Asking a Potential Date for a Number (<i>cont'd</i>) You're not sure if you want to get in touch, but you want to keep your options open Hmm. There's no spark, but you don't want to limit your dating options. In a perfect world, you could actually say, "I'm not sure I want to call you, but, what the heck, give me your number just in case." Of course, a line like that isn't exactly flattering. You're probably better served by expressing an interest but giving yourself an out by saying something like this: "Look, I'd really love to call you, but I'm ... (pick one) really busy at worktraveling a lotgetting out of a relationshipcovered with herpesfeeling poorly (not poor, which means you're in the midst of pecuniary strangulation)scheduled for surgeryabout to be drafted ... so if it's okay, I'd like to take your number and call you in a month or so." (Of course, if you use the herpes line, don't expect them to be too enthusiastic.) When you do this, you're not misleading … [Read more...] about Asking a Potential Date for a Number
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Is a family member hogging the phone? You can solve the problem with a two-line phone. Bob Elsdale/Getty Images If you grew up in a household with a family member who monopolized the phone, then you don't need someone to sell you on the wonders of having multiple phone lines. Beyond not having to worry about the queen of gab tying up the line, two-line phones can enable someone working from home to have a separate line dedicated to business calls. Business travelers can't live without the things. Two-line phones are a standard feature in most hotels, alongside Internet access, hookups for your MP3 player and ergonomic chairs. The phones also allow dial-up Internet users to surf the Web and catch up on gossip simultaneously. Two-line phones incorporate two separate phone lines (two different phone numbers) into one device. If you own one of these phones, you may have wondered how two separate phone lines could originate from one device. After all, single-line and two-line phones … [Read more...] about How Two-line Phones Work
When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual cloud providers. But for small businesses and larger enterprises, there's a huge world of opportunity and available resources beyond those best-known cloud storage and cloud computing services: Google, Dropbox, Salesforce, Amazon and Microsoft. In this guide to services for business, we're looking at 24 incredibly valuable services that solve real-world business problems. A few of you may have heard about before. Many may be new to you. All are capable of providing nearly instant benefit -- without you having to make any infrastructure investment whatsoever. CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of these products and services featured on this page.With that, let's get started with our first cloud-based service... 1. Approval DonkeyCloud-based approval workflows Free version: Up to three workflowsPlus program: $13 per monthHow many times has a project come to … [Read more...] about Best cloud services for small businesses
In China, the number 4 sounds very similar to the word for death. Daryl Benson/Getty Images You don't do it often, but today was payday and you're feeling lucky. It's time to buy a lottery ticket. As you stand at the counter and consider which numbers to choose, you weigh the options. You'll definitely add a 7 to the lottery ticket. Maybe an 11, too. But a 13? No way -- everyone knows that number is unlucky. Well, everyone in the United States, anyway. If you lived in Asia, odds are you'd steer clear of the number 4 instead. In many East Asian cultures, including China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, the number 4 is considered unlucky. If you step onto an elevator, you probably won't see a button indicating the fourth floor because most apartment buildings and hospitals skip the number altogether. In Beijing, it's not even possible to get a vehicle license plate that has the number 4 on it. And in Singapore, a luxury carmaker had to change the name of the Alfa Romeo model 144 because … [Read more...] about Why do some cultures believe the number 4 is unlucky?
There’s just something about this phone. From the moment I laid eyes on this thing, it just kind of made me happy. It’s small and adorable like a newborn puppy, and despite how petite it appears it photos, it looks and feels even smaller in person. And I’m not the only one that had this reaction. When I brought it into the office, people crowded around marveled. One person cooed at it, another said, “it’s perfect,” while a third remarked that this is the exact sort of thing they’d wished someone would make for years. From a crowd of tech bloggers, even I was taken aback with its reception. Size alone isn’t what makes this handset remarkable. In part what makes the device exciting is that it’s the rebirth of Palm, the same company that made big ‘ole PDAs and the ill-fated Palm Pre. Maybe more interestingly, Palm’s new phone also envisions an entirely different way of using and living with tech. For something so small, … [Read more...] about Palm’s Ultra Tiny Phone Is an Absolute Snack