2012 May

Article’s I’ve Starred – Pick Your Favorite Kid: Scripps Spelling Bee Edition [UPDATE] [Favorites]

The Scripps National Spelling Bee reaches its dramatic conclusion tonight as a group of nine middle schoolers meet in the nation’s harbor (National Harbor, Maryland, or, as it is consistently and vaguely identified on the Scripps website, “near Washington, D.C.”) to brawl to the death until only one remains. More » (from Gawker http://gawker.com/5914759/pick-your-favorite-kid-scripps-spelling-bee-edition)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Boost Your Creativity, Happiness, and Focus by Stepping Out Into Nature [Creativity]

If you live in the city then chances are you’re more of an indoor person. It’s probably not entirely by choice since getting out into a natural setting is tough when you’re in the heart of a metropolis. However, according to Jonah Lehrer at the Wall Street Journal, a growing amount of evidence suggests hanging […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Today’s Song: Björk ‘Virus (Hudson Mohawke Peaches and Guacamol Rework)’ [A Song For Eunuch]

This track, Hudson Mohawke’s beat-blessing take on “Virus,” one of the best tracks from Björk’s often inaccessible Biophilia album, has been around for a few weeks now. But I kind of hate the set-it-to-post-and-forget it-tomorrow cycle that so many songs go through on the Internet. Calling it a “cycle” seems wrong, even. There’s rarely any […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Bake Bread Faster in a Crock Pot [Cooking]

You know crock pots are great for making stews, soups, and even oatmeal, but bread? Yup, the versatile cooking appliance makes fresh bread in even less time than it would take in the oven. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5914675/bake-bread-faster-in-a-crock-pot)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Where Can I Find Free or Cheap Things to Do This Summer? [Ask Lifehacker]

Dear Lifehacker, More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5914523/where-can-i-find-free-or-cheap-things-to-do-this-summer)

Article’s I’ve Starred – America’s Next Top Model: Got To Make It Real

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Build Your Summer Manifesto [Video]

The warm weather months offer a unique opportunity to get some special things done, whether it’s spending some time outside, firing up the grill, taking the kids out to play, or taking a trip to the beach. Sure, it’d be easy to just sit in the air conditioning and play video games when you’re not […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Episode 2 Recap: Los Angeles Auditions

We’re in the beautifully pronounced “Los Anglees” and Cat like always warmed up the crowd before their entrances. Mary and Nigel were joined by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, though his “fanboy” status seemed like the only reason why he made it through. General rules apply, rejection, choreography, or Vegas. For Jesse, he’s looking for whatever he […]

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Article’s I’ve Starred – The Disturbing 18-Minute Miami Zombie Attack, Caught On Surveillance Camera [Video]

A surveillance camera in the Miami Herald building caught all 18 gruesome minutes of the Miami Zombie attack on the MacArthur Causeway over the weekend. (The footage above has been edited for length; the original can be viewed here.) More » (from Gawker http://gawker.com/5914352/the-disturbing-18+minute-miami-zombie-attack-caught-on-surveillance-camera)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Know When Electronics Are “In Season” to Get The Best Deals [Saving Money]

Many gadgets and electronics are seasonal devices, with peak times to buy if you’re looking for new features or want to save the most money. For some, though, there’s no reason to wait. This overview of product cycles can help you plan your purchase of a new TV, laptop, table, or smartphone. More » (from Lifehacker […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Disneyland Resort Donates Iconic ‘CALIFORNIA’ Letters for Cal Expo Use

The Disneyland Resort donated the iconic “CALIFORNIA” letters previously located in the esplanade at the Disney California Adventure park entrance to the Friends of the California State Fair, a nonprofit organization that benefits California Exposition & State Fair (Cal Expo) in Sacramento, Calif. Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair and hundreds […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – How to Put Your Money to Work for You, Beyond the Basics [Personal Finance]

Some people have serious financial problems, but that’s not you. You’ve got a savings account, have cleaned up your interest-bearing debt, are contributing to a 401(k), and all-around are in pretty good financial shape. So where do you go from here? What’s the next step for those of us who know the basics but want […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Mozilla Thimble Teaches You How to Code with a Side-By-Side HTML Editor [Learn To Code]

We recently told you about Mozilla’s new Webmaker projects that teach you how to code, and the first one is ready for a test drive right now. Thimble is an easy to use, in-browser HTML editor that shows you the finished product right alongside your code, so you can learn as you go. More » (from […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Earndit Rewards You for Exercising with Gift Cards and Other Real Rewards [Fitness]

Need more motivation to keep up with your exercise program? How about some actually valuable rewards, like gift cards, shopping discounts, or charitable contributions? Earndit connects to popular fitness trackers like RunKeeper and Fitbit to reward you for your workouts. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5913987/earndit-rewards-you-for-exercising-with-gift-cards-and-other-real-rewards)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Words to Avoid Online If You Don’t Want to Join the Government’s Watch List [Security]

The US Department of Homeland Security has released a list of the keywords and phrases the agency monitors online to find potential threats. Obviously posting “Al Queda” and “dirty bomb” online will get the government to start looking at you real closely, but “pork” and other oddly normal words are also on the list. More » […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – The Priority Pyramid Tells You Which Financial Goals to Tackle Now [Personal Finance]

Paying off debt, increasing savings, reducing taxes, investing for the future—with so many different money management goals to work on, it can be hard knowing where to focus your energy. MoneySense’s Priority Pyramid suggests the financial milestones you should address in order of priority. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5913931/the-priority-pyramid-tells-you-which-financial-goals-to-tackle-now)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Turn a Soda Bottle into a Worry-Free Self-Watering Planter [Clever Uses]

This inexpensive DIY project makes starting or growing plants a whole lot easier by automatically keeping the soil at just the right moisture level. All you need is a 2 liter bottle and some string. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5913914/turn-a-soda-bottle-into-a-worry+free-self+watering-planter)

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