On The Most Bought Books And The Most Pirated Movies

Yeah, at least parents are more likely to have taken their kids to the theater to see it before they downloaded it for the hundreds of repeated viewings they'll have to endure at home. Disney will still get their dollars through merchandise.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm 0

On Okay, So Where Should We Move to Get What We Want?

@tw0lle Matt Groening confirmed a few years ago it's Oregon!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm 1

On The Cost of Camping When You Haven't Gone In 10 Years But Want To Be a Person Who Camps

@steponitvelma That is an excellent tip! Thanks. When I was getting back into camping / backpacking and didn't have anything, one of the colleges near me had a program where you could rent all sorts of gear for a reasonable amount. I bought a few things and would subsidize with rental stuff until I was camping regularly enough to justify it. Alumni received a discount, not sure how common this is among other colleges.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm 0

On Are Family Dinners Anti-Feminist?

I am a huge proponent of NOT letting dishes sit. If they sit overnight, especially on a week night, they're that much more likely to be sitting there all the next day. If I come home and there's a ton of dishes AND cooking to do, forget it.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm 1

On The Difficult Task of Putting a Price on Our Pet’s Health

Does anyone have any recommendations for pet insurance? We recently adopted a 5 year old lab and I'm a bit freaked out after reading this.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On Vision Benefits

@OllyOlly Same, my eye doctor has also told me this is ok. I use that crazy clear care hydrogen peroxide solution which I feel like extends the life of my contacts, but maybe that's not true! Who knows!

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm 0

On Just Because You Have a Standing Desk Doesn't Mean You Can't Sit Down

I have a standing / tall desk at work with a chair that is tall enough for me to sit when I want. I probably sit 60% of the day. Co-workers love to give me shit when I'm sitting at my standing desk. WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT STANDING ALL THE TIME?! We’re moving offices in a few weeks and I’ve been told that I will have to stand all the time because having a chair at my standing desk is a liability or something? I can’t bring the chair I have now. I’m a little nervous about it!

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On The Cost of Accidentally Dropping Your Phone

I spent $300 on a used Nokia Lumia 1020 from Ebay a few months ago because I wanted to have a really nice cell phone camera. After I’d had it for a week it stopped working entirely. AT&T replaced it for me because it was still under warranty with them (the phone is less than a year old) and didn't have any cracks or water damage. I almost didn't bother going in to AT&T because I figured they couldn't do anything with a third party purchased phone.

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm 0

On Taxes Are Due in Two Weeks. Remain Calm

I didn't pay my taxes for several years when I was young and dumb and ended up eventually paying the state double what I originally owed!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm 0