Archive | October 2012

How to opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies

“The Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mail Preference Service (MPS) lets you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial mail from many national companies for five years. When you register with this service, your name will be put on a “delete” file and made available to direct-mail marketers and organizations. This will reduce most of your unsolicited mail. However, your registration will not stop mailings from organizations that do not use the DMA’s Mail Preference Service. To register with DMA’s Mail Preference Service, go to, or mail your request with a $1 processing fee to:

Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512″–From the website.

Foursquare launching local search engine for everyone, not just for registered users

Foursquare is opening up its desktop home page to all users, not just logged-in members. Visitors can now get Foursquare’s recommendations on local places and search for nearby bars, restaurants and businesses …”–From this article.

Author Name Pronunciation Guide

Ever love a book but you don’t want to tell people about it because you’re not sure how to pronounce the author’s name?  Use this site to listen to recordings of authors speaking and explaining their own names.