Keep documents safe when traveling

Make two photocopies of your passport, credit cards and other important documents. 

Leave one with a friend or family member and keep the other with you, but away from the real passport, credit cards, etc.  If the items are stolen, this will expedite renewal.


Work those abdominals

Work your invisible abdominal muscles. Pull your belly button toward your spine and hold for 10 seconds while breathing normally. Repeat five times.


Toy Sunday: Colorforms

The original set that launched the Colorforms brand in 1951 is still a winner with kids and a nostalgic favorite for adults.

Saturday Fun: ‘The Black Hole’

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The original trailer for the Disney movie ‘The Black Hole’.

Book Friday: The MAD Fold-In Collection

The MAD Fold-In Collection
Al Jaffee s fold-ins, on the inside back cover of virtually every issue of MAD Magazine since 1964, have become an icon of American humor.

Shaving with the grain

Go with the grain of your hair, not against it.

For most guys, whiskers on the face grow "down." So shaving downward on the face removes most of the hair. Shaving against the grain (or upward) can cause rashes or red bumps.


Dating and the bill

Pay for everything. Don’t mention splitting the bill. If the lady suggests paying part of the bill do not accept.


FIrst date tip

No movies on the first date. How can you get to know each other if you spend the majority of the time in silence?



Using social media is one way to demonstrate you are tech-savvy as well as your ‘with-itness.’


Civility will save you

If you keep things civil when going through a divorce is will cost you less money. Each thing you two can’t do on your own is going to cost you money using a lawyer.


Toy Sunday: Blip

Blip was a hand-held, electronic tennis game that made a very annoying buzz sound when played. A red light “bounced” from each side of the game, providing that you pushed the correct button that it landed on.

Saturday Fun: Mean Joe Green commercial

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One of the famous Coca-Cola commercial in history featuring Mean Joe Green in 1979.

Book Friday: You Are Not So Smart

You Are Not So Smart:
Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself

You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you’re as deluded as the rest of us.

Over-salting cooking tip

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up"