1. Lifehacker.com–informational This website in my opinion has something for everyone. It gives in depth reviews of everything new in software, hardware, phone apps (and how to use them), games. It also gives tips on just about everything. I recommend “how to cook a meal in your hotel room,” purely for entertainment and the article on “How to pack a suitcase,” for real world use.
2. Zappos.com –Shopping If you are a fan of shoes they have everything you could imagine. Great deals and top of the line stuff. They have clothes galore and way more that you can find locally of The North Face, Patagonia, Prana, Smartwool and the rest of my favorite brands. Free next day shipping and quite frankly THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE ANYWHERE!!!! (and I am crazy picky when it comes to customer service).
3. Thinkgeek.com shopping I say shopping but I admit I spend more time looking at all the crazy stuff they have for sale than I do actually buying any of it. If you know a Star Wars super geek (I love you Nate), shopping on this site is a must. Who doesn’t need a replica light saber? Oh, and the anoy-a-tron will produce hours of fun if used on the right person. Binary Code wrapping paper-yes please.
4. Theonion.com humor If you are easily offended you might want to stay away, if not, get ready to belly laugh like you haven’t in years. This site offers an irreverent look at today’s top news stories.
5. Newegg.com tech shopping They offer computers, t.v’s, games, computer hardware for even the most amazing techie. Nate recently built himself a new computer and this site supplied everything he needed. I’m not quite sure what a solid state drive is but he really wanted one and they had them, Best Buy did not. I will admit I often use this site to read the multitude of reviews on products and then make the purchase from Best Buy. Their return policy is much stricter than the retail giant.
6. Instructables.com how-to This website is an online community people go on and post “instructables” on nearly every topic you could imagine. Want to tie a fancy knot? Make origami? Build a bunk bed? Make probiotic ginger beer? French braid your hair? Make your own ipod mount? Make an RC lawnmower? Bake a better loaf of bread? You get the idea. Check out all the cool stuff you can do and make the ideas are endless.
There are so many more but I don’t want to make this post go on forever so this is a few to start with. Check them out and let me know what you think.
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