The 28 best money websites -- The Future of your... →
BMW Augmented Reality →
Now fixing a BWM is easier than ever: If you found this post useful, why don’t you buy me a cup of coffee to show your gratitude?
Laptop Alarm - Boost your laptop security! →
Get an SMS message when someone messes with or tries to take your laptop!
This has three benefits: First, it saves the reader the trouble of typing in a...– Google’s Newspaper Ads: Big Hopes For Small Barcodes (GOOG) - Silicon Alley Insider
Use Informational Interviews to Scope Out a New... →
The New York Times’ Shifting Careers blog posts a good primer on the kinds of interviews that aren’t meant to get you a job—at least, not right away. Setting up an “informational interview” with someone in an industry you’re looking at is a way of finding out more about a job or career path from an inside perspective. Workplace writer Marci Alboher recommends a number...
SRP: Questions and answers about ceiling fans →
Did you know that ceiling fan can be effective and help save on heating costs in the winter? Google “ceiling fan winter“ and you will see that there is agreement on this. Here’s an excerpt from SRP, a leading provider of energy like ComEd (and my sister-in-law’s employer). Q: Can ceiling fans be used in the winter for any beneficial purpose? A: A ceiling fan can...
neophyte: Dictionary.com Word of the Day →
neophyte: a novice.
Some (Limited) Relief for the Mortgage-Stressed →
New laws to help homeowners in mortgage trouble are now on the books. Find out if you’re among those who’ll benefit.
Tips to Keep Your Car in Excellent Condition... →
Prolong the life of your car and keep it in tip-top shape by following advice from automobile experts. Reader’s Digest offers 75 tidbits on how it’s done. Some suggestions: buy gas at reputable service stations, keep a log of your visits to the gas pump with mileage information, park in a garage (or the shade), place a towel under baby seats, wash your car in the winter (to prevent...
The Boundless Show →
Do single men have an obligation to pursue the single women in their church? And do single women have an obligation to say yes? Or at least to seriously consider all offers? These are some of the questions we grapple with in the inaugural episode of The Boundless Show, our weekly audio companion to the Boundless Webzine. The Boundless team has been working for months finding voices and tweaking...
Cecil is looking for LOST : season 2 ... I got... →
Youth Vs. Adults in Gadget Wars
Ignore All Facebook Apps Requests in One Click →
One of the major complaints about Facebook is the Application Request Queue that keeps getting longer and longer unless your religiously hit the “Ignore” button each time there’s a request from a friend to add a new Facebook application. At the time of writing, there were some 570 invitations in my Facebook Inbox for various Facebook Applications and clearing this queue would have...
Use a kitchen timer to simplify potty training →
Prompted by recent kitchen timer conversation, Andy shared this wonderful story about using a timer to help with potty training: In the process of potty-training our son, we had gotten stuck for a while at the point where he agreed to take care of business every time we put him on the toilet, but still didn’t initiate it himself when it was time.. i.e. he knew “I am on the...
Stream Full Tracks, Albums at Last.fm [Music] →
Streaming radio and music recommendation service Last.fm now streams full length tracks and even albums on-demand, making it the largest completely legal souce of free, on-demand streaming music on the web. Any single track can be played up to three times before you’re prompted to join their yet-to-be-released subscription service, which will offer unlimited plays of any song. Currently the...
Buy a diamond? Get a refund - MSN Money →
If you bought a diamond in the last few years, you’re probably eligible for a nice refund. Check out the site to learn more.
Mobile Phone Use Linked to Insomnia [Sleep] →
A new study shows that using your mobile phone just before you go to bed can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Study participants exposed to the radiation equivalent of a mobile phone took longer to get to the deeper stages of sleep and spent less time in the deepest one than those who were not. This research suggests that if you need to make a phone call in the evening it is much...
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stoic: Dictionary.com Word of the Day →
stoic: indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; also, one who is stoic.
Cecil has frozen. January bites. →
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Tech Lust: How to Cope with Gadget Envy ∞ Get Rich... →
Oh man is this a struggle for me and many of my friends around me. GRS mentions some practical steps to stay away from unwise spending and materialism. It’s interesting how many of these methods apply to any kind of temptation …
Video: How to get rid of debt →
This was a good, much-needed laugh. Sadly, most people don’t understand.Watch the video …maybe it will help. And let me know if you have any questions.
primogeniture: Dictionary.com Word of the Day →
primogeniture: the state of being the firstborn; also, an exclusive right of inheritance that belongs to the eldest son.
Healthy Children: The World's Best Children's... →
Multitasking Versus Continuous Partial Attention... →
Ever at dinner with someone who can’t look away from the Crackberry? Technologist Linda Stone says this isn’t just multi-tasking, it’s a case of “continuous partial attention”: Continuous partial attention and multi-tasking are two different attention strategies, motivated by different impulses. When we multi-task, we are motivated by a desire to be more productive...
Getting work done despite the enterprise →
Even in the most stuffy, old-school bureaucratic enterprises there are great people who just want to get work done. And doing so often means looking past the enterprisey systems and procedures mandated by corporate IT. Accenture is calling this phenomenon “user-determined computing”: Today, home technology has outpaced enterprise technology, leaving employees frustrated by the inadequacy of the...
Share Files Over the Internet from Your Computer... →
Windows only: Freeware application HFS (HTTP File Server) makes it dead simple to run a server to share files from your computer over the web. All you have to do is run the application on the computer with files you want to share, then selectively pick files or directories you want to allow access to. In addition, you can even upload files to your HFS server from elsewhere. You’ll need to...
Romans 8:32 →
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Top 10 Underhyped Webapps [Lifehacker Top 10] →
Even in this golden age of Big Internet Companies Acquiring Everything In Sight, there are still a few independent, small webapps out there that don’t get the attention they should for their useful functionality. Every once in a while we get tired of writing about the same big name webapps everyone knows about, so today we’re turning the spotlight away from the obvious greats and...
Cecil loves 60° in January .. I needed that. →
Brother, You're Like a Six →
This article speaks to the unwarranted pickiness that abounds when choosing a spouse. It highlights our wrong attitudes, and reminds of what we should practically look for in our mate.
Physical attractiveness (as defined by the world) fades in 100 percent of...– Brother, You’re Like a Six
Farewell, MDW-LGA on ATA →
Planning on flying to New York on the cheap this year? You won’t be going easy, going ATA (or Southwest). The low-cost carrier will no longer be flying to New York. As of January 6, ATA is eliminating its flights to and from LaGuardia. A spokeswoman for the airline said that the decision to eliminate NY-area service was “very regrettable but purely economic strategic decision.”...
C'mon, Get Happy? It's Easier Said Than Done. -... →
Fascinating article on happiness and decision-making. I’ve always thought I’d be happier with more options. But this article explains why it makes me anxious. There’s also a good point in there about a big one .. deciding to get married.
The gospel of money - Yahoo! News →
This article about the prosperity gospel started off pretty shaky, but by the end, Rick Warren helps give a better picture of what some Christians like me think of the prosperity gospel movement.
MyPunchbowl announces partnership, adds Facebook... →
As I mentioned in a post last week, we have a lot in store for 2008. We’re starting off with two important announcements today, and we’re excited to share both of them with you. First, we’re excited for the start of a promotional partnership with Celebrations.com, a new site in Beta from 1-800-Flowers. Celebrations is a site full of great party ideas– from experts and the community –for...
Web-Alerts.com - text alerts for your favorite... →
Get alerts of updates on websites that you’re watching (incl Craigslist, eBay, etc).
TV Converter Program - Going Analog to Digital →
For the small group of people who don’t have cable or satellite, you need to pay attention to this site. Get a coupon to buy a converter box .. this is the only way your analog TV will still work after Feb 2009!
obdurate: Dictionary.com Word of the Day →
obdurate: hardened in feelings or in wrongdoing; unyielding.
Interesting Uses of Camera Mobile Phones →
Some creative and productive uses of camera mobile phones (and digital cameras): Computer Screen Capture - You can use the Mobile Phone cameras for capturing screenshots of error messages that popup while you are reinstalling a copy of Windows or modifying some BIOS settings. In situations like the dreaded Blue Screen, Print-Screen key is useless but any phone-cam will get the job done. ...
Bye Bye, Light Bulb →
Just like that — like flipping a switch — Congress and the president banned incandescent light bulbs last month. OK, they did not exactly ban them. But the energy bill passed by Congress and signed by President Bush sets energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs that traditional incandescent bulbs cannot meet.
Got caucus results? We do. →
Posted by Brittany Bohnet, Elections Program Manager As the first step in deciding nominees for the 2008 United States presidential elections, the Iowa caucus has always been known as a pivotal event for each White House hopeful. In fact, candidates have been targeting almost all of their campaign energy in Iowa for the past month, as results here set the precedent by which other states will make...