How to find the perfect mattress and sleep like the dead

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can buy a new Sealy Optimum Radiance Mattress, and that’s pretty darn close. Read on to find the perfect mattress for you. I wasn’t really looking for a mattress a couple of weeks ago, but as they say, “Sometimes you find exactly what you need when you aren’t looking.” If your thought mattress shopping …

How to manage email in 6 easy steps

  We all have a love-hate relationship with email. In fact, that relationship is scientific. It turns out that we all release a little bit of dopamine when we get a new email. It feels good, it’s addictive. Too many of us are addicted to email, hanging on until we get that next email, that next push notification, that next …

Nest Review: Hot or Cold?

Let my start my review of the Nest Thermostat by saying that I think it is an incredible product. They’ve taken a product that I would never, ever think twice about and made me want to spend $250 on it. That takes some sizzle. The marketing and product are amazing, however it didn’t work out for me. Today, I returned …

What I’m getting my Dad for Father’s Day…and you should, too. Lumosity.

For this Father’s Day, I’m getting my dad Lumosity – a service that improves brain health and performance. Why would I do such a thing? The main reason is that my family has recently gone through some really tough stuff that involves dementia. Dementia is disease of the brain. Studies have shown that brain games (like Lumosity) can help you …

My Favorite Travel Accessory

My favorite travel accessory may surprise you. It’s not a MacBook Air, a Mophie Battery ChargerĀ or even earplugs. It’s the Jawbone Jambox. I love music and it’s a shame to miss out on it during a trip. The Jambox has an incredible battery (it last for about a week with regular use) and really good sound from something that’s about …

Cool Product Alert: The Fitbit Aria Wireless Scale

I’ve been a huge FitBit fan for a long time now. For those of your not familiar with the FitBit, it wirelessly tracks your activity throughout the day (and even your sleep at night). Think of it as a pedometer on crack. Whenever you walk near a syncing station, it sends the information, automatically, to the FitBit site. You can …

What I love: Dollar Shave Club

I love things that disrupt a major product or service. I love saving money. So, Dollar Shave Club was perfect match for me to try out. Take these Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors. They are $28 for eight razors. $3.50 a piece. CRAZY expensive. With the Dollar Shave Club, you can get razors for as little as $1/month. Yes, you read …

Why Amazon Is Awesome

Amazon does an incredible job at many things (shipping, customer service, etc.). They also do an amazing job with personalization. This morning I got this email: I read (or at least start) a lot of leadership and business books. I love to learn how other make money and runĀ businesses. This is an ad. But it doesn’t feel like an ad. …