I read everything about painting - how to avoid all the common mistakes: cutting in, not using enough paint on the roller, etc. The room my wife and I did still looked like garbage. We couldn't tell until everything had dried and by then we were too worried to come back in and do another coat and have it look even… » 12/30/14 11:16am 12/30/14 11:16am

I can lift pretty heavy but I never drift above 25 lb dumbbells for renegade rows (which seems to be what you're describing). Anything single arm/leg that includes rotation doesn't need a lot of weight before you start straining things. If you're going for heavy, low-rep exercises just stick with a general bent over… » 11/17/14 9:23am 11/17/14 9:23am

I know everyone is going to vote for the very-low cost carriers (Ryaniar, Spirit, Frontier, etc.) based on the recent trend in fare and fee structures. Yes, it's annoying if you're unprepared. But honestly, I don't know why people complain about this when you can still get somewhere on Frontier for cheaper than… » 10/23/14 7:36am 10/23/14 7:36am

Depending on how much you enjoy relaxation vs. busy night-life, I recommend staying in Oia for the former. The cruise ships dock in Fera and you'll be overrun from 8am-8pm with people rushing around town to see as much as possible. But on the plus side the town does stay open later and has some clubs and more young… » 10/20/14 2:16pm 10/20/14 2:16pm

I don't think you made a case against libertarianism, you just proved that water prices do not reflect reality. If water really is scarce it should be priced accordingly and people will react [semi-]rationally. But water prices barely budge in a drought and we rely on police and neighbor tattle-tales to restrict use… » 9/03/14 1:04pm 9/03/14 1:04pm

One thing I never see mentioned in the "you can deduct your mortgage interest" debate is the fact that the benefit of itemized deductions only kicks in once your deductible expenses go over the standard deduction. So yes, if I'm in the 25% bracket and I pay $20K in interest I can deduct $5K from my tax bill. But, if I… » 7/24/14 10:18am 7/24/14 10:18am