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Posted: November 18, 2011

Attending a wedding seems like it should be easy; show up, throw rice, eat food. But being there for your friend and relative means adhering to some guidelines so you don’t spoil their big day. Rob Sachs speaks with wedding expert Susan Schneider, a former editor of wedding magazines author [...]

 
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Yard sales can be a lot of fun but also a big headache. In this episode Rob speaks with Rhonda Franz of The Parenting Squad about how to maximize profits while minimizing headaches.

 
Posted: February 22, 2011

This month Taco Bell began giving away coupons for 10 million tacos as a way to reward customers who were perhaps scared away by a lawsuit which claims their beef mixture contains only 35% meat. But even if their product is 88% real “meat” as the chain advertises, shouldn’t that still be a wake-up [...]

 
Posted: February 15, 2011

Here’s a true story:

About six years ago I was dating a pretty brunette from Massachusetts. One night as we were making out on her couch, I inadvertently made some strange mouth noises (it can happen to the best of us). Apparently, one of my mumblings sounded very close to the words, [...]

 
Posted: August 22, 2010

There are still a few great weeks left to summer so if you’re thinking of heading out to the beach, you might want to take some precautions so you don’t end up looking like too much of a tourist. I recently took my family up to the beach in Rhode Island for some relaxing [...]

 
Posted: July 30, 2010

Back in my day, things were different. I never thought I would start off a blog post by saying that… I grew up straddling Generation X and Y, so I can proudly claim to be a member of both the hackers and slackers. We’re also the ones who are supposed to [...]

 
Posted: July 22, 2010

So somehow despite my last gefilte fish experience with Dan Pashman, I successfully lured him back to doing another podcast with me, this time at the Strand Bookstore in NYC where he brought along his Sporkful cohost Mark Garrison for an exploration on how to conquer bad breath. We (ok [...]

 
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A lot people say that the happiest day in their life is when they became a parent, but as I’ve just discovered having my second child wasn’t necessarily the second happiest day of my life. To be clear, my wife and I are thrilled about the birth of Chloe, a beautiful little girl who [...]

 
Posted: July 1, 2010

With the United States out of the World Cup, I need to pick a new team to back to get interested in watching the games, cause let’s be honest, I don’t like soccer enough to just enjoy a random game between two teams I know nothing about. But the question remains who should [...]

 
Posted: June 10, 2010

So one thing I’m learning about doing video – it takes a lot more effort to produce than a podcast. This one involved a trip up to New York, securing the help of my buddies Win Rosenfeld and Dan Pashman, a trip to a novelty shop, a few trips to the grocery store, [...]