Happiness Tops at 20 and 70 →
“Life begins at 40.” Whoever started that urban legend must have been one grumpy dude. The research shows that happiness is actually lowest in our 40′s.
Beach Bars (We can’t wait for summer!) →
Nothing sums up summer for us than a great day at the beach. And what’s a great day at a beach without the chance to party, or even just relax, in an amazing beach bar? What can we say, we can’t wait for summer!
Why become a mentor →
There are many benefits to mentoring, and some of the biggest benefits are how the mentor grows as he gives. Become a mentor. Pass it on.
Best Bar Apps →
There are hundreds of websites that will help you to find a great hotel, an awesome restaurant, or anything in between. And, of course, good bars. Here is a list of 8 pretty amazing bar apps to help you when you are out on the town.
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Secret to Happiness →
This article is an excerpt by David Leonhardt from 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life. Do I believe there is a secret to happiness? I’ll bet you expect me to say “NO, there is just no simple secret.” While it is true that there are many factors that affect our happiness, I believe there is one secret that determines whether those factors will work for you, and that is the secret to happiness.
14 Things Your Health Insurer Wants to Keep from... →
Most people understand that health insurance is a necessary financial tool to help control out of pocket health care costs. What is not always apparent is the intricate ways that health insurance works. Health insurers benefit from consumer ignorance of their practices, so there are things they will not make public. A savvy consumer will be well informed of the ins and outs of health insurance...
Spiritual wisdom - The Happy Guy →
Is too much stuff really a problem? Or is it more the ratio of time and energy we spend acquiring things to the amount of time and energy we spend using those things that counts.
Target practice... →
Your windshield is like a guardian angel – not just because they are both invisible unless you look very hard – but because they both protect you. Unless, of course, you don’t believe in windshields. Hmm. I wonder if there is a market for anti-bird umbrellas…
It's the Climb - The Happy Guy →
There is always a way to climb up to greater happiness. The choice is ours whether we take those steps. Image from http://thehappyguy.com
Save laundry money by how you wash your PJs! →
If a person is in the habit of tossing their PJs in the wash each morning, they could save close to $100 per year just by wearing them three nights. $100 per person. So a family of five could save almost $500 a year. Put clothes to the smell test. If they smell like sweat, put them in the laundry. If they don’t smell like sweat, they are still good to wear. Perhaps the image above should say...
You might be a writer... →
“If you ask your child whether the new kid in school is the protagonist or the antagonist, you might be a writer.” “If you hold back crucial scheduling details from your family to keep them in suspense, you might be a writer.” “If your favorite part of vacation is “booking” the flight, you might be a writer.” … and dozens more clues that might...
Fiction Writers Can Help →
Fiction writers need to develop compelling characters. Sometimes a ghost writer can help. Learn how to better describe your characters, or hire a ghost writer if you can’t do it yourself.
The Top 10 Steel Arch Bridges in the World →
Some of the most impressive steel structures in the world are bridges. They are built out in the open, in plain view to be admired. The steel is obvious and visible, not hidden behind walls of glass or concrete. Since this link comes from a website all about bending steel, today we feature their list of the top 10 steel arch bridges in the world - those that have the longest span in the arch. ...
No Happiness Without Patience (Humor) →
Instant gratification is not the recipe for happiness. Let’s take a look at how cavemen searched for happiness, long ago… Sigh. Happiness is not like a microwave oven. Nor like the Internet. Not even like a doodadder. Happiness does not run on the instant gratification system. Happiness takes patience. Lord, please grant me the patience I lack…and I want it now!
What To Tip Your Server in Different Countries →
In a previous post we asked, “What kind of tipper are you?” Today we are going to provide you with some information on how much to actually tip your server. If you already fall into the Big Tipper category, good news, you get to leave class early. Everyone else, please pay close attention, because there will be a pop-quiz after the lesson.
21 Ironic Deaths – You Will Not Believe #8 →
Death is a natural part of life, whether or not we ever truly understand the process and why it has to occur. Survivors will often remember the deceased with kind words or just the opposite. Either way, once someone has lived and passed on, someone usually remembers him or her. The following individuals may be remembered for other reasons, but one of the biggest is the way they died, steeped in...
Tiger and the Three Pigs - a fairy tale →
A fairy tale about painting a positive self portrait and improving self-esteem and building body image Tiger ambled into town and came to stand before the Three Little Pigs Retirement Home Inc. He rang the bell, and the first little pig appeared on the landing above. “What do you want?” asked the little pig. “I come here to retire,” Tiger replied. “Ooooh. I don’t think so,” the little pig...
Extreme fatigue - The Happy Guy →
I write this quasi-true, somewhat humorous story a decade ago… “When a twelve-year-old wakes up at 5:22 a.m., she sneaks downstairs and, with well-honed stealth shared only by jungle-cat predators, she quietly proceeds to adorn the kitchen with dirty dishes and spilled pancake batter.” “Clumsiness. Which means it is probably unwise to stand at the top of the stairs...
How Anyone Can Make Money Reselling Inexpensive... →
Have you ever wondered how you can make money reselling inexpensive products, such as sunglasses, hats, t-shirts, electronics, or anything in-between?
Write to the point (never mind the word count!) →
When you write to the point, you stop when you have said your piece. That might be at 100 words. Or it might be at 200. In the case of this article, it is at 451. Thomas Jefferson said… In order to please Google, many people will use two, three or four words where just one will do, and their writing quality suffers big time for it. A good writer instinctively follows Thomas...
Do as Google says and get penalized →
Over the years, Google has been telling webmasters to avoid manipulating their content and links to try to gain higher rankings. The advice has usually been along the lines of, “Do what is good for your readers.” All that changed in what I call Google’s “Zoo Period“. The problem is, that Google is now penalizing those very activities that we should be doing to make great websites for our...
Most Popular Drinks At A Music Festival →
The majority of music festivals have a strict no outdoor alcohol permitted policy, so unfortunately you’ll have to stick with drinking what is available. If you’re more of the unscrupulous type you can always try one of these 6 inventions to smuggle booze into festivals… but if you get caught you didn’t hear that from us. Now on with the drinks:
Self-esteem Test Questions →
This free quiz is extremely quick and simple, just answer TRUE or FALSE to each question (if you cannot answer 100% TRUE then answer FALSE). Here are the first five questions… 1. Other people are not better off or more fortunate than me 2. I accept myself as I am and am happy with myself 3. I enjoy socializing 4. I deserve love and respect 5. I feel valued and needed More at...
This is How All USB Plugs Should Work →
Airline Rewards Cards Under the Microscope →
Rewards cards have come a long way since the early days of being just an airline thing, but there are still plenty of airline rewards cards and related travel cards available.
LOL Stripper Signs [PICS - slightly NSFW] →
In order to survive in the world of adult entertainment you have to have a pretty good sense of humor, and nothing is more funny then a good strip club sign.
Which are the best credit card offers for YOUR... →
We are all the same. We are all different. It seems like every personal finance blog has at least one “best credit cards” post. And some have several. But one size doesn’t fit all. The real question is what credit card is best for different types of spenders? Profiling doesn’t apply to everybody, of course, but it can give you a good idea of which card is most likely to appeal to your...
Wreck-It Ralph and Character Jobs, Part I →
Does the job define the person? In our society, yes, it does. Does the job define the character? In the case of cop dramas, legal dramas, political dramas, hard-boiled police procedurals, stories about sex workers, stories set in the entertainment industry, stories about teachers, even family dramas in which Mom and Dad are the (toughest of all) job titles (what parent hasn’t felt unappreciated...
“There can be only one” - Highlander and SEO →
It’s just like the 1986 classic movie, Highlander. Just like immortal swordsmen, walking the earth, we all meet at the Gathering of the search results page. Learn more about SEO at http://www.seo-writer.com/freelance/seo-consultant.html
Hollywood's Top 5 Penny Pinching Celebrities →
Many people think that once someone reaches celebrity status that means an automatic extravagant lifestyle to go with their new status. In most cases this is absolutely true. A frugal celebrity is a financial anomaly. Here are five celebrities who are well known for being frugal. Read more about them here.
Bar Tricks To Pick Up Chicks →
One of the top reasons we men head out to the bars every weekend is to pick up chicks. When it comes to pick-up lines, sometimes they work and some times they don’t. For those times that the pick-up lines don’t work in your favor, well don’t worry, even the best pick-up artists need a little help once in awhile.
Balance transfer credit cards – what to do before... →
Everybody talks about what to do once you have a balance transfer credit card (even we do). But who talks about what you should do before applying? Well, today we do. A balance transfer is a big step involving usually quite a bit of money. Don’t go into it blind. Have a plan to make it successful.
She Knows What the Future Holds is published →
We are excited that She Knows What the Future Holds: A Novel by G.G. Irvine has been published. This is another book that we helped the Swiss-based author to perfect. We hope you’ll enjoy this entrancing chick-lit odyssey, which she describes as “a girly book”.
5 Simple Ways To Increase Retail Sales →
crozon: As a retail shop owner you are most likely familiar with the peaks and troughs when it comes to sales and revenue. Although it may seem that it is out of your control to prevent these slumps in sales, there are a few steps you can take in order to ensure that the revenue continues to flow.
Are You Ready for a Ghostwriter? →
The more you have prepared in advance, the lower the cost will be for you. Ideally, the writer does not have to do any outside research, because you have done it all. If you provide your information in a complete and organized fashion, it saves time and money. Make sure all your information is provided, so that the writer has everything you want in the book. But don’t just dump ten crates of...
Poll - what is your favorite bar snack? →
” Today we would like to reach out to you, our readers, and determine what are the most popular bar snacks of all time. We’ve come up with a list of 9 of the most popular snacks and want you to choose which one(s) are your favorites.” OK, let’s take the Barwhiz Bar Snack poll… //
What does “zero percent APR” mean? →
The acronym “APR” stands for “annual percentage rate“. This means, in simple terms, the percentage you must pay in interest each year on the amount you borrow. You might even be satisfied with that simple definition. So when you hear a credit card advertized as zero percent APR, it means that over the course of the year, you will pay no interest. And, yes, zero percent APR cards are for real....
Describing Characters in Children’s Books →
If you are finding it a challenge to describe characters for a young audience, here is some quick help. The cheat sheet makes it easy to define your character in terms that children will understand. Pick up the free cheat sheet to help describe children’s book characters. Pick up the free cheat sheet to help describe your characters for adults.