I'll take at face value that raising the minimum wage won't effect employment rates. However, nobody's doing studies (that I see) about what effect raising the minimum wage will have on inflation and cost of living. Labor costs are typically the largest component of a product's total cost (see offshoring). So if we… » 12/03/13 11:28am 12/03/13 11:28am

TSA is security theater, giving people the illusion of security. I have no idea how much of what liquid is needed to make a weapon but say its 12 oz. Ok, 4 people take 3oz each and pass security without a problem and voila. So screening based on such things does nothing to protect us. It's too expensive to hire and… » 11/16/13 10:58pm 11/16/13 10:58pm

I blame my parents for letting me get a paper route when I was a kid. Seven days a week, up by 6am, for 6 years. Took a break in college, but once I started working I'm now back in the route of waking up every day by 6:30 without an alarm clock. » 10/21/13 7:03am 10/21/13 7:03am

this is the only solution that saved my marriage. I'm an 'over the top' guy and my wife is a 'whichever way chance has it - which is always under'. installed this style and now rage levels have receded to normal levels. luckily my ocd doesn't care about left vs right » 10/11/13 9:01am 10/11/13 9:01am

Given that pensions are as widely available as unicorns, people need to target 20% of income towards savings. Its a tough number but start with whatever you can and then every time - EVERY TIME - you get a raise or bonus you put a minimum of 50% of it into savings. » 10/03/13 11:22am 10/03/13 11:22am

I love the idea of LED and other "long-lasting" bulbs but my experience is that they only last longer if they're used in rooms where the lights aren't frequently switched on/off. I have had these bulbs die in a matter of weeks when used in hallways, food pantries, laundry rooms, etc. After looking into it the… » 8/15/13 8:21am 8/15/13 8:21am

I've been using a Merkur safety razor with Feather blades for about 5-6 years. Gillette cartridges would last about 7 shaves (I have a very thick & coarse beardface); the Feather blades last at least 30 shaves and cost a small fraction of the price. Art of Manliness has a great article about shaving for 'beard… » 6/13/13 5:19am 6/13/13 5:19am

On the first date with my future wife, we had a few drinks with dinner. When the bill came I was a bit buzzed and still nervous. After paying & on the way out I stopped in the bathroom while she waited by the hostess station. When I came out, our waitress was also waiting for me...I had made a big math error when adding … » 3/15/13 8:38am 3/15/13 8:38am

I agree with many of the pro's you list for Android, however, the biggest failure I encountered was related to moving pics from my phone to my computer. There was no mechanism for tracking what pics/videos had already been "sync'd". Also, the pic/video counter would reset whenever I deleted all the pics or installed a… » 1/04/13 4:34pm 1/04/13 4:34pm