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26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

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.”

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 Why the Snooze Button Is Ruining Your Sleep 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.

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. "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

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 27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible Personal Finance Tips You Should Rethink | Terrible Financial Advice: Top 10 Tips You Shouldn’t Follow It seems like everyone from bloggers to your next-door neighbors doles out financial advice these days. It can be difficult figuring out who to believe, and bad tips can pop up as frequently as thunderstorms in the summertime. In fact, some seemingly sensible advice can turn out to be a bad idea of the highest magnitude, and some “conventional wisdom” really isn’t. Even widely held beliefs can turn out to be clunkers, as this roundup from financial experts illustrates. LIST: 10 Ways to Improve Your Financial Health Next Use a Debt-Settlement Company

Why Stressed-Out Men Prefer Heavier Women Most men prefer leggy and lean women, Gisele Bündchen lookalikes, right? Not necessarily. In fact, the body type that a man finds attractive can change depending on his environment and circumstances, a new study finds: when under stress, for instance, men prefer heavier women. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, reports that when men were placed in stressful situations, then asked to rate the attractiveness of women of varying body sizes, they tended to prefer beefier frames, compared with unstressed men whose tastes skewed thinner. “This suggests that our body size preferences are not innate, but are flexible,” said study co-author Martin Tovée of Newcastle University in the U.K., in an email, noting that they may be influenced by our particular environment and resources. (MORE: Women May Suffer Fat Stigma Even After Losing Weight) (MORE: Too Old For Weight Worries? The study examined 81 heterosexual men, about half of whom underwent the Trier Social Stress Test.

What It Feels Like To Love You Loving you feels like not being embarrassed the first time you discover I’m a toe-grabber, or the time you catch me going in on that Britney Spears song when I thought you were out of the house already. It feels like not being embarrassed to tell you I actually like that Adam Lambert song and that I think Miley Cyrus is a genius. We all have our quirks, and being in love with you means knowing you’re the one person who won’t judge me for mine. Loving you feels like having the world’s best publicist. Being with you means knowing that we will encourage each other no matter what we want to do, even if you don’t agree with me, even if you think it’s wrong, even if what I want to do is not necessarily your thing, even if the whole thing turns out to be a complete disaster. Loving you feels like learning a foreign language. Loving you feels like being at Target and remembering that you need new underwear. Loving you feels like being excited to make a home with you.

What His Erection is Telling You A man's penis is not only a measure of his manhood, it can also be a harbinger for hidden health problems. In 80% of cases, erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to obtain and sustain an erection, can be traced back to an organic cause not related to sexual drive. This may come as a surprise, especially to teenage boys, but obtaining an erection is physiologically hard. Penile erection can only come about when the necessary psychological, neurological, vascular and hormonal factors are all aligned. Problems along the way can stymie a night of lovemaking and take its toll on self esteem. Hard Facts Erection all begins with arousal (except while you sleep). Lethal Litmus Tests To get to the organic root of erectile problems you need to look at the conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels and hormones that relate to the penis. Blood Vessel Damage Damage can occur in arteries or veins supplying the penis. Damage to Nerves Hormonal Deficiencies Smoking Engorgement Endorsements

Libido, Sex and Sexual Energy | Sex and Productivity So much of human existence revolves around sex and ideas about sex. We see it in advertising, on television, in print media, and of course, online. Yet most people remain completely unaware of the impact that sex has on our lives, our ability to function, and of course, our ability to be productive and efficient. Talk of sex is kind of taboo in the productivity world – it’s that little and often inconvenient fact that people don’t want to discuss, and that people are often afraid to discuss or be associated with. Generally, we’ve found that people tend to have one of three reactions to talk of sex and its impact on our daily lives: Agreement – they tend to know what’s going on, and often agree with what we’ve written about it.Silence – either out of shame, or not wanting to be associated with a taboo subject.Argument – especially when something said hits a nerve. Why Libido, Sex and Sexual Energy? How Sex Helps You Keep in mind, it is just a model – a simplification of the real world.

Yes, good one! Let me know if you manage it ;)
Focus your audio
Know your groceries
Off the cob
X-ray eyes
Zonk on the head (this one totally sound like something you'd easily use)

Fun find! by megela Feb 4

"Interviewing Your Brains" ring very true for me. I'm going to have to work that one into my lingo. How about you? by featherking Feb 3