Sometimes it’s not so much how you live as where you live that determines how much money you can really save over the course of a year.
And we can thank the COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (C2ER) for their annual COST OF LIVINGreport that lists the LEAST EXPENSIVE CITIES to live in, based on the monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment, monthly average house payment, a gallon of gas, a hamburger, and a 1/2-gallon of milk. Continue reading THE 25 LEAST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO LIVE→
Combine that with the 83% of diehard workaholics that say they check business email after-hours after they’ve left the office, and the 29% who still attend online meetings and/or conference calls while taking a day or two off, and what you have is a bunch of people who just can’t learn how to relax. Heck, Web Watch is guilty of this ourselves, having done everything from creating Powerpoint presentations while sitting in a Las Vegas casino hotel lobby to hosting a conference call while on the Mad Tea Party teacups at Walt Disney World.
We’re not proud of the latter, but one does what one has to do.
Copyright is an important aspect of online life today, and not very many people understand it.
“The Internet is FREE”, they claim. “Everything on the Internet is free for the taking!”
No, not so much. Rule number one of Internet legalities: Just because someone posted it on the Internet doesn’t mean that there is no copyright or that the material is free to be shared/taken.
Fact is, the very act of writing something yourself gives you an automatic copyright to that material that YOU created. Let’s emphasize that YOU created portion again. It has to be original work from YOU for you to claim the copyright – and even then, you can only claim the copyright on the portion that YOU edited.
Even large mass-edited projects like Wikipedia have a copyright… but Wikipedia explicitly says that the individual Wikipedia editors can’t claim copyright on the text that is contributed directly to Wikipedia articles — just adding the text to Wikipedia grants Wikipedia a licence to make that text available for public use. (Content that is already copyrighted outside of Wikipedia and still contributed by the original author falls under a different set of copyright guidelines — be sure to read that WP article for all the copyright details that may pertain to you.) Continue reading IS THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO LEGAL? CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE COPYRIGHT SCHOOL TO LEARN MORE→
If you enjoy working on Sudoku puzzles as much as Web Watch does, then this may be of interest to you.
First, let’s talk a little bit about what Sudoku is, for those Web Watch readers who may have been living under a rock for the past 10 years:
Sudoku is a puzzle that is rumored to have been created by a puzzle creator living in Indiana, seemingly around 1979. In 1984, it was published in a Japanese newspaper… and the rest, they say, is history. The puzzle typically is a 9×9 square, and the object is to put the numbers 1-9 into the boxes so each row, column and 3×3 sub-block contains all the 1-9 digits.
Now that we’re fully into the new year, it’s time to revisit that age-old New Year’s Resolution, GOING TO THE GYM MORE OFTEN.
Those of us who are smart will take the first six weeks of the year and NOT go to the gym on a regular basis, as then we have to deal with the newbie idiots who’ve never been to the gym before but feel that it’s necessary in order to Feel Good About Themselves Because They’re Sticking to their New Year’s Resolution.
Those people can suck it, because they’re not going to be around the gym any more after the Super Bowl is over. We all know that January is the worst time to try to use the gym since it’s more crowded than it needs to be. Continue reading THE 27 RULES OF CONQUERING THE GYM→
As we get older, one question that we all ask ourselves is whether we’ll still be “doing it” with our partners into retirement. Sure, we all laugh (or shudder) at the thought of our parents getting it on, but you don’t ever think twice about your physical relationships now that you’re the same age as your parents were when you were getting grossed out at the thought of them even kissing, let alone knocking uglies. Continue reading SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO: 80-YEAR-OLD WOMEN ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR SEX LIVES→
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from gluten allergy (also known as celiac disease), or just want to limit the amount of gluten that you ingest on a daily basis to something a bit more tolerable for your body, then you may want to read a recent study that came out that did some analysis on one item that almost requires gluten to exist in the first place: