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  (BPT) - What you eat not only impacts your body, it also impacts the planet. Fortunately, you can make healthy choices for your body and healthy choices for the world. Learning more about eco-friendly eating and making a few sustainable swaps can help you feel your best while helping the earth to thrive. Consider these four simple steps to transform your eating habits to be more eco-friendly: Shop small and local Instead of defaulting to the grocery store or ordering from a warehouse for home delivery, consider shopping locally. Even doing this once or twice a month to supplement your household needs can make a big difference. Consolidate your shopping and take fewer trips to make the most of each visit. Not only are you sourcing goods closer to home — and therefore cutting down on carbon emissions associated with production and shipping items — you are supporting community businesses and helping your neighbors thrive. Research local bakeries, family-owned cafes, co-ops, and more t

#The Daily Edition-These easy methods will help you organize your online business



Being online can take a significant amount of your time and energy, and it can also create turmoil in your life. Despite the fact that you may feel like you are not getting much done, the clock is ticking away at an alarming rate. As a result, you are exhausted and overworked by the time the day is done, yet you have little to show for your efforts.


Whatever your purpose for using the internet, whether you are actively pursuing an online business or simply browsing for fun, it is simple to become entangled in unimportant activities. Have you ever taken a look at how much time you spend on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? Approximately how many times a day do you check your email?


Despite the fact that these activities seem insignificant, they can consume a significant amount of your time. It is really easy to get into one of your social media sites and become engrossed in a discussion. Despite the fact that it was meant to take 10 minutes, it ended up lasting an hour or more. Do this a few of times a day, and you'll be able to observe where your time is disappearing.


To get around this, you may want to consider adopting tools such as time management apps, which can assist you in keeping track of your daily activities. You can program timers and clocks to sound an alarm when your allocated time is up, so that you are reminded of your commitment.


Use an application such as Evernote to keep track of all your research and notes if you conduct extensive research and take numerous notes. Instead of saving hundreds of notepad files and putting them in different folders, this is a far better idea. What on earth do you do to locate something quickly?


Evernote allows you to create notes in addition to notebooks, and you can now tag your notes with additional information. This is ideal if you have a project to do that requires writing. Simply search for a tag in your notes and all of the notes associated with that tag will be displayed. This method makes it simple to find all of the information you need on any given topic. It's simple, straightforward, and effective.


Also, don't forget to make use of cloud storage and online backup services. This will assist you in retaining copies of your information, particularly those precious photographs of your loved ones. Unless your hard disk fails, you will not be forced to lose any of your files. You simply log into your online storage account and download the files as often as you need.


One further piece of advice for you when it comes to remaining organized is to set aside some time to clean and empty your filing cabinets. This includes running a virus scanner, emptying your recycle bin, and defragmenting your computer, among other things. After all, you can only be as organized and efficient as you make yourself out to be, so set yourself up for success.


Getting Yourself Organized on the Internet


Just as you must consider how to manage your physical space, you must also consider how to organize your online life. In addition to spending more time online, you will also join more websites and forums, which will result in you downloading a large amount of data. This post will give you a high-level overview of some of the most fundamental internet tools that are now available.


Journals and notebooks are a great way to keep track of your thoughts.


There are hundreds of online journals and notebooks available, many of which may be accessed through mobile applications. You can sync many of these applications across all of your devices, which is a convenient feature for users. If you take notes at work, you can retrieve those same notes on your desktop computer when you return home.


Notebooks and journals can simply be found in one of the App stores, which are widely available. Evernote is one of the most widely used of these services. This enables you to take notes, create lists, and even clip text from a web page using your web browser. It's a convenient approach for authors and students to jot down notes while conducting research for their assignments. You can even email yourself notes to a secret email account if you want to keep your identity hidden.


Password Managers are programs that keep track of your passwords.


Your passwords for all of the websites that you visit are most likely many, and you must keep track of them all. Even while it may be tempting to use the same login and password across all of your websites, you should avoid doing so.


Instead, you may set up Google Chrome or Firefox to remember your passwords for you, which will save you time and effort. Even if the wrong person gains access to your computer, your information will remain exposed to theft or misuse. It is possible that you might like to utilize a tool such as Lastpass or Roboform. These systems can not only remember your passwords, but they can also generate new ones for each website you visit. It is also possible to organize your passwords into groups in order to make it easier to locate them if you need to in the future.


Management of Tasks


To-do lists, grocery lists, and task management are all examples of organizing tools that are included in this section. These tools will assist you in getting things done during the day.


You may find tools for personal management as well as tools that are appropriate for collective initiatives on this page. You can choose from a wide choice of free and paid programs, and there are lots of options available regardless of your operating system.


Resources available to the team


This section pertains to project management tools such as Asana and Basecamp, which are commonly referred to as project management software. The use of these technologies is particularly advantageous when a group of people is working on a single project. Team management organizers enable everyone to communicate, ask questions, and receive updates regardless of where they are physically located.


Rather than providing you with a comprehensive overview of what is truly available online, the organizational tools we have mentioned here just serve to inform you.


Putting Your Social Media Accounts in Order


These days, who doesn't have at least a handful of social media profiles to their name? It seems like everyone has one, and it may be time-consuming to keep up with uploading new content to all of them on a regular basis. You can effortlessly arrange and schedule your posts by taking advantage of some excellent internet tools. As a result, rather than thinking about what to post, you simply sit down and schedule multiple posts at the same time. You won't have to worry about what to post for the next few weeks if you do it this way.


So, how do you go about accomplishing this? There are a variety of internet resources that you can make use of to do this. Some of the first names that come to mind are Buffer, Hootsuite, and Tweet Deck. The majority of these tools are available in both a free and a premium version.


Buffer enables you to plan posts across all of your social media accounts at once. For the time being, you can schedule posts to go out on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google Plus. With the free account, there is a restriction to the number of posts that can be scheduled at one time. They do send you an email when your stream is completely consumed. The commercial version of Buffer is fairly reasonable and allows you to schedule as many events as you like.


A useful aspect of Buffer is that if you come across a newsworthy item that you want to share, you can do it immediately by clicking on the Share Now button. This allows you to stay on top of things by sharing news about your company as it happens.


Hootsuite is yet another excellent tool for planning and scheduling your social media postings. With the free version, you can create up to 100 social network profiles, which is ideal for personal use and sharing with friends and family. For businesses, there is a premium version of the software that may be more appropriate.


It is possible to set up all of your social media accounts once you have logged into your account. You'll now have access to all of them from a single central interface. This allows you to quickly and easily post the same information to all of your websites, or you may choose which content is put where.


You can choose whether or not to have any links in your posts shortened using any of these tools. This is useful for tracking purposes as well as for staying within the character limits of the text.


The option to schedule your posts is something we strongly recommend you check for in any form of social media management program you are considering using. Additionally, you may like to have the opportunity to have another team member or virtual assistant log into your account and schedule your material on your behalf, if necessary. This feature is not available in all tools.


The use of a social media organizational tool will significantly reduce your workload. As a result, you will develop the habit of planning ahead, not only with your social media marketing but also with the rest of your organization.


Keeping Things Organized with Google Drive


Google Drive is a fantastic tool for keeping your online life organized. Aside from saving stuff, it also lets you create and share content with other people.


As of right now, up to 5GB of content can be saved without charge. If you aren't already employing Google Drive, it is a viable alternative to take into consideration.


Additional advantages include the fact that if you use any other Google services, they will be automatically integrated into your account. Also available is the ability to create documents within your disk, which can then be modified and shared with other team members. As a credible alternative to programs such as Microsoft Office, this could possibly be an attractive option.


Currently, you have the ability to produce the following documents directly from your account:



Spreadsheets are one type of form.


Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that may also be downloaded to your computer. You will be able to access any files or photographs even if you are not connected to the internet.


As soon as someone updates or makes changes to a document while you are working on a project with other people, you will receive an email notification about it. Being able to share your documents with others eliminates the need to constantly update copies and double-check that any changes are properly documented and tracked. All contributors save and change the same version of the document.


Google Drive is also a fantastic tool for personal usage. All of your crucial data and photographs should be backed up on a regular basis. By saving a copy of your files to Google Drive, you are protecting your data in the event that your machine fails unexpectedly. Nobody wants to lose priceless photographs of their loved ones, friends, and pets.


There are a number of other apps available for download that will assist you when generating documents in Google Drive. For example, the Google Drawings App will assist you in the creation of diagrams and drawings. Another useful app is the Drive Notepad, and they even have an AutoCAD app available for download.


To locate the applications, first, log in to Google Drive and then click on the drop-down menu under your photo, followed by Manage Apps (if necessary). Then you can simply choose the applications you want to install.


Because your Google account now functions in the same way as a passport, it is considerably easier to use features such as Google Drive. You won't have to continually sign in and out and remember a variety of different passwords any longer, either. If you haven't logged into your Google Drive account in a while, you should do so right away.





Running an online business almost always entails having team members located in different locations, sometimes all over the world. A business's ability to communicate with all of its customers and employees from a single location is critical to its efficiency. The wonderful thing about having an online business is that you can incorporate the use of project management tools into your operations.


There are a variety of tools available, some of which are free and others which are paid options. Basecamp and Asana are two of the most widely used project management tools on the market. Both of these tools are hosted in the cloud, so there is no need to install anything.


Using these project management systems, you can upload files and leave messages for team members at any time, which is convenient. Everyone understands that they must log in to their account on a daily basis in order to receive updates and new assignments.


Managing team members who are located all over the world and in different time zones becomes much easier as a result of this. All that is required to use these resources is a computer with an internet connection. Furthermore, many of the tools are accessible from your mobile devices, making it simple to stay on top of any project you are involved with.


A project management tool allows you to create tasks and projects and then assign them to specific people. You are also under no obligation to grant access to all of your team members at the same time. You simply add them as and when they are required.


Asana is a free project management tool that can be used by both small and large business teams to manage projects. Once again, you can assign tasks to specific individuals and keep track of their progress via email. It takes a little getting used to, but it is a straightforward, yet powerful tool.


Both of these project management tools will send you notifications when your team is active, and you will be able to keep track of their progress. This could be done on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the situation. An email is sent to all members of the project, and everyone can see where each project is in the process of being completed.


A project management tool is a great way to keep your business and team members organized while also keeping them productive. Everyone will be aware of the current status of a project, and you will be able to easily send out important updates or schedule a staff meeting.


This type of tool does not necessitate the use of a team in order to function. It would be ideal for freelancers who have a large number of clients. They can manage all of their work and requests from a single user interface. This enables them to plan out their work and set delivery dates in accordance with the volume of work they have.


If your company is in desperate need of some organization, why not give a project management tool a try today?