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From Your Tango
There are many reasons to be in a long-distance relationship. Maybe you met the man of your dreams on spring break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and he happens to live in Seattle while you live in Atlanta. Whatever the reason, your relationship is basically restricted to online dating.
You not only miss your significant other, but you’re constantly tortured by watching other lovebirds who aren’t separated by state lines. Mastering the art of Skype sex is crucial to any long-distance relationship, but it only works if the two of you can stop breaking into hysterical laughter and eventually get turned on — resulting in a hot and heavy Internet sexcapade. Let’s take a look at how to have non-awkward Skype sex.
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When two people get engaged, they want to scream it from the rooftop! And that’s okay, because from the rooftop may be only your next-door neighbors will hear you. But when it comes to weddings, when does sharing become over sharing? With social media having an increased presence in our most intimate and monumental of events, when does it enhance “the big day”, and when does it just cheapen it?
Laziness, ignorance or force of habit: the three main reasons we spend money on things we don’t have to. Stop throwing money away this year. Here’s how:
(Smart Money) — Consumers grumbled when cellphone companies first started requiring a data plan to go along with “voice minutes.” But now that smartphone owners are more likely to use their phones for texting, email, taking photos, playing games – anything, basically, but talking – those data plans could be the key to saving $500 or more on your annual cellphone bill.
As perhaps one of the unintended consequences of allowing outside developers to make programs for smartphones, a number of apps now let users avoid calling and texting charges. Skype, which lets users make voice calls to other Skype users for free, can now be found on a quarter of all iPhones, and its use on all phone platforms more than doubled in the second half of 2010. Instant messenger apps, which can act as a text messaging service, held at least one (and often several) of the top 10 spots in Apple ( AAPL: 363.13, +3.23, +0.89% ) , BlackBerry, Android, and other app stores for all of 2010, reports app-store tracker Distimo. In all, the use of calling and messaging apps increased 87% last year, second in growth only to streaming video apps, according to research firm Allot Communications.
For strategic users, the growing popularity of apps like these could lead to lower phone bills. By swapping a texting plan for an instant messaging program like Yahoo! Messenger or even Facebook could save the parents of a text-happy teen up to $240 per year.
After a significant change occurs such as a high school or college graduation, the dynamics of friendship are tested when your close friend moves away for an extended period or a lifetime. You’ve spent every waking moment together, but all of a sudden, distance comes between you. Anyone who dreads the feeling of not having a dear friend close by, could only wonder how to keep the friendship intact. How can friendships be salvaged under such complicated circumstances?
Here are a few tips to keeping your bestie in your life even if she’s hundreds of miles away from you!
(Fast Company) — Africa is set to be the next frontier for Internet giants looking to expand their reach–if Google’s latest foray into the continent is any indication–and Zambia could be a major hub, despite being a largely rural country. The demand for Internet services, even among farmers, is growing there and a number of Internet initiatives–including a solar-powered Internet cafe–have recently taken hold in the country. ”With Skype I just contacted [a vet]. He was able to respond within a few minutes and I was able to give my animal the right drug,” a local farmer from the tiny town of Macha, Fred Mweetwa, told the BBC. Macha, Zambia, a farming village 50 miles away from the nearest city, has become an unlikely home to Internet-hungry individuals.