Category Archives: Budgeting

@nycework tweet digest: 05/26-31/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Slashing big bills; fingerprinting your success; charging mobile phones super-fast; levitating furniture; gadgets that led but weren’t followed; life imitating science fiction; even grandma has a drone…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 26 and May 31, 2013:

Oprah Winfrey's signature (Image credit: Wikipedia)
  • A quote by Oprah Winfrey on how to truly succeed;
  • an article about how publicly- and privately-owned drones are raising serious privacy concerns;
  • an article with video about Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old whose supercapacitor invention charges mobile phones in seconds;
  • an article about 27 science-fiction concepts that became scientific facts in 2012;
  • an article featuring 20 innovative, futuristic-looking pieces of home furnishing ranging from a levitating, cloud-shaped couch to a pod-shaped bathtub with built-in MP3 player;
  • an article about 5 gadgets that were commercially unsuccessful because they were too advanced for their time;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a post about how to quickly cut 5 big household bills.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/19-24/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Peeking into your future using big data; quick, homemade budget cuts; dirty ice in fast food places; you’re harboring moody bacteria; sustainable city farming; gadgets too advanced for their own good; daring to fail greatly…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 19 and May 24, 2013:

3D-modeled vertical farm

3D-modeled vertical farm
(Image credit: Cjacobs627 at en.wikipedia)

  • A quote by Robert F. Kennedy about the achievement ability of people who aren’t afraid to fail;
  • an article about scientists’ discovery that our bodies harbor kinds of bacteria that affect our health, our weight and our mood;
  • an article about a student’s experiment that found 70 percent of tested fast-food ice was dirtier than toilet water samples taken from the same establishment;
  • an article about how vertical farming using skyscraper greenhouses could produce sustainable, city-grown, inexpensive food;
  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);
  • an article about 5 old gadgets that didn’t become popular because they were ahead of their time;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about how information you share publicly might be used to predict your future.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
(Image credit: Wikipedia)

  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

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@nycework tweet digest: 05/05-10/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Rough Times begone; releasing the extraordinary person trapped within you; call me Mack the Scalpel; we know what you charged last summer; chow’s growing a mustache; why o why, robot; and, Action…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 5 and May 10, 2013:

TOPIO 3.0 - Humanoid Robot at IREX 2009, Tokyo, Japan

TOPIO 3.0 – Humanoid Robot at IREX 2009, Tokyo, Japan
(Photo credit: Humanrobo)

  • A quote by Jean Houston about how extraordinary you really are;
  • an article about how to stay awesome by constantly upgrading your mind, your relationships and your skills;
  • an article listing 5 healthy financial habits that’ll get you through economic booms and busts;
  • an article about how human hair is an ingredient commonly found in commercial bread;
  • an infographic with tips on how to make quality, professional-grade business videos;
  • an article about what it potentially means when robots take over tasks done by humans;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about sneaky practices used by credit card companies to invade cardholder privacy.

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@nycework tweet digest: 04/21-26/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? How much for that sourpuss; because I’m awesome and can do anything; race matters; embracing your blind spot; SSN undercover; Saving Private Energy; and culling Mars invaders…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between April 21 and April 26, 2013:

Wooden Sculpture of Science Genetics

Wooden Sculpture of Science Genetics
(Photo credit: epSos.de)

  • A quote by Henry David Thoreau about bartering your life;
  • an article discussing 6 principles to systematically build your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual capacity;
  • an article describing the result of Washington University‘s research to discover genetic differences between “races”;
  • an article about a space project that’s screening volunteers for a reality TV-style, one-way mission to Mars;
  • an article explaining why you’re blind for about 40 minutes every day;
  • an infographic energy-savings guide for homeowners;
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest with a post about five scenarios where saying no to requests for your Social Security number is OK…and more.

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Living Frugally in New York City

This amNewYork article by Sheila Anne Feeney shares some ideas and tips on how New Yorkers can have fun ‘stretching dollars.’

Two examples of online bargains listed in the article’s sidebar are:

  • TheSkint.com – a newsletter about free/cheap events in New York City
  • GrowNYC.org/swap – a list of scheduled swap meets in New York City

The article is a worthwhile read for NYC’s budget-conscious individual.


Article: Frugalistas Refuse to Spend at N.Y. Pace: Finding
Deals Outside of Mainstream Retail

Author: Sheila Anne Feeney