Today our house in suburban Boston—the one my husband and I bought a year after we married—goes on the market. The “For Sale” sign in my front yard is more than an indicator to our neighbors and potential buyers; it’s a physical symbol of the big changes that lie ahead for my family and me. We’re writing a new chapter in our collective story and it officially starts today.
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An article in yesterday’s USA TODAY, explored a possible new trend in social networking: people leaving online sites like Facebook and Twitter in an effort to reclaim their IRL (in real life) relationships. I don’t know about you, but this is something I have been thinking a lot about lately.
What will Steve Jobs and Apple wow us with next? If you read any daily newspaper or tech blog you can’t avoid the rumor and speculation swirling around the highly anticipated so-called Apple Tablet or iSlate. Gizmodo offers the most exhaustive guide to the rumors, with several updates posted in recent days. The big announcement is expected to come on […]
Ear buds adorned with Swarovski crystals. iPhone cases that also hold your credit card and ID. Laptop cases featuring a Grid-It ™ Organizer to hold your gum, mints, hand sanitizer and USB flash drive. These are just a few fun and pretty accessories I spotted in the exhibit halls last week at the Consumer Electronics Show.
I’m at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, wandering aimlessly among the exhibit halls and attending some really interesting sessions. This is my first time at the “big show” and people tell me the crowd is about 50,000 less than last year. Despite this, the exhibit halls are jam-packed and I have to admit, I find the whole experience a tad overwhelming. I’ve been to trade shows and conferences my whole professional life, but nothing like this.
Does your family play board games together around the holidays? Do you spend Christmas Eve in front of the Scrabble board or New Year’s Eve playing Pictionary by the fire? Some of my best New Year’s Eve memories are of staying home with friends and playing board games. These days, it seems like most adults I know would rather watch […]
Somewhere on your holiday lists this year—either your personal wish list or the list of gifts you’ve yet to buy—is bound to be some kind of tech. Maybe it’s an iPhone for your spouse or a gaming system for the kids. Perhaps it’s a sassy new netbook for your mother or a Keurig coffee maker for the dorm-living college student in your life. No matter the gadget or device, one thing’s for sure: tech is a lot more expensive than, say, a nice hardcover book or a cozy pair of slippers. If the requested gadget or gizmo is a budget buster for you, but you know someone else in the extended family is giving or getting one, I’ve got a few ideas for gifts that go beyond the gadget.