Technologies That Irritate Us All

From the time that our smartphones, tablets, and alarm clocks wake us in the morning, most of our daily lives are controlled by technology of some type. For the most part, we have embraced technology and have become dependent on computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices to complete our daily activities. These activities, whether completed…

The 35 MPG SUV? There’s a Catch

Despite the rise in gasoline prices, many Americans are reluctant to give up their sport utility vehicles (SUV). The comfort and convenience of these vehicles are treasured traits among families with cargo-hauling needs. The automakers have been transitioning their offerings from traditional body-on-frame truck-based SUVs to unibody car-based crossovers, but regardless of the under-body architecture,…

The Toyota Prius C Delivers Bang for the Buck

It’s a common misconception that hybrid cars are too expensive. Many folks believe that the initial added cost of a hybrid drivetrain cannot be recouped over time. While that may be true in some cases, in others it is not. Case in point: the Toyota Prius C. In other countries around the world, the Prius…

Dog Food Delivery?

While there are lots of things that make you run out of the house at the last minute, for a dog owner, dog food has to be at the top of the list. Think about the number of times you’ve had to make a last minute trip to the market, just to keep Fido fed….

Chevy Cruze ECO: Is America Ready to Shift (Again)?

It’s been said that approximately ten percent of the new cars sold in America today are equipped with manual transmissions, with the numbers slipping dramatically over the years. Have Americans become too lazy to shift gears for themselves? Enter the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO. The Cruze ECO uses a tiny turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder engine…

Do Fuzzy Slippers Impact Productivity?

I’ve been working from home for longer than I want to remember. Things tend to blur from one day to the next, from one week to the other, from month-to-month, and dare I say it, between years. When you have a home office, the daily ritual of getting dressed for work can slip by the…