Tuesday Tip – Two Easy Ways to Brighten Your Day

by Cheryl Sklar

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We all get caught up in the daily grind, a routine that is filled with responsibilities, obligations, and busy schedules.  I’ve recently discovered two new, quick and easy ways to brighten my day that require very little time and effort (both of which I’m constantly trying to conserve).

The Skimm:

This is a daily email newsletter that gives you a brief synopsis of timely news events.  You simply enter your email address and an easy-to-read email comes to your inbox first thing every weekday morning.

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It is timely, funny and easy to read.  There are appropriate links throughout the newsletter that you can click if you want to delve further into any particular topic.  While it’s not in depth or all-encompassing, it gives you a snippet of what is going on with current news, with the option to read more if you want more information.  Today I found out that SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, the guy known for Tesla, (see David’s previous article about Tesla) launched a rocket.  The rocket, called “Dragon,” exploded minutes after launch.  No one was on board; the rocket was delivering supplies to the International Space Station.  This was the 3rd failed resupply mission in recent months.  Not earth-shattering news but interesting information to know.


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Most of us with smartphones have gobs of photos on them.  Often, we just keep those pictures on our phones but rarely do much to organize them.   I try to pull my special events or year-end recaps into a Photo Book, which I explained last year in A Picture is Worth 1000 Words – and About 20 Pages.  But I recently came across a free app that helps you rediscover the photos that are already on your phone.  Once you download the app, it sends you one random photo from your own library at 8am every day.  You can easily adjust the notification time in the app’s Settings.  It’s a nice addition to your day – to start it off with a happy memory of that fun outing from last year that you forgot about, that silly picture of your dogs, or one of the 7 pictures of your crazy kids when you were trying to get them to be serious and stop making goofy faces.  (Yes, I have 4 dogs!  Don’t even ask!)

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1Cheryl Sklar With over 26 years of experience in sales, marketing and general coordination, Cheryl uses her varied organizational skills to enhance the behind the scenes workings of Network 1.  She strives to help things run smoothly wherever she can.

csklar@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7641



Network 1 Consulting is a 17-year-oldIT Support company in Atlanta, GA.  We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices.  Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients really value are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms.  This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly.  We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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