I recently learned that a company for which I’d like to work sometimes pulls job candidates from resumes posted online at Monster.com. So in addition to submitting my resume directly through the company’s job site, I did what any eager job-seeker would do: I posted my resume on Monster, too. Two weeks later, I was […]

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I bought my eyeglasses at J.C. Penny last summer.  And for the first time, I decided to go for a drill-mount frame–the kind of glasses that give no physical support to the lenses other than a think plastic wire the edge. Drill mounts–called rimless by some–are great because they don’t have the visual interference of […]

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When We Discovered Our Playstation Hard Drive Was Too Small Recently, I realized that the hard drive in our Playstation 3 needed replacing–because the old one was just too small. Our PS3 is one of the original models–and had just a 80 gig hard drive. And an 80-gig drive doesn’t go far when you start […]

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Here’s one of my favorite potato salad recipes. The fresh dill and lime juice, together with the fresh diced veggies, give it a kick of flavor that’s miles away from the bland, mayonnaise-y stuff you find in most grocery stores.  Potato salad is one of America’s favorite summertime side-dishes: perfect for cookouts or a rainy […]

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Recently, I’ve seen a couple of articles around on the Internet suggesting that some Amazon.com product reviews may be fraudulent–or misleading, at the very least. Specifically under attack were the reviews by members of Amazon’s special reviewers group called the Amazon Vine. Through the Amazon Vine program, Vine Voices–what the Amazon Vine reviewers are called–get […]

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The easiest recipes for cream puff cream are made with instant pudding mix. But once you’ve mastered that, you’re ready to move on to homemade recipes–and you’ll be be pleasantly surprised at how simple they can be! The reason I prefer homemade cream puff cream is that I can control exactly what I put into […]

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Earlier this week, I discovered with great excitement that Amulet books has announced the release of Jeff Kinney’s installment in his bestselling series:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 6 — Cabin Fever . Currently, Cabin Fever is available for pre-order on Amazon.com for 20 percent off list price. (I like to pre-order my favorite […]

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Chocolate eclairs are one of America’s favorite sweet treats. It was always true when I was growing up–and it’s certainly true with my son, today. When I make the eclairs shaped traditionally–several inches long, rather than in a cream puff shape–my son always says “I’ve got dibbs on Jackpot.” Jackpot, meaning “the big one” on […]

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