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It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as part of a nearby block’s Annual Street Party. I was talking to a couple I had just met, and the topic turned to the beauty of the neighborhood. “Wow, I didn’t even realize this area was here”, the guy said, “It’s beautiful and old and the trees are giant and all of the families hang out together outside as if it were still 1950!”.
In late August of 2010, travel writer Rolf Potts embarked on a trip that is taking him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. For six weeks he will be exploring 12 countries on five continents , crossing the equator four times, without carrying so much as a man-purse. The few items he is bringing (including a toothbrush, an iPod, and a few extra items of clothing) are tucked away in his pockets.
Last week Laura Cousins chose to make some soap. She had all the ingredients: the drain cleaner, essential oil and rain water. "But I didn't have the sugar thermometers I needed, or a stainless steel pan, or a pair of rubber gloves."
Just for fun I recently asked Erin, “Now that the kids are in summer school, don’t you think it’s about time you went out and got yourself a job? I hate seeing you wallow in unemployment for so long.”
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by Anita Sands Hernandez email@example.com Many modern city dwellers who want to give their life over to painting or writing and who work 8 hours a day at their beloved artform, find that they can survive perfectly well without a 'regular job.’ They do the work they adore and pay rent with sales!
Did you know that Americans work 50% more than people in France, Italy and Germany?
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Jeff Yeager calls himself the Ultimate Cheapskate. He’s serious about saving money. He’s the sort of guy who soft-boils his morning eggs by putting them in the dishwasher while it runs.
2008-09-01 (updated 2012-09-17) According to the Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics , car ownership costs are the second largest household expense in the U.S. . In fact, the average household spends almost as much on their cars as they do on food and health care combined for their entire family (see table at right). Since all households have only a limited amount of income, the amount a household spends on its car(s) is lost money they could have spent on other worthwhile expenditures, like saving for retirement, education, or the purchase of a home. The question is, how much is it really costing them in terms of these foregone opportunities? Our "Real Costs of Car Ownership" calculator attempts to quantify this.
When you see the word Van what comes to mind? Do you see, a plumber or a painter? Maybe you think of a teenager in a giant boom box with an airbrushed paint job.