How much would you pay to get in shape while sitting on your butt at work, without even breaking a sweat? One million dollars? Five million dollars?? Twenty-eight million dollars?!Okay, well that’s a lot of money, so thankfully the geniuses over at Hammacher Schlemmer have an Elliptical Machine Office Desk for just $8,000. The beauty of this gadget is in its simplicity: It’s a desk, and it’s an elliptical. You can exercise on it while you work or just work or even just exercise.
For those of you looking for a gift that will work for a traditional book loving or less technically inclined mom on Mother’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to the Busy Body Book . The Busy Body Book is a highly customizable organizer/planner that can be used in a multitude of ways to manage tasks, grocery lists, and extracurricular activities, as well as deadlines. With its innovative design and hip cover art, this isn’t the typical organizer. The (standard) Family & Personal
... to be able to roll out of bed and fire up the computer and type away in my PJs. Jim Wang’s article gives a great rundown of some virtual office tools that make working from home both professional and productive. Even if you don’t bother changing out of your pajamas…Dollarish: Would You Steal Office Supplies? – Dollarish illuminates a downside to working from home: no access to office supplies. There’s really nothing like breaking out a fresh, new notebook or making mini mountains out of Post-it pads, is there? Okay, that’s not really stealing–more like “hoarding.” But while office supplies might be in the “pro” column for going into the office, Dollarish also highlights one of the cons: the nightmare co-worker. My fellow Savings.com co-workers, however, are actually the reason I DO go to the office rather than working from home. Along with the access to Post-its and pens… ...
One of life's great ironies is that when you're younger, you can't
wait to get out of school, but as you get older, all you want is to
return to it. Maybe that's because the world seemed simpler during
those years, but for me it's the growing realization that there's
so much more to learn about life, the universe, and everything–and
a shrinking amount of time in which to learn it. (Bonus points if
you caught that Douglas Adams reference.) Alas, I lack the
mountains of money usually required to go back to school. One of
life's great ironies is that when you're younger, you can't wait to
get out of school, but as you get older, all you want is to return
to it.Maybe that's because the world seemed simpler during those
years, but for me it's the growing realization that there's so much
more to learn about life, the universe, and everything–and a
shrinking amount of time in which to learn it.
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I “splurged” on my fitness expenditures and joined a gym this week. I have been meaning to do it for six weeks now and I finally braved the nearby 24-Hour Fitness (interestingly enough, just like every other 24-Hour Fitness I’ve ever seen, not open 24 hours a day…). My first workout was fabulous, but when I saw the personal trainers leading their clients around and encouraging them to “Keep moving!,” I wondered whether that would be something I could afford. To