Saturday, March 21, 2009

Account Closed?

Have you ever tried to close an online account? It can be frustrating and difficult. You think that you removed everything only to find yourself still listed. Why take chances--a recent article in PC Magazine details the steps to close your account on both social networking and commercial sites like Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn, MySpace, iTunes, and even eBay.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Express Yourself

Need to brush up on your skills before looking for a new job? Try our database Learning Express Library that offers skill building exercises for adults from computers to job searching and workplace skills. Just enter your Rocky River library card number and create a user name and password. Learning Express will then keep track of your progress. You'll be able to take tests from civil serive and cosmetology to nursing or real estate licensing.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March is Caffeine Awareness Month

Daylight savings time began this morning. Did you need an extra cup of coffee to get going? Hmmm....could you be addicted to caffeine? March is caffeine awareness month. Check out these sites to determine if you are one of the millions who are:

CaffeineAwarenessCalculator Use this caffeine calculator to determine how much caffeine you consume each day.

TheCoffeeJunkie'sGuidetoCaffeineAddiction An article from New York Magazine (June 2008) that discusses caffeine addiction.

And if you just want your coffee, check out CoffeeCoffeeCoffee! -- everything you ever wanted to know about coffee.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

No Fear Freelancing

Out of a job and thinking about trying freelancing to make some money? It can be a scary proposition, but we've found some surefire sites to help you. Check out a site that can help you find jobs. There are also sites to help you deal with time management and invoicing like InvoiceJournal .

Many more helpful sites can be found on a blog called Mashable. Here's a link to their posting of 85+ Tools & Resources for Freelancers and Web Workers. There's something for everyone on this list.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Human Touch

Everyone hates those automated phone systems where you just have to keep pushing buttons and can't get a real live person on the line. Next time you have to call, try first. It's the website that lists major companies and how to get past their automated systems to speak directly with someone. GetHuman really works! And although we can't guarantee that you'll get the answer you want to hear, we're sure that you'll get it much quicker than ever before.