Sites of the Week: January 12, 2014

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

Nelson Mandela

Factoid: About 440,000 people die as a result of preventable error in U.S. hospitals every year, a new study in the Journal of Patient Safety found. That means one in six deaths can be attributed to mistakes in hospitals, making them the third-leading cause of death.

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.


TREWGrip is a handheld mobile QWERTY rear-type keyboard introduced this past week at CES in Las Vegas. It’s an interesting concept. I’d like to test drive one. Tell me what you think. Do most people even still learn QWERTY typing? (I thought everyone just used their thumbs and texted.) Does it seem too large?

Happy Simple Living: January Money Diet

As the title implies, this blog covers topics related to simple living. The month of January is devoted to the January Money Diet. Each post is “about one frugal-but-fun idea for dieters to try.” Yes, January is almost half over, but you can read the older posts first and then follow the blog for the remainder of the month if this interests you.

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