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5 music apps to download now!

iTunes gift card

You know how important music is to me, especially when I’m traveling. I would never get in my car or on a plane without my iPod!

Even with more than 2500 songs on it, though, I get bored and am always looking for new music. When someone gives me an iTunes card for a gift, I’m as happy as the girl on the card!

Lately, friends have been suggesting a number of music apps, all of which are available on the iTunes store. I haven’t tried them all yet but am definitely intrigued. I’d love to hear what you think of these:  [Read more…]

shop for japan!

Here are some easy ways to help the people of Japan, who are still reeling from last month’s earthquake/tsunami:

This For Japan t-shirt from Pencey Standard gets the message across simply and eloquently. The New York-based fashion brand, known for its superior quality and fit, is taking orders now and planning to ship next week. All proceeds from the $30 t-shirt will be donated to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims in Japan.


Featuring 38 top songs from some of the biggest names in the world, iTunes’ Songs for Japan is an album you would consider downloading just after seeing the track list. The fact that 100% of the proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross make it a no-brainer. For only $9.99, you get an A-list of songs including Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna, and Adele’s Make You Feel My Love. And with the $28 you save, you can buy the Pencey Standard t-shirt, too!

You should bookmark Love Heals for 1) its gorgeous handmade jewelry, 2) the trees they plant for every item they sell, and 3) the Japan Healing bracelet and the Japan Loyalty necklace, for which 50% of sales will benefit the Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Japan.