Shaving your hair

If you plan on shaving body hair regularly, invest in an electric razor.


Saturday Fun: Fonz Pinball Machine

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This commercial is for the Fonz pinball machine from Coleco. The American Pickers guys just pulled one out of someone’s house and deemed it collectible.

Book Friday: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies

Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies is an even-handed, reliable, comprehensive, and remarkably concise account of a decade whose events transformed the nation.

Watergate, Vietnam, the oil embargo, the rights revolution, stagflation, New York City’s fiscal meltdown, Three Mile Island, the Iran hostage crisis, The Godfather, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Berkowitz synthesizes all these — and more

Waking up

If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock to wake up on time, you may need to set an earlier bedtime.


Assigning value to stress

Using a scale of one to 10, with one being the equivalent of a minor hassle and 10 being a true catastrophe, assign a number to whatever it is that’s making you feel anxious.

"You’ll find that most problems we encounter rate somewhere in the two to five range — in other words, they’re really not such a big deal.


Brighten up

On a subconscious level, wearing brighter colors can dramatically improve your personality. It’s as if wearing green or orange compels you to become more pleasant to everybody.


How’s your to-do list

Look at your daily "To-Do" list. It is too large or overly ambitious? Trim away the excess and keep only those activities that you absolutely have to finish.


Saturday Fun: Blip Commercial

Blip commercial from 1977. Blip the digital game!

Book Friday: The When I Was A Kid.. Book For the 70s

My ’70s Book: The "When I Was A Kid…" Book For The Generation That Grew Up In The ’70s lets you remember the music, the movies, the cars, the toys, the fashions, and so much more as your sentimental recollections play once again before you like a worn out 8mm movie in your mind.

Smoking ages you.

Smoking, the so called sign of manliness, adds tons your aging process. Smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels including those which provide oxygen to your skin tissues.


Losing your mind

You enter a room, and you’re clueless as to why. Going blank is, in part, a memory "retrieval" problem that comes with growing older. You gradually lose brain neurons as you age. But it’s also partially a product of our busy lives.


Give your memory a workout

If you break your routine in a challenging way, you’re using brain pathways you weren’t using before. This can involve something as simple as brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand, which activates little-used connections on the non-dominant side of your brain.


Killer smile

Everyone notices a killer smile so make sure you clean your teeth twice a day, use a mouth wash and don’t forget to brush your tongue to keep your breath smelling fresh for longer.


Saturday Fun: IBM 5100 First Portable Computer

The IBM announced the 5100 in 1975. It retailed for $8,975. Looks cool, maybe I should go out and buy one, I could use the exercise.