Prepaid Gift Cards

Convert Gift Cards to Amazon Credits

GIzmodo reported two years ago that Americans have thrown away $41B in unused gift cards since 2005.  That’s more than the entire gross national product of some countries, such as Ghana.  Sales of gift cards have risen from $80 billion in 2007 to a forecasted $118 billion this year, a 47% increase in five years, according to…

Running Plan from the New York Times RunWell site

Free Training Plans at RunWell

Running plans for varying skill sets and of several different methods are available now through the New York Times RunWell program.  You can get a plan customized to your season schedule by the following Olympians and running groups: The Olympian Jeff Galloway coaches runners to stay injury-free with his unique run-walk method. Greg McMillan, a marathoner and…

Yahoo! Weather for Android

Yahoo Weather App

I discovered Yahoo’s weather application for Android a few weeks ago, which was an iOS-only application until earlier this year.  It’s a beautiful interface that uses Flickr images from the weather location that are from the approximate local time of day.  From the daily and hourly forecasts to the wind and sun position indicators, the…

Evernote

Going Paperless with Evernote

My office was a total mess.  I had two file cabinets full of papers that I may or may not ever need one day.  I’m not a pack rat when it comes to documents, but if there’s a chance I might need it, it got filed.  Filing papers takes a few minutes, so it was…

Mavericks Desktop Wallpaper

Unlock Maverick’s Secret Wallpapers

When Mountain Lion was released, a bunch of fantastic wallpapers were hidden away and only used for screen savers. It turns out Apple hid those wallpapers in a different place this time with Mavericks, but users over at StackExchange have managed to find them again. Like last time, these are the images that Apple uses…

Accessing the Import Folders settings in Evernote

Creating an Import Folder for Evernote

Import folders are a perfect way to easily drag and drop documents from a computer into your Evernote account.  Follow these instructions to set up an import folder: First, open your Evernote application (the Evernote program, not the web site) and click on Tools and then Import Folders. This will open the Import Folders setting…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

I wouldn’t consider myself to be one of those people who just has to have the most recent device, but I do enjoy getting a new phone.  I was a huge Blackberry defender for many years, and given that I only really used my phone for work, it was easy to be one.  Until a…

Bullet Journal

GTD and Analog Journaling

I’ve been managing my work life, and to a large extent my home life as well, using a GTD system since reading David Allen‘s Book Getting Things Done in 2006.  Frankly, it’s the only way I can stay sane — trying to juggle all the things in my head that go on with work, school,…

Jimmy Fallon and Quest Love sing with Sesame Street cast

Jimmy Fallon and Quest Love

Admittedly, I’ve never paid much attention to Jimmy Fallon (except for the occasional skit with Timberlake) and I couldn’t have told you who Questlove was a month ago. My wife is currently reading Questlove’s memoirs and I actually find myself now waiting for her to finish so that I can read it as well. All of…

Organized Vehicle Trunk

Essential Things for Your Car

When I went to school in Pennsylvania, I had to get all kinds of things to store in my car that I didn’t need at home in Florida, such as an ice scraper, a first aid kit (much of the area was very rural) or a thick blanket. Having been in law enforcement, I was…