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The Drop Scale

A company called Drop has made a revolutionary scale, a kitchen scale that is wireless, it connects to an iDevice (iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air and iPad Air 2) through Bluetooth.   533 more words


The Baffling Logic of Apple Products

Did you guys hear about the Apple Pencil? Apple recently announced a line of new products to placate the Apple hoard and eager investors.  The Apple Pencil is a fancy stylus for the creative class, oh and it is going to cost $99. 2,042 more words


Supermarket tricks for fooling unsuspecting consumers

We are off on our regular September holiday this week, and this year that has meant travelling to a house on the coast that is actually across the road from the beach. 1,721 more words

Personal Finance

The Primacy of the Dollar Store

The “dollar store” has become ubiquitous in the urban sphere, Dollarama has spread like Creeping Charlie.  But before the flood of Dollaramas the dollar store itself has been around for awhile, made possible by revolutions of global trade and products made in countries with bottom of the barrel labour standards. 2,038 more words


Nothing New for a Year

I have a long, troubled history with consumerism. For many years shopping was more than a guilty pleasure or slightly shameful habit for me – it was an expression of impulsivity. 438 more words

The Simple Life (Isn't So Simple)

“Living simply makes loving simple.” ~bell hooks

Simple living is all about consciously choosing to live with less material possessions, reduced work time, and sometimes even less technology than the average modern American.

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Wish they'd let me in so I could find out what's behind the green door

Day24 Whole30

6 days to go to thirty day target and I feel like I will get there without too many blips along the way. I feel focused and energised. 701 more words

Life Coaching