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Creative Holiday Shopping
Find unique treasures online
By Armeen Chenault

Need some holiday gift-giving inspiration? When you know where to look, it's easy to find something unique for everyone on your list. To get you started, we've pulled together a few of our favorite online shops—plus a handful of "cool finds" we wouldn't mind adding to our own wish lists. Happy holiday shopping!

SOMETHING SWEET FOR THE WEE ONES
  • Sparkability—Modern, inspiring kid stuff that even grown-ups might envy!
  • Natural Pod—Natural and wooden toys to spark a little one's imagination
Cool finds! SOMETHING FUN FOR OLD AND YOUNG
  • Fred Flare—So many fun things to find, so little time
  • Archie McPhee—Silly toys, gifts, and the best shopping categories ever!
Cool finds! SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR HOME, SWEET HOME
  • CB2—Crate and Barrel's younger, hipper cousin
  • Sprout Home—From contemporary home accessories to sustainable furniture
Cool finds! A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
  • Uncommon Goods—Gifts for all that are anything but ordinary
  • Art Effect—A modern day general store stocked up with style
  • Etsy— Handmade, one-of-a-kind items from one-of-a-kind creators!
Cool finds!

TECH TIP
Transferring Files to a New Computer
By Rob Levy

If you're one of the lucky ones, then this holiday season brought a shiny new computer to your door. Nice! But what about all your friendly files, pictures, and other stuff that are left on the old machine?

Don't worry. This week's Tech Tip will show you how to get that stuff moved to your new computer in a snap.

Read the full article...

DOWNLOAD
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Feeder — Mac
Feed me, Seymour!
A full-featured application for creating, editing, and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds. Feeder makes working with RSS as straightforward as writing email, and it's packed with useful features such as templates, previews, HTML editing and auto-completion. Feeder also includes full support for the iTunes RSS podcasting extensions, drag and drop episode creation, and more.
Learn more and download today...



WEIRD WEB
Treadmill Racing
Japanese TV at its finest
From the same fine country that inspired superiorly weird gems such as Most Extreme Elimination Challenge and ski resort prank videos, comes this Japanese game show snippet that will make everyone's sides hurt. Watch out-of-breath business-suited hopefuls run in place to the finish line!
Run, Forrest-san, run!

WEB WATCH
Frugalist
Go Green & Save Green!
What if you could save the planet AND save your money? This site offers great ideas on how to save both by making simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Is this cause for a "smug-alert" or what...?!
Green up your life

Oh, Don't Forget
Send yourself a reminder
So simple, it's almost addictive. Just type in your cell phone number and a message, and this free site will send you a text message at any time and date of your choosing. Never forget another errand.
Better than a string on your finger

Paper Toys
The gift of imagination
Remember the days when kids played with wooden blocks and carpet lint? Well, this site won't help you go back quite that far, but it will provide hours of fun with printable paper models that you and your kids can make.
Batteries not needed

Twitter
What are you doing?
Post quick, frequent notes so your friends know what you're doing. All the time (or as often as you like). Some find it incredibly useful. Some incredibly obnoxious. But it is easy—and very popular.
Start twittering...

Expert Village
Watch online and learn
If you're someone who learns better from visual instruction, then this site is perfect for you. Now you can watch "how to" videos on a wide range of topics, from auto maintenance to audio production to arts and crafts.
Hey, I could do that...


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