Since some watch brands are constantly being advertised via infomercial, some of the novelty and exclusivity of owning a fine timepiece has been diminished. Here are some unique alternatives to the watch brands constantly seen on TV shopping networks.
In the hills and hollers of West Virginia and cyberspace, there is a controversy brewing around WVU Coach Dana Holgerson. With a 7-6 record in 2012 and a poor start in 2013, the coach may soon feel the wrath of angry alumni.
Good photography can set the tone for your blog and invite web surfers to stay, read, and engage. If your blog is the public face for your company, your photography makes a statement about your organization. This tips will improve your blog photos.
If you hang out in enough audiophile Internet forums and read enough audiophile blogs, you'll eventually learn a few things that can help you set up your normal person stereo and enjoy your normal person music.
Moving is a daunting, exhausting, and sometimes expensive proposition. To save money and aggravation, you should be ruthless in getting rid of unneeded items. Here is how you can get rid of your junk and lighten the load.
On an apartment tour, you don't have much time to decide whether you would like to live in a complex or not. Sometimes it helps to focus on the little details about a complex that reveal a lot. Here are ten things to note when you tour a new complex.
Can bold New York City "whatchoolookinat?" bravado be captured in a watch design? If any brand can do it, the graffiti art inspired Zoo York brand can. Check out this bold yellow Zoo York Watch to see if they can do it!
There is something cool about seeing "Swiss Made" at the bottom of a watch dial. The challenge lies in making a Swiss Watch at a price point that is attainable for middle class consumers. Can it be done? Check out the Wenger Swiss Military Grenadier.
When the CD changer on your stereo goes whirrr, kathunk, kathunk, thunk, spin, thunk, kathunk, it might just be time for a new CD player. My quest for a new CD player ended when I found the Insignia 5-disc CD and MP3 disc changer.
When I put together a $40 component stereo from thrift shop components, it marked the beginnning of a journey rather than an end. If you've put together a dirt cheap stereo system, what kinds of improvements, or expansions would make sense for you?
At some point almost everyone encounters an angry person with a short fuse. They may take exception to the way you drive, park, or walk down a grocery store aisle. Can you defuse the situation before it comes to violence?
Many motorists have cars they hate to interact with in traffic. They count on the drivers of these cars to drive in annoying, erratic, or unpredictable ways. Here are eight of the most annoying cars on the roads today.
In the seventies, eighties, and nineties, buying a first stereo was an essential rite of passage for most young American men. It was an essential element of any bachelor pad. What would a first stereo system look like today?
If you aspire to be a hipster, your path is not easy. The lifestyle generally requires a liberal arts degree and a certain amount of book learning in order to become hip. Here is a short guide to becoming a hipster.
Choosing a stereo sound system for an apartment or condominium can be challenging. If you are a decent human being, you have to balance power and volume with consideration for your neighbors. This guide can help you navigate your stereo choices.
The ability to fly--it is one of the most amazing gifts that personal computers gave to the common person. Now, everyone takes for granted the ability to pilot virtual aircraft. That's why I appreciate my Nook Color App: Armageddon Squadron.
Unfortunately, computers have a tendency to fail at the precise moment when you are ill-prepared to buy a replacement. Fortunately, here is a guide to finding a replacement PC at the lowest possible price.
If you are a commando, a jewel thief, or a late night art collector, you need a watch that will work well in the dark. As movie goers know every good raid or exciting heist begins with synchronizing watches. This is a guide to the watches of the night!
If you are looking for an cheap stereo that can play well with MP3 players, tablets, computers, and other gadgets, the GPX Home Music System with CD player may fit the bill perfectly. Could this $45 bookshelf stereo fit your needs?
Sometimes you have to destroy a city in order to save it--at least when the city is full of zombies. That's the premise for Obliteration--a delightfully retro bomber game for the Nook Color and other Android Devices.
Experts with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery believe that aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart may have ditched her twin-engined Lockheed Electra in the South Pacific just off of Nikumaroro Island. Could you survive there today?
How can you connect your computer, MP3 player, or tablet to a real stereo system? Fortunately, the answer is easy. Here is how to connect nearly any personal music playing electronic device to a stereo.
If you haven't paid $3000 for a 486 computer, you might jump on every new tech toy on the planet. But, once you've been burned a few times, you might come to appreciate old technologies that work great.
Young people of every generation get well-meaning financial advice that is not really appropriate for their age and personal financial goals. As a formerly young person, I've made plenty of financial mistakes and here are a few things that I've learned.
Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." The great philosopher's observation makes it critical to develop the habits that lead to excellence, ritualize them, and make them part of your daily life.
I recently discovered a radio service called AccuRadio. While I'm a newcomer to Internet radio, AccuRadio reaches 400,000 listeners each month and nearly a million at Christmas time. Here's a review of this unique service.
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.