Vintage Ads: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination In Marketing
Posted by erick99, Jun 10, 2012
In my social psychology class I show about 70 ads that show that the times have changed in terms of stereotypes (thoughts),  prejudice (feelings), and discrimination (action).  It's...
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Services I do not need and fees I do not pay
Posted by lilywow, Jun 09, 2012
1) Overweight Luggage- The fees for overweight luggage can put a damper on your wallet when traveling. The cost of overweight baggage ranges from $50 - $200. I am a light packer, so hopefully will...
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Funny Product Advertisements
Posted by erick99, Jun 09, 2012
I just happened to see one of these today while surfing so decided to surf some more and laugh some more.  I then decided that since it had to do with products it would be okay to make a page...
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Retail Markup For A Variety Of Products
Posted by erick99, Jun 08, 2012
This might have been the most difficult Page that I have researched.  There are no sites that give you nice lists and many of them were clearly written by folks that were guessing.  There...
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A Collection Of Truly Strange Laws In the United States
Posted by erick99, Jun 08, 2012
I'm not sure what prompted me to think about this subject but after surfing the topic a bit online I decided it would make an interesting Page for  Below are some of the laws, that...
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My 'want list' and things I've bought from Dealsplus listings
Posted by lilywow, Jun 07, 2012
Here are some of the things on my want list for this summer: When people ask me what I want for my birthday I usually have no idea, but this year, I am armed and dangerous LOL...
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Patents That Make You Scratch Your Head
Posted by erick99, Jun 07, 2012
I enjoy reading about ideas that successfully get through the patent office that go nowhere and it's pretty clear why they didn't. Still, you have the admire the persistence of the person who guided...
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Five Great Sets Of Over-The-Ears Headphones
Posted by erick99, Jun 07, 2012
I've assembled a set of over-the-ear headphones that I hope will appeal to those that are interesting in aquiring a set.  I started buying this style of headphones back in the mid 70s with my...
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Somewhat Unusual Father's Day Gifts For 2012
Posted by erick99, Jun 03, 2012
Being a dad I am usually curious as to what my two sons might come up with for Father's Day.  Last year I got an infrared foot massager.  That was actually a pretty cool gift and I use it fairly...
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A (Reluctant) Suggested List Of Self-Help Psychology Books
Posted by erick99, Jun 02, 2012
I say reluctant because most self-help psychology books are pretty much crap.  The author has often simply found something that worked for him/her and believe that whatever they did can be...
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The Most Consumed Foods In the U.S.
Posted by erick99, Jun 02, 2012
This list probably says something about our society though I don't know if it's good or bad.  It is interesting if nothing else.  These are not the most popular foods but, rather, the...
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Beat the summer heat with these refreshing ice drinks
Posted by lilywow, May 30, 2012
     Sparkling Peach Punch (Serves 6)    1 cup of water   1/3 cups of sugar  1/2 Can (3.29 ounce) of peach slices in light syrup 1 can (11.3...
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A Few Interesting Firsts In Personal Computing History
Posted by erick99, May 24, 2012
Things we hold in our hand and use so easily almost always started as a prototype in a lab or research facility.  They are usually quite large, crudely wired, but served the purpose of seeing if...
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Tip: Freezing Vegetables!
Posted by supercouponingmo, May 16, 2012
When you see vegetables on sale, buy extra and chop them up. Put them into a ziptop bag and then when you need them they are all ready for you. You can freeze peppers, celery, onions, asparagus,...
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Posted by supercouponingmo, May 16, 2012
1. If you do not want to have your personal e-mail box filled up with coupons, offers, surveys, etc. create a separate e-mail address for just that.  Some people even take it a step further and...
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Use your credit card when vacationing in a foreign country
Posted by lilywow, May 14, 2012
I just got back from Mexico on May 11, 2012. I bought a few things and charged it on my credit card. Here are some of my savings from currency exchange    This is a receipt...
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Gadgets Of The Expensive Kind: Part 1
Posted by erick99, May 12, 2012
Nobody loves gadgets more than I do.  Were I wealthy I would need a large facility just to store them.  But, I am not wealthy. I know I'm not wealthy because I don't own any of the gadgets...
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The Meanings Of The Colors Of Roses
Posted by erick99, May 12, 2012
I love to send roses, especially at the times my sweetheart least expects them.  Until a few years ago, I had no idea that there were meanings attached to the colors of roses.  I don't know...
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Mother's Day or Any Day...Great Gift Ideas for Gals
Posted by VirginiaPeanuts, May 11, 2012
I told my husband all I want for Mother's Day is one weekend day each month for me to just go do something alone or with friends for the day. We don't have a lot of disposable money so I'd probably...
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Electric Cars: What Could You Buy Now?
Posted by erick99, May 09, 2012
I'm not that impressed with hybrids as they seem too much of a half-way measure and the cool-gadget factor just isn't there for me.  But, actual electric cars - vehicles that are always driven...
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