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Tips to Cut Down on Living Expenses

by mallix

It is important to have a thorough and close look at your spending in order to cut down your expenses. This will help you to have an idea that what is necessary and what are the things you can manage without. Remember, you have to consider even small items that can mount up your expenses. For instance, if you daily take a coffee for £1.20 on your way to work, it will cost you about £24 per month. These small things can cost you a lot.

It is important to add up the cost of all the things such as newspaper, snacks, coffee, bus or taxi fares, drinks, sweets and so on, you buy over a month. This will give you a better idea of your expenses on these things. Your aim should be to identify the things which you need and those which you don’t need.

The Replacement Technique

It is not always possible to cut down all the things which are not of sole importance. There are things that you buy for pleasure or happiness and can’t afford to cut them. There this replacement technique works better for you. The replacement techniques suggest you to look for cheaper alternatives for your things instead of cutting them down from the budget.

Let us start from a newspaper. People read newspaper for different reasons. Some read it for current affairs news, some for stock market or shares news, some for sports and some for entertainment. There are alternatives available to keep yourself up-to-date with latest news. For instance, if you want to know about shares, you can check them free on the Teletext or Ceefax pages on television. If you have a computer, you can get the news about stock market from many different websites such as or on Financial Times’ website, i.e.

You can also read newspaper online as all the major newspapers have their own websites such as The Guardian (, The Independent ( and The Times (

You can also visit some local library if you don’t have access to the internet. Almost all the libraries get their copy of daily newspapers. They will not cost you anything for reading a newspaper there.

You can also save a lot from form daily morning coffee. Instead of buying it daily, it is better to invest in a vacuum flask. Make coffee at home and take it with you. This will save you a lot of cash which you can spend on anything useful.

Similarly, you can save a lot on snacks and lunches. You will be surprised to know that it will cost you hundred of pounds on these snacks and lunches. It is better to spend few pounds on a loaf of bread and two and three different sandwich fillings with a bulk pack of assorted sweets or crisps than spending in a café shop. You can make your lunch at lunchtime and if you have a microwave oven at your work place that will be a great bonus for you.

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Thunder From Down Under

Thunder From Down Under
Event on 2017-04-24 19:00:00

at House of Blues – Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, United States


Park & Palate – Down to the Roots

Park & Palate – Down to the Roots
Event on 2016-10-21 19:30:00

**Friday night's Down to the Roots fundraiser is SOLD OUT**

Klyde Warren Park's signature fundraising event, Park & Palate, is scheduled for Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. The two-day celebration will highlight the innovative Dallas restaurant scene as well as key tastemakers throughout the region. All proceeds from Park & Palate will go directly back to Klyde Warren Park, supporting its daily operations and free year-round programming. 

Down to the Roots will feature two chefs from each major city in Texas who will come together to highlight the biggest and best of Texas cuisine. Klyde Warren Park’s premier fundraising event, will also feature a national country music recording artist, expertly paired wines, beer, and premium spirits featuring craft cocktails.

While Friday evening’s Down to the Roots fundraiser is a sell-out, tickets are now on sale for Saturday’s Grand Taste

Please visit to learn more and purchase tickets to Saturday's Grand Taste

at Klyde Warren Park
Downtown Dallas
Dallas, United States


Paula Crown: Bearings Down

Paula Crown: Bearings Down
Event on 2016-04-07 00:00:00
On April 7, 2016 artist Paula Crown will debut Bearings Down, an aesthetically striking and visually charged immersive installation at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. The work is an extension of the artist’s prolific studio practice and a harmonic blend of sound, performance and mark-making.

Bearings Down distills a landscape drawing that is magnified, rotated in space and crafted into a 3-dimensional image etched on glass. This rigid plane serves as the top of the rectangular sculpture that is subsequently shattered by ball bearings tossed by the artist. The hurtled bearings ignite a pattern of linear fractures of glass, breaking into organic forms, as some of the glass is nearly atomized upon impact. The experience of the physical piece is determined by the positioning of the viewer, although its depth and reflection make it difficult to determine scale, location and time. The relationship between object and video, along with the sound recordings, create arresting moments of musicality, color and material. Nature provides moments of reflective serendipity.

Crown presents a new level of ambiguity, challenging notions of where rigid and painterly forms meet. This ephemeral space “in between” was referred to by Duchamp as the infra thin. As a cohesive experience, Bearings Down provides glimpses of the macro and micro, the internal and external, and the physical and emotional dimensions that we all inhabit and navigate as humans. The installation plays with convention – transforming modes of drawing and engaging multiple senses.

The opening reception will be held on April 7 from 7pm–9pm. The exhibition will be on display through May 19. The Goss-Michael Foundation is open Monday through Friday, 10am–4pm.

at Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, United States


Student detained after Texas Woman’s University locked down

Student detained after Texas Woman’s University locked down
DENTON, Texas — A student at a North Texas university has been caught after he allegedly made a threat in class that prompted a school lockdown. Nobody has been harmed at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. TWU shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tues …
Read more on The Bryan-College Station Eagle

Is Texas Gov. Rick Perry Blocking Journalists From Following Him On Twitter?
A reporter at The Dallas Morning News says he’s been blocked from following Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Twitter account — and he’s not the only one. On Sunday, Tom Benning reported that when he recently tried to follow @GovernorPerry , which is described as the “Personal Twitter feed of Texas’ 47th Governor” and has over 30,000 followers, he received the following message: “Could not follow user …
Read more on Business Insider

Smyer beats Muenster, 56-40, in 1A DI girls semis
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Haley Fowler scored 24 points and Marissa Garcia had nine points – all on 3-pointers – and nine rebounds to lead defending Class 1A Division I champion Smyer past Muenster 56-40 in the state semifinals Thursday.
Read more on Newschannel 6 Wichita Falls


Online Music Store Lala Shuts Down

by RyanK

Online Music Store Lala Shuts Down

If you are a fan of great music then you are probably no stranger to music stores online and Internet radio stations. You may be such a fanatic that you also buy old records and CDs of your favorite artists as a way to archive music. Perhaps you are on your computer so much that you prefer to do all your shopping online including music buying. You may also listen to all your music online and use your computer as your personal radio station creating playlists of your favorite tunes.

If you are a fan of Apple and have an iPhone, you may have heard of or are currently using their music store called Lala. It was originally created by Bill Nguyen, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley. On December 4, 2009, Apple bought the music store. The service allows its members to create personalized playlists and play full length songs, purchase CDs, purchase MP3 versions of songs, and participate in forums and be involved in an online music community.

Apple recently announced that they are shutting down Lala. All services will be ended on the 31st of this month, and no new members are being accepted at this time. For current members who have credit on their site, all monies will be refunded but only in the form of iTunes credits. You may or may not be a fan of this announcement. If you do not use iTunes, I can see how you would be bothered by this type of refund.

If you are not purchasing music or CDs from online music stores, but still prefer to listen to online music you may want to consider finding an Internet radio station. There are a lot of channels with different genres that play the music you like. Some Internet radio stations allow you to create personalized playlists where you become the DJ and offer iPhone apps to listen to the music from your playlist.

Many people are wondering the motive behind Apple’s decision. Are they trying to push sales on iTunes? Are they developing a new online music store? Are they creating a new cloud based phone application for streaming music? If you are a member of Lala you only have until the end of the month to find a new outlet for listening to music online. If you liked the online community and forums that Lala had, you will be pleased to know that a lot of Internet radio stations have the same type of communities.

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit

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Ah… Radio Paradise. Hands Down. I Love You.

Some cool internet radio images:

Ah… Radio Paradise. Hands Down. I Love You.

Image by TahoeSunsets
Hands down. Best Internet radio station. And, there’s an app for that!

Have a listen… see for yourself, what’s playing right now.

Tim Westergreen and Me

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Me and Tim Westergreen (founder of Pandora internet radio) on one of his visits to Syracuse.


Robert Johnson STOP BREAKIN DOWN – Clip 4

Last clip from my thesis film about blues great Robert Johnson. This clip shows Robert as a young man studding hard, learning how to play the guitar from Ike Zinneman. The locations are a street corner and rent party. The last scene is a flashback to the crossroads… the myth of how he became a great guitarist. As with the first two clips Roberts life is told through the eyes of Son House.
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Q&A: anyone know why dallas grand hotel was closed down?

Question by monica f: anyone know why dallas grand hotel was closed down?

Best answer:

Answer by erin7
My understanding is that after Hilton sold it, the new owners just let it go until they had to close. I heard a rumor that a California company bought it and will be renovating it soon.

What do you think? Answer below!


Cut down weight with Dallas HCG- a natural way

Cut down weight with Dallas HCG- a natural way

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There are several weight loss plans that are in use today. You can have the diet plans, the work out programs that are endorsed as an effective solution to obesity, but in practice none of these may seem as effective to obesity as it can with the Dallas weight loss plan. The Dallas weight loss plan uses the HCG as an effective tool to curb obesity. Dallas HCG is a natural derivative of human Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone that is already present in both men and women but is secreted in excess amounts in pregnant women. This hormone is reported to control the body metabolism that is in turn used to control the body metabolism and feed the developing fetus inside the body. The Functionality of the Dallas HCG for the weight reduction was discovered by Dr. A T Simeons, who found it really great in cutting the extra fats from the body.

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