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Apple TV

Apple TV

We admit that we were a bit leery of seemingly adding yet another level of complexity to our High Definition TV . . . but we were wrong. The diminutive Apple TV box just needs a regular AC outlet and an HDMI input on your flat screen and you will be led through an easy

Movie Review: The Heat

Movie Review: The Heat

If you’ve read enough of our reviews here, you probably know that we have a soft spot for comedies.  After all, why spend good money to go to a movie and come out feeling worse than you did when you went in? Well, we think you will certainly be smiling when you leave the theater

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Movie Review: Man of Steel

The Superman franchise got its start in the 1930s as a comic book, ultimately becoming a cultural icon for the ages.  Like Twinkies, it is a truly American creation that has transcended geographical boundaries. The latest Superman film, “Man of Steel,” is yet another updating of the story of Kal-El’s life.  It starts with his

Stick-N-Find

Stick-N-Find

This company has made a small (quarter-sized) disk with a strong adhesive backing that can be effectively tracked by a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.  It works. The sensor comes in a variety of colors, has a light and buzzer (so it can be located in the dark), and is powered by a user-replaceable battery that lasts about

Book Review: What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

Book Review: What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

“What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” – By Daniel Bergner Just the title would seem to guarantee it as a popular beach-read this summer by both men and women!  Whetting one’s literary appetite, Daniel Bergner’s book was recently excerpted as the cover story in the New York Times Magazine (May

Movie: The Internship

Movie: The Internship

The audience “sweet spot” for this movie is anyone who was born in the 1970s.  However, there are laughs to be had for almost any one of us, especially if you have enjoyed the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film pairings (“Wedding Crashers”) in the past. Wilson and Vaughn are salesmen who are suddenly unemployed as a

Movie Review: Now You See Me

Movie Review: Now You See Me

A lot of money went into making this film and it’s all up there on the screen.  Big effects and equally big-name talent perform larger-than-life feats of prestidigitation as part of the plotline. Briefly, four illusionists are recruited by a mysterious individual who wants them to continually up their game while extracting a measure of

Robot and Frank:

Robot and Frank:

If you have read our book, Suddenly Solo, you know we strongly recommend getting off your butt and putting yourself out there! The public library in my town shows semi-recent and classic films two or three times a week and they’re free!  That’s how I got to see this wonderfully acted, little off-beat comedy. Set

Book Review: Six Years by Harlan Coben

Book Review: Six Years by Harlan Coben

We have written about pursuing our “lost loves” and how it can be part of a natural reaction to achieve some closure (or reopening!) of a previous chapter in our lives. Harlan Coben does a wonderful job of taking this concept and making it part of a satisfying mystery/thriller/love story in Six Years.  College professor

The Lazy Man’s Way to Dental Flossing

The Lazy Man’s Way to Dental Flossing

Our own Suddenly Solo survey revealed that your smile is the first thing women notice about you (this has been validated by similar surveys from many internet dating sites!).  And good oral hygiene makes sense on more than an aesthetic level… gum disease, tooth decay, etc. are no picnic. Besides brushing, flossing is a must

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