I think grocery store self-check stands are both a blessing and a curse.
When multiple shoppers, loaded up with enough groceries to, say, sustain a family of four through a nuclear winter are queued up in front of a human cashier, self-check kiosks are a godsend.
On the other hand, self-check stands aren’t so hot when the guy in front of you has 57 varieties of fresh fruits & vegetables in his
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A while back I ran into this cool site that is devoted to the wondrous and wacky world of duct tape.
Duct tape was first created and manufactured in 1942 to keep moisture out of World War II soldier’s ammunition cases. The tape was originally known as “duck tape” because the tape was made using cotton duck cloth.
After the war was over, the tape was used in the housing industry to
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No, that's not my closet.
The other day I was reluctantly helping the Honeybee clean out her our closets — and having a thoroughly miserable time doing it, I might add — when I came across a couple of old Discover magazines.
I canceled my subscription to Discover years ago, but I really used to love reading those magazines because the articles were always very interesting. Sometimes they were very inspiring
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Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for Little League baseball. And although I rose through the ranks over the years to eventually become a league president, looking back, my fondest Little League memories still come from the time I spent managing my son’s tee-ball team.
My first “practice” was a pitiful failure. I was woefully disorganized and, as a result, the 5-year-olds
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Readers: In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would repost this message to my kids that originally debuted here exactly two years ago today. It has since become one of my most popular articles (currently ranked 39th out of more than 900 posts.) — Len
Kids, with Father’s Day right around the corner, I hope you don’t mind if your dear old dad takes a few minutes to give you
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There are plenty of food snobs out there who insist that it is sacrilegious to put ketchup on a hot dog. That assessment is echoed by The National Hot Dog Council which proclaims that ketchup should never be put on a hot dog by any one over the age of 18. I find it deliciously ironic when people insist that something as gastronomically unsophisticated as the common hot dog can
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There are a handful of questions out there that simply defy explanation. For example, who built Stonehenge and what was it for? Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way that it sounds? And why can’t women put mascara on with their mouths closed?
Here’s another perplexing question: Why do otherwise intelligent people with triple-digit IQs still manage to dig themselves so deeply into debt that they’re often forced into bankruptcy?
Actually, I have
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Congratulations if you can figure out the connection between this picture and the story.
There are those who steadfastly insist that credit cards are evil, and that credit card companies are greedy heartless scallywags that care only about one thing: making a profit.
I’ve got news for them: Credit card companies aren’t evil.
Neither are profits. Besides, when it comes to profits, credit card companies are no more heartless or greedy than,
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Although you’d never know it based upon the ways people treat time and money, the former is significantly more valuable than the latter because our life here on earth is finite. Yes, time is free; ironically, it’s also priceless. That’s because we can always make more money — but there’s nothing we can do to buy more time.
The bottom line: Treat your time with the same care and consideration you
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As many guys will tell you, after countless cookouts and parties we tend to get attached to our barbecue grills the same way we get attached to our dogs.
Let’s face it, a good barbecue grill, like a good dog, is something to be revered, and as such it’s always tough for their owners to recognize exactly when it’s time to finally say goodbye. It’s a reality that I had to
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