Monthly Archives: December 2013

No More Mandatory Tips on Your Restaurant Bills?

Well, not so fast.  There’s more to it than that. It’s not a done deal that this unsavory practice will automatically go away. Let me set the stage. You’re out to eat with a group of friends, let’s say there … Continue reading

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Exercise and the New Year

If you’re one of those people who have set a 2014 goal to start a new workout plan, especially if you haven’t worked out in a very long time, here’s a tip that can help. Don’t get in the gym … Continue reading

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Drunkards Out of Control, Getting Hurt on Metro

Please don’t over do it tonight. It’s a big night for imbibing in spirits. Over the past several days, it has surprised me to see about all the passengers riding the Metrorail subway in the Washington, DC area who have … Continue reading

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Binge Drinking and Women

The information I have been reading on binge drinking is a shock to me, though it shouldn’t have been.  But binge drinking is a problem for many people during the holiday season, and it’s of a greater concern among women … Continue reading

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Evil Twin Threat Alert: Surfers Beware

If you’re not familiar with the tech term, ‘evil twin’ then you had better pay attention…and just in case you’re wondering, I’m not talking about a no-good sibling.  By evil twin, I’m talking about an authentic-looking but actually fake hotspot … Continue reading

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Longevity Pill

From time to time, I hear different stories about a longevity pill, a fountain of youth in a capsule.  A youth pill?  Really?  I swear, people love looking for a shortcut for everything, even the road to good health. The … Continue reading

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Where’s The Power?

  If a storm came through and knocked out your electricity, do you have a back-up plan? If not, then you should develop one before the storm hits. If you are accustomed to planning your meals as I am, it … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Bottled Water?

  If you’re like me, and a lot of other people too, you probably reach for bottled water.  Some people cling to it due to its convenience. But that’s not why some people prefer it. People tend to prefer bottled … Continue reading

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Madonna and “Love Conquers Hate” Campaign

          I was watching a news report that discussed the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) partnering with Madonna in its #LoveConquersHate campaign, a public awareness campaign to put an end to discrimination against the gay and lesbian … Continue reading

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Postal Rate Increase

          The USPS Commission has approved an increase in postal rates, effective January 26, 2014. The increase raises first class postage to 49 cents.  If you send a lot of mail, go and get your Forever … Continue reading

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