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My Quest For The Perfect Media Streaming Box

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Computer Hearts TV

A few of you know my policy on cable: it’s expensive and I don’t want it. In part, it’s a generational thing — a 2009 Pew Research Group survey found that the Millennial generation (those between 18-29) reported that they used the Internet almost as much as television for news and information. At the same… Read more »

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DIY Clock Destroys Your Money If You Don’t Get Up On Time

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Wake Up (or not) at your own risk.

      If there wasn’t a reason for me to get up in the morning I probably wouldn’t get up (redundant I know). These days I’m much better when it comes to sleep hygiene than I used to be. I try to not drink any caffeine after 5PM, and purposely took my television out… Read more »

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CFL Bulbs May Not Be All They’re Cracked Up To Be

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I recently moved in an apartment and one of the first things I did was purchase some compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs to replace my old incandescent ones. CFL bulbs are intended to be an energy saving alternative to incandescent bulbs since they use less electricity and actually have higher light output (measured in… Read more »

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5 Excel Budget Formulas For A Better Spreadsheet

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Excel is for cool people.

I have a confession: I love Excel. Excel makes my life easier by taking complex, number-related problems and simplifies them to the components that matter. From my personal budget to website analytics, Excel can transform a chaotic data nightmare into an easy-to-understand spreadsheet. Most people get the impression that you have to be a math… Read more »

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A Totally True Story Of Roadside Assistance

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Yay. For USAP.

I have this thing about mornings. It works like this: I am tired and require irrational amounts of caffeine to think. Until said amount of caffeine has been consumed I would prefer not talk and/or interact with any person or thing. You can all consider yourself warned. My boss Amy broke this rule this morning… Read more »

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Ikea Hack Blog Shows How To Build Anything From Random Ikea Parts

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Ikea Hackers is the ultimate Ikea hack blog to show you how to make you're own Ikea stuff.

Ikea is basically the Walmart of Sweden; I’m reading the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo right now, so I’m probably spot on with my cultural relativism today. I was perusing around the Interwebs and discovered Ikea Hackers, a wonderful Ikea hacking blog that shows you how to build practically anything you like from random Ikea… Read more »

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What Does Roadside Assistance Usually Cover?

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What Does Roadside Assistance Usually Cover?

I can’t think of a more confusing subject to discuss than roadside assistance. For me, it’s confusing since there are a myriad of different companies that offer varying levels of coverage and membership plans and, honestly, I’m not even sure of what I’d want or need in a roadside assistance plan. What Is Roadside Assistance?… Read more »

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5 Ways To Find An Apartment

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Photo by Mirage Floors on Flickr under the Creative Commons

About a month ago, I started my job with USAdvantagePlans, which was awesome not just for the job itself but for the adventure that accompanies moving to a new city. What wasn’t so fun was scrambling to find an apartment within a short amount of time. Plus, it’s apparently “frowned upon” to sleep under your… Read more »