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Welcome to Dizzbookmarks, a site that is designed to bring you great links and news about the following subjects:

  • Online Shopping: We provide information about where to shop and how to save money. We also provide reviews of popular products and services online, including but not limited to online dating, e-cigarettes, gaming, and more.
  • Couponing: Coupons can save you hundreds of dollars when you shop online. We will show you how you can take advantage of coupons, and where to go in order to get your hands on the most recent and best deals available.

In addition to providing articles, we will also be posting videos about these topics that we believe will be helpful. To start, here are a coupld videos about couponing that you may want to watch:

The Effects of Online Dating on Our Society

Today, up to 1 out of every 4 couple met online. Dating sites like Tinder and Match.com have therefore, to a great extent, replaced more traditional ways of meeting people. More and more, people seem to be distancing themselves more from the people they are surrounded by, instead turning to the Internet to find love.

At first glance, this may seem to be a bad trend with the potential of alienating people from each other. But according Michael Rosenfeld, to a Stanford researcher who has studied online dating for years, this is not the case. In a recent article on the Washington Post blog, Rosenfield talks about how the age of marriage has risen over the years. Today, the average age at which people in our country get married is in the high 20s. This means there is a greater number of years when people date without necessarily having marriage in mind. Online dating allows daters of all ages to be more selective about who they date. If you were restricted to finding someone just within the circle of people who know, your choices are greatly limited, and you can not be too picky. With online dating, however, you can find someone to date no matter how unique your preferences may be.

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Moreover, it seems that people who use dating sites progress to marriage faster than those who meet in more traditional ways. Rosenfield believe this is mainly due to two things. First, it's easier to find someone that meet the exact characteristics you want in a parter by using an online dating site. So the matches that occur have a better probability of working out to begin with. Second, there seems to be more communication between people online during the initial phases of the relationship. And because information is available in the profiles, it is often possible to get to know your potential partner more quickly.

So despite the doubts many have about online dating, it would appear that most concerns are unfounded. For the most part, online dating just seems to be the latest and most high-tech means of finding a date, and not necessarily something that is inferior or less preferable to older methods of getting hooked up.

The most popular sites today seem to be Tinder and Match.com. Of the two, I usually end up recommending Match.com more, because to me, it seems to be a meatier website as far ad dating sites go. On Tinder, you are encouraged to make snap judgments based on photos. Match.com, however, allows you to take a more comprehensive approach to finding a date. If you want to join Match.com, one great way to get started is by using the Match.com free trial offer. You can get the latest offer by going to www.couponleaf.com. This offer will let you join the site, set up a profile, and communicate with other people for 72 hours. That should be a sufficient amount of time for you to determine whether or not you like the site enough to sign up for a membership.

Bitcoin Mining Explained

From the beginning of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that has become very popular, mining has been an integral part of how the currency works. At its very core, bitcoin mining has two major purposes:

1) It validates prior transactions. Since bitcoin is not regulated by a central authority such as a bank or government, it's important for a consensus model to validate all prior transactions that have occurred. This function is served by miners, who solve complex mathematical problems as part of the process of validating transactions.

2) It creates new bitcoins. Miners would not do the work for pure charity or out of the goodness of their hearts, so they need to be compensated in some way. The current way in which they are compensated is by receiving newly minted bitcoin. The number of bitcoins issued to miners, however, goes down over time and is eventually expected to reach 0 by the year 2140. At that point (if bitcoin is even around by then), it is expected that transaction fees (currently negligible) will be sufficient reward for people to take up mining. It should be noted that mining has changed quite a bit over the years. Up until a few years ago, it was possible for people using simple computers from home to mine bitcoins. Today, mining is mostly done by companies that have shelves of machines that were specifically designed to mine bitcoins.

 

Mining however, is not the only way you can make money with bitcoin. Some people buy bitcoin and speculate on a price increase. This has proven to be quite profitable for people, provided they bought bitcoin when the price was low. As of this writing, one bitcoin is selling around $500.

Another thing bitcoin allows you to do is purchase things without worrying about middlemen getting in the way. A perfect example of this is using bitcoin to fund online casino accounts. I use bitcoin to fund casino accounts and play bitcoin slot games. To find the latest bitcoin slot casinos that accept bitcoins, check out bitcoinvideogame.com. Normally, funding casino accounts can be somewhat problematic, depending on the country you live in, since credit card companies will not process transactions from all countries. Bitcoin provides a way to get around this annoying hassle.

How to Get More Noticed on Dating Sites

Online dating gives you access to thousands of single individuals you may never have come across had you stuck to more traditional methods of meeting people. However, this can definitely be a double-edged sword. While you do have the advantage of encountering more single people, so does everyone else on the site. This means that you can become just one of the thousands of other guys or girls on the site, and you need to work extra hard to be noticed.

 

Here are some of my favorite ways to attract more attention on dating sites:

  • Make sure you have the best photos possible.
    As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If we believe in this saying, then it means that you should pay at least as much attention or more attention to your photos than you do to your profile description. Don't just pick out a few random selfies from your phone. Instead, consider getting a professional shoot. In addition, stay away from boring photos where you are just sitting or standing somewhere. Rather, take photos of you doing your favorite thing or at exotic locations. Such photos can often spark conversations and can go a long way towards helping you make a connection with others.
  • Keep editing your profile description and get feedback.
    The other important component of your profile is your description. You should be as honest as possible, but be sure to highlight your strengths only. In addition, sprinkling in some humor has helped many people get more responses. Remember, a lot of people on dating site will sift through dozens, even hundreds of profiles. You need to stand out and using humor is one great way to do this. You may also want to view profiles of other people to gauge the competition and borrow good ideas. Lastly, you should avoid grammatical or spelling errors as much as possible. If you can, it's best to show your profile to family and friends and get feedback. Even if you don't do this, make sure you revisit your profile once a week and continue improving on it.

All the good profile writing tips in the world won't help you, however, unless you joing a dating site that has a large membership. This is exactly why Match.com is usually my first recommendation to people new to online dating. The great news is that you can get a Match.com and join this site right now by going to datingcoupons.net.

As a general dating site, Match.com can fit just about anyone's needs (including people in the LGBT community). And as far as pricing goes, Match.com offer coupons, free trials, and other dating deals to bring your costs down. Even if you don't use such offers, the price can be below $20 a month if you pick the right plan.

For other insights on online dating, you may want to check out my earlier article about the effects of online dating on modern society.

Getting started with electronic cigarettes

If you’re looking for an alternative to smoking, or perhaps a way in which you can eventually quit smoking altogether, then you owe it to yourself to give electronic cigarettes (AKA ecigs or e-cigarettes) a try.

white cloud ecigarette companyWhat exactly are electronic cigarettes? Quite simply, they are devices that deliver nicotine using a similar delivery mechanism as regular cigarettes. The user would draw on the ecig to receive a hit of vapor, which would contain a flavor such as tobacco or coffee along with a given amount of nicotine. Unlike traditional cigarettes, ecigs do not emit smoke, and hence they leave behind no odor. Most people also believe that ecigs are less harmful to you than normal cigarettes.

To get started with e-cigarettes, you need a minimum of 3 things. First, you need the battery, which powers the ecig itself. Second, you need something called the cartomizer, which houses the liquid that later forms the vapor you inhale. Within each cartomizer is something called an atomizer, which is the actual heating element that turns the e-liquid into vapor. Finally, you need a charger so that you can recharge your ecig batteries. With these three things in hand, you are ready to get started with “smoking” electronic cigarettes.

You can buy each of these things separately, but in most cases you will find it more economical and convenient to purchase a starter kit. Start kits come with everything you need, and typically are priced at around $30 and above. A good store to purchase ecigs is White Cloud, which has many different types of ecigs along with hundreds of different flavors for its cartomizers.

Dating for free on the Internet?

Yes, there are free online dating sites out there, such as plentyoffish and okcupid, but the consensus among online daters is that you get what you pay for. That said, what are your options if you want to save some money on online dating sites? The answer is to search for coupons and free trial offers.

coffee dateLet’s use eHarmony as an example. Typically, if you were to purchase a month to month subscription for this site, you’d end up paying close to sixty dollars. There are a few ways you can go about bringing down the price. The first is to select a subscription that is longer than 1 month. Your options in this case would be 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions. Instantly, by going this route, you would end up cutting the cost of your subscriptions by a half or more.

Next, fire up your favorite browser and search engine, and do a search for some eharmony coupons. You might not always find something, but if there is a current promotion going on, you can easily save an additional 15 – 20% off the regular prices.

But what if you’re not even ready to buy a membership yet? Fortunately, you can check out a site like eharmony for free using their free trial offer, which is available at http://Onlinedatingtrials.com/eharmony.php. The way it works is that you can join the site, review matches, and engage in a preliminary form of communication (called guided communication) without having to pay anything. This will get your feet wet, but of course, if you are ready to get serious, you will need to pay for a full membership at a certain point.

Hopefully, these techniques will help you try out some of the more popular dating sites and save some money. Online dating may not be for everyone, but in today’s hectic world, it is a good solution for many people, and you just might want to give it a shot.

Paying less for Ink – two methods I use

If you’re looking to reduce the amount of money you spend on printer ink, this article is for you. For some time now, I have used two methods to get ink cartridges much cheaper than what most other people pay. The key is to stay away from brand new OEM cartridges and find alternatives instead.

ink cartridgesFor those of you who don’t know, OEM cartridges are printer ink cartridges that are manufactured by the same maker as the printer. For an HP printer, for example, an OEM cartridge would be an HP cartridge. However, these aren’t the only types of cartridges you can buy.

There are also companies that create something called a compatible cartridge. These are also new cartridges, but the big difference is that they are not made by the original manufacturer? Does this make them a bad choice? Not at all. In my experience, compatible cartridges work just as well as brand new OEM cartridges. But as an added benefit, you pay much less for these kinds of cartridges. Therefore, it’s a no-brainer for you to purchase these compatible cartridges instead of OEM cartridges. You can find a great selection of compatible cartridges if you go to Inkfarm. You can get an Inkfarm coupon from inkjetprinterdiscounts.com.

The other option for cheap cartridges is to buy remanufactured cartridges. In this case, you are actually buying OEM cartridges, but they are used or empty cartridges that has had new ink injected into them. Once again, you can find these cartridges online from stores like Inkfarm, and they tend to be heavily discounted compared to brand new cartridges.

So which type of cartridge should you choose? Remanufactured cartridges on the whole tend to be the least expensive, but the downside is that in some rare instances, they could pose some minor problems for your printer. For example, I sometimes have trouble getting my printer to recognize a remanufactured cartridge as being full. For this reason, I generally select compatible cartridges when I’m buying ink cartridges for myself.

 

Are there are free alternatives to Gamefly?

Gamefly is s terrific service where you get to rent unlimited games and have them delivered to your door. You don't even have to pay for postage and the selection is quite nice. If I am not mistaken, there are currently over 8000 games to select from, with titles available on all major game consoles. This is why, for those who can afford it, I believe Gamefly is among the best services you can sign up for.

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The problem, however, is for frugal gamers. For certain, the $15 a month fee to be a Gamefly member is not much, but those who are hurting financially may still wish for a cheaper option. Here are some ideas I have for people who fall into this category:

1) Trade titles with your friends.
This is the most obvious choice, but the issue is that you need to find friends who use the same platform and also purchase the type of games you are interested in. In theory, it sounds like a good idea but in practice, it's not as easy as it sounds unless you happen to have a rather large network of friends. If you are part of a large community like a university dorm, you might have more success using this strategy. For those who live more independent lives, trying to find people to trade games with can be more of a challenge.

2) Get a Gamefly free trial.
This is by no means a permanent solution, but if you can only play games during a certain time, such as the summer or the holidays, you can get yourself a Gamefly Free Trial and play video games for free for a period of one month. Unfortunatly, you cannot keep using free trials repeatedly.

3) Try your local library.
Some librarys let you check out video games. I won't lie, however -- the selection is usually pretty sparse and the available games are usually not very good. If the library does happen to get good quality titles, expect them to be checked out almost 100% of the time.

As you can see, there are no real ideal solutions, but some of these ideas may help get you buy and allow you to find more variety in the games you play. But none of them beats the convenience of having a Gamefly account. If you have a lot of old games lying around, one thing you could do is sell them online and try to raise money for a membership. Remember, it only costs $15 a month, so if you sell a half dozen games, you might have enough for a membership lasting 6 months or more.