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Noteworthy Content of the Week

Written by Darice de Cuba on May 30, 2011

Last week there was no “Noteworthy Content of the Week”, the past three weeks I was in the process of signing for a new apartment, removing the wallpapers, painting walls, buy stuff, get friends to install them, packing, moving last week and unpacking.

Today is my first day back in the daily routine. I sit at the same desk in a new place beside a window which looks out on the opposite apartment buildings. I live in the city now and there are people and neighbors everywhere. Lets see if the move and change of location will inspire me to write some posts on my own weblog.

If last week you posted something you’d like linked here, drop a comment and I’ll check it out. Without further ado, this week posts:

What Can You Buy for $1 These Days?

Back in 1930, the humble dollar could get you a decent table lamp, a quality bathrobe, or roughly six gallons of regular gas. But these days, it’s hard to find anything that costs $1 or less.


Why We’re So Bad at Predicting How Long a Task Should Take

First, we fail to consider our past experiences when planning. When planning, people perceive the specific task or activity that they need to complete as unique. That is, they tend to disregard the time that was needed to complete the same, or similar tasks or activities, in the past.

How I Hit The First Page Of Google For The Term Life Coach

Do you know what it was?
“Ask for help!”
The only way I can improve on that (and please avert your eyes if you’re easily offended) is to say:
“For fucks sake, ask for help and stop being so stubborn!”

11 Simple Rules of Excellent Houseguest Etiquette

Think you have what it takes to get invited back again and again? Perhaps you do — but only if you’re following these nonnegotiable rules of houseguest etiquette.

Striking out, looking

A blog is measured by its productivity. Or, it’s measured by its quality. It’s measured by different things by different people in different situations, and those different factors lead to different differences. No one knows what a successful blog is, outside of “this blog makes me money, dawg.”