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Is Your Starbucks Mobile Order Slowing You Down?

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The hack of using Starbucks mobile order to bypass the morning coffee line is a good one. Possibly too good. It seems that Starbucks mobile order has become so popular that the coffee giant cannot keep up with the demand. This has resulted in several problems: Inefficient crowd flow in stores as waiting guests crowd the barista…

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Running a Household Remotely with the Hub App

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Our daily schedule is completely unpredictable. We’re both consultants and our lives are crazy because of our jobs, business and personal travel, and other time commitments. Sometimes communication is a challenge when juggling flights, multiple time zones, and never-ending conference calls. Attending to our household business is a challenge. The Cloud to the Rescue I use collaboration software…

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Destination Pillows Mark Latitude and Longitude

Customized destination pillows from Bethany Lane

We often look for unique ways to remember special places around the homestead.  At the same time, I get tired of the usual tchotchkes that gather dust.  So I got excited when I discovered these customized destination pillows from Bethany Lane. The pillows (actually pillow covers for an 18″ square insert) can be designed for any destination name…

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