Martha Cooney

Originally from Philadelphia, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) with a degree in English. She has lived and worked in Dublin, Belfast, and New York City. Martha’s work has appeared in "Cricket" magazine and she has written travel guides for SideStep. Along with writing, Martha has taught preschool and directed after school and summer camp programs.

45+ Places To Buy Beer, Wine, And Spirits Online

by Martha Cooney - on Jan 21st 2009 - 14 Comments
Cold Beer

Ordering alcohol from the web seems like a dream come true when you want to browse wide selections and stock up on specialty brews or unique wines, or just to get the best deal out there. You can save time compared to making beer runs to the distributor and have access to a huge variety of drinks. While you can save a bundle, consider...

NEVER PAY RETAIL: 30+ Sites For Finding Shopping Deals Online

by Martha Cooney - on Dec 20th 2008 - 12 Comments
Sale Sign

Online shopping is hailed for saving time and money, but does it always work out that way? Scouring dozens of different sites can become a time-consuming ordeal, as you complete exhausting research to buy that new computer or get the best deals on your holiday shopping. There has to be a better, more efficient way to use the Internet...

20+ Product Review Sites

by Martha Cooney - on Nov 18th 2008 - 9 Comments
Man Comparing Wine

Whether you’re buying a new gadget or taking a trip, online comparison shopping for a product will save you time (information on different brands and products is compiled for you in one convenient location) and money (price ranges and product reviews allow you to make smarter purchase decisions). Without using comparison shopping...

CSSRockstars: Convert Your Website Design To HTML/CSS Markup

by Martha Cooney - on Sep 28th 2008 - 5 Comments
Html Code

Several weeks ago, I wrote a review of 99designs, which hosts an online designer marketplace where you can crowdsource your design needs such as logos, graphics, website designs, and business cards. One question that came to mind while reviewing 99designs was, after you receive your new website design, then what? I don’t know about...

Personal Shopper, The Virtual Shopping Assistant

by Martha Cooney - on Aug 24th 2008 - 2 Comments
Excited Woman with Many Shopping Bags

I hate shopping. I hate the lines, I hate trying on clothes, I hate the sheer number of options, but most of all I hate the crushing indecision facing you as you’re overwhelmed by warehouse-sized spaces taunting you with too many products to sift through and not knowing what to buy — whether for yourself or for others. Even...

99designs Allows Users To “Crowdsource” By Reaching Loads Of Designers At Once

by Martha Cooney - on Aug 6th 2008 - 4 Comments
Crowdsource with many people supporting

Need a new logo, graphic, website, or business card? Overwhelmed by the process of finding a new designer, getting the end result you want, and keeping costs and time commitment down? 99designs promises the perfect solution for both clients and designers alike: post a contest to create your design, and thousands of designers compete to...

Pageonce Supplemental Information

by Martha Cooney - on Jul 30th 2008 - 3 Comments
Pageonce landing page

The other week I posted a review of Pageonce, and recommended that you sign up and use it. If that post didn’t prompt you to hand over your Internet keys to Pageonce just yet, perhaps you need a little more information. And I’m here to supply. As part of my original research into Pageonce, I took a look under the hood so to...

Manage All Your Internet Accounts From One Place Using Pageonce, The “First Personal Internet Assistant”

by Martha Cooney - on Jul 21st 2008 - 9 Comments
Overloaded Man

The glut of information that we face on a daily basis actually impairs, not improves, our productivity. Believe it or not (and I do), the average person spends 150 hours each year looking for lost information. [1] What do we spend most of our time trying to track down? Passwords! But that’s not the only time killer introduced by...