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  • 08-02-2012 2:19 PM

    The mayor dangles while the world laughs – and photoshops

    The Internet has a new meme to pass around – Dangling Boris. The meme comes after London's 48-year-old mayor, Boris Johnson, tried to go down a zipline, Union Jack flags waving, to promote the Olympics. But the mayor wound...
  • 07-23-2012 4:31 PM

    Be prepared – don't be victimized

    America has had its first look at the Aurora Batman shooter, James Holmes. Sporting dyed fiery hair and a blank expression, Holmes appeared before a judge today for his very first court appearance. Holmes remained silent during...
The Horn - Classical, Orchestral & Opera music
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  • 07-26-2012 3:19 PM

    You gotta think big to go small

    Back in the 1950s, life was good again, and young couples were scooping up homes left and right, and settling down to raise some babies. The average home back then was about half the size of most of today's homes, and often came with only...
  • 07-09-2012 2:21 PM

    Save money when dining out

    According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the average American family spent more than $2,500 on dining out in 2010. If you cut a mere 30 percent of that cost, you'd save more than $750. That's significant savings. How can...
Identity Theft - All about how it happens and how you can keep it from happening to you.
  • 07-26-2012 1:56 PM

    Google: Stop with the begging already...

    Google is begging Youtube users to use real names when posting commentary. And it's getting downright pathetic. The begging first began in June when Google gave Google+ users the ability to use their Google+ profiles on their user channels...
  • 07-18-2012 4:25 PM

    Newest Facebook scam: Tag, you're it

    If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from Facebook and claiming you've been tagged in a photo posting, beware. The latest malware attack comes disguised as a photo post tag. The e-mail says it's from "notification@faceboook.com"...
  • 01-04-2012 10:48 AM

    Wow, Dryer Sheets Have Meaning!

    Doing laundry is not exactly my favorite pastime, but it has to be done. With modern technology, the only work involved is adding and removing clothes from the washer / dryer, with a little folding or hanging at the end and yet I find ways to...
  • 12-14-2011 2:56 PM

    New Unsubscribe Service Saves Time

    I have signed up for several newsletters that I honestly would love to read, but just don't have the time. They arrive in my inbox long before I am ready to deal with them and they are just causing me stress because I feel the need to look...
Eric: Unpublished - The Struggle of an Unpublished Writer
  • 04-05-2015 10:02 PM

    How I Completed the Third Draft! Part 3: The Timesheet

    The summer after finishing my master's degree (last summer), I worked and worked and wrote and wrote. But then the summer ended and I was not even halfway done. I voiced my displeasure with this to someone who tried to console me by saying...
  • 03-30-2015 8:29 PM

    How I Completed the Third Draft! Part 2: The Master's Degree

    So the first thing I did was stop writing. There was no point. All that trying and accomplishing nothing, thinking about the book constantly but having not time to work on it. I was making myself miserable. I focused on immediate task at hand...
  • 07-27-2012 1:15 PM

    Kristen Stewart – Feeling pretty undead right about now

    Well, it seems the celebrity world has been rocked with another scandal. You might say it's just another day in Hollywood. But this time, it affects the fans of the Twilight series, and if you've seen any of their videos...
  • 07-09-2012 3:54 PM

    Southern women know most enny-thin'...

    Southern women. We're not all dressed in dresses made from our drapes, poking our bottom lips out and pouting about not enough gentlemen callers. Today's Southern woman is so much more. But the beauty of a Southern woman...
  • 09-23-2011 12:11 PM

    Enable Facebook's New Profile and Timeline Feature

    Facebook reviled their new profile and look yesterday and I think people are really going to like it. The problem is it's going to take a couple weeks for the changes to make it the general public. If you are as impatient...
  • 09-22-2011 2:43 PM

    I Love Facebook's New Profile Look and Timeline Feature from F8

    At Facebook's F8 conference today they have revealed what the new profile will look like. I for one love it. They call the main new feature timeline and allows you browse a summarization of someones profile that shows most...
Cartoons - Economics, Psychology, Politics, Philosophy and More
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  • 11-18-2010 2:53 PM

    The Payday Lending Debate

    A recent study in the Journal of Banking and Finance by Dartmouth professor Jonathan Zinman states that the ban on payday loans in Oregon ended up hurting households financially, not helping them. "Restricting access (to...
Geek Toys & Geek Stuff for the Geek in all of us - Find cool geek gadgets & geek things that you can actually buy online.
  • 04-26-2011 4:04 PM

    Leica i9 iPhone Camera Concept - WANT

    I know it's just a concept and probably way to expensive to be practical, pricing being considered at $900 - $1,200. How awesome would this be though to have a Leica camera that housed your iPhone like a case. This concept...
The Wastebucket - Where mediocre musings go to recycle
  • 05-12-2010 11:49 AM

    13 TV Shows that were Canceled Before their Time

    There are a lot of TV shows that were well written, beautifully show, had killer actors but just didn't make it. These are TV shows that passed before their time due to being the wrong show for the wrong time, having too high of a budget...
Parenting Rx - Information, news, and advice to help you enhance your parenting.
  • 10-23-2010 2:18 PM

    Halloween Safety

    As we approach this 'spooktacular' time of year, once again I am taken back to when I was a child and would come home from trick-or-treating, excited about all the cool candy I got. Barring the few rogue pennies, apples and raisin boxes...

What's New

  • A Violinist Wins The Classical Music Lottery , Sort Of .

    You probably haven't heard of Chinese-born American violinist Frank Hwang , but he's just won Classical Music's equivalent of the lottery , and one of the most prestigious posts in the world of the symphony orchestra . He's just been appointed to be the next concertmaster, that is the principal violinist of the New York Philharmonic...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 04-08-2015
  • How I Completed the Third Draft! Part 3: The Timesheet

    The summer after finishing my master's degree (last summer), I worked and worked and wrote and wrote. But then the summer ended and I was not even halfway done. I voiced my displeasure with this to someone who tried to console me by saying "the good part of being a teacher is that there's always next summer." Now pardon the language...
    Posted to Eric: Unpublished (Weblog) by DMI on 04-05-2015
  • How I Completed the Third Draft! Part 2: The Master's Degree

    So the first thing I did was stop writing. There was no point. All that trying and accomplishing nothing, thinking about the book constantly but having not time to work on it. I was making myself miserable. I focused on immediate task at hand and spent the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 finishing my Master's Degree and as of May of last year, I...
    Posted to Eric: Unpublished (Weblog) by DMI on 03-30-2015
  • How I Completed the Third Draft! Part 1: The Vow

    The last post I made here was over a year and a half ago. I was fed up and failing at balancing my life as a writer with the multitude of other demands on time: twin girls, full-time job, working on a Master's Degree in education. I was trying everything I could think of: writing early in the morning, writing during my planning period, writing once...
    Posted to Eric: Unpublished (Weblog) by DMI on 03-29-2015
  • Happy 90th Birthday To The Great French Composer And Conductor Pierre Boulez !

    Today is the 90 th birthday of one of the most important and influential classical musicians of our time , Pierre Boulez . It would be difficult to overstate his enormous impact on classical music in the 20 th and early 21st centuries , both as a composer and conductor , as well as a teacher , writer and theorist . He is now retired from conducting...
    Posted to The Horn (Weblog) by the horn on 03-26-2015

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