Personal Finance Advice in 10 Simple Rules

An index card containing personal finance advice that went viral online has inspired a new book by Prof. Harold Pollack and financial journalist Helaine Olen. Titled The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated. The index Card was triggered by an interview Pollack conducted with Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the [read more] …

Self-Esteem Gender Gap More Pronounced in Western Nations

Basic trends in self-esteem appear universal but can be shaped by culture People worldwide tend to gain self-esteem as they grow older, and men generally have higher levels of self-esteem than women, but this self-esteem gender gap is more pronounced in Western industrialized countries, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “During the [read more] …

Potting Soil Better Than Backyard Soil

Indoor gardeners may be tempted to dig up soil in their yard for use with their potted plants. But the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) January 1 Soils Matter blog post explains that potting soil for indoor plants is best not taken from your back yard. Bill Carlile, a soil scientist with Bord na [read more] …

Ballet Training Improves Muscle Coordination in Everyday Activities

Beyond Dance: Ballet Training Improves Muscle Coordination in Everyday Activities Study examines how long-term dance training affects the nervous system’s control of movement A new article in Journal of Neurophysiology reports that professional ballet dancers have more control over their muscles than individuals with no dance training. Researchers from Emory University and Georgia Institute of [read more] …

Exercise Start and Make It a Habit

Weight loss is often the goal for anyone starting a new exercise routine. It’s a good motivator, but Iowa State University health experts say weight is not the only factor to consider if you want to stick with it and see results. DC (Duck-chul) Lee, an assistant professor of kinesiology, says obsessing over the number [read more] …

Christmas Movies You Can Stream

Netflix   A Christmas Carol (1938) Happy Christmas (2014) One Magic Christmas (1985) The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) White Christmas (1954) Love Actually (2003) 12 Dates of Christmas (2011) All American Christmas Carol (2013) While You Were Sleeping (1995) Serendipity (2001) A Christmas Kiss (2011) The Legend of Frosty the Snowman (2005) Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) Santa [read more] …

Never Forget, MST3K started in Minnesota

The latest iteration of MST3K is breaking Kickstarter records. The new season will be filmed in California with a who’s who list lining up to cameo. This great and influential series started at the tiny KTMA studio in Hopkins, MN. Produced on a shoestring budget and featuring local male and female talent in front of [read more] …

Kickstarter :: Kasia Home Automation Made Simple

Kasia Inc. today announced the launch of their Kickstarter Campaign to introduce Kasia. Kasia is designed to be an affordable complete smart home solution as opposed to standalone smart home products that require separate apps. Kasia modules are not overloaded with unnecessary features to keep them affordable. Modules include light switches, outlet plugs, dimmers, sensors, remotes and [read more] …

Tracking Trudeau

Canada voted in its first new leader in nearly a decade in a general election that handed Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party an absolute majority — and dealt a stunning blow to incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party. Dom Bernard has a great idea — Track Trudeau. “After almost 10 years of Conservatives [read more] …

Exhibit :: Playing Cards from the Middle Ages

The only complete set of European hand-painted woodcut playing cards to have survived from the Middle Ages is on view in The World in Play: Luxury Cards, 1430-1540, at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens. The Cloisters is the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to European medieval art and architecture, and was carefully [read more] …

Free Music Resource :: Amazon

There are thousands and thousands of free music downloads at Amazon.com, making it one of my favorite websites to visit when I’m looking for new music to download legally. You can see the all the free music downloads by clicking on a genre or sorting by popularity, release date, time, reviews, or in alphabetical order [read more] …