Amazing Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Amazing Things to Do in Las Vegas That Aren’t on the Strip

Las Vegas is famous for gambling and the Strip, but there are many other cool things to do there that are often overlooked in the afterglow of the casinos. If you aren’t into gambling, or you ran out of money, or you’re just plain tired of the madness of the...
The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

The Best Way to Carry a U-Lock on Your Bike

This is the best solution I’ve found for carrying a U-lock on a bike. I discovered the hard way that a steel cord bike lock is NOT secure and can be cut in seconds, so I switched to a U-lock for my bike. I’ll never rely on a cable to lock my bike up...
My Experiment: Living Without a Car in Los Angeles

My Experiment: Living Without a Car in Los Angeles

In 2016, I was hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled. After I recovered, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to do an experiment: to go without owning a car for at least three months (from November through January) in the car capital of the world, Los...
Things You Always Forget When You Travel – Your Travel Checklist

Things You Always Forget When You Travel – Your Travel Checklist

Here’s that travel checklist that I use before traveling, whether for business or pleasure. These are things that I’ve been prone to forget when traveling in the past. Before You Leave Here are some things to remember to do before you leave: Check your...
Find Demographic Information About Any Area of the U.S. with this Tool

Find Demographic Information About Any Area of the U.S. with this Tool

Are you planning to move, relocate, or just take an extended vacation in a different part of the country?  I recently saw a presentation by one of the developers of the Zip Code Lookup Tool, which gives you really cool demographic information about any zip code before...
Why You Should Consider Taking the Train

Why You Should Consider Taking the Train

In the U.S., we might think of train travel as a slow, outdated, and expensive way to get around.  Yet, in other countries, it’s the primary means of transportation and it works well!  In certain parts of the U.S., taking the train can be a great alternative to...
Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Learn to Count Cards in Blackjack in Fifteen Minutes

Counting cards in Blackjack is one of the few ways that professional gamblers can actually gain a slight advantage over the house in casino gaming.  It’s commonly believed that you have to be a math whiz to be able to count cards, but I hope to show you that anyone...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI

Providence, RI is a small but very charming New England city with a lot to offer, including culture, great restaurants, lots of outdoor activities, and a riverfront modeled after Venice, Italy!  After living here for some years now, I’ve compiled a list of my top date...
Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

Top Twenty-One Date Ideas in Providence, RI (Part 2)

…continued from part 1 12. Discover Unbeatable Italian Cuisine on Federal Hill If your date likes Italian food, you must check out one of the restaurants on Atwells avenue.  This area, known as Federal Hill, features some of the best restaurants in Providence. ...

How I Lost An Inch off My Waist without Dieting, Exercise or Drugs!

I recently quit my high-pressure, long-working-hour management job to take some time off, learn a new field, and work from home. After a few months of working from home, I started noticing that my pants were feeling loose. I started running out of holes to tighten my...
What Happens After You Die – A Study of Near-Death Experiences

What Happens After You Die – A Study of Near-Death Experiences

When crime investigators want to determine what happened at a particular event witnessed by many people, they use two techniques: Interview everyone who witnessed the event and see if their stories match up with each other. Ask the witnesses the same questions in...
Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Set in the not-too-distant future, Looper has elements of the Terminator series (traveling back in time to change the future), The X Men series (mutants with telekentic powers), and Pulp Fiction (criminal assassins), with a little Blade Runner thrown in. As with so...
Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

With the release of “Skyfall”, I believe the Bond franchise has finally revived the legacy of great songwriting and vocal performances that was a staple of the franchise in the Connery/Lazenby/Moore Bond era. While I don’t have “Skyfall” on my top ten list, it comes...
Top Tips to Protect Your Bike From Theft

Top Tips to Protect Your Bike From Theft

My beloved Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike was stolen back in 2012. After that happened, I did a whole bunch of research (including talking to a cop) to insure that it doesn’t happen again. Here are my findings, which I hope will help insure that your bike never...
The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

You might have heard some of these suggestions on how to conserve energy: Unplug unused appliances Switch to CFC light bulbs Adjust your thermostats & insulate Carpool or buy a car with good mileage But how much of an impact do these things really have on our...
8 Tips to Meet Single People When You Are New in Town

8 Tips to Meet Single People When You Are New in Town

A few years ago, I packed up everything and moved cross country from Los Angeles to Providence, RI for work. Having lived in Los Angeles all of my life, all of my friends and family were there, and I was starting from scratch. I wondered how an introvert like me would...
My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

My Top Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

One of the worst parts of business travel is jet lag. As a business traveler, you probably are not given any time to get used to the local time zone. You’re expected to arrive and hit the ground running. Here are my suggestions: Before Your Trip Eat well and get good...
How I Treat My Adult Acne

How I Treat My Adult Acne

I have struggled with acne ever since junior high. Now, living with acne in my forties, I was wondering if I’d ever outgrow it. You name the treatment, I’ve tried it, from Retin-A, to Accutane (yes, the bad drug that lawsuits are now happening over, which...
Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

My Specialized mountain bike was recently stolen, so I had to go out and find a new one. After doing some research, I settled on the 2012 Giant Revel 2. This lists for $379, but I was able to find it at a local bike store for $359. To be sure, this is considered to be...
Eight of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Eight of the Coolest Bars in Los Angeles

Here are eight spectacular L.A. bars that anyone can get into. These have great ambiance and/or great views. Some have mild dress codes or require reservations, but if you do that little bit of homework, you’ll be rewarded with these really unique bar...

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