My Organizing Blog

Streamline Your Links

Did someone ever send you a link to a web page, but it won’t work because it was split onto two lines? Send web links in confidence using one of three free programs that shorten them so that they won’t be mangled by the time they reach their destination. All three have cute, catchy names:  BudURL, SnipURL, and TinyURL.  (URL, by the way, stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is the official term for a web address).

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Recycle Your Old Sneakers

Wondering what to do with your old worn-out sneakers?  Let Nike turn them into an athletic field! Through their Reuse-A-Shoe program, Nike collects worn out athletic shoes, grinds them up, and ships them off to be used in surfacing athletic courts and playgrounds in under-served communities.  It takes about 2,500 pairs of shoes to build a tennis court or basketball court. You can read all about it at http://nikereuseashoe.com.

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