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An easy workaround for getting Gmail Push Notifications while using iPhone’s Mail app

I finally received my iPhone 5S after a three week wait. While I am excited to have my new phone, it has meant giving up on using ActiveSync to get email pushed directly to my phone from my gmail account. … Continue reading

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App makes dialing into conference numbers from your cell phone easy

Have you ever tried to call into a conference number from you mobile phone?  It’s a royal pain. The challenge stems from the fact that once you dial the number, you have to enter a 9 or 10 digit conference … Continue reading

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Two kids potty trained and not a clue how to accomplish it

If you search on the web for “potty training”, you will find endless articles and guides with names like “Potty Training Guide” and “Potty Training – How to Get the Job Done”. It seems like everyone has the secret recipe … Continue reading

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Fix it now or wait until it breaks?

Most things in life get replaced at one of two points – when it breaks, or when it becomes obsolete.  Well, perhaps obsolete isn’t quite the right word.  I’ve owned seven or eight coffee makers in my life, but only … Continue reading

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When traveling with kids, renting a car using Hertz Gold is a must

We just returned from a trip to the California with our two kids, ages 3 and 5.  Flying with kids is never easy, but for the for the first time, it wasn’t difficult, either. Their attention spans are now long … Continue reading

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A parent’s emergency mnemonic for bolting out the door with kids

Friday, April 19th was a hell of a day here in Cambridge.  In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, several communities went into lockdown as the police combed a 20 block area of nearby Watertown searching for the remaining … Continue reading

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Shortcut: cleaning oily or greasy tupperware containers by hand

Over the holiday of passover, I find myself doing a lot more dishes than normal. We use completely separate dishes for the holiday, since the requirement to eliminate all chametz (leavened products) extends to all of our regular dishes, which … Continue reading

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