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FourSquare Bringing Back Mayors and More!

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I wrote about a cryptic message that FourSquare posted a few weeks ago that suggested they were bringing back the things we loved about FourSquare before they Swarmed it up. They said gamification was coming back but they didn’t say in what form.  I was hoping for the old style …

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Why LUSH Products Make Traveling Easier

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LUSH is a company that sells body products that is focused on being green.  So much so, they try to put as many of their products in “naked” packaging. That is, they want as many of their products to not need a container at all. In furtherance of this, they’ve …

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Learn More Languages for Free

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I’ve written about DuoLingo before, the free game-ified way of learning languages that I prefer to Rosetta Stone.  Here’s why I prefer it to Rosetta Stone. They just announced that they are releasing new languages. In addition to Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, and Danish, you can now learn: Turkish Esperanto Norwegian Ukrainian Hungarian Klingon …

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Great Deal on Power Station for Hotel Rooms

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Reader Emily G. passes on this deal she found on It expands the number of outlets you have in a hotel room, plus allows you to plug USBs directly in. The kicker though? It has holders that pop out you can stick your cell phones in rather than (what …

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