Winter is a tough time of year, and not just because it's cold out.
No, the real hassle is that you can't interact with your smartphone
without peeling off one of your gloves.
That's because phone screens are capacitive, meaning they respond
to the electrical impulses produced by your fingertips. (Yep, you
have electric fingers. Who knew?) Put yarn or leather or Gore-tex
in the way and the screen has no idea you're tapping it.
What you need are smart gloves for your smartphone.
By Rick.BroidaGuest Blogger
4 weeks ago
Do you still cringe when you think about how much you spent last
year at Christmas? Have you vowed not to go over budget this
The best way to stay under budget on Christmas this year is to
start preparing early. Waiting until the last minute almost
guarantees that you will end up going over budget because you won't
have time to devote to being a savvy shopper. Here are 3 ways you
can start preparing for Christmas now.
1. Start making homemade gifts now:
Jams and Jellies - Now is a good time to make
homemade jam or jelly. Fruits are at their lowest prices and at the
peak of freshness.
Balsamic Oils and Flavored Extracts - Homemade
Vanilla Extract is easy to make, but the beans must sit in the
alcohol for 4 - 6 months.
It is that time of the year. Time to purge your house by
de-cluttering, and get some Spring cleaning done. After the buying
frenzy that can accompany the holiday season, I find it almost
therapeutic to get my house back in order during the Spring
Spring cleaning is not something you expect to spend much money on.
However, cleaning supplies (especially if you like to use green
cleaning supplies), and all of those organizational items can
really add up.
When it comes to holiday shopping, it's all about the timing. Sure
we're busy, and sometimes we simply can't get around to shopping
for gifts until after we've hosted Thanksgiving dinner, taken the
dog to the vet, helped the kids study for midterms and decorated
the house for the holidays.
In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, last year
of Americans had their gift shopping done by the second week of
Still, if there's any wiggle room in your schedule at all, consider
these four reasons why shopping for gifts early can give you a
major monetary advantage …
1. You'll Shop Smartly When You Start Early.
Think about it: when you're late on your holiday shopping, the last
thing you want to do is take more time to scope out the sales.
By Cheryl.LockGuest Blogger
a year ago