Ommid Mahzoun

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What Hiring Managers Actually Want to Know About You

When an interviewer asks you about yourself, of course they want to learn about your previous experience and qualifications, but that's only part of …

Filter Rainwater in a Barrel for Drinking

Rain barrels are everywhere these days, and while they are great for providing water for your lawn or garden, what about drinking water? This plan …

Snorkeling

How to Help Kids Cope with Irrational Fears

One of the most helpless and frustrating moments as a parent is when our kids have irrational fears, and nothing we say seems to help them cope. It's …

Parenting

7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …

The Story Behind Monopoly Pieces

While many board games use colorful little pegs as markers, Monopoly, the game with the unique power to unite and divide a family in the matter of an …

Board Games

A Beautiful Timelapse Video Of A Rotating Thunderstorm In Texas

Slow down a supercell, add some angelic music, and it almost looks welcoming.<p>Supercells are tornado-like, rotating thunderstorms. They can be terrifying. But this timelapse, taken by photographer Mike Olbinski in north Texas, is actually lovely.<p>Over at his blog, Olbinski explains how he, with the …

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, And Even The New T-Mobile Are Trying To Screw You

T-Mobile announced its new "Uncarrier" strategy--no more two-year contracts, pay for the phone up front. It's a step in the right direction, but not enough. Let's ban all smartphone subsidies and contracts.<p>Today T-Mobile announced that it will begin selling the iPhone 5, which is nice for T-Mobile …