1. Send a package for less. Shipgooder.com compares prices from major carriers as well as local delivery services. A Wall Street Journal comparison revealed a difference of almost $30 in one instance.
2. Ask your doctor about using one drug to treat two conditions. There are a surprising number of two-for-one pills, according to Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, in 101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care A few examples: a calcium channel blocker for high blood pressure and migraines, spironolactone for swollen ankles and PMS, and muscle relaxers for back pain and sleeplessness.
3. Keep track of product manuals … by not keeping track. You can access most user guides at manufacturers’ websites when you need them, writes J. D. Biersdorfer in the New York Times. You can also find help at manualsonline.com and retrevo.com.
4. Keep your car running. A cell-phone-size diagnostic device called CarMD “taps into your car’s onboard computer system, then lets you upload the results to a website that provides an almost-plain-English description of what’s wrong,” according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The newly revamped tool ($98.99) also estimates repair costs.
5. Knock back a beer for charity! For every bottle of SOS—A Charitable Pilsner that the Louisiana brewery Abita sells, it will donate 75 cents to those affected by the BP oil spill. (Garden & Gun magazine says Abita’s Restoration Ale generated more than $500,000 after Katrina.) The beer—not just some microbrew with micro-distribution—will be sold in 41 states.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.