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Staples Arc vs Levenger Circa

Notebooks are one of my favorite things. I rotate notebooks like I rotate seasons. This is why I thought it would be a good idea to write my thoughts on the Staples Arc vs Levenger Circa.

One notebook system that I have been using is the Staples Arc Notebook System.

As of this writing, I’ve been using it for about 4 years.

Before the Arc, I was using the Levenger Circa. I was first introduced to it during a business trip.

I like being able to rearrange sheets, dividers, and folder. I also like being able to change a notebook cover on a whim.

There are fairly compatible. I’ve been known to mix and match.

Why did I switch from the Levenger Circa to the Staples Arc?


Staples is nearer to me than the Levenger Store (there are none in my state.) The pricing doesn’t hurt either.

Also, my favorite Levenger sales person who I used to call retired.

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How long has it been since you visited that online store, or used that cloud software.

Take the time to do an inventory.

If you haven’t visited a site in a while, chances are you don’t really need that account.

If your usage of an account is seasonal, that’s one thing.

There are ways to track usage of a site or a program.

Take a quiet weekend to review and do some spring cleaning.

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It’s Friday, the weekend’s here. You may be thinking about going to that cafe by the way with your laptop and getting some light work done.

“Think again”

The call to unplug has been gaining momentum.

France forbids work emails of 6pm local time. Even the French President banned phones during meetings.

Let’s face it, we’re pretty bad about not taking vacations.

A coffee shop forbids screens of any kind in its business

Need help unplugging? This page has some tips.

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Higher Ed went for the funny yesterday April Fools Day with their websites.

Here are some of the sites that tickled my funny bone.

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University of Idaho offers kittens to first year students, because kittens have that “it” factor.

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According to The College of William and Mary, Elvis is alive in Williamsburg, VA.

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The University of Vermont admitted to using ice from the rink for snow cones.

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MIT had a seminar on Unicorns and Rainbows.

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Marywood University really simplified their homepage. I wonder were they got that idea from.

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Duke created a whole section  for their employees.

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Brym Mawr College  changed their name to “Brn Mwr”.

Last but not least.

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The University of Rochester stated that..

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It seems weird to be writing about an app that encourages you to be away from your phone.

UNICEF has a clean water app which users can spend time away from the phone.

If a user spends 10 min away from the phone, Giorgio Armani will donate clean water for 1 child.

I was able to spend an hour away from the phone (which is unheard of).

I was not able to fully participate in National Day of Unplugging. However, I feel that 1 hour did make a difference.

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