Worrying times for African continent as Tunisia is defeated by England in FIFA World Cup

At the end of 90 minutes, Tunisia were left disappointed as they have yet to make a mark on the 2018 edition of FIFA World Cup being hosted in Russia. Continue reading “Worrying times for African continent as Tunisia is defeated by England in FIFA World Cup”

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Can I drop my package into one of those USPS mail collection boxes?

We all know that placing an envelope or letter with a stamp into a the USPS’s blue mailboxes on the corner will ultimately get it to it’s destination. Well, unless you’re unlucky enough to be on this postal carrier’s route. Continue reading “Can I drop my package into one of those USPS mail collection boxes?”

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

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. Continue reading “Stand Up MRI: Don’t go to the one in the East Village”

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

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). Continue reading “Claustrophobic? Try an upright MRI if anxious with standard MRI scanning machines”

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

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

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

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. Continue reading “Tips for selling used clothes for money at Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads”

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

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. Continue reading “Storage Wars’ Dan Dotson takes a 20% commission on every storage unit he auctions”

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

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. Continue reading “How to do a ZARA stock check to see if another ZARA has your size”

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

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. Continue reading “Can I deduct mortgage points as a tax deduction? Yes, but it depends”

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

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. Continue reading “How to turn a futon into a comfortable bed you actually look forward to sleeping on”

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

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. Continue reading “Julia Collins surpasses Arthur Chu, is Jeopardy’s Winningest Woman”

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

This year’s NBA playoffs has been the best first round series in NBA history. Continue reading “Here’s some Justin Bieber images in NBA team hats, jerseys, and bball caps”

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

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. Continue reading “How bad feelings can turn you into a jaded asshole without you knowing it”

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

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.   Continue reading “Arthur Chu is winning Jeopardy because he knows the answers to the clues”

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Claiming a relative with Medi-Cal as a Dependent

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.  Continue reading “Claiming a relative with Medi-Cal as a Dependent”

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