Translation is our Turf. No Machines allowed


Robots and computers are fixtures in many of today’s highly industrialized production facilities, taking over jobs that exclusively belonged to factory workers that have long since vacated their posts for metal employees that never go on break, never get sick and never form unions. For companies, it was an easy call - machines were faster, stronger and more accurate than humans when it came to repetitive tasks and mindless grunt work. Human Language is for Humans The world of linguistics is a different beast altogether. Despite the best efforts of tech behemoths Google and Microsoft to provide us with exceptionally…

Ladies: Stop Asking For A Diamond Engagement Ring


If there's a bigger racket than the wedding industry, I've yet to encounter it. It all starts with the engagement process. First a guy has to drop thousands of dollars on a ring with a diamond on it, because that's what tradition dictates. Most guys don't have thousands of dollars just sitting around, so they're forced to finance the rock. Then, there's all this pressure to make the moment perfect. Hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars are spent on things like booze, flowers, trips, and other luxurious extravagances just to make that special moment perfect for the lady. It's not…

Green Moving Advice: Tips on Making Your Next Move Environmentally Friendly


Have you been making a conscious effort to reduce your carbon footprint? If so, congratulations! There are plenty of things we can do to help save the environment we live in. With new technologies and creativity, you can go green with just about everything you do. If you have an impending move coming up, you’re probably thinking about all the moving supplies you’re going to be using and the amount of fuel you’ll be burning to get to the new location.  The good news… you can make your move green too! Here are some tips you may not have thought…

Xero vs. Wave: 5 Quick Comparisons Before Making Your Purchase


Here’s the scenario: You’re a small business owner with less than 10 employees and business is going really well. That means you need to make sure your financials are accurate and everything that’s in the bank is showing up on your general ledger. It’s time to shop for accounting software. You know what you want to operate in the cloud, giving you the freedom to check on your business from anywhere in the world. But what do you go with? There are a few options, but we’ll focus on Xero and Wave. Both can handle a slew of accounting tasks,…

Why Must We Give New?


I've been invited to a bridal shower for the brother of my daughter-in-law. All well and good. My daughter-in-law and granddaughter will be going so it will be a nice way to visit. The bride and groom, like many, have set up a wedding registry to help guests select a useful gift. So far so good, why give something the bride or groom won't use. I get it that helping out the formation of a new household is helpful. There are so many things needed to run a home that it is overwhelming to have to go out and buy…

One Easy Way To Reduce Food Costs


After years of eating too many of my meals out (and after many prods from the owner of this blog, who constantly made fun of me about it), I have become one of those guys who eats the majority of his food at home. And honestly, it was my own stupid fault. I didn't realize that cooking was ridiculously easy if you stick to the basics and have the internet explain things to you. Sure, I can't pickle a yam, but I can cook a decent chicken, steak, or meatball. Add some vegetables, and that's a meal. It takes mere minutes away…