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Christina Tynan-Wood

Columnist, freelance writer

Portland, Oregon

Christina Tynan-Wood

I have been covering technology since before Bill met Melinda and you met Google. I currently write the Family Tech column in Family Circle magazine and the Deal Seeker column at Yahoo! Tech. I also write about education, parenting, and many other topics for many other publications. Clients include Greatschools.org, Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, USA Weekend, PC Magazine, PC World, Jaguar, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many others.

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Save data and money with this backup power supply for your home office (Deal of the Day)

If you have a home office, and rely on it for your livelihood, preparing for power outages means more than just having a flashlight handy. Unless you plug your essential work tools into a UPS (uninterruptable power supply), a storm or power failure could cost you hours of work — which means money.
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Cut Your Electric Costs in Half

A tech-savvy mom shares how a digital thermostat can equal big savings.
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Live & Learn (Online!): How to Take Virtual Classes

Getting my kids back in the swing of classroom life involved the usual whirlwind of buying supplies, troubleshooting wardrobes and updating computers or software. But this time I felt a pang of envy. My 14-year-old son opted for an ambitious schedule including Latin and honors history and science.
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Tech Tools for New Year's Resolutions

Coming up with resolutions for 2012 was depressingly easy-I just changed the date on top of my 2011 list. After going gangbusters for a number of months with eating less, exercising consistently and getting out of debt, I lost focus somewhere in the heat of the summer and that was pretty much that.
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Online Resources for Gardeners

When we first bought our house, the surrounding property was noticeably under-tended and overgrown-in a neighborhood known for beautiful backyards, no less. As a rule, I like to garden and was definitely up for the challenge. However, my husband, Dan, doesn't know the difference between a wisteria and a potato.
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