What people really do during conference calls


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You’re in the office on yet another dreaded conference call.

It’s your third or fourth one of the day, and you’ve been tied to your desk throughout. Haven’t even had a chance to take a potty break.

And the call is just droning on and on.  Conference calls are the worst, aren’t they?

Conference Call
Conference Call
Continue reading WHAT PEOPLE REALLY DO DURING CONFERENCE CALLS

How much would you pay for an ad-free Internet?


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Do you use any Ad Block software or have a custom HOSTS file to prevent advertisements from overwhelming your Internet browser?

Do you get tired of pop-up, pop-under, fly-by, expanding multimedia ads that hide the content you’re really interested in seeing?

Maybe there’s a real answer to the problem instead of fighting the advertisers: Continue reading HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR AN AD-FREE INTERNET?

If you only have $100, where could you survive the longest?


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A dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.

Remember when you could buy a candy bar for a quarter?  When pay phones were a dime? (We know – what’s a pay phone?). When a quarter really could get you almost anything – from a can of soda to a round on an arcade game.

Now you’re lucky if you can get the exact same can of soda for $1 or $1.50. Manufacturing costs and vending machine costs haven’t really made the price jump that high. It’s merely INFLATION AT WORK. Continue reading IF YOU ONLY HAVE $100, WHERE COULD YOU SURVIVE THE LONGEST?

The 20 COOLEST Cities in America (Houston, we’re looking at YOU)


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What makes a city cool?

Is it the food?  The people? The amount of arts or recreation available in the area?

Maybe it’s the average age of the overall population. Continue reading THE 20 COOLEST CITIES IN AMERICA (HOUSTON, WE’RE LOOKING AT YOU)

Video Fun: The Sesame Street theme song / Good Vibrations mashup


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Here’s a fun one for you.

Watch KASABIAN sing their own mashup of the Theme Song to Sesame Street with The Beach Boys’ GOOD VIBRATIONS.

Who knew? Continue reading VIDEO FUN: THE SESAME STREET THEME SONG / GOOD VIBRATIONS MASHUP

What are the most walkable cities in America?


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If you’re looking to move from your current home, what are some of the criteria that you use to select your new location?

It is solely based on affordability? Schools? Convenience to work?

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City:
How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Continue reading WHAT ARE THE MOST WALKABLE CITIES IN AMERICA?

What TV, movie and game torrents are most popular?


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Bittorrent is a way to share digital files on the Internet by sharing little bits of those files among dozens upon dozens of other people’s computers.

While a legitimate way to circulate large files legally, computer-savvy folks have taken to using torrent files to distribute copyrighted material illegally. Continue reading WHAT TV, MOVIE AND GAME TORRENTS ARE MOST POPULAR?

Sleep better by doing this one simple thing with your feet!


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Web Watch doesn’t know why scientists bother doing all their fancy research to discover how we can get better sleep.

All they have to do is ask pretty much any adult what one thing they do that seems to work every time:

Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
Sleep, Interrupted:
A physician reveals the #1 reason
why so many of us are sick and tired
Continue reading SLEEP BETTER BY DOING THIS ONE SIMPLE THING WITH YOUR FEET!

Take the INTERNET SURFING / ONE CLICK CHALLENGE


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Think you’re good at using the Internet?

Are you a GOOGLE GOD?

Maybe you should sit down and check yourself, ’cause you ain’t got nothing.

Internet Basics for Beginners - How To Send E-mails and Surf the Net With Ease
Internet Basics for Beginners
How To Send E-mails and Surf the Net With Ease
Continue reading TAKE THE INTERNET SURFING / ONE CLICK CHALLENGE

How Many People Do Not Take Advantage of Employer 401K Matching Contributions?


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What’s the first thing you looked forward to after landing your first job?

Getting that first paycheck, right?

And what’s the first thing your parents likely told you to do with that paycheck?  Put it into the bank.  Save that money for a rainy day.  You’ll get married some day, or perhaps you’ll want to retire comfortably.

And then you got that note from Human Resources that said, “Congratulations! You’re now eligible to participate in the company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan!

So what did you do, hotshot?

Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck
Money for Life:
Turn Your IRA and 401(k)
Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck
Continue reading HOW MANY PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EMPLOYER 401K MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS?

Rules for Digital Flirting


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Sexting and other technological advances in today’s dating world have come a long way from dating rituals of yesteryear.

It was only a few short years ago when “can I have your pager number” went by the wayside for a more direct communication method – and even calling someone on their cellphone is slowly fading away into obscurity.

Where’s everyone’s manners, these days?

Flirting Dos and Don'ts
Flirting Do’s and Don’ts
Continue reading RULES FOR DIGITAL FLIRTING

Meet Gentry Stein: the 2014 World Yo-Yo Champion


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This is Gentry Stein, the 2014 World Yo-Yo Champion. Continue reading MEET GENTRY STEIN: THE 2014 WORLD YO-YO CHAMPION

What State has the Fastest Internet Speeds?


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Remember when Web Watch told you about the COUNTRIES WITH THE FASTEST INTERNET CONNECTIONS?

Guess what – we have a small update for you today. Continue reading WHAT STATE HAS THE FASTEST INTERNET SPEEDS?

How much did you pay for your video gaming console system? (Probably too much)


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How many video game consoles have you owned over the years?

If you’re of a certain age, we’ll assume at least one Atari, one Playstation, and one XBox – but there were dozens of other systems that you likely have rotting away in your closet right now.

Intellivion Greatest Hits
Intellivision Greatest Hits
Continue reading HOW MUCH DID YOU PAY FOR YOUR VIDEO GAMING CONSOLE SYSTEM? (PROBABLY TOO MUCH)

When it comes to Hotel WiFi Speed, you get what you pay for


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Remember when we explained why HOTELS ARE STARTING TO CHARGE MORE FOR INTERNET ACCESS THAN ADULT TV CHANNELS or other amenties?

Let’s take a deeper look at what you get for your daily $30 “Resort Fee” and whether it’s worth it to pay for that hotel Internet access or if you should head down to the local coffee shop instead. Continue reading WHEN IT COMES TO HOTEL WIFI SPEED, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR