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Replace your Galaxy Note7 With One of These Phones
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GalaxyNote7 's are toast.Samsung has acknowledged that the GalaxyNote 7 (original or with replacement battery) are risky and need to be recalled. So if you have either, it’s time to replace them. H...
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Let's Take Your Wine Enjoyment to Another Level with Riedel (say it "reedle") Glassware
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At first, you might believe this, unless you've personally experienced it.....Changing the wine glass dramatically impacts the tasting experience. This article focuses on what you should do, if you...
How to Naturally Reduce or Reverse Hair Loss: 6 Secrets from Dr. Axe
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Here’s a great video by Dr. Josh Axe, on natural ways to reduce or reverse hair loss for men and women. Let’s face it, thinning hair is a big part genetic, and another chunk hormonal. We’re focusin...
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Easy, Simple, Fast - Roast Rack of Lamb Recipe
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At risk of giving up one of my (stolen) trademark recipes here. :)  Roast rack of lamb is one of those things almost no one does, and yet is so easy, simple, fast and delicious that you’re going to...

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Go the F**k to Sleep - Adam Mansbach Book Review
review by mark
When your daughter turns 16, and starts babysitting this book becomes necessary comic relief. It is called, "Go the F**k to Sleep." :)   So I thought I'd share it with the Shopswell commu...
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Ok. I googled some stuff for you. Based on the notion that a coffee cup or mug should be thick, sturdy and really hold the heat... and knowing you...  I found these winners.Also for while drinking ...
The Doudouk - Beyond Borders - Lévon Minassian Review
review by mark
Mystical, haunting, and deeply penetrating music. It is extremely moving, and beautifully expressive of the poignant richness of love. If you want to listen to something exotic, maybe romantic, per...
Kenya: Thageini - Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Review
review by mark
If you head in to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in La Jolla, this little gem is currently hidden in the back (ie not on the shelves). It is listed on the site, for online orders, and definitely worth s...
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Guys, Don't Get Caught Singing Ariana Grande!
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Family road-trip, myself, lovely wife riding shotgun, and 2 daughters in the back...we're driving +300 miles together in grandpa's VW Eurovan, all pretense was left on the road many miles ago. Aria...
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LG Electronics 55EG9100 55" Class 1080p Smart Curved OLED 3D TV with webOS 2.0 Review
review by mark
DEAL ALERT - If you've been thinking about investing in an OLED TV, this 55 inch from LG is an amazing deal @ $1149.  No idea how long this lasts. To refresh, OLED is *the* high bar for quality col...
Embrace Of The Serpent - Ciro Guerra;Jacques Toulemonde Review
review by mark
This is an insanely good movie.  It's not for everyone...but it should be! :)  (trailer below) There is an incredibly powerful weave of storylines & messages here. The obvious, and those woven ...
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Motobecane Le Champion Ti, Reviewed
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So about 3 years ago I started shopping for a road bike. My first, and maybe my last. I wanted something light, strong, and durable because we had decided then (for the foreseeable future) to try t...
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Specialized Expert Road Shoes - Bicycle Sport Shop - Bike sales, service and rentals. Austin, Texas Review
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Bought these shoes about 3 years ago, and have been delighted with how they held up.  I was originally concerned about durability because they looked like they had a fair amount of plastic on them,...
Watch Stranger Things Online | Netflix Review
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A new one to binge watch. [on Netflix] Stranger Things is exactly what you'd imagine you might get if you let Steven King and Steven Spielberg collaborate on a modern serial for binge watching. Mor...
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Crossfit Shoes: Reebok Nano 5.0 versus Inov-8 F-lite 240
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Getting the right shoe can make an important difference to enjoying Crossfit. It can also preserve your expensive joggers for jogging, as you probably shouldn't be subjecting them to the grind of r...
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Man’s Best Friend: His Cargo Shorts
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There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to admit it, cargo shorts may have been the second most wonderful thing ever to come onto this planet. I know, I know, it is hard to believe, but ...
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Coffee & Caffeine: The Force Awakens (Light vs Dark Roast)
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The re-evolution of coffee fully underway, thanks to a new generation of experimenters, geeks, hipsters and maybe millennials, it is fun to explore coffee’s magic mojo, it’s jedi-force. We’ll also ...