Auto makers are worried that American young people are no longer passionate about cars and driving. In fact, more and more young people are forgoing car ownership. Here are some reasons why and some ideas to help automakers overcome the problem.
When accessories and a cosmetic computer makeover aren't enough, you'll have to make real upgrades to enhance the performance of your laptop. Here are some maintenance steps and upgrades that will help your old laptop get its mojo back.
If you are trying to squeeze more life out of your laptop, here are some things you can do to help your laptop find a new role as a desktop computer. These cosmetic improvements will refresh your laptop, make it more fun, and even help it last longer.
If a compact stereo or boom box doesn't have an auxiliary input, there is almost no way to get your media into your stereo and out through its speakers. At least no way except for the audio cassette adapter like this one in this review.
In order to avoid an impulse buy that might not be the best choice for your father, take some time to brainstorm what a great watch for him might be. Here are some key factors to consider when buying a watch as a gift for Dad.
Are you concerned about tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, car accidents, and other disasters? Well, there's an App for that. The Emergency App from Sivedom brings together useful information and practical lighting in one convenient App for the Nook Color.
These tips for generating better tips from customers are universal. They work in any restaurant from your local neighborhood diner to the finest restaurant in town. They can put more money in your pocket.
When an old compact stereo with a working cassette deck and a spotty CD player, led me on a search for music on cassette, I discovered something interesting. Believe it or not, music on cassette tape is making a bit of a comeback.
Do you live in an apartment or condo? Does your dog go ballistic every time a neighbor walks by your door? Does your dog run around your apartment and disturb downstairs neighbors? Here's how to minimize dog barking and other noise in an apartment.
Do you have what it takes to succeed where Rommel ultimately failed in the crucible of armored warfare: North Africa? DK Simulations allows you to take command with their "Rommel in Africa" app on the Nook Color and Android devices.
According to FEMA, every family should do to prepare for disaster is get a kit of emergency supplies. Here are some things that you can get at your local dollar store that will allow you to build a emergency supply kit on even the tightest budget.
If you were in command sixty years ago on the Korean Peninsula would the war have turned out differently? DK Simulations allows you to take command with their Korean War app on the Nook Color and Android devices.
While it's more thrilling to shoot a larger caliber handgun, when it comes to hitting your target, you can't beat a nice .22 cailber target pistol. This is a guide to five of the major contenders in the target pistol market.
In this era of streaming media, the AM/FM radio remains a free over-the-air source of music and news. The Memorex AM/FM pocket radio is a solidly designed but inexpensive portable radio. How well does it work?
The AR-15 has become America's most popular rifle. While some gun control advocates claim that there is no reason for any reasonable person to want an AR-15, firearms enthusiasts have found plenty of reasons to adopt the AR-15 as their gun of choice.
A mid-afternoon home invasion in an Atlanta suburb illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of a revolver for home defense. Donnie and Melinda Herman kept a basic .38 caliber revolver in their home and it was a life saver.
With recipes on the Web, closed-circuit TV in the restaurant, and a Food Network appearance, the Marietta Diner presents a multimedia extravaganza of food. Best of all, in real life, it all tastes great.
What's a trip to the shooting range really like? My most recent expedition to the state of the art indoor range at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Georgia, allowed me to train two friends who were new to shooting handguns.
You are running out of shopping days. Christmas is almost upon us. You still need to get a gift for someone on your list. Here are some quick gifts that you can probably get from your local drug store.
In December 2012, New Jersey governor Chris Christie faced some tough questions about his weight. However, in a weight-obsessed America, Chris Christie's weight problems may actually propel his potential presidential candidacy forward.
Gun ownership is a serious responsibility. It comes with a moral obligation to be safe, be law-abiding, and safeguard the American tradition of personal firearms ownership. Here are some resolutions for gun owners in the coming year.
If the United States goes over the "Fiscal Cliff," automatic tax increases of about 17% will be triggered that will cost every American household a significant amount of money. Here are some strategies for handling the financial hit.
In many households, the traditional full-sized Christmas tree may seem like more trouble than it is worth. However, there is no reason to go entirely without Christmas decorations. Here are some ways that you can downsize your Christmas decor.
If you've been reluctant to switch to Linux because of your digital camera, you might want to try a Linux application called Shotwell. It supports the Kodak Z950 digital camera and RCA Small Wonder Camcorder.
Shocking News from Georgia: 1. Southern comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been collaborating with a Yankee. 2. They hatched a diabolical plot to turn grits into a snack chip. 3. Grit chips taste pretty darned good.
With the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012, many gun owners fear that gun control may soon return to the political agenda. This has spurred a flurry of gun buying. This article covers the kinds of firearms that might be affected.
While many shoppers have become jaded to Black Friday enticements, 2012 may be a little different. This year the hottest technology gifts have finally hit low price points that should be attainable for many American families.
A flat broke holiday will force you to be more resourceful and intelligent in your planning, gift giving, travel, and celebrations. Here are some tips for getting into the holiday spirit and salvaging a holiday celebration when you are flat broke.
To maneuver in a world where people get killed over the most trivial things, one strategy to avoid becoming a crime victim is to avoid being noticed as potential prey by society's predators. Here are some tactics that will help you fly under the radar.
The radical changes in the new Windows 8 user interface may prompt some users to consider alternative operating systems. Here are some reasons why I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS over an upgrade to Windows 8.
Film photography can be an interesting way to document your wedding day. Vintage photos often have a distinctive style and sense of permanence. Here are some of the many other ways to informally use film photography in your wedding.
If you are shopping for a nice gift for a man on Christmas, Father's Day, or a Birthday, you'll find a great selection of watches in the Kohl's Jewelry department. Here is an overview of some of the best features in the Kohl's watch department.
If you want a vintage mid-century modern look on the outside and a twenty-first century quartz movement on the inside, check out this review of the Fossil Ansel. It's got a vintage look in a convenient modern watch.
In a country filled with returning heroes, rugged military-style watches are in. But, if you aren't actually hunting down terrorists today, this Structure watch offers the commando look at an affordable price.
Do you like the rugged, business-like, looks of diver style watches? Do you have the budget to actually go scuba or deep-sea diving? If not, you can look like you do with this Unlisted brand watch from Kenneth Cole.
If you like futuristic watch designs, but are confined to a normal person's budget, don't worry. Fossil's Relic watch brand has innovative watches for men at affordable prices. This review looks at a stainless steel watch with an angled blue crystal.
Tired of getting slapped around by the invisible hand? Need an alternative? Read this review of The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau, an essential business book published by Crown Business, New York, 2012.
As the latest shooting spree re-ignites the debate over guns and gun control in American life, many people are wondering if an armed citizen could really stop a determined gunman. This article examines the notion.
If there is one thing handgun enthusiasts love to debate, it's which handgun caliber is best for self defense: 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP. This article will try to lay the controversy to rest once and for all.
The K-Car was Lee Iacocca's car that saved the Chrysler Corporation in conjunction with government loans back in the early 1980s. This review remembers one of the most mature versions of the Chrysler K-Car: the 1985 Dodge Aries.
If you are serious about keeping your home clean, you'll go through a wide variety of household cleaning products. The costs can really add up. But, we've discovered a secret, Dollar Tree has most of the supplies you need at a dirt cheap price!
The wristwatch was originally regarded as a passing fad for women. But, war proved the need for soldiers to wear a watch on their wrists. This guide highlights traditional military-style watches for men available in the market.
Most people remember the 1980 Chevy Citation for 13 recalls and countless problems. I remember it lasted for 189,000 miles, got 30 miles per gallon on the highway, handled well, and enabled me to perform all the maneuvers seen on The Dukes of Hazzard.
A new breed of old style watches for men has come to market. They are styled after vintage military watches and offer large faces, earthy dial colors, and rugged canvas or leather straps. This guide highlights leading aviation-inspired watch designs.
Big Sid's Vincati tells the story of a father and son quest to build a legendary motorcycle that combines the powerful engine of a British Vincent and the sleek chassis of an Italian Ducati. But, this is much more than a biker book.
Some high end watches look like they have been machined out of block of solid steel, aluminum, or magnesium. Thanks to Sharp, some low end watches do too. This watch review examines a Sharp Men's Digital Watch with a very solid metal look.
If you are living on a tight budget, you aren't alone. The recession has hurt a lot of people. You can still slow down, take a deep breath, and have a good day. Here are some things to do when you don't have any money.
Millions of old-fashioned analog television sets are being kicked to the curb every week. If you find a free TV at the curb, by the trash compactor, or on Craigslist, here is how to make the most of it!
One of the easiest ways to get into retro gaming is via Plug-n-Play games like the Jakk's Pacific Pacman Plug-n-Play unit. This review covers a unit that brings several popular arcade titles from the 80s directly to your television.
It appeared to be the Holy Grail of analog photography. It was a pristine early 1960's Polaroid Camera in it's original leather case. But, there is one little problem. Film hasn't been made for this camera since 1991.
In a recession, monthly gym memberships are one of the first things that people cut. It makes sense when you can just go run around for free at Walmart. Here are some ways to get exercise for free at Walmart.
If you believe the TV watch shows, you'll see that wristwatches are growing larger and larger. Some watches for men are up to an inch thick. But, here's a watch making secret: thick watches are easy to make. Thin watches pose a challenge!
Over years of Walmart shopping all over the country and at all times of day and night, my wife and I have discovered a few secrets to make the shopping experience at the world's most dominant retailer a little more fulfilling and much more convenient.
When you read today's gun magazines, you'll see endless numbers of firearms for personal defense. While they have their place, shooting is a recreational sport and pastime. If you don't have firearms just for fun, you are missing out.
My family boldly stopped in the era of home computing with the purchase of a Coleco ADAM home computer. We discovered the joy of personal computing, the drawbacks of our machine, and we traveled the lonely road of owning an orphaned computer.
ATTENTION KMART SHOPPERS, ATTENTION KMART SHOPPERS, if you are lucky, you can find a quartz watch from Sharp that looks just like a classic European Perrelet Turbine watch for only $19.99 in the giant retailer's watch department.
Remember when games weren't played on phones and didn't involve 137 of your closest friends? For about $40 for a Super Nintendo and few games at a thrift store, you can step back into a bygone era and open up a whole old world of video gaming fun.
The old Timex ad copy read - "handsome round dial, regular size for teens and men. Chrome bezel, stainless back, unbreakable mainspring and crystal, shock resistant." Today, the Timex Mercury is still worth wearing.
The inexpensive Wilkinson Sword Tech 3 provides a substantial looking razor with a flexible head, two safe 3-bladed cartridges that incorporate a lubricating strip of all natural aloe, and a holder. At $5, it really cuts the cost of shaving!
To make the most of a small space, you need to store things cleverly. Ikea is known for clever, modern, space-saving and storage solutions. They sell a wide array very useful hooks that will enable you to hang your gear in interesting ways.
Nothing ruins the fun of a trip to the shooting range more than forgetting to bring something vital. A range bag will help you organize your shooting equipment so that everything is at your fingertips.
If you want to stay out of trouble, defend yourself, and survive potentially violent encounters, remember to avoid these five W's: wrong time, wrong place, wrong people, wrong attitude, and wrong techniques.
The Cuong Nhu martial arts style stresses what are called The Five A's of self defense: Awareness, Alertness, Avoidance, Anticipation, and Action. By incorporating these five words into your everyday life, you can stay out of trouble.
Writing isn't about Apps. Writing isn't about software. Writing is about creating prose--preferably prose that you can sell. Here are some old-fashioned tools that can still help you be a productive writer.
Starting up a new bachelor pad? Moving into your first apartment? Recovering from job loss and economic disaster? You'll need somewhere to eat! The giant Scandinavian furniture store, Ikea has everything you need for a dining room for less than $300
Are you just starting out or are you starting over in a new apartment or home? Do you need a quick living room arrangement? Are you on a tight budget? If so, Ikea, has low price furniture that can help you set up a basic living room for $500 or less.
A man needs at least one tough watch for daily and weekend wear that can take a bit of a beating and sustain a little damage without too much worry. Here are some inexpensive watches that are perfect for bumming around.
In addition to reliability, stopping power, concealability, ergonomics, and accuracy, there are a number of lesser factors to consider. Here are some additional considerations to keep in mind when considering a concealed carry handgun.
Choosing the right firearm for concealed carry can be a challenge. You must weigh many factors and personal preferences before selecting the best choice for you. Here are some things to consider when making this personal choice.
Rugged watches that deliver can cost thousands of dollars. But, sometimes, you can find a real gem of a watch for less than $50. This watch review looks at one such example: the Timex Elevated Classics Dress watch (Model T2N6959J).
The slick gun magazines would have you believe that everyone should own a gun and carry it concealed. While gun ownership has its merits, it isn't for everyone. Here are seven reasons why gun ownership might not be for you.
Getting laid off is a scary and depressing event. When I was laid off and looking for a job, I found the professional networking website, LinkedIn, to be a vital tool. Here some ways to you get started with LinkedIn.
Have you ever lusted after a sophisticated, but pricey, European watch with subdials that show the sun during the day and the moon at night? Relic Brand has a men's dress watch with such European style and elegance at a price you can afford!
Detroit is making a comeback--at least in Chrysler commercials with Eminem and Clint Eastwood. Perhaps it's no wonder that Relic chose to name one tough looking watch after Motown. But, does the Relic "Detroit" watch like up to its moniker?
Are you ready to rebel against all the clunky macho watches for men? Do you need a sleek alternative to wear with a suit or tuxedo? If so, check out this review of the Grenen Men's Stainless Steel Mesh Watch.
It was my cookie that crumbled into five super chunky pieces and fell on our new area rug. Thus, it was my responsibility to clean up the mess. Fortunately, I was well equipped with my new Hoover T Series Wind Tunnel Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum.
Long, long ago in the time before Smartphones, Netbooks, Tablet computers, and iAnything, humans still had to get organized, remember telephone numbers, take notes, and manage an appointment calendar. This review covers one of their ancient tools.
The Bell & Ross BR01 Aviation Watch is my dream watch. It's out of my reach for now. But, I'll think about it. I'll develop a plan, a timetable, and take steps to get my dream. How will you achieve your dream?
If you read gun magazines, you know that everything from Barbecue Aprons to pocket knives can be painted black, called tactical, and sold for ten times the price. Fortunately, Walmart sells a very cool watch that looks tactical but sells for only $10.
The G-shock and Pathfinder are not the only Casio watches for adventurers, this review covers the humble Casio Forester. This earth-tone watch provides an affordable analog alternative to digital watches.
You've seen the infomercials. You've seen the cheap sunglasses where the "clarity is amazing." Now, you can get similar sunglasses at your local dollar store. Check out this review to see if you want them.
Need a cheap camera? You might check out the Walgreens Re-usable 35mm Camera. As long as you bring the camera back to a Walgreens 1-hour photo lab for film development, they will reload the camera for you with new film.