Keith Chen, an associate professor of economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, recently completed research that explored how people’s economic choices are influenced by the language they speak. What can we learn from linguists? That languages without a concept for the future — “It rain tomorrow,” instead of “It will rain tomorrow” — … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Saving for Retirement
The Jetta is VW’s top selling model in the states, and the brand hopes the updates in the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8 TSI will be enough to continue that role. The sixth-generation Jetta is built upon a platform first introduced in 2011 and it is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged, intercooled and direct-injected four-cylinder … Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8 TSI — Review
Long lines at security, cramped airline seats, moody flight attendants, obnoxious fellow passengers, a dead Kindle battery, lost luggage, all indignities suffered by travelers that could ruin any trip. Travel doesn’t have to be bad though, with proper planning, a few helpful tools and the right attitude travel by plane, train or automobile can be … Continue reading Tips For Smart, Safe and More Enjoyable Travel
When teens read FLEX magazine and other trash body building rags, they get the idea that all they have to do to look like Phil Heath or any other pro is workout really, really hard and take all the supplements the guys promote. This is a cruel joke that leaves teens poor, depressed, and with … Continue reading How Big Can You Get Without Steroids?
It all started when Apple introduced the first iPhone in 2007. Fifty-eight percent of American adults have a smartphone today, I have an iPhone in both front pockets. It’s hard to remember life prior to the smartphone, which may, in part, be due to the fact that we check the damn things 150 times a … Continue reading Embracing Boredom
I’ve driven a number of Audi vehicles over the years, and I’ve yet to encounter one that I did not enjoy driving. It has created a bit of a love/hate relationship with the brand for me. I love driving an Audi, I hate reviewing one because it’s so hard to sound impartial. Hell, I have … Continue reading 2015 Audi allroad 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic — Review
In 2007 I decided to get serious about weight lifting. I scoured the internet for a place to start and nearly every source pointed in one direction, Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength (SS). So what is Starting Strength, who does it work for, what are the programs’ pros and cons? “Starting Strength” is a book by Mark … Continue reading Understanding Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength