After about 6 months with my Kenmore Elite Refrigerator, it was time to replace the water filter. There were two indications that the time had come to replace the filter: 1. The ice cubes were starting to make the water my family was drinking taste like chlorine, and 2. the electronic indicator said so. Knowing […]

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NOTE: The credit mentioned in this post is no longer being offered by Amazon because the deal has expired. This post is being retained for reference purposes only. Curious to see if Nintendo’s newest handheld gaming device would sell out at some point, I’ve been keeping tabs on the availability of the 3DS. Although the […]

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I was shocked to read that a clinic in Japan has refused to treat the eight-year-old daugther of Takayuki Okamura for a skin rash — for fear that she had been contaminated by radiation. The Takayuki family has been living the same hardship as so many Japanese families since the tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear […]

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Kick-Ass is rated R–and unlike some movies, it deserves its rating. As to whether watching it will permanently mess with your kids’ heads — I guess that depends on the kid, and how much they actually understand about what they’re seeing. Personally, I wouldn’t risk it. (Seriously.) Not until they’re at least 17. When it […]

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Do you ever get tired of having the same old thing to eat? I suspect that part of the reason that people eat out so often–aside from not having the time to cook–is that they simply don’t know how to cook more than a few recipes. I know that for me, I only knew a […]

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I recently discovered that Amazon.com is offering a free Angry Birds App for Android devices. Amazon states that the Angry Birds App will only be  offered for free for a limited time–so anyone who wants it might want to download it ASAP. Amazon also has really cute Angry Birds Plushies, which would be awesomely cute […]

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As of today, March 25, the official death toll in Japan from the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago has escalated to more than 10,000. This, as an announcement that water near the Fukushima power reactor measured at 10,000 times more radioactive than normal — and that water actually burned workers wading through it. Before […]

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I’ve always loved movies. As a kid with a few bucks to spend here and there–when VHS tapes were still the only consumer movie format available but DVDs were about to hit the market–I held back from purchasing VHS movies because I knew how much better DVDs were going to be. And I didn’t want […]

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