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A look at the TextExpander keyboard for iOS 8

I've used TextExpander on my Mac for years and it has saved me hours of typing time. If you frequently use TextExpander on your Mac or if you used it on your iOS device before iOS 8 allowed third-party keyboards, you are in luck. TextExpander touch...

Saving a dog, L.A. freeway style

On the I-5 Freeway on Tuesday, just north of Commerce, the northbound traffic was finally starting to pick up when the silver Mercedes came to a dead stop in front of me in the fast lane. And then the driver got out. Oh, great, I thought. What looniness have we got here?

Is Elon Musk the Greatest CEO of the Modern Era?

OK, before I start, let me make full disclosure: my new Tesla was delivered today. Yes I know it's a car for the 1 percent, and that my modest green initiative of buying an electric vehicle won't exactly save the biosphere. And indeed,...Show More Summary

A Street Pirate In West Philly Uses An AK47 To Rob The Very Same "7-Eleven" That I Saw Elderly Black People Throwing Their Retirement Savings Away Into A Lottery Vending Machine

This angers me.Every morning that I was in Philly this past summer I took a walk with my parent's dog through my old community. On the way back home I went to this "7-Eleven" corner store to purchase a number of newspapers from Philadelphia...Show More Summary

How do you Measure Success?

I save way more than I need to. I’ll admit I do have a bit of a hoarder in me, not to the extremes that you see on TV, but only in the sense that the things that I save have a) some sort of lifetime business value or b) a sentimental family value. So, […]

Amazing little otter immediately retrieves iPhone that accidentally fell in his tank.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

"In return for giving me sanctuary, I shall save this thing that is precious to you." Otters are smart. Otters are cute. But did you know that they're apparently really solid little dudes? Starsky the otter is 9 years old, and he has lived in England's Cornish Seal Sanctuary since 2009 with his brother Hutch (awesome). Show More Summary

Handy Insta-Bed Queen sized with built-in pump

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Once again this inflatable bed saved my bacon. If you need an inflatable mattress this one has been serving me well for years. Read the rest

Beat Points

What is The Opening Image? That's the First Beat of the Save The Cat formula. The opening image here is me. Lean old writer looking like Mark Twain: in rocker, legs up on old carved Pegasus kid's rocker, watching The Sixties, the CNN documentary. Show More Summary

Save “Krulwich Wonders”!

As readers of this blog who appreciate the idea of putting science into the daily routine for a balanced diet, of mixing in sketches here and there, of good humour and a wondering eye on the world.... you'll agree with me that we need to raise our voices and call out to NPR to Save "Krulwich Wonders". Show More Summary

Saving the World, DIY-style

People ask me how I go about figuring out what causes I really believe in and what's the most effective way to support those efforts. You can find a list of what I support specifically here. My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run - to the entire planet in maybe twenty years. Show More Summary

The 6 Quick Phone Calls That Saved Me $500

I remember that scorching hot July like it was yesterday. Money was tight, and the measly income I was bringing in barely covered the cost of part-time childcare. There were only two options to get over the hump: quit my job and desperately hope that a better opportunity surfaced, or find ways to make my money stretch. Show More Summary

Keeping piles of loose change for an emergency is impractical

Dear Liz: My husband recently told me that he has saved many coffee cans full of loose change over the years. When I suggested we might at least roll the change to make it easier to count should we ever need it, he was not interested! I understand he just wants it available in an emergency, but...

How to Save Money on Maternity Clothes

As I enter my fifth month of pregnancy with my second baby, the inevitable is happening. Fewer clothes are fitting; and for me, expensive new maternity clothes aren’t an option. It’s hard to pay $30-40 for a dress I’ll only wear for five or six months. Show More Summary

Back To School 2014: Education Savings Bonds

One of the most overlooked tools for paying for education is the savings bond. Qualifying savings bonds are guaranteed by the U.S. government, tax free for state and local purposes and tax free for federal purposes so long as you meet the criteria.

Now joining Cleveland Browns beat: Jeremy Fowler

This is going to be fun. I've never been to Cleveland, but my first step onto Northern Ohio soil will be as a Cleveland resident. Save me a spot in The Flats. My name is Jeremy Fowler, and as of Tuesday, I'll be on the ground as a senior NFL writer for ESPN and ESPN's NFL Nation, covering the Cleveland Browns and helping with overall league coverage. Show More Summary

3 ways to save money on pet care

If you were awake at 7:50 this morning and happen to have been watching San Diego 6, you’d have seen me trying with varied success to get a very sweet and nervous Saint Bernard to eat some treats. You know what they say about pets and kids. But that’s OK, because Gabana was still a […]

Deadspin Will The Pope Save The Soul Of A D.C.

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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How My Dog Saw Me Through Depression and Saved My Life

It starts with a whine and a nuzzle of a cold, wet nose against my hand. I groan and roll over. "Not now, buddy. Not ever." But he's persistent -- I need to get out of bed. He needs to be fed, he needs to be walked. He's relying on me. Show More Summary

Reviveaphone saved the world’s first iPhone 6 after it was dropped into a pitcher of beer!

Everyone knows that iPhones and liquid just don’t get on, and, considering rain killed my iPhone 5c recently, leaving me phoneless for about a month, as it’s the one thing that Apple won’t fix for free, I, along with everyone else, I’m sure, was really hoping the iPhone 6 would be waterproof. Show More Summary

Smoke And A Coke? Dollar General Maintains An Old Reliable Sales Initiative

By Travis Brown: It's break time and you deserve some consumable druthers for the quick hiatus. If you are like me, just about any stop will meet the fix; a selection of energy drinks is just about everywhere. What I save on the 2-for-1 deal risks of an offset by future visits to the dentist (sigh). Show More Summary

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