The final Awesome Links of the year brings some links that offer gift ideas (for those of you who’ve yet to pick up gifts for the holidays), a guide to automate your Mac – whether it’s something you received as a present or have had for some time – and how to get through this especially stressful time of year.
Use Facebook Places and Foursquare to Find Last-Minute Gift Ideas
It’s the holiday and festive season around the world which also means an increase in exchange of gifts among people. This tip by a Lifehacker commentator is sure to come in handy at this time of year. He mentions how one could make use of the new location tools, namely Facebook Places and Foursquare, to get better gift ideas.
Mashable has published a mammoth list of small business resources that includes a number of tools that can significantly enhance the productivity of not only a person running a small business, but of every one who makes use of computers and internet for work.
If your primary computer is a Mac, then this PDF guide by MakeUseOf is meant for you. The very first lines of the post say, “Work smart, not hard. That’s the idea behind Mac Automation, a technology built into Apple’s OS X but frequently underutilized.” That’s enough to give you a picture of what the guide is all about. You guessed it right – productivity, of course!
The Twelve Days of Calmness: How to Survive the Holidays with Aplomb
Lets admit it – the holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful. With all the buzz and activity around you, it’s never easy to manage everything and also have fun at the same time. I recommend reading this article by Lisa Johnson over at the FeelGooder blog, in which she talks about ways to spend the holidays without losing your enthusiasm mid-way.
The Big Picture – 2010 in Photos
And finally, since this is the last Awesome Links of 2010, I’ll conclude by sharing this amazing collection of photos from around the world captured by Boston.com’s reporters and showcased on their well known site – The Big Picture. Some truly amazing photos.
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