Filter out waste
Filter out waste
Zero-waste lifestyles are slowly becoming all the rage over on Youtube, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes seem like a pretty unattainable standard. New technology is making it a lot easier to go waste-free, though, and one is focusing in on disposable plastic water bottles.
Safer water, cleaner planet
Sawyer Products is launching a portable water filter that can attach to pretty much any water bottle. The company claims that it can filter out 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, so no matter where you are, you can have fresh water to drink out of literally whatever vessel you can find.
How cool would it be if they shipped some of those filters to communities that needed clean water?! Not only could this invention eliminate the need for disposable water bottles, but it could also make unsafe water a thing of the past. Whether you’re looking to purify your water or just reduce your carbon footprint, this might be worth looking into.
Wins all around
Simplify yo’ life
Good news for all my fellow type-A mega-organizers: startup studio eFounders just announced its new tech startup, and it’s going to make life tons easier for busy people who just really, really like feeling like they’ve got it all together.
Destress and declutter
The startup, called Station, vows to eliminate clutter by combining all your most-used web apps in one place. So if you’re flipping between each of your 71 open tabs like a crazy person (me), this is about to be a game-changer for you.
Station is available for both Mac and Windows, and it’s got a whole bunch of nifty features that make it super-functional. There’s a universal search bar that lets you search for all your content between apps, a separate tab for notifications, and a “focus mode” that lets you silence notifications for a certain amount of time. So basically, this workstation is about to be your new best friend.
Meet your new bff
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Don’t Hit Send Yet: Email Etiquette Rules All Students Should Follow
Emailing is not quite the same as speaking face-to-face, so it requires a different set of communication skills. It’s harder to gauge your reader’s reaction without seeing their body language or facial expression. And unfortunately, miscommunication is all too common when it comes to written communication. So it’s important to do everything you can to minimize any possible misinterpretation of your message. Here are a few general tips to consider before you hit the send button.
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