Last week Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack which nobody found out about until yesterday. She wrote about the event on her blog, rosie.com
I would expect from now on every A-C list star writes something about their near death experience!
But neither one of those companies worry Google executives as much as another that is actively taking money out of their pockets.
Google’s real rival, and real competition to watch over the next few years is Amazon.
Google is a search company, but the searches that it actually makes money from are the searches people do before they are about to buy something online. These commercial searches make up about 20 percent of total Google searches. Those searches are where the ads are.
What Googlers worry about in private is a growing trend among consumers to skip Google altogether, and to just go ahead and search for the product they would like to buy on Amazon.com, or, on mobile in an Amazon app.
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You’re going to be living in the dorms this year at A&M and you’re questioning, What should I bring?” You would be better off asking “What don’t I really need?” Here’s the deal, you want to feel at home BUT not cramped. Check out this list of What NOT to bring to a dorm room from cnn.com
There are a number of ways in which college students make them feel even more remote and dingy. And by avoiding these mistakes, you can make your dorm-room memories a little less regrettable.
You don’t have room for everything; you barely have room for anything. Taking along the extra pillows and stuffed animals and lava lamp and 14 pairs of shoes and unneeded sports equipment is not going to work out well.
One key to surviving dorm life is making the most of the least space. Think of the area under your bed as your closet, and try to fit a season’s worth of folded clothing, shoes, and a much-needed-but-still-mini ironing board underneath.
Plastic bins can help here. Hanging shoe organizers are also a good idea for whatever closet space you do get – or the back of your door, if necessary.
You’re gonna need some basics, though. Start with sheets, and find out early if you’ll need the regular or extra long twin size. Then, choose something comfortable (cotton jersey is a good, affordable option); you might feel a little uneasy sleeping away from your home bed, and you won’t want to curl up on sandpaper.
You’ll also need a pillow and a comforter, a shower caddy (filled with products that’ll get you clean), and a toiletry bag for your toothbrush, cologne, deodorant and makeup. A robe is also a good idea for getting to and from the bathroom.
Leslie Sherman Jackson, a contributor to the Dallas Morning News, points out that “in addition to a folding hamper for dirty clothes, a plastic laundry basket comes in handy for transporting” whatever you need it to transport.
So when you go shopping, head to the bed, bath, and container departments and ask what they’ve got for a college dorm room. Then, try to fit what you’re bringing to school into what you buy for school.
Lighting can change everything from the “mood” to your ability to cram at 3 a.m. without infuriating your roommate. Yes, your new home will come with some sort of overhead florescent, but it will make your living space look like a 1980s kitchen. (Your parents will get that.)
You’ll want your dorm room to feel more like a living room. Some inexpensive, rugged floor or desk lamps will get you through a couple years, and they’ll make your room seem warmer.
And a clamp lamp will let you read while your roommate snores.
It’s understandable why people living in a sea of strangers want to show their individuality through trophies, flags, dilapidated bouquets and posters. But you might not have much wall space, and your roommate may not share your passion for Justin Bieber.
Start with a couple mementos of home: one or two framed photos of family, a book your best friend gave you, and the alarm clock you got as a going-away gift. If your room looks sparse, you can always decorate more later on – and even tag team with your roommate on curtains and an area rug.
One thing you don’t want to do is decorate with items you’d otherwise throw away. Torn-out pages from magazines should probably be recycled. So should cans: They look bad, smell worse, and tip over easily. (Plus, they attract bugs if they’re not rinsed, and how many people who decorate with cans actually rinse them? Exactly.)
Your dorm room should not resemble a neglected frat house. But while we’re on the subject…
Playing garbage Jenga
The game is to stack discarded fast food bags and containers as high as they’ll go until the whole structure crashes down to the roaches. The one who tipped it has to clean it up and take it out.
This is the intersection between fun and unsanitary. The problem is that it lures pests and repels friends when you want to do the opposite. And it’s not just trash heaps that offend.
Wadding and piling
…sounds like a grunge band. But any kind of pile – clothes, shoes, papers, food – is a bad thing in a dorm room.
A little housekeeping goes a long way in making a room more desirable. If that means taking out the trash when its height is equal to that of its container – or shoving shoes under the bedskirt when company comes calling – the payoff will be a reputation as the clean one.
And if you don’t like your roommate (you probably won’t like your roommate), you’ll have a better chance of finding a new roommate if you’re the clean one.
What’s your Advice on what not to bring to a dorm room?
Lady Gaga’s new commercial for her perfume “Fame” is out. Last year Mother Monster announced that “Blood and semen” would be in the perfume. Also, that the fragrance will smell “like an expensive hooker.” I literally have no words for this.
In the 34-second trailer, the pop star dons a series of bizarrely futuristic outfits, emerges from some kind of black goop, screams and gets scaled by dozens of tiny men. Yes, it’s a lot to process.
“The fragrance is called Fame,” Gaga told Vogue’s September issue. “It must be black. It must be enticing. You must want to lick and touch and feel it, but the look of it must terrify you.” (We have no idea what that means.)
Fame will hit shelves at Macy’s Wednesday. Get ready to smell Little Monsters everywhere! (like an expensive hooker)
Amazon Student: Instead of scouring the bookstore shelves for your child’s textbooks, let Amazon Student do all the work. Grab your list of must-have books and use this app to scan barcodes and buy your semester’s textbooks with just a few taps.
iHomework: This app allows you or your high schooler to manage assignments, due dates, course schedules and even helps organize reading assignments and extra-curricular activities. Juggle everything that school throws your way with this multitasking assistant.
Mint.com: Spending can get a little out of control for school stuff. Mint.com Manages all of your accounts, set up a spending and savings plan, and even get alerts when you’Misplace your iPad while rushing to make your kids’ soccer game? Pinpoint the exact location of your device with Find My iPhone, which also protects your data. ve gone off plan.
Find my iPhone: Misplace your iPad while rushing around on your first week of class? Pinpoint the exact location of your device with Find My iPhone, which also protects your data.
These sound pretty helpful, actually. See the full list of apps HERE