Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!

Planet Money podcasts rock! my favorite episodes!
Why Planet Money Rocks! Planet Money (NPR) podcasts are awesome! the podcast on anything related to finance, economy,  money with plenty of social commentary mixed in, are thoroughly entertaining, thought provoking ,downright frustrating  and most of all enlightening. In my daily diet of podcasts, Planet Money are  almost always universally excellent, the wide variety of ...

Do only sick older people watch the evening news? 6

Do only sick older people watch the evening news?
My  daily routine after I get home from the gym or work, is to have a late dinner and then check out the evening news that I DVR’d . I don’t watch it live because I’m not home around 6:30p, so I just record it and watch it later, plus I can fast forward through ...

Benefits of quitting…

Benefits of quitting...
So this week I came across an interesting Freakonomics podcast , which was actually just a re-broadcast that previously aired. The podcast was titled The Upside of Quitting  the podcast goes on to explore from an economic angle the pro’s and cons of quitting, and challenges the old adage, Quitters never win, and winners never quit.. It ...

Nutrition and Longevity: a “fast” way to a long life.

Nutrition and Longevity: a
I ran across an interesting documentary on PBS recently Eat, Fast and Live Longer with Michael Mosley (watch is soon, free on-line video until 5/10).  In a nutshell  British journalist Michael Mosley goes about speaking with established researchers at US universities about the benefits of caloric restricted diets and how they can improve overall health and longevity. ...

Air show Photography 2

Air show Photography
One of the fun things I’ve done in recent years, was attend several air shows, not only to enjoy the entertaining displays of aerobatic military and civilian aircraft, but also to test out my photography skills in capturing really fast action..   I love taking action photography especially of  sports,cycling,  auto and motor racing, air shows, boating etc. There’s ...

Photography tips for memorable photos 1

Photography tips for memorable photos
Although I have  not mentioned it much on this blog, Photography is one of my hobbies, so  I’m an amateur at it, but I always like to learn , try new gadgets or apply new techniques. I’m a big fan of sports photography (even when I’m in the sport) or  other action photos (like air shows, soccer ...

Common sense ways to prevent identity theft. 6

Common sense ways to prevent identity theft.
Identity theft as we know it today is on the rise. It’s rather simple in a well connected world that thieves and other miscreants  can glean a couple of bits of our personal data SSN, date of birth address etc. and then begin formulating a new false identity from which they hope to profit for personal gain. Much of ...

Future of high-speed travel is not by air but by “rail” 8

Future of high-speed travel is not by air but by
The more you live the more you realize how things change. While your going through it,change sometimes seems to take forever but only when we reflect back does it seem so obvious and apparent. Oddly  one area of change that hasn’t progressed much since my birth in the early seventies is that of high-speed travel, ...

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts… 2

Why no Prize-linked savings accounts...
How many of you out there have heard of the Powerball ? Megaball? MegaMillions? or any other of the hundreds of lotteries and games? now, how many have heard of prize-linked savings accounts? Not many, there’s a simple reason, that’s because they don’t really exist here in the U.S. (there are a couple experiments see ...