Yearly Archives: 2011

Common poker tells, from poker expert Mike Caro


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Mike Caro's Book of Poker Tells
Mike Caro’s Book of Poker Tells

It’s a long weekend, so what better reason to ring in the New Year by getting together with your buddies for a late night of cigar smoking and poker playing?

But before you do, you might want to read up a little bit on how to recognize a “poker tell” – that is, those silent signs that your poker opponents aroung the table give off when they have a good or bad hand.

Some of these little ticks are done on purpose – players think that they can indicate whether they have a worse hand than they actually do by doing or saying something to throw you off the scent.  Other tells are things your body does whether you realize it or not. Continue reading COMMON POKER TELLS, FROM POKER EXPERT MIKE CARO

An open letter to MGM, Caesars, Sands, and other casino companies regarding social media


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Fountains of Bellagio
Fountains of Bellagio

This is an open letter to the marketing staff at MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Sands, and other casino corporations.  And if you’re part of the marketing staff at a different type of company, you may want to pay attention to this as well – since the core takeaway here applies to you as well. Continue reading AN OPEN LETTER TO MGM, CAESARS, SANDS, AND OTHER CASINO COMPANIES REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA

Women: want to make more money? Stop shaving, showering


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GROOMING AND ETIQUETTE FOR CORPORATE MEN AND WOMEN: How to Dress Properly
GROOMING AND ETIQUETTE FOR CORPORATE MEN AND WOMEN:
How to Dress Properly

We all know that proper grooming is important to succeed in the workplace.

Web Watch knows a few men with (shall we say…) less than admirable shower and clothes-washing habits.

One situation arose where a co-worker had to be taken aside and be told explicitly to go home and shower.  It was an uncomfortable conversation, but it had to be done.  You could smell him coming from down the hall.  Web Watch shudders just remembering the stench, it was that bad. Continue reading WOMEN: WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY? STOP SHAVING, SHOWERING

“Mastering One’s Domain” is now a professional sport?!? (Give that guy a hand!)


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries: The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries:
The Comprehensive Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Web Watch will warn you: the below video contains some imagery, topic matter, and other material that may not be suitable for all ages.

What is it about? Continue reading “MASTERING ONE’S DOMAIN” IS NOW A PROFESSIONAL SPORT?!? (GIVE THAT GUY A HAND!)

7 Things that millionaires do that you can do too


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The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door

Many years ago, Web Watch thought that we knew we had enough money if other people considered us to be “peculiar”.

As we got older, we determined that being “peculiar” wasn’t good enough — we knew that we had enough money if other people considered us to be “eccentric” instead.

The question that Web Watch still has to answer is how to we get enough money to even be thought of as “odd”, since we’re nowhere close to having “odd” enough money. Continue reading 7 THINGS THAT MILLIONAIRES DO THAT YOU CAN DO TOO

Want to get rich? Try living with someone instead of getting married


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The Good Girl’s Guide to Living in Sin: The New Rules for Moving In With Your Man
The Good Girl’s Guide to Living in Sin:
The New Rules for Moving In With Your Man

Quick, raise your hand if you’re currently living with your partner (girlfriend, boyfriend, significant other, etc).

Yeah, we thought so.  That’s a whole bunch of you out there, living in sin.

And while you may get yelled at by your parents or your clergy for shacking up with someone, maybe there’s some good reason for you to live together before marriage: Continue reading WANT TO GET RICH? TRY LIVING WITH SOMEONE INSTEAD OF GETTING MARRIED

Santa Responds: Why didn’t he bring that gift you asked for?


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Autobiography of Santa Claus
Autobiography of Santa Claus

Santa Responds to all of those letters that he has received over the years.

Here are some of the takeaways that we can all learn from the Big Man in the Red Suit: Continue reading SANTA RESPONDS: WHY DIDN’T HE BRING THAT GIFT YOU ASKED FOR?

Funny letters to Santa.


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Santa Responds: He's Had Enough...and He's Writing Back!
Santa Responds: He’s Had Enough…and He’s Writing Back!

Have you written your letter to Santa yet? Continue reading FUNNY LETTERS TO SANTA.

If the NFL has the worst percentage of sports injuries, what is number two?


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Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader
Confessions of a Wannabe Cheerleader

We all know that NFL players are some of the most injured sports athletes around.

According to the National Center of Catastrohopic Injury Research, 97% of all catastrophic sports injuries happened to NFL players.

What’s a “catastrophic sports injury”?  Something that leads to paralysis or death.

So let’s take a look at what sport is number two on the Center’s list: Continue reading IF THE NFL HAS THE WORST PERCENTAGE OF SPORTS INJURIES, WHAT IS NUMBER TWO?

Top 10 Reasons You Are No Longer a Facebook Friend


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HATE / LIKE Facebook Icons
HATE / LIKE Facebook Icons

How many Facebook friends do you have?

No, really — how many of the people you have “friended” on Facebook are really, honestly your friends?  People that you know IRL (that’s “In Real Life” for those of you who don’t know), that you would talk to anyway over the matter of course?

Yeah, we thought so.  You really only know about what – 130 people, tops?  So whatcha doing with that Facebook friend list that’s hovering around the 462 person mark? Continue reading TOP 10 REASONS YOU ARE NO LONGER A FACEBOOK FRIEND

How to avoid getting sick when travelling by plane


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Airborne
Airborne

It’s the holiday travel season, and tons of Web Watch readers are going to find themselves flying on a crowded plane, more than likely sitting next to somebody who’s just getting over the flu.

It’s like the giant lottery of luck, who you get to sit next to on the plane. Everybody eyes the other people at the terminal, wondering who gets to be lucky enough to sit next to that young attractive man or woman while avoiding eye contact with that overweight, unwashed hairy dude wearing a torn muscle shirt.

Eww. Continue reading HOW TO AVOID GETTING SICK WHEN TRAVELLING BY PLANE

Video Fun: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time


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Insults Every Man Should Know
Insults Every Man Should Know

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

How many vowels are there in the English alphabet? If you answered “5”, you may be wrong


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American Dialects for Actors, Directors, and Writers
American Dialects for Actors, Directors, and Writers

How many letters are there in the English alphabet?

According to Rick Aschmann, there may be just the standard 5 vowels that everybody knows (a, e, i, o u), but when it comes to pronouncing those same letters, there are at least 16 different vowel sounds that people use around the country. Continue reading HOW MANY VOWELS ARE THERE IN THE ENGLISH ALPHABET? IF YOU ANSWERED “5”, YOU MAY BE WRONG

What PS3, Xbox360, and Wii owners really do with their systems


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Xbox 360 with Kinect
Xbox 360 with Kinect

So Web Watch is in the process of packing up some of our video game systems and putting them away.  The PS2 and Xbox Classic are no longer needed, and don’t even get us started on the TurboGrafx or Sega Genesis that were also taking up precious shelf space.

We’ll leave the Wii and PS3 where they are as we still use those regularly, as we anxiously await the long-rumored Xbox 720 to come out to replace the Xbox 360.

So what does all this mean?  We’re not the only ones with older gaming systems still hanging around and being used.

But what are they being used for?  It’s not always what you think. Continue reading WHAT PS3, XBOX360, AND WII OWNERS REALLY DO WITH THEIR SYSTEMS

How to remove Carrier IQ from your phone


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Android figure toy
Google Android Figure

By now, you probably have heard about CARRIER IQ, that software that many cell phone manufacturers and service providers had installed on all sorts of cellphones in order to track how well their networks were performing.

The issue, if you didn’t know, is that CARRIER IQ wasn’t a very well-designed application and was recording a lot of each user’s phone actions without that person’s knowledge.  Now, Congress has gotten involved and it’s turned into a big ugly mess. Continue reading HOW TO REMOVE CARRIER IQ FROM YOUR PHONE