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6 Spectacular Coffee Systems

by Luke McKinney - on Feb 7th 2011 - 1 Comment
Care for a coffee?

This site is all about productivity and pleasure, which means you either already love coffee or it’s your first time here. Caffeine is the ultimate upgrade for the human body, an organic cheat code so wonderful that God or nature or physics set things up so that it grows out of the ground. It’s sunshine, improved, and we’ve...

30+ Places To Buy Prepared Meals Online

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 10th 2010 - 5 Comments
Plate of Shrimp and Beef Skewers

Maybe you’re too tired at the end of a long work day to bother. Who has the time to make up a shopping list, visit the grocery store, look up the recipe, prepare the ingredients, and cook the meal? These are all very time-consuming and eating out all the time is neither healthy nor cost-effective. There has to be an alternative. And...

Develop Your Kitchen Cunning

by Luke McKinney - on May 25th 2010 - 1 Comment
Women Cooking

Many go-getters neglect their kitchen, proving that modern society has evolved past its own reasons for existing. The whole point of work has always been to feed yourself, and even money was only invented so that some people could take time off to do other useful things for the tribe without starving to death. Neglecting food to fit...

Digital Drinks Assistance

by Luke McKinney - on Oct 12th 2009 - No Comments

This is the “Smartlife” blog, not just the “Smartwork” one, which is why we’re improving your leisure time as well. There’s no point in using the latest and greatest in Internet-enabled everything to turbocharge your spreadsheets only to revert to a caveman in your actual life. What sort of cyber-priorities...

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...

25 Food Tasks & Projects You Can Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 30th 2008 - 6 Comments
Butler Serving Food

Dinner is a big deal: from planning to shopping to cooking to cleaning up to leaning up, there’s a lot of time-consuming work involved. For some people, eliminating all that work is a matter of stopping by McDonald’s, Burger King, or Chick-fil-A on the way home. That approach can lead directly to health problems, and more....

120+ Places To Buy Cakes, Pies, Muffins, Cookies, And Other Baked Goods Online

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 10th 2008 - 11 Comments
Italian Pastries

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of food you can get online. Just like your groceries, you can also order baked goods online and get them delivered right to your doorstep. Now, as you can imagine, it was difficult for me* to compile a list of online bakeries without ordering every savory-looking bakery product that met my eyes....

40+ Places To Buy Candy And Chocolate Online

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 10th 2008 - 9 Comments

M&Ms, gumdrops, lollipops, rock candy, jelly beans, sour bears, Hershey’s Kisses, and white chocolate dipped pretzels — thanks to the Internet, you can now enjoy all these various sweets without ever having to leave your sofa. But just when you thought life couldn’t get any easier, Smartlife is here to say it can...

Buy Better Groceries With Zeer (A Consumer Food Review Website)

by Tammy McKillip - on Nov 26th 2008 - 1 Comment
Woman Checking Nutritional Information

As a working mom with two small children, keeping track of what goes into my pantry and my kids’ mouths can be an overwhelming task. I want to feed my kids healthy foods; however, deceptive or misleading labeling practices often leave me confounded, especially as I struggle to read the tiny print of nutrition labels while holding...

Personal Grocery Shopper: Get Someone Else To Grocery Shop For You

by Maneesh Sethi - on Oct 15th 2008 - 1 Comment
Woman at Grocery Store with Gallon of Milk

How often have you looked into your refrigerator and noticed that it was empty? That you didn’t have anything to eat and no ingredients to cook? I don’t know about you, but this happens to me way too often, forcing me to make an unproductive run to the grocery store or eat yet another overpriced and unhealthy meal out of the...