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Website – LibriVox.com

We all have an extensive list of books we want to read before we die…or at least books to read during the summer.  But if you’re too busy to sit down and read for an hour, or find it too hot to read at the beach, or simply don’t have time in your crazy hectic schedules, consider browsing around LibriVox.

LibriVox is an acoustical library of thousands of public domain books (anything published prior to 1923).  Listen to Anne of Green Gables, The Three Musketeers, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Collected Works of William Shakespeare, and hundreds more…all for FREE!  That’s right.  Doesn’t cost you one single penny.  Knock out some of those classics on your list as you do housework or cool off from the scorching hot weather we’ve been having thus far.

You can also download the audio files for free, allowing you to listen at your leisure.  The readings are done by several volunteers from all over the world, so you could have someone from New Jersey reading you chapter one of Little Women, and someone from Spain reading you chapter two.

Have a voice the world should hear?  You can also volunteer to do your own readings of your favorite books.  Get more information at LibriVox.org.

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Website – mturk.com

So we’re all looking for little ways to save money.  While doing some research on the topic the other day, I came across Amazon’s Mechanical Turk website:

https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome

You can go here and search tons of little jobs to do that will take no more than an hour (most of them).  Depending on the task, you get paid anywhere from $0.01 to $10.00 per task.  It may not seem like a lot, but do one $1.00 task every day and you’ve got $30 extra bucks at the end of the month.  I got paid $0.05 just for asking a question about financing.

The only downside is that you only get “paid” by Amazon when you make $10.00…so all of your money will roll over month to month until you reach $10.00.  But if you do one a day, you’ll see results in no time!

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Website – DesignYourDorm.com

Well, the time has come.  College calls and kids are loading up and taking off.  Now, we all know that dorm living is not the most exciting thing in the world, but playing around with DesignYourDorm.com can make it super easy and convenient.

DesignYourDorm.com allows readers to arrange and decorate their dorm room online…so they can have a “floor plan” for move in day.  Roommates can arrange where things will go, what they need, what will fit, and what should stay at home.  All you need to do is create a free account and find your college from the extensive list DesignYourDorm provides.

Do you need a new lamp?  Desk?  Chair?  Bob Marley poster?  Simply add it to your shopping list on DesignYourDorm.com and you have the option to simply print it out or buy what you need right there.  Once it’s in your cart, the item appears in your room so you can check to see if it will fit and plan accordingly.

Have fun and happy rearranging!

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Website – RecipeMatcher.com

So the time comes when you need to clean out your cabinets and fridge.  You have 4 old chicken breasts, a jar of orange marmalade, olive oil, noodles, and lemon juice.  Hmm.  Interesting combination…

Don’t toss your food in the trash quite yet.  Try entering your random ingredients into RecipeMatcher.com.  They’ll search thousands of recipes to find something you can make with the stuff you already have at home.  I tried entering some random ingredients and actually found some great looking recipes that I saved for later.

This is  a great site to bookmark for those late Wednesday night dinners!

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