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The Smart Carry-on Suitcases You Need for Summer Travel

Travel Hacks: Avis

Now that spring is officially here, I’m starting to make summer travel plans. So far, I have our annual pilgrimage to Coachella booked, and our Memorial Day jaunt to Malibu on lock with a few more work and family trips that are TBD. While I love to travel, it does inevitably end up having some stressful moments (like navigating the TSA line – or any line – with kids in tow). Thankfully, tech is keeping up with the game. Last year, I shared…

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Greetings from the International Housewares Show

Sprouts International Housewares Show

Hi guys! Just a quick note to say, Hello from Chi-town! I’ve been at the International Home & Housewares Show all weekend, and today is the last day. It’s SO big. And there are SO many retailers here, all displaying their wares that you’ll see in stores soon. Make sure you’re following my Instagram Stories to stay up to date on everything I’m seeing at the show— so many cool products! I gave a lecture (a recording will be up soon),…

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An Open Letter to Car Companies

Volvo Car Technology

Dear Car Companies— Would you mind terribly if I was frank for a moment about something? Because I’ve got beef with you, and it’s time I got it off my chest. My world is getting smarter— ridiculously so, in fact. I’ve got lights that turn themselves on when I enter a room, a virtual assistant who can read me the news headlines, a television that can find me something to watch from an infinite amount of channels, and a cellphone…

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Your Guide to the Most Organized Inbox Ever

Gmail Filters

For most of us, keeping up with email takes up a significantly larger portion of our day than it should. In fact, it can feel like you’re entire job is to read and answer emails. When will you ever get any actual work done? There are lots of different strategies for dealing with out-of-control-inbox syndrome—like designating specific times for email and sticking to those hours or setting an out-of-office that alerts people to when you will and won’t respond—but here’s a…

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Gear Work + Travel

Do You Still Need a Computer?

Computer alternatives

If you use a massive program like Logic or Avid to get your work done, then you need a computer. If you’re a programmer, no question, you’re married to that machine. And if you’re regularly filling up memory cards, then a computer is a must. But what if you mainly check email, do a li’l word processing and read a li’l Buzzfeed? Is a computer still your one-and-only? Let’s play a digital dating game. You might find that one of these (less…

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Work + Travel

My Phone, My Business Travel Companion

Avis: Business Travel

This post is sponsored by AVIS, but all words, designs and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the partners that support us creating quality content for you. Business travel is a mixed bag. Sometimes, it’s a welcome respite from life at home, and an opportunity to do what I do with new scenery. I love visiting a new city and that a work opportunity leads me there makes it even more fulfilling. Sometimes, however, it’s not the…

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