the early 1990s when the vast majority had likely never even heard of it, let alone used it. For the purposes of both education and entertainment we can travel back in time to 1995 (or thereabouts). And it’s all thanks to the power of YouTube.

22-08-2013
10 Videos Exploring The Internet As It Was In The 1990s
5 Ways Tech Can Help You Foster Better Study Habits

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5 Ways Tech Can Help You Foster Better Study Habits

It’s been a while since I’ve been in school, but I know a few friends who are still studying their way towards graduation. It amazes me how many tools currently exist out there to aid in the study process – tools that I would’ve loved to make use of back before I earned my degree. Unfortunately, my time for improved study habits is over, but you can still benefit!

21-08-2013
5 Ways Tech Can Help You Foster Better Study Habits
10 Fictional Characters That Are Insanely Popular On Facebook

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10 Fictional Characters That Are Insanely Popular On Facebook

Lots of people like to “Like” things. I am of course referring to the Facebook Like, which has become a simple shortcut to stamping your approval on something. It’s time to take a look at the most popular fictional characters on Facebook. These are public figures who are so beloved by the general public they’ve managed to rack up millions of Facebook Likes. And yet none of them actually exist in the real world. Who are these people?

14-08-2013
10 Fictional Characters That Are Insanely Popular On Facebook
Kids Won’t Put Instagram Down? 5 Fun Ways To Use Instagram For Education

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Kids Won’t Put Instagram Down? 5 Fun Ways To Use Instagram For Education

Smartphones and social networks can be a huge distraction factor for kids in school, and especially at home when they should be doing their schoolwork. Today’s kids are all on Instagram, uploading and editing photos, liking other photos, commenting, etc. Like it or not, the way kids use Instagram cannot be ignored, and what’s the best way to beat a problem? Join it, of course! Inside you’ll find several smart ways to utilize Instagram for educational purposes that are fun for all concerned, and are bound to grasp kids’ attention much more than traditional homework.

05-08-2013
Kids Won’t Put Instagram Down? 5 Fun Ways To Use Instagram For Education
Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar

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Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar

Being a freelance writer or journalist isn’t easy, particularly if you write in a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Yet, many foreign speakers are tempted to write in English because it promises a greater audience and thus better opportunities to earn a living. The drawback is that we are constantly struggling with the details of the little devils in the language.

30-07-2013
Stop For A Grammar Check: 4 Areas Where You Can Improve Your Spelling & Grammar
7 Fun Uses for Twitter You Haven’t Figured Out Yet

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7 Fun Uses for Twitter You Haven’t Figured Out Yet

It isn’t difficult to get addicted to Twitter. After all, it hardly takes an effort to type in 140 characters. In those itsy-bitsy lines lies a great power, to either change the world with a tweet or change your own world with a bit of Twitter-aided personal development. There are the obvious uses of Twitter we keep harping on, but isn’t it always the uncommon and unnoticed uses of social media that piques our interest?

29-07-2013
7 Fun Uses for Twitter You Haven’t Figured Out Yet
10 Of The Funniest Song Parodies Of All Time On YouTube

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10 Of The Funniest Song Parodies Of All Time On YouTube

Song parodies have existed for centuries in one form or another. We won’t be travelling that far back through the swirling mists of time, but what follows are 10 of the funniest song parodies you can watch on YouTube right now. And because we’re too good to you all you can watch them right here on this page thanks to the power of embedding.

25-07-2013
10 Of The Funniest Song Parodies Of All Time On YouTube
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