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Five Fine Things

I try out a lot of gear around here. It’s all part of the daily life of a tech journalist. It’s how I keep up, how I can recommend products at the drop of a hat when an editor calls…

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Five Great (Bargain) Finds

Steam Punk Bling Who says handmade and unique has to be expensive? I bought a pair of these earrings and love them. I’ll be going back for more of this artist’s creations. They turn humble hardware – washers, in this case – into a…

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Do You Think the Internet is a Distraction?

Okay, I’m procrastinating. My to-do list has 29 projects and 473 tasks on it. And writing a blog post where I intentionally set out to use the Internet to distract you from productive work is not even on that list….

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Handmade Halloween

I wandered through the massive Halloween decoration and costume section at Target last week and felt a little sad. Sad for the landfill that so much of this stuff is destined to clog in a few months. Sad that my…

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Taking Books in the Water

I’m always trying to find more time for reading. I’m also always trying to find time to exercise. So to save time, I like to do both of these things at the same time. Since I hurt myself if I…

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Five Places to Shop for a Bargain

Even though I am on a tear to get rid of stuff and clutter, Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that makes me feel compelled to do a gift guide. I do love getting gifts on Mother’s Day —…

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Shopping Like a Geek

I have been trying out CheckPoints – The App That Pays You Back recently. Anyone else using it? It’s sort of like an in-store video game that pays cash. I’ve been having some data problems getting a good connection in…

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Need Stocking Stuffers?

I know it’s getting late but I always do stocking stuffers at the last minute. So if you are still a bit stumped for party exchanges or little things to throw in a stocking, here are a few things that…

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Shop for a Cause

I gave to charity yesterday while I was shopping with my sister and daughter. Later in the day, my sister and I went out on the town and I gave to charity while she and I looked at the sunset…

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A couple of Minty gifts

Remember when I was pestering Mint.com for an Android app? Well it worked! The company released it! And it’s free. I have been using the app for about a week now. And it does exactly what I hoped it would:…

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