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The Empress Chronicles

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on August 2nd, 2011 at 02:31 PM

She's sassy and chic. (And sometimes Catty). Meet Sisi--the infamous Empress of Austria.

Evernote is killing it! Now over 10 million users!

Posted by Laura McCulloch on June 7th, 2011 at 09:43 AM

Check it out. Evernote is growing. And FAST. Read all about it here.

best sellers when you were born

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on January 17th, 2011 at 08:56 AM

Just for fun, check out which books were bestsellers the day you were born!


Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on November 30th, 2010 at 10:54 AM

We're for Jumo! Give it a few weeks for the bugs, though.

Beware Incoming from!

Posted by Laura McCulloch on November 16th, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Facebook announced its new Modern Messaging System this week. Soon, all of Facebook's 500 million users will be eligible for an email address, the domain once reserved for trusted Facebook staffers helping users. That trust can and will be exploited by fraudsters, until everyone knows actual staffers are READ MORE.

women and stress

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on November 15th, 2010 at 10:46 AM

According to a Harvard study, women in high stress jobs are 50% more likely to suffer a heart attack. Read more >>

Want an easy way to share a bunch of URLs?

Posted by Laura McCulloch on November 9th, 2010 at 09:08 AM

BridgeURL is an easy way for you to share multiple links with one easy to remember URL. Want to share your 10 favorite YouTube videos with friends? Simply copy paste the URLs at and get one easy-to-share link. And no need to register!

Brave Thinkers

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on November 3rd, 2010 at 05:56 AM

Need a reminder that intelligent life still lives? Peruse this fabulous Atlantic Monthly issue highlighting Brave Thinkers.

political Tweets

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on November 1st, 2010 at 10:21 AM

My, my, my how times have changed. Check out the NYT Twitter tracker to find out who the squeaky Tweeters are. Yikes!

Lend Me to be feature of Kindle

Posted by Suzy Vitello Soulé on October 27th, 2010 at 07:03 AM

On Friday Amazon announced on their Kindle forums that "later this year" they will borrow Nook's "Lend Me" feature and make ebooks available for limited lending, using the same basic rule set: "Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable - this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending."

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