Stand Up MRI: Don’t go to the one in the East Village

November 16, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’re claustrophobic and need an MRI, the standing MRI is a good option. That said, if you’re expecting more than an MRI report on a CD and a pat on a back, then you shouldn’t get one from the Stand Up MRI in the East Village.

Claustrophobic? Try an upright MRI if anxious with standard MRI scanning machines

October 25, 2015 / 0 comments

Three weeks ago, someone rolled onto my knee while playing basketball. The momentum of his body forcing my knee in a direction it naturally doesn’t go and I felt something in my knee move (something that shouldn’t be moving).

Did you get a call from phone number (484) 320-3217 about unclaimed movie tickets?

October 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Did you recently receive a call from an “Avery” at phone number 484-320-3217 who alerted you had free movie tickets that were expiring soon?

Tips for selling used clothes for money at Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads

July 30, 2015 / 0 comments

I don’t call myself an expert in selling my used men’s clothes, but I’ve been around the block dozens of times between multiple Buffalo Exchanges and Crossroads.

Storage Wars’ Dan Dotson takes a 20% commission on every storage unit he auctions

July 14, 2015 / 0 comments

If you’re a fan of A&E’s Storage Wars then you’ve probably wondered how much money Dan and Laura Dotson take from every storage unit they auction off.

How to do a ZARA stock check to see if another ZARA has your size

July 9, 2015 / 2 comments

ZARA’s policy is to not do stock checks on sale/clearance items — that’s what I’ve been told when I asked an associate in-store.

Can I deduct mortgage points as a tax deduction? Yes, but it depends

April 15, 2015 / 0 comments

Can I deduct mortgage points as a tax deduction? Are points deductible on your taxes? If you paid points to reduce your mortgage rate, then in certain cases, you can write off those points in the year you purchased your house.

Overcome some of your flying fears with facts, knowledge

April 9, 2015 / 0 comments

As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more irrationally fearful and anxious about getting onto a airplane.

How to turn a futon into a comfortable bed you actually look forward to sleeping on

December 1, 2014 / 2 comments

The way that futons and sofa beds are made, they just aren’t as comfortable or as supportive as a regular bed with a mattress.

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Destroy Racism

June 1, 2014 / 0 comments

This makes no sense, but that’s probably why I like it. Happy June to all you warriors for justice and pandas for peace.

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The Chinese Earpick

May 31, 2014 / 2 comments

When I was young, my mom would periodically place me on the living room couch and pick my ear and remove earwax with an “earpick”.

Julia Collins is Jeopardy's Winningest Woman

Julia Collins surpasses Arthur Chu, is Jeopardy’s Winningest Woman

May 23, 2014 / 7 comments

Arthur Chu barely had enough time to reflect on his 15-minutes of fame before another Jeopardy champ started steamrolling the competition and breaking records.

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Fresh, young blood reverses aging in mice

May 6, 2014 / 0 comments

Let’s file this latest science under “why wasn’t this tried before” with the subfolders “This just makes sense” and “This would have been one of the first things I would have thought to do”

Here’s some Justin Bieber images in NBA team hats, jerseys, and bball caps

May 2, 2014 / 0 comments

This year’s NBA playoffs has been the best first round series in NBA history.

Did you know there’s a holiday called “Confederate Memorial Day”?

April 28, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s an interesting holiday that I just found out about today: “Confederate Memorial Day” 

Chores that I am bad at

April 20, 2014 / 0 comments

I just placed 5 bags of garbage and recycling by the curb with a bag of recycling and trash each that are about halfway full upstairs. I’m realizing how bad I am at some chores. 

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How bad feelings can turn you into a jaded asshole without you knowing it

April 12, 2014 / 0 comments

I don’t think I am a particularly happy or sad person, but an approach I’m always trying to tweak is balancing good feelings and bad ones, and treating them equally.

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Arthur Chu is winning Jeopardy because he knows the answers to the clues

March 10, 2014 / 1 comment

Arthur Chu is the 2014 version of Jeremy Lin. I know it’s weird to compare an NBA player to a nerdy Jeopardy! contestant, but in many ways Chu and Lin are similar when you view them through the Asian-American lens.  

Claiming a relative with Medi-Cal as a Dependent

February 26, 2014 / 2 comments

What I Found Out Today: I went in to do my taxes early this season and in the process of determining what other deductions we may have, we realized that we could claim my grandmother as a dependent. 

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What does “yarrağimi ye fener” mean?

February 23, 2014 / 0 comments

What I Found Out Today: Yesterday, a random Twitter user tweeted at me and asked me to tweet out “Yarrağimi Ye Fener.”  

CAPTCHAs are a great source for big pharma drug naming!

February 19, 2014 / 0 comments

Are you a big pharma company or biotech looking to name their next multibillion dollar drug? Just leverage CAPTCHAs

R.I.P. Bob McWilliams

February 17, 2014 / 0 comments

I was saddened to hear about the passing of one of my good friends Robert McWilliams last week.

Migraine Headache by Picasso / Weeping Woman sketch

Use OTC migraine medication for hangover relief

February 15, 2014 / 1 comment

This works. This really works. I think. Over the counter migraine medication works wonders for hangovers. Whenever my head feels like a Picasso painting, the first thing I do in the morning is to take two OTC migraine caplets

The perfect gifts for mahjong lovers (or Chinese parents)

February 13, 2014 / 2 comments

Do you have Chinese parents like I have Chinese parents? Do they play mahjong way too much? Me too. If your Chinese parents are anything like my Chinese parents, then they’re also way too practical. 

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