June 29, 2009

  • If you're anything like us, the first day back in the office after a beautiful summer weekend may seem a bit overwhelming. That's why we love our friend Tina's Monday mini goals: Once we switched to this simple strategy, we managed to cross several things off our to-do list. [Carrots 'n' Cake]

  • Gardening can help ease anxiety and might even save you money on food, but where do you begin? This nifty new plant-finder tool helps you decide which greens will grow best in your climate. [Sunset]

  • This new line of low-energy LED lights claims that "a penny per day energy cost is now a practical reality"—an intriguing thought, especially since we broke down and turned on the air conditioning this weekend. [This Old House]

  • In a week of surprising celebrity news, we learned that infomercial pitchman Billy Mays passed away on Sunday. Early reports suggested that a head injury (similar to the one that killed actress Natasha Richardson) may have been to blame, but autopsy results now say the likely cause was heart disease. [People]

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