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Renting vs. Buying: The Realities of Home-Ownership This is a guest-post from Tim Ellis, author of Seattle Bubble, a blog and forum dedicated to discussing real estate market conditions in the Seattle area. “If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.” “Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.” “Home ownership is an excellent path to build wealth.” You’ve probably heard statements like these plenty of times. A Real-World Example For the purpose of comparing renting to owning in this article, I’ll be using real-world data gathered from my area (northeast of Seattle). For rent, I located a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,840 sqft house with an attached 2-car garage, on 0.2 acres. The two homes are located within two miles of each other in similar neighborhoods, and neither is located on a busy road. Let’s look at how the monthly costs break down (approximately) for our hypothetical potential first-time homebuyer: *: (less standard deduction) “If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.” “Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.”

Book Country: Discover New Fiction with the Genre Map Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres. It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book. Roll over the map with your cursor to see the different genres. Some categories, such as women's fiction, stand alone. Please contact us if there's a category you'd like to see on the Genre Map. For Gethard - Anonymous asks: Gethard I know you've talked bout depression and anxiety issues before and if you don't answer this cause it's a complete downer i understand but I'm curious if you ever had suicidal thoughts. I admire you and your show and h Whose Line Online Why the Snooze Button Is Ruining Your Sleep

40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online Jul 11, 2011 The cost of books can add up quickly for college students. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Here are 40 of the best places to find free textbooks, audio books and full-text works of fiction and nonfiction. Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge. Where to Find Free Audio Books Online The following websites offer free audio books online. Audio Literature Odyssey - Complete and unabridged novels, poems, short stories and literary podcasts read by voice actor Nikolle Doolin.

Cobra Wallet - A modern wallet that compliments your phone by Joshua Moore & Alex Kennberg Missed our Kickstarter campaign? Pre-order at! CoolMaterial - "it’s designed like a cellphone. It’s optimized for your pants [...] It also doubles as a cell phone stand and has a secret compartment. Come on. GizMag - "The Cobra Wallet is an incredibly thin wallet [...] and many more! We are entrepreneurs and frequent travelers. We spent years searching for the perfect wallet and since we couldn't find it, we decided to design it ourselves. The wallet is inspired by the industrial design of modern mobile devices and our experiences with using over a dozen different wallets and card cases. Most phones either have a curved back or a very thin profile. The Cobra Wallet has two 316 stainless steel cores for rigidity, corrosion resistance, and RFID protection. Based on our research and experimentation over the past 2 years, the wallet has to accommodate at least 8 cards. We’ve tried over a dozen different business/credit card cases and wallets, new and old.

Our Games Archive Choice of the Rock Star Rock your way to the top of the ’80s charts in this epic interactive tale of music and mayhem! Will you achieve immortality or flame out on national TV? Reckless Space Pirates You have a choice: join a crew of space pirates to steal priceless slime from a nest of mushroom-like aliens–or hoodwink the pirates and team up with the mushroom colony to prevent an interstellar war! The ORPHEUS Ruse Infiltrate the enemy as a psychic spy, leaping from body to body by touch. Choice of the Ninja Assassinate the shogun, then vanish without a trace in this interactive fantasy novel! Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck Jump to hyperspace aboard the fastest starship in the galaxy! The Fleet Take back your home world from alien invaders! Choice of the Star Captain Fight on the front lines of the war between humanity and the hideous Blobs. Heroes Rise Choice of the Vampire Choice of the Dragon Play as a fire-breathing dragon who sleeps on gold and kidnaps princesses for fun. Slammed!

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit. Features Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom. Urban city scene on grunge background February 24th, 2008 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to add a grunge scene style to your photos. Create a new file (File>New) with 1024×768 px and 100 dpi. Select on this layer the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to give it the color #F3DAA2 Choose next the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent the next layer belonging to the background of the picture we’ll get on the final stage. The color is #E0C27A Find in Internet a photo of a megapolis. Download out of Internet a set of ready to apply brushes for Adobe Photoshop: BloodPack1__invaynestock, bloodbrushes2_invaynestock, Bush Pack v1 Create a new layer after that and select the Brush Tool (B) out of the set BloodPack1__invaynestock. On the next layer we’ll apply the next set of brushes bloodbrushes2_invaynestock, having the white color. Create a new layer again and select the next brushes out of the set BloodPack1__invaynestock. the color #DD8301 the color #BCC450 Post Pages: 1 2 3

"Silence", Alarm Clock by Johan Brengesjo A Silent Alarm Clock Alarm clocks usually jolt us awake leading us to reach for the almighty snooze button. Silence is a conceptual alarm clock that allows you to program multiple alarms and wakes you without any sound. Each person wears a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time. Designer: Johan Brengesjo

Social media brings change in Gulf despite efforts at control 6 December 2012Last updated at 14:06 GMT By Bill Law Middle East analyst, BBC News Efforts to legislate online debate are having mixed results in the Gulf A recent decision by the United Arab Emirates to tighten restrictions on internet use has highlighted attempts by the authorities in Gulf states to staunch the flood of comment and criticism appearing on social media websites. The amendments to the UAE's existing law on internet crime were announced last month in a decree by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nuhayyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi. It says citizens who create or run a website or use the internet to deride or damage the state or its institutions face up to three years in prison. The institutions include the president, vice-president, any of the rulers of the federation's seven emirates, their crown princes and deputy rulers, as well as the national flag, national anthem, or any symbols of the state. 'Indiscriminate thieves' Twitter takes off And that can be dangerous.

Alarming Ring by Meng Fandi Alarming Ring Ring is a vibrating alarm designed for people who hate the loud blaring sounds of a typical alarm. The charging cradle is where you set what time you want each ring to go off. The ring fits over the tip of your finger and when that opportune time arrives, it vibrates. The benefits are two-fold. Designer: Meng Fandi UAE places restrictions on online dissent 13 November 2012Last updated at 12:36 ET Much of the law focuses on issues such as online fraud, privacy, prostitution and pornography The United Arab Emirates has tightened its law on internet use, making it a criminal offence to mock its rulers or organise unauthorised demonstrations. A presidential decree says anyone who creates or runs a website or uses the internet to deride or damage the state or its institutions faces imprisonment. The institutions include the rulers and senior officials across the federation of seven semi-autonomous Gulf emirates. Activists have criticised the move as an attempt to limit freedom of speech. The UAE has not experienced the unrest seen elsewhere in the region. However, since March the authorities have detained without charge more than 60 civil society activists, some of whom have ties to Islah - a local group that advocates greater adherence to Islamic precepts - including human rights lawyers, judges and student leaders. Deportation