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Friday Pic to Make You Smile (42)

It’s now the latter half of October.  You know what happens at the end of this month, don’t you?  That’s right — you get to use your imagination to become anything you want to be.  Superman.  A package of Ramen noodles.  Priscilla, queen of the desert.  A mutant katydid. Of course, you can use your […]

How to Decorate for the Holidays With Manly Christmas Decorations Read more

How to Decorate for the Holidays With Manly Christmas Decorations

Most Christmas decorations are meant for children.  Candy canes, nutcracker Christmas tree ornaments, inflatable snowmen…  These captivate the imagination of kids, but what about more manly decorations?  Can you express your masculine side with some DIY Christmas decorations that celebrate the holiday spirit in a grown-up fashion? Yes — and here you can find out […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:  Turquoise Jewelry and More from the National Geographic Store Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Turquoise Jewelry and More from the National Geographic Store

It’s ten days until Mother’s Day, guys.  You’re thinking, geez, should I get my mom flowers again?  Nothing wrong with flowers (and if you go with flowers for Mother’s Day, use Fleurop, the world’s most extensive flower delivery service), but why not surprise her with something a little more exotic?  How about some beautiful handmade […]

Cheap 2011 Calendars Read more

Cheap 2011 Calendars

Some of the best 2011 calendars are on sale now for a good discount at Calendars.com.  These are the cheapest calendars you can get for this year.  (On April 19, use coupon code SPRING to get half off ALL 2011 calendars that aren’t already marked down.) This sale of 2011 calendars will only last for a […]

Celebrate What’s Right With the World Read more

Celebrate What’s Right With the World

Here’s a follow-on to my previous post about top-rated cameras.   And a feel-good message. Dewitt Jones was a photographer for National Geographic for 20 years, for which he produced many memorable images.  In the following video he demonstrates how he sees the world as a photographer.  And he talks about how seeing the world — […]

Find Historical Posters, Prints, and Maps on Zazzle Read more

Find Historical Posters, Prints, and Maps on Zazzle

You may think of Zazzle as primarily a T-shirt site, but they actually have many interesting products.  For example, they have an extensive selection of artwork, including historical posters, prints, maps, and daguerrotypes.  Check out their Historical Posters section here.  There is a wide range of categories, including Civil War Posters, vintage Japanese Posters, World War II […]