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Musings on Business, Society and Life

The Tom Brady Water Habit is Right, The Media is Wrong

Drinking Water Will NOT Kill You! I'm losing my fucking mind over this: "Tom Brady's Water Habit Could Kill an Ordinary Person." And all the terrible headlines about it. Really? Well, call me Superman, because I drink at least that much water every day and I weigh...

The Best Podcasting Software in 2018

What is the best podcasting software in 2018? There are so many options to launch and host your podcast. How are you supposed to choose the one for you? Libsyn, Blubrry, Podbean, Soundcloud, Spreaker, etc. There are a few services that let you record a call and do the...

Save 5000 in a year without cutting entertainment!

Save 5000 in a year without cutting entertainment You're looking to save money and not be bored. It sounds difficult, but it doesn't have to be. You can even lose weight and get healthier in the process! Some articles on how to save 5000 in a year talk about making...

MLB Expansion and Realignment

The MLB Expansion and Realignment It's coming. Commissioner Manfred has talked about it. The fans are getting ready for it. It's been 20 years since an MLB expansion and realignment (not counting moving the Astros to the AL in 2013 so they could win the 2017 World...

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days Drinking alcohol is a huge part of our culture. If you step back and think, you'll realize it's all marketing. Like: drinking is some luxurious thing. Or drinking is what you do for sports events. Or drinking is...

Why We Don’t Need a Department of Energy

Why We Don't Need a Department of Energy When government largesse pays for things, nothing gets done quickly or efficiently. Government bureaucracy shutters progress and pads the wallets of friends of politicians. They hire buddies. They pick buddies for fat...

How to Be More Productive in 2017 and Beyond

How to be More Productive There are roughly a million productivity apps. Seriously. Why are there so many damn productivity tracking apps?! Is it because that's the easiest thing for a developer to make after building a to-do list app? Build something else! And why...

Top 16 WordPress Plugins You Need to Replace WPMU Dev

WPMU Dev is a good resource. They provide a nice bundled solution for WP users for $588 per year. But there's a cheaper way to get the solutions offered by WPMU. Here's the Top 16 WordPress Plugins you need to replace WPMU Dev: 1 Snapshot BackupBuddy - backups,...

Navigate The Wild West of Outsourcing

You're launching a business. You need to know how to navigate outsourcing non-essential functions. You have a great idea, but no idea who to hire to get everything going. Need a logo? Hire a designer, right? Only if you have a ton of cash to spend on this project. Use...

What Smartphone Should You Get?

What Smartphone Should You Get Well, if you cut the cord to your cell phone service provider like I suggested... You can have any phone! Ah, choices. Now, I'm not an expert so I'm not going to review anything. There are plenty of sites out there for you to find a...

Do I really need a cell phone?

I ask myself: Do I really need a cell phone? I'm on the phone most days. You're reading this on your phone now, aren't you? But do I really need a cell phone? Yes. Do I really need a cell phone carrier (see: expensive bill)? Probably NO. The mini-computers we cram...

How to Replace the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was never really affordable. The new people who got covered didn't pay. Most could've just been brought under the Medicare/Medicaid umbrella. The middle class got hammered. Especially people like my mom, who has leukemia. And my monthly...

The Top 10 Books You Need to Read in 2017

The Top 10 Books You Need to Read in 2017 I gave you 5 books you need to read for 2016. We're all evolving (right?) - getting better every week, month and year. To keep growing, here are the 10 books you need to read in 2017. This list is in no particular order. Start...

Super Bowl 51 Predictions

I did pretty well with my World Series predictions in 2016. Let's see if I can hold serve on the Super Bowl 51 predictions... There's a lot of interesting potential matchups, most of which are rematches of earlier Super Bowls: Packers vs Steelers Round 2 (2010) Giants...

How to Know if Your Partner is Micro-Cheating Now

How to Know if Your Partner is Micro-Cheating Micro-cheating is a thing now. Welcome to 2017. Although the term apparently started in 2016. I guess it's like micro-aggressions? Based on these two absurd, click-bait posts by the same woman, I can only assume that...

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