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My Top Recommendations Summer 2014 Edition: A TV Mystery, Hunger Games-like thriller, superhealthy tasty drinks

Here's a few items that I seem to be telling people about quite a bit lately. You may want to check them out. The Magic Bullet – Tasty, Healthy Drinks! I had a juicer for many years and barely used it because it was so difficult to prepare the food and to clean. A NutriBullet creates […]

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Pictures: Fenway Park at Night

  I got some pictures the other night of Fenway Park during a game from the Prudential Center Skywalk. Here's a few of them with links to larger versions so you can see more detail.  

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A Supercut of Wes Anderson’s Symmetrical Style

I love Wes Anderson's unique style and one important aspect of it is the use of symmetry to create memorable shots. Here's a supercut of shots from all his movies. Its fun to watch for Anderson fans. Wes Anderson // Centered from kogonada on Vimeo.   Some folks feel that Anderson's style is heavily influenced by Stanley […]

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                                          The 7 Best Ways to Get Free and Cheap Kindle Books

                                          I read quite a bit nowadays and about a year ago I realized it was becoming an expensive habit and  I started looking into the ways I could cut down on the overall cost of acquiring the books I wanted to read. Below are the 7 best ways I've found to find cheap and free books […]

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                                          Why I Ditched My Beloved iPad Mini for the Nexus 7 2

                                          I have written previously on how much I loved the iPad Mini, so it came as a great surprise to me how quickly I ditched the Mini once I got the new Nexus 7 2 as a gift. It wasn't a conscious ditching. I just started using the Nexus and pretty soon I'd go to […]

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                                          The 3 Best Gadgets I Use Today: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Mini, and Slingbox

                                          I use lots of gadgets. Some are specific to a certain use, some are all around great, and some just make me feel good when I use them. Here's the gadgets that I love using today.  Kindle Paperwhite – Light to Hold and Easy to Use Every time I pick up my paperwhite it makes […]

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                                          How Much did Paul Revere Charge for His Infamous Midnight Ride? Here’s The Bill He Submitted

                                          Paul Revere made his historic ride to warn the countryside that the British Regulars were coming on April 18, 1775.  Revere had a big family (8 kids) and was an astute businessman who had an engraving business, was a silversmith, a printer, and had several other enterprises. So when he had to take time off […]

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                                                                            How Boston Neighborhoods Got Their Names: King Charles -> Charles River -> Charlestown

                                                                            Boston as seen from Malone Park in Chelsea (aka Winnisimmeti) in November 2013 The folks over at Mental Floss have a great post on how the neighborhoods and towns around Boston got their names. Here's a couple of examples: Charlestown The area that now houses Charlestown was one of the first established European communities in […]

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                                                                            How Circuses Use to Roll into Boston – Elephants in the Streets!

                                                                            I was looking at the Boston Public Library's Flickr account and came across some of these old circus pictures. It looks like it used to be quite an event in the city. Here's a selection of some of the pictures.  1928 – Elephants walking into Boston   1930 – Indians riding into Boston for a […]

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