Growing up my teachers insisted that I needed a planner. They made it a requirement for class and out of the many teachers that did so, I can't ever (ever) remember using them. This time of year the world of retail thinks we should outfit our lives with a million items, many of which your kids won't really use. What do you end up buying that never gets used?
As I look for apartments in a new city, I have found myself in quite the predicament. My heart constantly gets in the way of rational thinking. My desires for an adorable neighborhood or that once-in-a-lifetime view always tug at my heartstrings, completely blocking my mind from important factors like… price.
Want to increase your concentration and your health? Get a plant. It's proven that just one potted plant per 100 square feet of office space will dramatically improve the quality of the air around you. And if you're pressed for space, try a creative planter like this one we spotted on Flickr.
I've moved many times and have been blessed to say that I don't have many true horror stories. I haven't had a truck containing my belongings end up two states away. I haven't had a box of books break while trekking up a 5 floor walk up. I consider myself lucky, but I know many of you have a few tales to tell and lessons learned from the fiasco. So, I'm oh so curious, what's your worst moving horror story?
I am currently home on leave from an overseas job, and have found myself the beneficiary of what I can only describe as Craigslist karma. Though I know from years of experience that Craigslist can be a frustrating, hit or miss way to furnish a home, sometimes it seems the universe is both watching and rewarding.
While sifting through loads of vacation photos on Flickr, one small thumbnail caught my attention. It looked like a vacation photo, but not really. Was it … yup, it's stitched. Hands down, this has to be the coolest way to preserve a special moment in time.
I've always loved the idea of people coming to visit and staying at my home. The logistics of an out of state visit are so much simpler when you aren't driving back and forth from hotels and meeting up for conversation and events. I have no problem suggesting people stay in my spare bedroom or crash on the sofa, but the real question is: Do you?
How big is it? Go ahead, take a peek…OS X users, use your Get Info or check your Computer stats, Windows users. According to a customer survey conducted by hardware manufacturer Seagate, the average user is now sporting on average 590 GB of storage on their computer (we're please to note our laptop falls above the curve with a souped up 620 GB internally), a notable 39% increase in year-over-year numbers. The huge jump in personal storage capacity illustrates although cloud storage is eagerly anticipated, plenty of users are still opting to store files locally…
Across North America there has been a string of intense heat waves. Day after day of hot, humid weather makes every moment and every motion downright unbearable. For the A/C-free, these are trying times. Many of these folks, myself included, have resorted to consecutive cold water baths, using the same water all day long.