Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fold a Dress Shirt

Lifehacker has a post, with a video, on how to fold a shirt. I'm pretty sure that this is the method that my aunt tried to teach me everytime I went for a visit. Her method kept the shirts unwrinkled even when stuffed into a duffle bag for the train ride back to London.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bacon Sandwich Really Does Help Hangover

The Telegraph reports that bacon sandwiches really do help cure a hangover.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Planets during eclipse over Great Wall

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a nice shot of four planets lined up in the sky during the recent solar eclipse in China.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Protect your wallet with a baby picture

The Times has an article about a proven way to improve your chances of getting a lost wallet back - put a baby picture in it.

When faced with the photograph of the baby people were far more likely to send the wallet back, the study found. In fact, only one in ten were hard-hearted enough not to do so. With no picture to tug at the emotions, just one in seven were sent back.

Friday, July 17, 2009

US Social Security Numbers not so hard to guess

Slate has an article illustrating a flaw in American Social Security Numbers. Apparently if you know where and when someone was born you can make a pretty good guess at their SSN.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

NYC Travel Times would be a handy website if you were looking for a place to live (or a hotel I suppose) in New York City. You type in an address and it gives you a heat map showing how long it takes to get from that address to other places in NYC.