Dec 28 2010
The REport

The REport

The snow blanketing the northeast truly made a remarkable winter wonderland (well… for those not stuck in airports). To keep warm, it seems, many people are going shopping, online that is.  Although the blizzard hindered traditional post-Christmas shopping in brick and mortar stores, online retailers are expected to see a major boost. How are you keeping warm?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year is to globe-trot, look no further than Facebook for tips on what to do and where. The social networking giant has integrated with TripAdvisor to let users get advice and reviews from friends when planning trips, according to Mashable. Bon voyage!

If your resolution is focused on becoming more environmentally friendly, check out these seven mobile apps to help you eat for the good of the earth! You can find local produce, foods that are grown with fewer pesticides and other tips.

What are you doing next Tuesday? Likely watching videos online according to a recent report which found that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the days when the most video is consumed. The report also found that Facebook drives more Web video traffic than any other site besides Google. How do you share your favorite videos?

If you ever wanted to be a food critic, UrbanSpoon is now giving you a way! The restaurant recommendation app now allows users to rate and upload photos of their dishes and write recommendations and reviews. Watch out Sam Sifton!

If you enjoyed seeing Betty White on the football field this year you were not alone. The Snickers commercial starring the actress/comedian topped the chart of the most-liked commercials of the year. Also in the top ten were ads from Target, M&Ms and Samsung. What was your favorite?

How big is your amygdalae? According to researchers, the size of the almond-shaped portion of the brain can predict how social an individual is. Interesting!

Sherry Chris

President and CEO
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

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