Karen M. Nash

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Do You Have a Skill Others Will Pay For?

One of the debates raging right now, as student loan debt sky-rockets, is whether or not a college degree is worth it. Once you get that college …

7 Low Stress Jobs that are Perfect for Moonlighting

Everybody needs extra money from time to time, either to cover a rough budget patch, to pay off debt, to save for a vacation, or to build up an …

Three tips to get more love/money for your now old iPhone: Unlock, fix and boxing

It is ‘upgrade to iPhone 5s/5c day’ today so a lot of you will be passing your now old iPhones down to loved ones or selling them through various services. Here are 3 tips to make that gift a little nicer or get a little bit more in a sale.<p>1. Unlock your iPhone. Your iPhone is worth a lot more if …

3 Reasons to Not Cut Your Cable

Looking to slash your monthly bills so you'll have some extra cash? Cable TV is one of the first little comforts you might be considering doing …

12 Cheap Summer Projects That Make Your Home Feel New

Home maintenance is like housework, flossing and exercise: Work it into your routine, because the penalties are worse than the jobs themselves.<p>For …

You Never Need to Pay to Watch Movies — Here's Why

The movie-going experience has gotten very expensive lately — I recently paid $14.50 for an afternoon ticket to a regular 2-D movie — which has many …

Top 9 Online Outlet Stores

How I’m living a millionaire’s lifestyle and how you can too

<i>rss | t | f | g+</i><p><i>The breeze is running through your hair. It smells so sweet and fresh. The sound of the sea waves parting under the boat is regular</i> …

How Ordinary People Can Make Money on Social Media

Shares 2K<p>Who <i>doesn’t</i> use social media these days? I don’t know about you but I’ve been using Twitter and Facebook for years now. I’ve started to use …

How Everyone Can Cut Cable and Still Watch What They Love — Even Sportsfans

More and more people are cutting loose their cable TV providers nowadays, and no wonder. Cable and satellite services offer big packages of channels …

Do These 5 Car Maintenance Tasks and Keep Your Car on the Road Forever

You know the feeling: You start the car, and there's a weird noise. Or the check engine light starts to flash halfway into a road trip. Or before …

Where to Buy Good, Cheap Laptops

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Shopping

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

A Six-Month Game Plan For Starting Your Own Business

<i>Starting your own business is risky and scary, but hanging on to an office job you hate poses other problems. All the more so in today’s tough job market when it may be difficult to find any job – let alone one that suits you. The more eclectic your interests or skills, the more difficult your</i> …

5 Online Shopping Hacks for Getting Discounts on Everything

You’re likely familiar with the satisfaction that comes with saving money on gifts, especially during holiday shopping frenzy. However, a <b>money-saving</b> …

10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

In June of 2012, I launched my first Kickstarter campaign for a previous startup I was involved in -- iPad-case company Origami Slate. Though we reached our goal, there were a lot of hurdles we went through to accomplish our success – everything from dealing with late manufacturers, crabby …

54 years of space exploration: an updated map that you must see – Franck Marchis Blog

National Geographic asked 5W Infographics to update its 50 Years of Exploration graphic, a classic that I use often in my talks to illustrate our …

A Wooden Canoe Built By Nick Offerman

Channel your inner Ron Swanson<p>The hustle of Hollywood isn’t exactly conducive to hobbies, especially not a mastery of woodworking. Yet actor and comedian Nick Offerman, known for his role as Ron Swanson on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, snuck in the time to build this 18 foot-long canoe called Lucky Boy. …

A father-son chat leads to first-of-its-kind NASA spacecraft

The human imagination is an amazing thing. Take for example the story of how a simple father-and-son chat led to a prototype spacecraft for landing on other planets.<p>One Friday evening in 2009, NASA engineer Stephen Altemus arrived home from work feeling, well, kind of frustrated.<p>Altemus, who was …

John Steinbeck's 1966 Plea To Create A NASA For The Oceans

In the September 1966 issue of Popular Science, author John Steinbeck made the case for giving deep-sea exploration the same attention as the space race.<p><i>Three years before the first humans landed on the moon, Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck published a passionate plea in</i> Popular Science</i> …

Brazil's energy giant Petrobras is mired in controversy

<b>Just a few years ago, in 2008, Brazil's state-run oil and gas giant Petrobras was ranked as the world's sixth-largest company.</b><p>It was the government's crown jewel, said to be worth $287bn (£171bn) - more than Microsoft at the time.<p>The company was set to lead exploration of the recently discovered …

Brazil

How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

Frack­ing cre­ates jobs.<p>That’s the linch­pin of the oil and gas in­dustry ar­gu­ment for per­mit­ting the con­tro­ver­sial drilling prac­tice. And …

Oil & Gas Industry

April 15 Closing Gold Report With Jim Wyckoff

<b>(Kitco News) -</b> Gold prices finished the U.S. day session with sharp losses Tuesday, but did close up from their daily lows. The market was pressured …

Stock Markets

Doggy Dan's Kind Gentle Dog Training Method

<b>Hi, I'm Doggy Dan and I've successfully trained over 25,000 dogs through my online training courses.</b><b>​</b>

10 Tips for a Simplified Garden, to Grow More With Less

It has been more than three years since I last wrote about My Neighbor Bea, a person who has persuaded her family (including her husband, Scott, her …

Gardening

10 Easy Pieces: Perennials for the Seaside Garden

When I bought my Cape Cod cottage by the bay, I dreamed of an English country-style garden, all lush and wild. And so for years I fertilized and …

Gardening

DIY :: Marbleized Easter Eggs

• Pour a few drops of each nail polish color onto the water surface. Be sure to experiment with the step as the order you pour the colors results in …

Crafting