Ten Reasons to De-Clutter Today

Ten Reasons to De-Clutter Today

When I moved to the East Coast, I only took a fraction of my stuff with me.  I left a lot of it back in L.A: most of my music equipment, lots of books, some clothes, furniture, and so forth. The interesting thing is the entire time I was away, I didn’t miss any...
Let’s Agree to Stop Giving Christmas and Birthday Gifts

Let’s Agree to Stop Giving Christmas and Birthday Gifts

One Christmas, my family came to an agreement that made all of us breathe a sigh in relief: we agreed to stop exchanging gifts. The truth is, we were headed in that direction anyway. It was getting kind of ludicrous – my brother and I would just ask each other,...
How to Deal with the Worst Condominium Villains

How to Deal with the Worst Condominium Villains

Living in a condo is fundamentally different than living in a free-standing house because your property decisions are intermingled with the desires and needs of other people. This is very important to understand, and many current or potential condo-owners don’t...
Seven Reasons Why Traveling by Train is Awesome

Seven Reasons Why Traveling by Train is Awesome

In the U.S., we might think of train travel as a slow, outdated, and expensive way to get around.  Yet, in other countries, it’s the primary means of transportation and it works well!  In certain parts of the U.S., taking the train can be a great alternative to...
Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Counting cards in Blackjack is one of the few ways that professional gamblers can actually gain a slight advantage over the house in casino gaming.  It’s commonly believed that you have to be a math whiz to be able to count cards, but I hope to show you that anyone...
Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

Ten Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job

No job is perfect, and every job has its ups and downs.  But, sometimes people need a wake-up call to realize that they are at the wrong job and it’s time to move on, either to a  different position at the same company or to another company or career altogether.  If...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Providence, RI is a small but very charming New England city with a lot to offer, including culture, great restaurants, lots of outdoor activities, and a riverfront modeled after Venice, Italy!  After living here for some years now, I’ve compiled a list of my top date...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

…continued from part 1 12. Discover Unbeatable Italian Cuisine on Federal Hill If your date likes Italian food, you must check out one of the restaurants on Atwells avenue.  This area, known as Federal Hill, features some of the best restaurants in Providence. ...
The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

The Cure For Your Boring Corporate Meetings

Do you hate being held hostage in boring meetings at work where they spew the latest MBA jargon and prevent you from completing your real work? If so, I have the perfect solution: Corporate Lingo Bingo. Just navigate to this site on your phone:...
What Happens After You Die

What Happens After You Die

When crime investigators want to determine what happened at a particular event witnessed by many people, they use two techniques: Interview everyone who witnessed the event and see if their stories match up with each other. Ask the witnesses the same questions in...
Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Set in the not-too-distant future, Looper has elements of the Terminator series (traveling back in time to change the future), The X Men series (mutants with telekentic powers), and Pulp Fiction (criminal assassins), with a little Blade Runner thrown in. As with so...
Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

With the release of “Skyfall”, I believe the Bond franchise has finally revived the legacy of great songwriting and vocal performances that was a staple of the franchise in the Connery/Lazenby/Moore Bond era. While I don’t have “Skyfall” on my top ten list, it comes...
My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

One of the worst parts of business travel is jet lag. As a business traveler, you probably are not given any time to get used to the local time zone. You’re expected to arrive and hit the ground running. Here are my suggestions: Before Your Trip Eat well and get good...
How to Be Productive Working from Home

How to Be Productive Working from Home

I went from having a full-time (i.e., 50 hour a week) job to being a stay-at-home contractor, with some time allocated for studying. As the time to quit my full-time job approached, I wondered what it would be like to work from home.. Would I get any work done or be...
Top Ten Resume Mistakes

Top Ten Resume Mistakes

After ten years of experience as a hiring manager, I’ve seen literally thousands of resumes, some good, some terrible. Here are some mistakes that you can fix right now to improve your chances of being hired. Mistake #1: Not explaining what industry your...
Ten of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Ten of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Here are ten spectacular L.A. bars that anyone can get into. These have great ambiance and/or great views. Some have mild dress codes or require reservations, but if you do that little bit of homework, you’ll be rewarded with these really unique bar experiences....

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