As 2013 comes to an end, I wanted to be sure to post a final “Start the Weekend Right” entry. Here are yet another set of links to help you start your weekend the right way and the last set of links that I’ll be posting for 2013. And again – if you find yourself visiting several websites on a daily basis, then I recommend you consider signing up for a free Feedly account. I don’t get anything for promoting Feedly – I just love the service and I think that it’s really a great RSS aggregator (it’s even better than the old Google Reader). And if you’re using another RSS aggregator, then please consider following JerseySmarts.com at http://www.jerseysmarts.com/feed/ or if you’re already on Feedly, then you can follow us by clicking here.
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Christmas Songology Winner: The Best Christmas Song Ever is…, Busted Halo
One of the radio shows that I listen to on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM is the Busted Halo Show. The show has a companion website that is much broader and covers a larger cross-section of how pop culture interacts with our Roman Catholic faith. Well, they hosted a “Best Christmas Song Ever” contest and I couldn’t agree more with the song they selected and who they chose as the optimal performer for the song.
Is an MBA Bubble Popping?, The Atlantic
Just like the recent media ]negativity around the glut of young lawyers who can’t find a job, it looks like we might be heading for a glut of MBAs out there who aren’t earning what they once might have earned. After working part-time in higher education for the last 7+ years, I can’t say that I disagree with the point that this author is making.
The Library Designed Like a Bookstore, Book Riot
One of the many new, great blogs that I started following this year is Book Riot. They have a lot of great content for folks who love literature like me. One of the articles from the last few weeks that really piqued my interest was this short photo essay about a library in The Netherlands that was built to look and feel like a bookstore. Check it out – it’s pretty cool!
An Epidemic Of Thirsty Men Is Making It Harder To Get Laid, Roosh V
If there’s one thing that pisses me off about modern man it’s that many of them are systemically weak. In other words, there are guys out there who put their manhood aside and desperately chase any female with a heartbeat in an attempt to create what they think is a sincere feeling of interest and intimacy. They’re wrong on so many levels that it’s hard to write about any one of their ridiculous actions here… luckily, you can read this entry from Roosh V about some of the pathetic moves from these thirsty guys.
7 year-end tax tips to keep Uncle Sam out of your wallet, Get Rich Slowly
With the end of the tax year coming in a few days, we should all be doing what we can to lower our total taxable income. For my part, I’ll be hiring a new accountant and giving him my collected insanity of a tax return to file in April 2014. Should be fun… for him!
Cut the cord: New HD antennas bring your monthly TV bill back to $0, Christian Science Monitor
Admittedly, I haven’t read this article yet, but it’s something that I’m very interested in learning more about. The cost of cable television is outrageous. I have hundreds of channels that I don’t watch and I shouldn’t be forced to pay for them because they’re part of a bundle or a package. A few years ago, Senator John McCain was pushing some legislation to decouple all of these channels and allow consumers to select and choose the channels that they wanted to pay for on their plan. I wonder why we’re not there yet?
The Case for Supporting Other Small Businesses, Inc.com
As the owner of two small businesses, I wholeheartedly agree with the point that Janine Popick makes in this article. Small businesses should be supporting one another and I try to do that as much as possible with my small business purchases. This is a good, quick read – so give it a shot.
10 things we’ve learned about fat, The Week
Like most folks out there I enjoy reading about the latest health studies around the major topics of the day. In this case, The Week has compiled a list of the ten things that we – as a society – have learned about fat. They provide links to the different studies that prove each of the ten points – it’s an interesting read.
Learn Your Target Net Worth Multiples to Guide Your Savings Plan, Lifehacker
This is a great article and the best part about it is the graphic at the top. It’s a quick, easy guide to how much your net worth has to be after a certain number of years in the workforce. It also shows what your net worth should be at different ages. It’s an interesting read, but somewhat technical once you click over to Financial Samurai so give yourself some time to review and re-read.
Can Wii Go On Without U?, Game|Life
This is one of the articles I read that informed my post from a week and a half ago about how to fix the blunder that the Wii U has become. This link leads to a few brief paragraphs and then to a podcast if you’re interested in hearing a discussion about this topic.
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