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12 Tax Breaks You Didnít Take Advantage Of In 2009
Few things are more irritating during tax season than the belated realization that you paid more in taxes than you had to. Yet thousands of taxpayers fall prey to this every year, by failing to claim deductions they were eligible for. Never was this more prevalent than in 2009, when several recent or brand new deductions came into existence Ė and were ignored by scores of taxpayers. These include credits or exemptions for everything from housing to energy efficiency and education loans. In total, these deductions could spell the difference between thousands of dollars in your pocket or Uncle Samís Ė your call. Today, BillShrink will analyze 12 tax breaks you didnít take advantage of in 2009, while thereís still time to do something about it!
19 Funny and Confusing Car Accidents
In a world of fast cars and distracted drivers, sometimes accidents occur. And sometimes, it's really hard to figure out how in the world they happened. Here's a few funny and confusing accidents to scratch your head over.
The 10 Weirdest Athletes of All Time
Weird. adj. weird∑er, weird∑est Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange. There have been many characters over the years in the world of sports, but some guys just take it to a whole different level. Some are "The 10 Weirdest Athletes of All Time." In the following pages, you will meet the chosen 10. They are strange, shocking, and in some cases, downright crazy. Welcome to the Freak Show.
9 Fascinating and Cool 3D Backgrounds for Computers
Does it feel like your desktop wallpaper is starting to peel off? Can you no longer see that green grass pasture? Sounds like itís time for some desktop freshness! One of my secret joys is to browse for beautiful wallpapers online. I raid all kinds of sources off the beaten track. The image to the left for example is from stock.xchng, a site I often visit for my imaging needs. One particularly interesting wallpaper category is three dimensional (3D) desktop backgrounds. Below, I have compiled 9 fascinating and cool 3D backgrounds for computers in no particular order.
10 Modern Cartoons That Are Making Children Dumber
Generally, nerds are people who like cartoons long beyond the age at which we're supposed to. Whether you grew up in the '70s with Super Friends and Star Blazers, in the heyday of the '80s and G.I. Joe, Transformers and Masters of the Universe, or the '90s and Freakazoid and Batman: TAS, chances are if you're reading Topless Robot, you have more than a few kids' cartoons still near and dear to your heart. This was thanks to a plethora of awesome cartoons while we were growing up, that kept us watching years after most normal folk gave it up to date and have pre-marital sex.
5 Tips If You Love Someone With Mental Illness
The National Institutes of Mental Health reports that one in every four adults Ė approximately 57.7 million Americans Ė experience a mental health disorder in a given year. One in four, and thatís just the U.S.! And for every person in the world diagnosed with a mental disorder there is at least one, probably more, trying to help, cope and support that person any way they know how. Mental illness is often a family issue. Parents, siblings, spouses and extended family provide housing, care and support, emotional and financial, sometimes to the point of becoming proverbial case managers. Itís hard enough when the chronic illness is something everyone recognizes, like diabetes. Itís a whole other thing when the disease is a mental illness which is ripe for misunderstanding, misinformation and stigma. By helping yourself you will help your loved one better. Care givers often have a hard time with this concept. Here are a few tips.
10 Useful Website Analytics Tools
When you start a website, no matter if you have chosen a top business hosting package or a cheap website hosting package, you will find various website analysis tools in your web hosting admin panel. Website analysis tools, such as Awstats, are typically included in both business hosting and cheap website hosting packages and these tools are indeed good. However, if you want options when it comes to website analytics tools, here are some suggestions.
11 Facts About the End of the Great War
I have a special fascination with World War One, a fascination that intensified when my father told me that his dad served in the Marines in 1917-1918. (My other grandfather and my wifeís grandfathers served in World War II, but my dadís dad was in the first war.) My grandpa had trained as a sniper, but was never sent to France and was discharged after the armistice. The following are 11 fascinating facts concerning the people and events of the finale of the most destructive and bloody war in human history (until World War II, of course), which ended at 11 a.m. on 11/11/1918.
6 Scary Emails To Send To Friends As A Practical Joke
April is coming up and you know what that means, donít you? April Foolsí Day will be celebrated around the globe on April 1st. For you that means that itís time to prepare pranks to play on your friends! If you have friends that live too far away to literally play a practical joke on them, you could send them an email instead. Here is a list of 6 scary emails to send to friends.
Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed ó How to Foolproof Your Mind
Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless weíre aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them.