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10 Places to See Before They Die
When it comes to the following tourist destinations, the trick will be getting there before the wrecking ball does. When a landmark plays a part in one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, you know it's important. But U.S. Route 66 (or "The Mother Road," as John Steinbeck dubbed it in The Grapes of Wrath) has hardly gotten a retirement worthy of its stature. Completed in 1932 as the first well-marked road connecting Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 played an important role in Depression-era migration, World War II troop transports, and some seriously prosperous post-war tourism.
The Terrible 20: Computer Passwords
A recent study has revealed that people over the age of 55 choose stronger passwords than people under the age of 25. What gives people under the age of 25? Just because you recently learned your ABCs doesn’t mean "ABCDEFG" should be your password.
Facebook Fails: 15 Of The Dumbest Status Updates Ever
The New York Comic-Con was last week (see our exclusive Comic Con video) and from the looks of it, I was the only blogger at Dumb As A Blog who didn't get to go. Whatever! It's not like I really wanted to go anyway, and besides, I had these Facebook Fails to keep me entertained. Here are some that are way better than hanging out with a group of insanely busty mermaids.
14 Interesting Tidal Islands
A tidal island is a piece of land that is connected to the mainland at low tide at which time they can be reached on foot. At high tide however it is completely cut off from the mainland and becomes a real island. Tidal islands are sometimes connected to the mainland by a man-made causeway allowing easy access for visitors wishing to cross over but even these can get submerged by the sea. So always check the tide times before you visit, or get ready to swim back.
40 Ways To Relax and Recharge Your Batteries
Do you find yourself constantly at the opposite end of being calm, relaxed and centered? If so you are probably familiar with the feeling of being stressed out, angry, or even out of whack with your whole body. Don't worry if you do, we all feel like that at times. Experiencing inner peace is synonymous with being happy about each moment and enjoying everything life throws at you. Unfortunately we are not monks who spend their days meditating for their eternal ohm. Instead, most of us lead busy lives: playing hard and working harder. But sometimes we need to calm down to recharge our batteries and take stock of our directions.
25 Best Places to Retire
Whether you dream of retiring to a big city, small town, resort area or college town, these great places offer reasonably priced homes, low crime and tax rates, quality health care, and more.
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Top 10 Ways to Disregard Authority and Stick It to the Man
Some rules were made to be broken, especially when those rules were created by people trying to take control of your gadgets and internet. Here are ten ways we love to disregard authority in the name of freedom.
15 Clever Energy-Conscious Gadgets
How much power do we waste every day, without even realizing it? Between the energy that we consume at home and at work, and the kinetic energy that we produce but don’t gather and convert into electricity, the amount is staggering. These 15 innovative gadget concepts make us more conscious of our energy consumption, and also harvest wasted energy in surprising ways that will make you think, “Why isn’t that already a real product?”
9 Most Relaxing Beaches
There are beaches with amusement park rides, casinos, pick-up volleyball games, and even airport landing strips in the background—but are there any more spots to go for a little peace and quiet? Yes, there is. You just have to know where to look and when to travel. Let this list guide you to the most relaxing beaches in the world.
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5 Social Networking Sins You Don't Know You're Committing
As a few of you have noticed, I've recently rejoined the world of social networking. For those of you who haven't, you can check out my archive of self-nudes on Facebook here or my 140-character ASCII-rendered self-nudes on Twitter here (I use up ALL 140 characters, if you know what I'm saying, ladies.) As a formerly reluctant social networker, it's been a bit of an adventure for me, but in general, I have to say that everything has pretty much exceeded all of my (low) expectations. Everyone seems to love me, and even the people who love me way too much seem to be pretty cool about it.