Nokia Series 40, 60 and 80 Reset Codes

Below are some reset codes for various Series 40, 60 and the new Series 80 Communicator series (Nokia 9300/9500): Full Reset: (clears everything off the phone memory!! Be sure to back up your contacts!!): *#7370#, 12345 and then Yes. Soft Reset: *#7780#, 12345 and then Yes. (Also works on Nokia S40 phones as a full […]

playing card mysteries explained

Unchanged for years, the iconography of modern playing cards make them one of gaming’s most familiar sights. But how much do you really know about the history of the modern 52 (or 54) card deck? 1. We think of playing cards as being as ancient as chess or draughts, but while the general idea of […]

True origins of the peace sign

Where did the peace sign come from? It is instantly recognizable as a sign of peace, but what is the symbolism behind the peace sign? The olive branch came from ancient Greece, the dove from the Bible … but where did that circle with the chicken-footprint come from? Rewind back to 1958 when London textile […]

DIY Beauty Treatments

Most girly girls dream of a collection of lotions and potions with fancy French labels, but a trip to the produce aisle can be a super natural way to treat your skin free from scary science lab ingredients. Equally exciting, making your own sugar scrub is a heck of a lot easier on your wallet […]

How To Reduce Your Electricity Bills

There are a bunch of little tricks you can employ to cut back on power consumption at home—which not only has environmental benefits but keeps you from wasting cash too—and it’s highly unlikely you’ll even notice a difference. Between the National Resources Defense Council’s site and I found some really good tips. Here’s a […]

Weight-Loss Tricks

The advice for losing those stubborn extra pounds seems so simple: Eat less, and exercise more. But as anyone who’s ever tried to lose a few pounds knows, putting that advice into practice is very tough. Cut back on calories too much, and you’re overwhelmed by hunger and your metabolism may slow. Exercise like crazy, […]

The Secret to Happy Employees

About 10 years ago I was having my annual holiday party, and my niece had come with her newly minted M.B.A. boyfriend. As he looked around the room, he noted that my employees seemed happy. I told him that I thought they were. Then, figuring I would take his new degree for a test drive, […]

Grocery Card In Your Pocket Can Pinpoint Salmonella

As they scrambled recently to trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds around the country, investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries. With permission from the […]