Friday, October 24, 2014

The Top 10 Songs in the US This Week in 1990

It's Friday and your mind is probably not all that into work right about now. Probably as good a time as any to take our weekly trip down memory lane and take a look at 10 songs that were probably playing everywhere you went on this day many years ago. Our chosen year this week: 1990.

Here are the top 10 songs in the US on October 27, 1990 according to Billboard. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Top 10 Halloween Costume Trends of 2014

Don't you love when you walk into work and a coworker is wearing something very similar to what you have on? It is so much fun to hear "Hey, did you two call each other?" all day long.

Well, consider this post your warning. Here are the top 10 Halloween costume trends for 2014 according to retailer Party City.

Show up to a Halloween party in any of these get-ups and you are bound to have an equally unoriginal twin...

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Super-Easy Gluten Free Recipes Your Family Will Love

So, because holding down a full-time marketing job, spending 4+ hours a day commuting, keeping up with a 3-year-old and running a few pretty active websites, wasn't enough activity, I decided about a year ago to take up a hobby. I wasn't necessarily good at anything in particular, so somehow I settled on cooking. I guess this decision was made mostly because of my love for eating. It also gives me some quality time with my son, who "supervises" in the kitchen.

Anyways, this hobby took a bit of a turn late last year, when a member of our household was diagnosed with a gluten allergy. This made the weekend cooking projects a bit more challenging, but we were determined to keep trying new things. Thankfully, because of some great websites, apps, food manufacturers and grocery stores, cooking gluten free is 1,000 times easier (and tastier) than it was a few years ago.

Most of my inspiration comes from Pinterest and Googling random ideas. There are 1,000's of awesome gluten-free recipes out there. Unfortunately, there are also a few bad ones. I figured it would be fun to share a few of my family's favorites and give a little credit to the websites that have helped bring a little flavor back to my family's Sunday dinners. Most of these items are pretty quick to make and taste as good, if not better than, the gluten version.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10 Things You Didn't Know About Star Wars

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Although there are varying degrees to which people take it, Star Wars fanaticism truly transcends generations, personality types and pretty much any of their defining characteristic of society. They are movies that pretty much everyone has seen and everyone remembers.

With the next wave of Star Wars sequels on the horizon, I thought it might be fun to try to dig up a few Star Wars stats and facts that you may not have known about. Here they are in our famous 10things listicle format. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

10 Movies You Might Have Been Watching This Week in 1989

October 1989 was a pretty interesting time in the US. Of course, we all know what happened in San Francisco on October 17th, where a 6.9 earthquake hit, killing 67 and canceling a World Series game. The infamous Herschel Walker trade from the Cowboys to Vikings also occurred in the NFL this week in 1989.

So with all the craziness occurring in the world of sports 25 years ago, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what else people were doing then. Specifically, what was popular in the movie theaters. 

Here are the top 10 movies the week of October 13-19, 1989...

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Top 10 Most Popular Pizza Toppings (Infographic)

Pizza is an amazing food product (it is my favorite food, so get used to semi-regular pizza posts). Just about everything on a pizza is interchangeable and can be personalized. While even the standard building blocks of pizza (dough, sauce, cheese) can be swapped out, the part of the pizza that is about as diverse and open to interpretation is the topping.

Pizza toppings have always been pretty customizable over the years, but with the advent of the foodie culture, we have seen pizza creativity be taken to a whole different level.

So what are our favorite pizza toppings? Online food delivery service, Foodler has that answer for us. They've created this quick infographic that illustrates our pie preferences. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10 Must-Have Gadgets for Home Automation

Don't look now, but we are in the midst of a pretty significant change in how people view the functionality of their homes. By integrating mobile technology into standard home fixtures and appliances using wifi and bluetooth, homeowners can gain a entirely new layers of automated and remote functionality.

Here are a few of the basic gadgets that you might want to think about if you are thinking about adding home automation.