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Cutting the Cord on Cable TV's Pricey Monthly Bill

Cutting the Cord on Cable TV's Pricey Monthly Bill
OK, so you can't stand to miss Bravo'sThe Real Housewives of Atlanta or those great documentaries on The History Channel (we admire your eclectic tastes), but are those steep cable bills making you want to pull out your hair along with the cable wires? Take a deep breath. The era of digitized content is ushering in a new wave of cost-saving viewing: From streaming-video websites to digital media providers, these alternatives to cable TV might prompt you to chuck the cable box for good. The High Cost of Cable For the price that many Americans pay for cable TV, they can enjoy a mini vacation. A digital cable package from Comcast, for example, costs $551.98 per year, just for the basics. Comcast's high-end premium package -- complete with on-demand channels -- will set you back $1,277 annually. The first step is to take inventory of what you like to watch so that you can tune into the alternatives. Free TV Other online TV sites have followed Hulu's lead, offering a different mix of content. Related:  saving money

ADHD – A Day in the Life | Here is one of the best descriptions of ADHD I’ve ever seen! (Author unknown) I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I’d been drinking. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

8 weird ways to make extra money It is very sad that none of you know how important is to donate plasma. For patients with primary immunodeficiency...y​​ou are born with a genetic disorder that can not fight any infection. A minor cold would be life-threatening. Without plasma donors, those patients would not be alive. I hope all of you get to donate plasma, even if the economy is good. This is not only about economy, is about thousands of people's life. Even if you get paid, it does not take away that is saving a life, and it does not take away that you are doing something good. @Blood donor: it is not illegal to compensate people. I do not think is immoral or illegal or unethical to pay plasma donors. Many of us would not even think about it because the "money is not worth it"...2 hours for a few bucks...but a life is worth it, and thank goodness that they get paid, so at least there is an additional incentive to return every week. So, before you talk, or judge, think past your social perceptions.

Stanford's Autonomous Car Learns to Slide Park When we last visited Stanford to take a look at the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) work on robotic vehicles, we had the chance to sit in the Junior 3 autonomous car while it slowly backed itself into a parking space. Count us out for a repeat performance with the original Junior autonomous car, which recently learned how to slide park--a process that involves putting itself into reverse, accelerating to 25 mph, quickly braking while simultaneously turning the wheel, and making a 180-degree slide into the parking spot. It's like an extreme form of parallel parking. Popular Science explains: Junior usually uses a model of the car's dynamics to control steering, gas, and braking. This is relatively easy when the car is moving straight ahead, but when it's sliding sideways across the pavement, the variables -- friction of the tires, texture of the pavement, grade of the roadway -- are far more diverse.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything | Rated Colleges - StumbleUpon Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity

100+ awesome free and open source applications - Software - Posted on Tuesday 27th of September 2011 at 13:05 in SoftwareIt has always amazed me quite how many incredible, varied and useful applications are available for free on the Internet. Be it free, open source, web-based or merely passive trials - the number of top quality items on offer is huge. The purpose of this list is to help people realise that the free and open source software communities are expansive and generous. Index - what types of software I cover in this list Image, Image Editing and Graphics Office Web and web development Development Applications (IDE's) Operating Systems Video Playback and Editing Audio Anti-Virus and Security Downloading and Download Managers Remote Access Useful Applications that don't get their own category Communications Servers and Techie Stuff Games Image, Image Editing and Graphics GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a Photoshop replacement that doesn’t have "quite" as much functionality but it’s excellent for free. Audio

Resources » ADHD Aware ADHD Aware Donate Today Resources Advocacy Higher Education And Disability Learning Disabilities Association of America National Center for Learning Disabilities Pennsylvania Parent Education Network Wrightslaw Children & ADHD American Academy of Pediatric & Adolescent Psychiatry Resource Center for Parents American Academy of Pediatrics National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD in Children National alliance of mental illness National Resource Center on ADHD NYU Child Study Program on ADHD University of Buffalo ADHD Resource Center NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale- Teacher Informant NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale-Parent Informant Individual Treatment Response in Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Broadening Perspectives and Improving Assessments Individual Treatment Response in Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder :Broadening Perspectives and Improving Assessments Co-morbid Conditions Anxiety Disorders Asperger’s Syndrome Bipolar Disorder Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder Resource Center

After Ditching Auctions, Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Hits Half A Million Downloads EggDrop, essentially a mobile app alternative to Craigslist, is starting to pick up steam. The company now boasts half a million downloads of its app on iOS and Android, with $8 million in listings from across the 50 U.S. states and the U.K. (EggDrop’s top two markets). The app originally launched last June, backed by $1 million in funding in a round led by BlueRun Ventures and SV Angel. But that first experience doesn’t look much like EggDrop today. In November, the company rolled out a major update (ver. 2.0) which completely replaced the auction format found in the original with more traditional marketplace-style listings. With the first version of EggDrop, the idea was to introduce a somewhat unique pricing model – the “falling price” auction. As it turned out, that system didn’t prove to be a hit with users. “Sellers tend to be very protective of their minimum price,” explains co-founder Dan Zheng as to why the original model didn’t really take off.

The Secret Coke Recipe on "This American Life?" My Dad Found That Maybe you heard the story that went viral today about how the original recipe for Coke may have been revealed after being closely guarded by the company for 125 years. ABC, CBS, NPR, Time, USAToday, Al Jazeera English--everybody’s on the case. Maybe you’ve seen the photo of the hand-written recipe in question (above). My dad, Charles Salter, took that photograph 32 years ago as a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The column was called the "Georgia Rambler." He’d travel the state looking for colorful people and places, often stories with a historical bent. “Coco Cola Improved” was scrawled by hand on page 188, above a list of ingredients. Meanwhile, back in Atlanta, my dad showed a photo of the recipe to Coke and asked them the same question. You would think a column blowing the lid off Coke’s big secret would be front-page news in its home-town paper. Fast forward three decades. The episode, called "Original Recipe," aired last weekend. “Is This the Real Thing?”