TOP APPS FOR THANKSGIVING
For those of you cooking this Thanksgiving there is iCookbook, which is $4.99 for the iPhone.
To help you find the right wine, Mashable has a great list of the top 10 iPhone apps for wine enthusiasts.
Considering deep-frying your turkey? Watch this cautionary video from William Shatner and State Farm Insurance to prevent serious injuries. (This is a true and harrowing story.)
TOO DANGEROUS TO COOK? For those deciding it is safer to eat out, there are many apps including two of the most popular free ones for all devices. Open Table, which is also a website, and Yelp which can also help you find a gas station open on Thanksgiving.
Need to keep up with scores on Thanksgiving without appearing rude? Here is list of the top free sport score apps.
HOLIDAY CARDS: ELECTRONIC V PAPER
If your firm or practice sends holiday cards, have you made the move to e-cards. Here are some e-cards sent by some large law firms which are really worth viewing regardless of what your firm does or your view about holiday cards. NOTE: Some have music so turn down your speakers
2010 Akin Gump
2009 Akin Gump
Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Manatt Phelps & Phillips
Thinking of doing your own e-greeting card? Here is a review of the top ten software packages. Warning: While the packages will be easy and helpful, you will not get results similar to the above e-cards.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING OR NOT
There has been some negative reaction to stores opening on Thanksgiving. At Change.org you can sign a petition to ask Target to save Thanksgiving.
Can't give up Black Friday? You can download some apps to help you plan your Black Friday shopping.
Need help keeping holiday shopping lists (and budgets) No More Socks for I-phone and Gift List Manager for Android may help.
Toy safety is a serious issue. Two sites will help you buy safe gifts and the right toy for the right age child. Consumer Product Safety Commission Toy Safety Buying Tips and the Public Interest Research Group’s Annual Toy Safety Survey
THROUGH THE WOODS TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE
Most of us have some type of GPS to make getting where you want to go easier but Waze for both Android and I-phone is a “free social traffic and navigation app that uses real-time road reports from drivers nearby to save commuting time and improve your everyday driving.”
HOLIDAY EVENTS IN MARYLAND
Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, there are many activities and festivities happening in Maryland. Here are just a few links with information for events all over Maryland and DC during December. Enjoy!
Visit Maryland December Calendar
December Festivals in and Around DC
DONATE MONEY WISELY
At this time of year, many people/companies/firms look to make charitable contributions. It is important to make certain that your contributions are being used wisely and properly. Here are a few sites that will rate various charities to help you make decisions.
American Institute of Philanthropy Rating Guide
Charity Ratings from Charity Guide
AND FINALLY – SOME PEACE AND SMILES
When the hectic holiday seems to be overwhelming, take a few (less than five) to listen to one of these videos:
George Winston Thanksgiving Piano Solo - very soothing
Except for the Turkey – Sometimes humor helps