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Jobs-Gore 08? The most popular Democratic ad is on the iPhone

Apple's iPhone demos are the most viewed Democratic ads on the web. iPhone's web browser demo highlights a New York Times cover story on the Democrats taking control of Congress. [more]

Poll: Would you support the Consumerist in the Dell scandal?

Update: Dell has apologized! Richard from Dell has informed us that not only is Dell apologizing to the Consumerist, but Dell will also work on reforming some of their more confusing pricing practices. Great job Richard. [more]

The Trouble With Women

HR Manager: "What's wrong with her?" Foreman: "Well, she's a woman isn't she?" This campy 1959 training film provides an interesting look at how women were perceived in the workplace 40 years ago. (Link) [more]

Free Children's Book from Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble is giving away free children's books from May 29th to September 2nd, 2007. To qualify for the promotion, have your kids read any eight books and write down their favorite bits from each book on a journal provided by Barnes and Noble. [more]

With record high gas prices, is flying now cheaper than driving?

Given the record high gas prices, is it now cheaper to fly than to drive for long distance road trips? NPR recently analyzed the cost of a typical family road trip by plane, train, bus and automobile. [more]

How George Washington dealt with British bioterrorism

Over 130,000 Americans died from smallpox during the War of Independence. Documents released by the National Archives show evidence that the British may have used smallpox as an insidious biological weapon against the colonists. [more]

"Nowhere are we commissioned to reform the externals."

Can you guess who is responsible for the following quote? [more]

Inventor of Mother's Day Wants You To Stop Wasting Money

Americans are planning to spend an average of $139 on Mother's Day gifts this year. [more]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Co-op Blogger

With 86,400 blogs being created everyday, a problogger needs to be more than just a good writer if he wants to succeed. To stand out from the crowd, he also has to be a great mar

How To Build Your Own Air Horn In 3 Minutes

Air horns are perfect for sporting events, parties, and basically any situation where you want to be obnoxious. Unfortunately, a good air horn can cost anywhere from $7 to $20. Fear not sports fans. [more]

You Can't Trust Reviews From PC World and MacWorld

PC World's Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken resigned Tuesday because the magazine's publisher pressured him to "avoid stories that were critical of major advertisors," according to reports by News.com and Wired. When asked for a co [more]

Blingo: Get Free Stuff For Using Google

We use Google countless times a day. Now we can win free prizes while doing our daily searches by using Blingo, a Google-powered search engine. I've personally switched to Blingo and this is why: [more]

Do You Have To Be Smart To Be Rich? University Study Says No

Next time you complain about being poor, don't blame it on your intelligence. [more]

Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage?

Can acetone dramatically increase your gas mileage? Wise Bread reader Kip Kay told us that by adding pure acetone into his gas tank, his car now gets 10 extra miles per gallon.

83rd Carnival of Debt Reduction Webcomics Edition

Welcome fellow taxpayers and Lifehackers to the 83rd Carnival of Debt Reduction! To alleviate some of the tax day gloom, I randomly attached some links to webcomics throughout the posts. Think of them as easter eggs you never knew you wanted. [more]

What are your chances of getting audited by the IRS? Your guess is probably wrong

According to this Kiplinger's tax tip video, only 1 in 150 personal tax returns get audited. Realistically speaking, your odds of getting audited are probably even lower than that. In fact, it's virtually zero. [more]

Let Gmail Solve Your Document Retention Problems

According to the White House spokesman Scott Stanzel, the White House lost crucial e-mails because of: [more]

To: The Decider: Let Gmail Solve Your Document Retention Problems

According to the White House spokesman Scott Stanzel, the White House lost crucial e-mails because: [more]

Build your own shopping search engine in 5 minutes

Fed up with irrelevant Google search results, I customized a new search engine to search only the top bargain sites I trust. Permanent link to search engine. [more]

Reply to Jimmy Ruska's "reddit has flaws"

JimmyR is one of my favorites websites, and I generally agree with the author's views. But I respectfully disagree with his latest criticism of reddit. [more]