Life Hacking


8 Netflix Hacks to Improve Your Instant-Viewing Experience

Last week, the good folks at gave us a smorgasbord of what they called Netflix hacks to help improve your overall Netflix experience. While […]


In These (Very) Small Ways, We Are All Olympians

There’s nothing like the Olympics to remind us how insufficient we are. Our lives don’t feature medals and pageantry and easily remembered storylines. For two […]


How You Can Run a Free Background Check on Anyone

A couple of weeks ago, my wife came to me and told me that the father of one of my son’s classmates from last year’s […]


Move House and Find Out Just How Much Junk You Have

As a homeowner-turned-landlord and longtime renter, I appreciate both sides of the home ownership vs. rent debate. Honestly, when it comes down to it, I […]


Recession Diet: Pay Less to Eat, Eat Fewer Calories

I have a lot of experience with dieting. Not the commercial diets, per se, but lots and lots of simply not eating, bowls of Special […]


10 Food Resolutions for 2012

About two months ago, my doctor told me the last thing anyone wants to hear with the holidays nigh and visions of turkey, stuffing, Italian […]


Cheap and Easy Holiday Entertaining

What do you do if people want to hang out at your house this holiday season but you’ve blown what little cash you have on […]