10 important URLs for everyone

If you love using Google tools, here are 10 very useful URLs to know about…

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10 important URLs for everyone

Accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail: Create a Google account with your current e-mail address instead of making a new gmail.com address.
Google.com/ads/preferences: View and edit your profile within Google’s system as it relates to advertising (you can also opt out of interest-based ads here).
Google.com/takeout: Use this link to export all of your data contained within the Google ecosystem, including e-mails, photos and YouTube videos.
Support.google.com/legal: This URL will let you file a complaint in the event you find your content being used without permission on a Google website.
Maps.google.com/locationhistory: This is exactly what you think it is, your location history if you use an Android phone or the Google Now iOS app.
History.google.com: Your entire search history; make a pot of coffee before you start digging.
Google.com/settings/account/inactive: If you have unused Gmail accounts, use this to ensure that Google doesn’t delete them after extended periods of inactivity.
Security.google.com/settings/security/activity: Think someone might have gained unauthorized access to your account? This is your first stop.
Security.google.com/settings/security/permissions: Here is a complete list of all Web, mobile and desktop apps that can access your data.
Admin.google.com/YOURDOMAIN/VerifyAdminAccountPasswordReset: A link to reset your Google Apps password if your account is ever hacked (replace “YOURDOMAIN” with your URL, including the top-level domain).

Sweet Hawaiian Crock-Pot Chicken


2 lb. Chicken tenderloin chunks
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce

Combine all together, cook on low in Crock-pot 6-8 hours…that’s it! Done! Serve with brown rice and you have a complete, easy meal!!

The Definition of Leadership

Found this interesting posting, from a U.S. College. My favourite topic is that of LEADERSHIP, so I’m always interested in the various definitions and perspectives on this topic. I enjoyed this quick read, and love the definition that is mentioned here:

Leadership – the art of getting results by developing new leaders

The Definition of Leadership.

Best Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve been trying many Mac & Cheese recipes, tweaking them, trying the quick ones – you name it…  I’ve come back to formulating this well-crafted, time-tested comfort food. You’ll love the optional ingredients list too!

This is perfect for a meal (or two, that’s what we get with 3 people). You can double or triple-up, and freeze the extra ones.

  • Prep time:  30 mins
  • Cook time:  25 mins
  •  Yield: 5 – 6 servings


  • grated cheese8 oz. (1/2 pound or about 1¾ cups) macaroni or other medium tubular pasta (like penne or conchiglie)*
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch (make it thicker…)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 2½ cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups grated medium cheddar cheese (I like to add at least a couple of varieties here, if possible)
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs (planko) to the top, before baking

Optional Ingredients – to change it up…

You can add any of the following, to customize your experience:

  • sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top (with the bread crumbs above)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • sprinkle parsley on top
  • 1/2 cup of jalapeno peppers to the entire mix, before baking
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Boil the pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water to stop the cooking, and return to the pan you boiled it in. Set aside. (Mix in a little butter to keep the noodles from sticking if it’s going to be awhile before you make the sauce)
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Over medium heat, melt the butter.
  4. Add the flour, salt, dry mustard, pepper, and ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika. Stir constantly over medium heat for about three minutes.
  5. Stir in the milk.
  6. Keeping on medium heat, whisk constantly for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  7. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 cups of the cheese, stirring until melted.
  8. Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and toss gently until all noodles are covered.
  9. Add half the noodles to a two quart casserole dish.
  10. Sprinkle on half the cheese.
  11. Add the rest of the noodles.
  12. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese, and dust lightly with the smoked paprika.
  13. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until it starts getting a slightly dry and a tiny bit brown on top. Serve, topping individual servings with cooked, chopped bacon if desired.
By Rod Schulhauser Posted in Cooking