Monthly Archives: June 2008

flipping for flip video

Busy, young professionals pack a lot into each day—work, lunch dates, working out, concerts, cocktails, clubbing. Never know when a random moment of recordable fun will pop up. Welcome the Flip. The Flip is a teeny camcorder that fits nicely into a pocket or purse, readily accessible for recording up to 60 minutes of footage. Bonus:…

get on the megabus

What’s the Megabus? Literally, it’s a BIG ass bus. The double-decker moving monolith holds about 90 people and operates out of Los Angeles to seven Southwestern cities, and from Chicago to 17 Midwestern cities. And it just launched service to the Northeast out of New York. Tickets for the Megabus are CHEAP. How cheap? Let’s compare:…

walkability rules

Walkscore was created to help people find walkable places to live. But we receommend taking it to the next level and using the service to help you navigate the streets! Find your nearest library, dog park, doctor, or restaurant. Just plug in an address and watch it work. Walkscore is powered by Google, so you’re…

greatgreengoods

Earth-friendly readers must keep an eye on GreatGreenGoods, a shopping blog that features recycled EVERYTHING.   This is mostly a site for the unusual…think biodegradable pet waste bags, an Our Lady of Guadalupe figure made from a recycled circuit board, and something called an “e-cigarette,” a steel encased tube that emits vapor, for those who…

take a bike!

Did you know? A half-hour commute by bicycle burns about 8 calories per minute, or 24 pounds of fat per year. And for every 5-mile trip you cycle rather than drive, you save 1 kg of carbon dioxide (based on  200 g/km by car). Source: “How Can I Stop Climate Change?” And, with gas prices now exceeding $4/gallon…

repost: to buy or not to buy…

…that is the question! The New York Times just put out this neat tool that compares the costs of renting and purchasing equivalent homes. We think it’s a worthy addition to/repost of our February post covering the same topic: With the current mortgage and housing mess in the United States, many people are finding that renting is…

dim it down

Dimmer switches rule! Not only do they result in light that is customizable throughout the day, dimming any light bulb about 25 percent (including incandescents) uses about 20 percent less energy (according to The Green Guide 2008).  Dimming one 75-watt incandescent by 25 percent for only 4 hours a day will save some 30 pounds of carbon…