Monthly Archives: August 2011

The average teenager sends 3,339 texts per month


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TextAppeal for Guys - The Ultimate Texting Guide
TextAppeal for Guys – The Ultimate Texting Guide

A new study has come out that shows some trends in how we use our cellphones.

The 2011 WIRELESS NETWORK PERFORMANCE SURVEY asked over 22,000 wireless customers for their answers on cell phone use and their carrier.  Here is some of what they found: Continue reading THE AVERAGE TEENAGER SENDS 3,339 TEXTS PER MONTH

What is the most common question asked by pregnant women?


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Adventures in Natural Childbirth: Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures, and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally
Adventures in Natural Childbirth:
Tales from Women on the Joys, Fears, Pleasures,
and Pains of Giving Birth Naturally

What is the number one question that pregnant women ask about their upcoming labor and delivery of their brand new baby?

It’s not what you might think.

Continue reading WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON QUESTION ASKED BY PREGNANT WOMEN?

Here’s why nobody wants to look at your vacation photos


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How to Take Great Vacation Photographs
How to Take Great Vacation Photographs

Web Watch, like many of you, loves to take vacation photos.  We all do it, in part, as a way to remember where we’ve been and seen, but also to capture those moments that we can later reflect upon as being relaxing, happy times with special someones.

Of course, as we review our own vacation photos, they mainly end up being about the food we ate rather than the places we went. C’est la vie.

Continue reading HERE’S WHY NOBODY WANTS TO LOOK AT YOUR VACATION PHOTOS

Today’s Game? Scandybars!


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M&M Mars Variety Pack
M&M Mars Variety Pack

Here’s a fun game for you try try playing:

Can you IDENTIFY THE CANDY BAR FROM ITS CROSS-SECTION? Continue reading TODAY’S GAME? SCANDYBARS!

Decorating the office with Post-It Notes


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Post-it Notes
Post-it Notes

When non-destructive, office pranks can be fun.

Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with inflated balloons?  Fun.  Filling up somebody’s cubical or office with Silly String?  A little bit of a mess to clean-up, and usually left to the victim to do so on their own.

Web Watch has even covered an entire office’s items in tin foil and wrapping paper.  Definitely time-consuming and an absolute waste of money, but entertaining.   The best one we did was sheetrocking over the boss’s office door and painting the wall so it looked like the office was never there in the first place.  Oh, we’re still laughing about that one.

But sometimes it’s nice to include others in your office shenanigans. Continue reading DECORATING THE OFFICE WITH POST-IT NOTES

Need to make some fast cash but don’t know what to do? Try some of these legitimate options


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Make Money Fast! Drive Women Wild!: And Other Offers Too Good to Refuse from The Small Ads
Make Money Fast! Drive Women Wild!:
And Other Offers Too Good to Refuse from The Small Ads

One thing that successful people have going for them is that they’re always hustling, always striving to make that next dollar.

Or, when looked at from a more practical viewpoint: as Dave Ramsay often says, “you don’t have an debt problem, you have an income problem”. In other words, you can make ends meet – but you need to get off your fat butt and take on a second or third weekly paycheck in addition to your primary job. Continue reading NEED TO MAKE SOME FAST CASH BUT DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO? TRY SOME OF THESE LEGITIMATE OPTIONS

Make your own Customized Crayola Crayon Box


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Crayola Crayon 6464-crayon Crayolas

There is a hierarchy of crayons in school.

The average child starts out with the standard 8-color box of Crayola crayons.  Web Watch is quite fond of this one, as we never really got past the fact that there are different color Reds and Blues in today’s world. To us, it’s either “red” or “blue”, with none of those various shades.

As you got older, you would get the 16 or 24-count box of Crayolas.

Eventually, you’d be lucky enough to get the holy grail: the famed 64-count box of Crayola Crayons with the built-in sharpener in the box.

Eventually, even that was too boring, and Crayola came out with the 128-count box. Yeah, those kids were living the good life.  They may not have been able to draw worth a darn, but they had all the tools available if they tried.

Continue reading MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOMIZED CRAYOLA CRAYON BOX

Take a look behind the scenes of some classic films


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Bob Dorian's Classic Movies: Behind the Scenes of 100 Great Movies from Hollywood's Golden Years
Bob Dorian’s Classic Movies:
Behind the Scenes of 100 Great Movies from Hollywood’s Golden Years

Who doesn’t love to see how movie magic is made behind the scenes?

Web Watch has wandered a few movie and television sets of our own, and are constantly surprised at how simple and poorly-constructed some of the sets and facades are when seen in person and up-close.  They don’t call it “movie magic” for nothing.

Continue reading TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF SOME CLASSIC FILMS

New Game: Name the Marijuana Strain


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Marijuana Grower's Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
“Marijuana Grower’s Handbook:
Your Complete Guide for Medical and
Personal Marijuana Cultivation” written by Tommy Chong

Here’s a whole bunch of fun games for you to play – all you need to have is the NAME OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA STRAIN, and you can have tons of fun with these variations: Continue reading NEW GAME: NAME THE MARIJUANA STRAIN

Real life FIGHT CLUB bar exists in China


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Bozo the Clown Bop Bag Inflatable Punching Toy
Bozo the Clown Bop Bag Inflatable Punching Toy

Fight Club exists in the real world, China specifically.

RISING SUN ANGER RELEASE BAR was created to provide a place for customers to vent their frustrations. Continue reading REAL LIFE FIGHT CLUB BAR EXISTS IN CHINA

Give Me Back My Five Bucks: a personal finance guide for young adults


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From Ramen to Riches: Building Wealth in Your 20s: Or Spending, Saving, Investing and Managing Your Money to Get Rich Slowly, but Surely
From Ramen to Riches: Building Wealth in Your 20s:
Or Spending, Saving, Investing and Managing Your Money to Get Rich Slowly, but Surely

If there’s one piece of advice that Web Watch is always trying to give to our younger acquaintances, it’s that it’s always better in the long run to save as much money as you can for the future.  A while back, we recommended to try to have $10000 in the bank by the time you’re 30 years old, and that’s still a good rule of thumb to live by (call it your “emergency fund”, it still represents about 3-to-6 months take home pay for the average young adult that financial experts recommend keeping available for emergency purposes).

And Krystal felt the same way when she found herself a 20-something with over $20,000 in debt that she decided she wanted to get rid of.  It was an albatross keeping her from future successes. Continue reading GIVE ME BACK MY FIVE BUCKS: A PERSONAL FINANCE GUIDE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

August 21st is National GO TOPLESS DAY!


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Suicide Girls
Buy THE SUICIDE GIRLS

When we last visited this topic a few years ago, Web Watch proclaimed that AUGUST 23rd was National Go Topless Day.

Apparently, Aug 23 is merely a suggestion.  This year’s National Go Topless Day is August 21st. Continue reading AUGUST 21ST IS NATIONAL GO TOPLESS DAY!

10 Rules for Walking on the Sidewalk (stop, move, or get out of our way!)


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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Web Watch has worked in New York City.  We’ve fought the crowds there, and frankly — rush hour there is absolutely everything you think it would be.

It’s crowded, it’s smelly – and the successful NYC commuters all have this “look”.  The “don’t talk to me, don’t look at me, I’m not looking at you, get out of my way” look.  Nobody is stopping to smell the roses or window shop or take a look around them at what some call the Most Amazing City In The World.

Nope, they’re too busy making sure that they don’t run into those tourists who wander New York City with their mouths agape, staring up at the tall buildings while they fumble their Kodak Instamatic disposable camera from their safe-and-secure fanny pack. Continue reading 10 RULES FOR WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK (STOP, MOVE, OR GET OUT OF OUR WAY!)

The Best Places to Live in America in 2011


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Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life
Nextville: Amazing Places to Live Your Life

Web Watch has lived in a number of places around the country, and visited dozens of other cities as well.

When we travel, we often ask ourselves the same question — when it comes time to retire, would this make a good place to live?

Or, more specifically – if our jobs allowed us to relocate anywhere in the country to work, where would be a good place to move to?

Well, MONEY magazine has compiled the TOP 100 BEST SMALL TOWNS TO LIVE IN AMERICAThese are all towns of less than 50,000 population.  Here were the top ten: Continue reading THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA IN 2011

Here’s a way to make money by getting rid of those unwanted, unused gift cards


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$25 iTunes Gift Card$25 iTunes Gift Card

Web Watch went to a charity auction a few years ago and won a silent auction for a handful of restaurant gift cards, for restaurants that we would actually go to.

We used three of the four cards, which more than made up for the overall cost paid at the auction.  Yet we have one card left that we just haven’t gotten around to using.

And this week we found out that the restaurant it was for just closed.  We know we could travel around the country and use the gift card at one of their other locations, but we really doubt we’ll be visiting one of those cities anytime soon.  Just saying.

Continue reading HERE’S A WAY TO MAKE MONEY BY GETTING RID OF THOSE UNWANTED, UNUSED GIFT CARDS