What We’re Reading: Dec. 8 – Dec. 14

Downsizing dilemmas, Google Maps, and the start of Best of 2012

As Baby Boomers age more and more people are thinking about downsizing. Trading the McMansion for something more economical and practical. While most people think that downsizing is going to be the magic cure for their still-depressed retirement account, it doesn’t always work that way. It’s hard to give up your lifestyle or your years of possessions, kids might balk at the sale of their childhood home or things, and unless you’re going to a cheaper part of the country, it might not cost as little as you think.

For iPhone users the wait is over: Google Maps is officially back! And NYT tech columnist David Pogue is loving it.

One way to get through the holidays—Dysfunctional Family Bingo!  The Wall Street Journal has tips on how to play and how to cope with your family during the festive season!

If you had $29 to purchase one week’s worth of food, what would you buy? Newark Mayor Cory Booker made a few rookie mistakes, detailed in this article by NJ.com.

It’s that time of year again: Holiday office parties. If you’re attending, Time has some advice beyond the ‘don’t make an ass of yourself’ generalities.

Thank goodness for Kindle and eBooks: Bed bugs are back, and they’ve found a new home in library books. Looking to avoid the problem? There’s always our FREE eBook Collection!

Google came out with its annual search Zeitgeist for 2012 video [also posted below].

Also in year end wrap-ups: The most searched song lyrics of 2012. Similarly find out what are the top quotes of 2012, chosen by Yale Law School.  Hint—“Gangnam style” definitely made both the lists.



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