Archive for January, 2012

Favorite Website of the Week: CosmoPromo.com

by on January 9th, 2012

Who doesn’t like promos?

I don’t think I’ve ever won anything through a magazine, but there are a ton of free stuff out there so why not give it a shot @ CosmoPromo.com?

You have nothing to lose and something really cool to potentially gain.

Good luck!

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Tips To Start 2012 With a Big Bang

by on January 9th, 2012

During my vacation, while laying poolside, I went through a ton of magazines and I picked a couple of articles that were worth sharing with our CuteGeeks.  Cosmo had a fun read regarding how to step up your life this new year using a couple of strategies.

Here is the list, many are self-explanatory so I’ll save the fluff for the magazine:

1. Make your passwords work for you – change them to reflect goals
2. Turn off the TV during dinner
3. Send a card
4. Lock down a romance ritual
5. Force something for 15 minutes – cleaning your closet, dusting your shelves
6. Make a teeny-tiny resolution – it’ll increase willpower
7. Create a vision board
8. Move the crap out of your bedroom
9. Look forward to your commute
10. Change your desktop screensaver regularly
11. Get it on in the a.m.
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Brilliant Women in Technology: Meet Radiris Diaz

by on January 9th, 2012

Hi everyone, I’d like you to meet…me.

The reason I made myself January’s Brilliant Woman in Tech is because we didn’t have someone for this month, and one of our goals is to represent a cool new lady.

I also wanted to encourage everyone to recommend women that they know, or to nominate yourself if you feel you are a brilliant woman in technology.

The purpose of these posts are to highlight and exhibit careers in technology that others can pursue.

I hope you find this useful…here is a little bit about myself…

Send any nominations to RadirisD@cutegeek.com (name + email address)…Thanks in advance!


-Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

My name is Radiris Diaz. I was born on January 2nd, in Brooklyn, NY.  My parents are of Dominican decent, making me a 1st generation Dominican American.  My first language is Spanish and I went to NYC public schools all my life, up until college. I attended college at Carnegie Mellon University, where I majored in Business Administration.  I am very outspoken, love making people laugh and can fall asleep anywhere, even under extreme circumstances.
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Happy New Year!

by on January 6th, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! I went on a much need overseas vacation, where I had limited access to technology so I am here with so many things to blog about.

First off, many may have noticed that we did not have giveaways during the holidays – we wanted to give you all the opportunity to get the gift-giving and shopping out of your system.  We will have contests coming up in the next couple of weeks, to help you protect those shiny gadgets you received over the holidays.

Every where you turn people are talking about their new year’s resolutions – the top ones are usually around losing weight, saving money, managing money, smoking, new jobs, etc.  CuteGeek.com has been working real hard on uncovering applications that help, services available thanks to technology, and just random information to get us all on the right path to a better year.

We will be writing about websites to use to save money, how to improve your credit and where to periodically check how it is doing, how to work out with a virtual trainer, tips for financial planning in this market, best times to shop, upcoming holidays this year and how to mentally/financially prepare, vacations, applications for your phones, etc.  We will also continue reviewing products, introducing the cool stuff at CES, etc.  This year I am not attending CES but will keep abreast of all of its happenings thanks to some friends that are traveling to Vegas this year.

We wanted to start the new year with a new brilliant woman in tech, but due to the vacations and conflicting schedules we were unable to.  I decided, although some may think it is narcisstic, to answer all of the questions myself.  Why? Because many people do not know who I am, where I am from/going, and why CuteGeek.com was started.  I also hope others are encouraged to recommend some brilliant women in technology.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Work-it, Walk it Girlfriend.

by on January 5th, 2012

Happy New Year Cutegeeks!

Some of you may believe in new year resolutions, because it gives you an opportunity, or the illusion of starting fresh. Many folks make resolutions to  loose some extra pounds, or something to a similar effect. If you’re one of those people, don’t do it for the pounds, to it for your quality of life, energy, and to live longer!

Watch this video from Lifehacker: A Half-Hour Walk Can Make a Big Difference, Even If It’s Your Only Activity

The video was made by a doctor who is passionate about preventive care. His main point is, go on a walk, get up and move for 30 minutes. Why? Because out of everything else you can do for your health, mild activity shows the most improvement for everything from diabetes, dimensia, and decreases bone fractures (because you’re making your muscles stronger which make your bones stronger).

He also mentions how even if your activity doesn’t cause you to loose weight, exercising regardless will boost your life expectancy!

So go on, get some comfy shoes on and “walk like an eqyptiaaaaaan”.

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