Planning a unique wedding to call your own? The pinnacle of a geeky themed reception has to be the cake. Get inspired by these towering wedding cakes with nerdy twists. The best part? Though they're all different, they send one message: geeky and proud.
Annie and Jay-Z were right: it's a hard-knock life. Sure, there are amazing days that make you smile and affirm how fantastic it is to be alive, but some days you can't help but get bogged down in the day-to-day grind and have to fight to be positive. There's work to be done, to-do items to be checked, bills to pay and people who won't stop pestering you to do things for them. Next time you are sitting at your computer having a "how did I get here?" moment skip sharing your frustration on Twitter or your blog and check out a guaranteed mood lifter website. Remember, we're all in this together.
It's hard to look chic while traveling, especially if you've been on the road for a few days taking in sun and Summer cocktails (think Annie in Bridesmaids). Keep your look fresh and classic this travel season with an understated laptop bag that can travel with you from plane and train to party without overtaking your look.
Clockwise from top right:
Rebecca Minkoff New Virginia Laptop Case ($255), City Tote with Laptop Sleeve ($110), Fossil Key-Per Tech Sleeve ($35), Maggie Bags Laptop Bag ($100) and Jason Wu Jean Tote Bag ($1,495).
Attention eBookworms! Barnes & Noble has announced a new Nook model: The Simple Touch Reader. It's a no fuss or color reader with some key advancements — it is lighter and thinner than the previous model and has a battery that can read for up to two months on a single charge if you leave WiFi off, according to a press release.
Need a pick-me-up? Switch up the wallpaper on your iPhone for a minimakeover and mood booster. It's free (or at least it should be), it's easy, and you get a mental refresher every time you look at your iPhone screen. Get inspired and download a new look for your phone using these three free sources.
Want to incorporate your nerdier tendencies and passion into your decor? You know, without committing to using beakers as glasses and painting a robot mural? You can decorate your house with a hint of your personality without tipping over into certified fangirl territory. Here's some inspiration for simple, subtle, and inexpensive ways to geek up your space.
Here's some not-so-sweet news: According to a new study, the signals from cell phones disorient honeybees and can actually lead to their death.
The study found that when mobile handsets were placed by honeybees they had a "dramatic impact on the behavior of the bees, namely by inducing the worker piping signal." In the natural environment, "worker piping" announces the swarming process of the bee colony or is a signal of a disturbed bee colony. As you can imagine, both get the bees buzzing.
This is a point of concern given our food crops are pollinated by honeybees, and the UN already reports that the bee population is dropping all over the world. Just another reason to unplug and turn off your phone when you can.
First dates are hard for everyone, but throw in the confusion that technology brings to dating and they can be downright stressful. We know love has evolved in the age of tech, but the new rules are quirky. My best advice? Take it slow. Take initiative, but avoid obvious blunders and potholes like over-sharing social networking accounts or apps. You're sure to pique his curiosity with your Hello Vino, Oysterpedia and Epicurious apps, but you should probably keep these unmentionables under wraps for a while...
Tis the season of holiday greeting cards. Some call them cheesy, while others (like myself) simply adore the variety of goofy, stodgy, and sweet photos and cheerful messages friends and family members put together. If you're preparing your holiday card, consider a website or service that will do the hard work for you, or even sending a personalized electronic (and eco-friendly) greeting card. Here are some fun sites to peruse if you're currently feeling like a holiday card Scrooge.
- One Penny Post — Take a photo, type up a message to go with it, then have someone else print it up and post it. One Penny Post ships internationally from either Australia, the US, or the UK (depending on where you do the ordering from), and each postcard costs $2.50.
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