The family is coming over for the holidays and your house needs some quick fix-ups. Hometips.com, written by Dan Vandervort, offers over 3000 articles on DIY tips, home repair, exterior and interior improvements, home safety and security and much more. For instance, learn how to safely and easily hang up holiday lights.
‘Austerity’ is the word of the year.
Jakob Nielsen, the web usability guru, had a new post recently on how college students use the Internet. They don’t treat it like teenagers, looking to be entertained, but they also don’t want to read long passages of text without visual clues as to what’s going on. While they do love their Facebook, they are still critical thinkers and are skeptical of fluffy websites.
Smart Money has been running a series that tries to answer the question whether it’s better to go for A or upgrade to B. Here’s their Worth it or not Christmas shopping guide.
With holiday deals abound, it’s likely that you have done a little online shopping recently. Though convenient, online shopping can present a host of security threats. To assist you in protecting your personal information and computer, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (a division of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security), offers some Cyber Security Tips for Shopping Safely Online. Buckle up, and happy shopping!
All fonts have a personality and a purpose. Are you a Comic Sans criminal?
Though it’s not exactly news, the New York Times reports that use of email continues to fall, supplanted by text and instant message. Facebook is even changing it’s messaging service to make it more like text messaging and less like email.
Holiday shopping can take its toll in more ways than one, especially if use credit cards. But even what seems like a good idea at the time can wreck your credit score. CNBC looks at some common actions that can prove detrimental in the long run.
Why buy fancy wrapping paper when it will only end up crumpled in the recycling bin? Every year, Americans spend billions on ribbons, paper, and bows, only to see them ripped up and tossed away. Here are some eco-friendly gift wrap ideas.
The end of the year is often a time to reflect on the successes and the failures of the past 12 months. Rick Newman of US News writes on 20 Companies that failed in 2010. Meanwhile, CNN reviews the dumbest moments in business in 2010. And finally, Google recaps the year in its zeitgeist 2010.
Happy holidays to everyone from Information Central.
Yet another Top 10 list: America’s Dirtiest Cities, courtesy of the American Lung Association via Forbes. Hint: If you live in California, your town probably made the list (7 out of 10!).
Fox Business News writes about the recent trend of parents buying condos or investment property for their kids in college. It saves on dorm fees or off-campus rent while providing a safe home close to campus. With a few roommates to split the bill, the mortgage costs can be covered. Another trend is the upswing in alumni and retirees buying near the campus.
Just in time for the Holiday Shopping Season – 10 Online Shopping Traps that Catch Even Smart Shoppers
Twitter is a great marketing/communications resource for small business, but it’s easy to lose control of the conversation. BNet talks to a social media expert for advice on Avoiding a Twitter Chernobyl.
PCWorld recently listed Five Free Tools for Small Businesses that aren’t the fly-by-night, sign your life (or email address) away freebies that are everywhere. Suggestions include Dropbox (which we’ve covered before) and Linux.
Thinking of buying a house in China? Well, you can only buy one.
Launching your own start-up is sometimes as easy as just getting a good idea and seeing where it goes. A recent article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek profiled a couple of entrepreneurs in grad school who started a line of stationary for the Forgetful Gentleman.
And finally, on a lighter note, Vanity Fair has been running an infrequent series over the years called “My Desk”: basically what the workspaces of some celebrities look like. The photo slideshow is an interesting view on how people work (or want you to believe they work).