Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.

A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads

  • See which books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations.  Their recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from their community’s reviews.

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Date Duration Calculator: Days between two dates

This service calculates the duration, counting the day count and the number of days, months and years between two dates. Among other things, it can be used find how many days old you are and the weekday you were born. Also see the advanced duration calculator which supports time as well.





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Naming life insurance beneficiaries: 10 ways to screw up |

(Thanks to Pinni Bohm for mentioning this article)

Naming who should get the life insurance money after you die sounds simple, but designating beneficiaries can get tricky.

Mistakes are common, financial advisers say — and they can be heartbreaking and expensive.

When mistakes are made “you’re not creating problems for you,” says Keith Friedman, principal of FBO Strategies, an estate planning and insurance firm in Stamford, Conn. “You’re creating problems for the people you leave behind.”

naming life insurance beneficiariesHere are 10 life insurance beneficiary mistakes to avoid:

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Members of the Authority Address Internet Sales of Alcoholic Beverages | New York State Liquor Authority

At the April 9, 2012 Full Board meeting, the Members of the Authority issued a declaratory ruling regarding the involvement of licensees, internet technology companies and third party advertisers in online sales of alcoholic beverages. This declaratory ruling provides guidance to licensees with respect to whether such relationships violate the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. In addition, based on information obtained while this matter was being considered, the Members of the Authority also issued an advisory providing guidance to manufacturers, wholesalers and importers with respect to their ability to sell wines featuring the same brand, trade name and vintage with or without the addition of a sticker featuring the wording “Direct,” “Reserve,” or any similar wording. The declaratory ruling and advisory are available on the Authority’s website. Chairman Rosen also announced that the Authority will be hosting meetings with industry members to further examine the issues involved with internet sales of alcoholic beverages.