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In Case You Missed It…

by getpaidb on January 27, 2014

Last night was the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. It was a truly star-studded event with some amazing performances! Here is one of the best highlights of the night: A performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Madonna, while  33 couples were married by Queen Latifah. Enjoy!  

Create Internal Change

by Pete on June 19, 2013

Be the change you wish to see in the world ~Gandhi On Monday we spoke of the alchemical principle that to change something about your life experience, you must change your relationship to that thing. To change your relationship with an entity, you must change yourself. Other than just reading motivational posters that say “Change […]

The History and Mystery of Fortune Cookies

by Pete on June 3, 2013

The Fortune Cookie is a magical treat, a dessert with profound knowledge from the ancient lands of… wait, no it isn’t. Did you know Fortune Cookies are actually and American invention? With our new topic of “Friday Fortune” posts it only makes sense to find out the secrets of the cookie of fortune. Here’s what […]

Memorial Day Facts

by Pete on May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! Today is much more than just barbecues, sales, and a day off. We often forget that Memorial Day was created as a memorial for all those who’ve died in protecting our country. Here’s what else you may not know about Memorial Day. The precursor to Memorial Day was “Decoration Day” which was […]

Are Humans the smartest?

by Pete on May 22, 2013

Us bipedal naked apes like to think that we own the planet. After all, we build cities, conquer natural forces, and create music videos. But are we really the smartest? Here are few animals that might give us a run for our money: Octopi. Octopi are one of the coolest pets you can have. There […]

New Beginnings on the New Moon

by Pete on May 8, 2013

You won’t find the moon in the sky tonight. This is because today is the New Moon. The New Moon is the first phase of the moon cycle where the moon and the Sun are on the same side of the Earth. The moon “appears” black, rather, it’s invisible since none of the Sun’s light […]

The International Day of Idleness

by Pete on May 3, 2013

Yesterday was a huge holiday, I’m sure you missed it. It was The International Day of Idleness. Yes, that’s a real thing. In 1966 in Argentina, The World Tramps Congress (also a real thing) named May 2nd as the International Day of Idleness as a response to May 1st being Labor Day. Essentially, it’s a day […]

Attracting What You Want

by Pete on April 26, 2013

In the past few years, one of the biggest thought epidemics or fads (depending on you opinion of it) is the “Law of Attraction.” The movement got a huge push and air of credibility when Oprah Winfrey endorsed it in 2007. She retroactively credited this “law’s” style of thinking for bringing her her good fortune. […]

Would you miss the Penny?

by Pete on April 24, 2013

How often do you carry pennies? Pennies are much more commonly seen in the trays and charity boxes than in any willful transaction. No one wants to carry pennies to buy things with. Pennies are more than just an inconvenience. It costs the United States 2.4 cents to create one penny. Last year, America Jr. (also […]


by Pete on April 19, 2013

Allergy season is fast approaching in the Northeast. Some parts of the country are already at full blast with the allergy invasion. What can we do about it? First you should know what allergies are. An allergy is at specific reaction to a normally harmless substance. Dust, dander, and pollen shouldn’t cause us to sneeze […]

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