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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Party Hardy For FREE in New York City

Mark "First Fridays" on your calendar and head over to the Asia Society & Museum,, 725 Park Ave, 212-288-6400. Cocktails are served FREE from 6 pm to 9pm at the Leo Bar. For more info see: www.AsiaSociety.Org Then go to the Whitney Museum Of American Art, 945 Madison Ave,800-944-8639. Pay whatever you wish from 6pm to 9pm and enjoy FREE live music and cocktails. For more info see: www.Whitney.Org But the most popular first Friday party with New Yorkers is the Guggenheim Museum, 1017 Fifth Ave, 212-423-3500For $25 you can enjoy FREE beer and wine and a prominent DJ from 9pm to 1am. Since its the most crowed venue, get there by 8:30 pm. For more info see: www.Guggenheim.Org If you're outside of Manhattan, check out the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000, www.BrooklynMuseum.Org The party starts on "First saturdays" 5pm to 11pm,FREE. Or try the Bronx Museum Of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, 718-618-6000. Also on "First Fridays",from opeing time until 8pm. See: www.BronxMuseum.Org

How To Send Your Kid To Harvard For Peanuts

Very few people know that the same BA degree offered by Harvard to day students can be had at the Harvard night extension university for about 10% of the regular tuition. For instance, for day time classes, Harvard charges $4,000 per course. At the night extension university, the cost is just $550 per course! And compared to the tough entrance requirements of the day school, there are no requirements to get into the night school. One just has to have a high school diploma, be 17 years of age, and one must get a B- in three courses before one can enroll in the bachelor's program. Then a student must maintain a C average to stay in the program. Plus all night student graduates are eligible to apply to all Harvard graduate schools. In addition, 52 out of the 128 credits required for a BA degree must be taught by top notch Harvard professors. And the only difference between the day school diploma and the night school diploma is that one reads "Harvard College" and the extension school diploma reads "Harvard University". The downside of going to night school is that a student will not have the social interaction of the day school. However, a young student can network and make job connections with people already in corporate life and with diverse people from all backgrounds ranging from their late teens to 35 years of age or more. One way parents can get around the high cost of room and board in Cambridge, Mass is to buy a 2 family income property 20 or 30 minutes outside of Cambridge. One apartment can be rented to an outside tennant and one can be for your offspring. The outside tennant may pay all or part of the mortgage and property expenses. When your child is finished getting his or her degree, the property can possibly be sold at a profit or it can be turned into an income rental duplex that can be managed by a property management company. Sending your kid to Harvard night school has three more benefits. One third of the courses may be taken online which would cut down on travel expenses to and from the campus. Plus night courses are sometimes less demanding than courses taught during the day. That's because instructors realize that night students have pressing job and family obligations and hectic schedules that must be met. And depending how well your child does in school, he or she could work full or part-time during the day to help defray tution and living expenses. Besides Harvard, other "ivy league" schools like Columbia, Brown University and the University Of Pennsylvania offer similar opportunities. As you can see, it's a "win-win" situation for the student and the parents.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Best Sandwiches In The USA

AZ-Phoenix Cheese N Stuff, 5042 N. Central Ave, 602-266-3636 CA-Los Angeles Canter's DEli, 419 N. Fairfax 323-651-2030, LAs Nuevas, 3701 E. First 323-264-0678, CA-San Francisco Saigon, 560 Larkin St, 415-474-5698, CO-Boulder Jimmy & Drew's 2855 Twenty Eighth St, 303-447-3354, CT - Noank Abbott's, 117 Pearl St, 860-536-7719, CT -Stonington Cove Fish Market, 20 Old Stonongton Rd, 860-536-0061, CT - W. Hartford Restaurant Bricco, 78 La Sallle Rd, 860-233-0220, FL - Miami Latin America Cafeteria, 9796 Coral Way, 305-663-2600, La Sandwicherie, 229 Fourteenth St, 305-532-8934, IL- Chicago Al's, 1079 W. Taylor Ave, 312-226-4017, Borinquen, 1720 California Ave, 773-227-6038, OH -Cleveland Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd, 216-383-1124, Slyman's 3106 St. Clair Ave, 216-621-3760, Freddie's 1431 St. Clair Ave,216-575-1750, MA- Brookline Matt Murphy's, 14 Harvard St, 617-232-0188, OR - Portland Pine State Biscuits, Cor of SW Harriosn & Montgomery, Sat Only, No Phone ME- Southwest Harbor Little Notch Cafe, 340 MAin St, 207-244-3357, MI- Royal Oak Cafe Muse, 317 S. Washington AVe, 248-544-4749, MI- Ann Arbor Zingerman's , 422 Detroit St, 734-663-3354, NV - Las Vegas Restauarnt Guy Savoy, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd, 702-731-7731, NY - NYC Ino, 21 Bedford St, 212-989-5769, Katz's Deli, 205 E. Houston St, 212-254-2246, Manganero's 488 Ninth Ave, 212-563-5331, Manganaro's Hero Boy, 494 Ninth Ave, 212-947-7352, NC-Chapel Hill Allen & Sons BBQ 6203 Millhouse Rd, 919-942-7576, PA - Philadelphia John's Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave, 215-463-1951, PA-Pittsburgh Primanti Brothers, 46 Eighteenth St, 412-263-2142, RI -Providence East Side Pocket, 278Thayer St 401-453-1100, WA - Seattle Salumi, 309 Third Ave, 206-621-8772, Paseo, 4225 Freemont Ave North, 206-545-7446, VT - Brattleboro Vermont County DEli, 436 Western Ave, 802-257-9254, VT - Middlebury Noonie's Deli, 137 Maple St, 802-388-0014

Friday, February 1, 2008

How To Take Your Wedding Vows For Less

1. Venue The 3 main choices for a wedding venue are a hotel, banquet hall or outdoors. Outdoor weddings are the most costly. So consider using a banquet hall or a hotel. You can shave 20 to 25%off your bill if you have your wedding between November and April. Plus you'll save even more if you do it in January or February. To save even more money, have the wedding bewteen Monday and Thursday and you'll pay around $1,000 for a hall. 2.Flowers Most guests won't even remember your flowers so consider using candles or fruit arrangements instead of floral centerpieces. For bouquets,consider using roses. They grow everywhere, they keep their freshness and come in a variety of colors. You can use 5 roses for each bridesmaid and 12 for a bridal boquet. That should cut your floral budget down to $1.000 or less. 3.Catering A buffet dinner is less costly than a sit down dinner since wait staff adds 100 to $150 per person to the bill. Use the wedding cake as a dessert and you'll cut another 4 to $5 per guest off the bill. To save even more money, order a small decorative wedding cake for the cerimonial cutting and photo opts, and then serve the rest of the guests from sheet cakes in the kitchen. To avoid a big bar bill, offer beer, wine, champagne and/or a signature cocktail as an alternative. This could cut your booze bill from $10,000 to $3,000. 4. Dresses The wedding party's clothing can be 10% of your budget. To cut costs, choose synthetic fabrics instead of naturals since no one will be able to tell. Also, shop sample sales and don't be afraid to shop online. If you want a designer gown, rent it for $300 or less. These tips should cut your budget from $2,000 down to $500. 4. Music A live band can run $5,000 or more so opt for a dee-jay at around $1,000. As a plus, you'll have a pro who knows how to "work" a crowd and keep the party going.A lot of DJ's, bands and photographers work can be sampled at , and Today, an average wedding costs about $30,000. But with these tips, you can get by on $10,000.

10 Tips To Avoid Being Car Jacked Or Abducted

1. Your elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to an intruder, use it! 2. If a robber asks for your wallet or handbag, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM ! TOSS IT AWAY FROM HIM! Chances are he is more interested in your wallet or purse than you are, and he will go for the wallet or purse. THEN RUN LIKE HELL IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! 3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out of the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives! 4. If you're a woman, and you just got into your car after shopping, eating or working, STOP CHECKING YOUR MAKE UP, DOING YOUR CHECK BOOK, FIXING YOUR HAIR, OR ANYTHING ELSE! A predator may be waiting you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side of your car, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET IN YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE! 5. If someone is in your car and puts a gun to your head, DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead, GUN THE ENGINE AND CRASH INTO A THE NEAREST STATIONARY OBJECT ( a tree, a telephone pole, another parked vehicle) AND WRECK THE CAR! If the gunman is in the back seat, he will get the worst of it and your airbag will help you avoid injuries. AS SOON AS THE CAR CRASHES, BAIL OUT AND RUN! Its a lot better than having the police finding your body in a remote location. 6. When getting into your car in a parking lot or a parking garage, BE AWARE,LOOK AROUND YOU, LOOK INTO YOUR CAR AT THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR, AND IN THE BACK SEAT! If you're parked next to a big van, ENTER YOUR CAR FROM THE PASSENGER DOOR! Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars. Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle. If a man is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, walk back into the mall or work and get a security guard or a policeman to walk you back out. IT'S ALWAYS BETTER THAN TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY OR PARANOID THAN DEAD. 7. If a predator has a gun, and you are not under his control, RUN IN A ZIG-ZAG PATTERN! The predator will only hit you ( a moving target ) 4 in 100 times! And even then, it most likely will not be a vital organ. 8. If you're a woman, STOP BEING SYMPATHETIC! If may get you raped or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man who always played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked women "for help" getting into or going to his vehicle. That's when he abducted his next victim. 9. ALWAYS TAKE THE ELEVATOR! Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and are the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at night! 10. Watch out for the crying baby scam! A woman called police and said she heard a "crying baby" out on her porch at night. The police told her whatever you do, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR! The police told her that there was a serial killer going around using the recording of a crying baby to lure women outside their houses! So don't open the door, unless you absolutely, positively know who is on the other side of the door!