This 'Piranha' (Pyranna) pries open sharp edged plastic shells

I rarely mention any of these As Seen on TV products but this 'piranha' has useful teeth. The Pyranna plastic package opener pries open the plastic shells Pyranna that now grace many consumer products from Flash Drives to Memory Sticks to Toys and more. A first hand demonstration yesterday convinced me of its usefulness. Say goodbye to these nasty finger cuts caused by sharp plastic edges. It is for now only available online ($9.95 each).

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Interruption Overload, Pickles and Time Management

Aug 23
Being always and easily connected can make starting something and finishing it in a timely fashion difficult. Warning: information overload (registration required) by Rhymer Rigby in today's Financial Times and Time Management: The Pickle Jar Theory by Jeremy Wright (2002, from the Archives of A List Apart) speak to the same topic of Overload. The same tools (Blackberry, E-Mail- Instant Messaging, Cell Phones and the rest) that are supposed to make us more efficient happen...
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5 Things To Eat Before You Die: A Guide to the Globe

Aug 25
Back in March, I wrote about 50 things you should eat before you die as compiled by the BBC. From Edinburgh, Scotland, Melissa of The Traveler's Lunchbox went searching for a more global view with a List of 5 things to Eat before you Die (the Foodblogger's guide to the globe) or should we call it My Favorite Things. So here's what my TOP 5 would look like today: -Cassoulet in Castelnaudary -Seafood Paella as...