I did a graduate degree straight out of undergrad. I was almost 24 with a Master's degree and no work experience, but I assumed that a grad degree was enough to get me in the door. That was 5 years ago and I've worked several part time jobs, a full time job that I hated for a year and now finally into a career that… » 7/23/14 9:24am 7/23/14 9:24am

And this is why we are currently waiting on a house to be built for us. It's 5 blocks from the ocean yet is one of the few areas in the town that doesn't require flood insurance. It's got a new 30 year roof, new plumbing/electrical, and no issues left behind by the former owners. I'm a bit of a neat freak and can't… » 7/15/14 6:24pm 7/15/14 6:24pm

Definitely agree and can add they have excellent customer service. I used them only once about a year ago after my brother's recommendation. I'm used to paying about $300-400 for a pair of glasses due to my prescription and desire not to wear hideous frames. I got a pair from them for about $75 since the frames… » 7/10/14 7:00am 7/10/14 7:00am

I doubt she could make it a month on what we feed our cats. They each get about 2-3 ounces a day of ground, raw chicken. It includes raw bones and organs, everything but the feathers, beaks, and feet. Then add a few vitamins and plant matter to replicate the stomach contents of any potential prey.

Our cats are as… » 7/07/14 9:47am 7/07/14 9:47am

Ugh... I need this. This is exactly what I want my home office to look like, except mine would include a stylish but functional space for my Xbox. I want that chair SOOOOOOOOOOO bad.

Also, anyone know that desk? I have something similar but with more drawers and elevated space. I want something simple with a large… » 7/02/14 6:05pm 7/02/14 6:05pm

Couldn't agree more about rooting a stock phone and then using xposed to do the rest. On my Galaxy Nexus I could only run AOKP roms because of the mods they had baked into the rom. I tried others and always came right back. I was really bummed when I got the M8 that there wasn't an official AOKP release.

Then I… » 7/02/14 10:33am 7/02/14 10:33am

I'd like to try a real life comparison to my HTC One M8. I'm mostly interested to see if the 3 GB of RAM really makes a noticeable difference, because the M8 with only 2 gigs really flies.

I'd also be interested in comparing CM11 vs Sense, because I have to say that HTC really nailed how a manufacturer skin should be.… » 7/02/14 10:41am 7/02/14 10:41am

Wifi Scheduler is a great tool to toggle your wifi on/off based on which cell tower you are using. I used Tasker for years to do this, but it was a very convoluted method involving 5 different profiles that seem to get very unreliable after my recent upgrade to an HTC One M8.

With Wifi Scheduler, it takes a few days… » 7/01/14 10:59am 7/01/14 10:59am

My two cents is more a comment on the principle and less actually about headphones. I completely agree that it comes down to what you're using them for and, of course, the quality of the source audio. As you said, there is a point where only the top eschelon audiophiles will notice a difference. Before that point… » 6/30/14 11:42am 6/30/14 11:42am

Deferment and forbearance were life savers for me. After graduating, it took me about 6 months to get on my feet (I got married in there too) and then they kept messing up my paperwork while I was trying to consolidate into the IBR plan. Rather than being stuck with payments while I had no job and they couldn't get… » 6/27/14 10:53am 6/27/14 10:53am

I don't see how anyone could argue for not rooting if they have experienced the deeper functions of Tasker, or anything really from the xposed framework. I also really enjoy Greenify and some root features of Wakelock Detector/Better Battery Stats to really hone in my battery. Others have mentioned Titanium and a… » 6/26/14 1:39pm 6/26/14 1:39pm

Who goes on vacation and just has two cocktails? I'm sure it varies based on age, location, and family status but that just doesn't sound like a fun vacation. When my wife and I go on vacation, it usually involves the first drink by noon. Sure, we're 28/29 and without children as are our friends we go on trips… » 6/26/14 7:59am 6/26/14 7:59am

We just bought a new home that will be finish being constructed around October 1. I feel like a lot of this should be advised by the real estate agent. However, this is our first home so maybe we just got lucky and our agent has already started warning us about such costs. Of course there are those that don't even… » 6/23/14 7:56am 6/23/14 7:56am