On February 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the government’s bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War long ...
Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in Congress. During the Civil War, Revels, a college-educated minister, helped form African American army regiments for the Union cause, started a school for ...
A Comparative Look At Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Sling TV I currently have my Hulu Plus subscription on hold, and I’m thankful they let me do that, because I can pay the $12 a month for a no commercial plan and just pause the subscription when I’m actively using my ... Read More
Right after I created an article to promote one of my favorite sites, Beauty.com, I received a mail the next day from their sister company Drugstore.com that their rewards program was ending this month. That was disappointing enough, then I got word that their Auto Reorder program was also ending, which I thought was odd ... Read More
Every time I upgraded cell phones I used to have to buy new chargers and new setups. I was talking to a friend of mine in the telecommunications industry about having to have a separate surge protector just to plug in all the chargers, a big tangly mess. He suggested that I try an Orico. ... Read More
Today is super cheap fresh baked bagel day at Panera Bread, and it’s not just today, it’s every Tuesday. They can be either all plain or mixed any way which you want. You can order them ahead of time online at www.panerabread.com for rapid pick up and all your bagels will be waiting for you ... Read More
If you add up all the money you spend all summer or even all year on shaved ice cold drinks, either the Fiesta Freezes at Taco Bell, or the classic Slurpee at 7-11, or Sonic Slushes, Frozen Drinks, Italian Ice, Popsicles, or whatever your favorite thirst quencher may be, it can add up to hundreds ... Read More
In the old days I used Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to do virtually everything on the computer. There were some drawbacks sure, like if I didn’t hit “save” every 15 minutes I ran the risk of the program locking up and crashing along with the last 15 minutes (or longer if I ... Read More