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Book Review: Unbored: The Essential Field Guide To Serious Fun by Elizabeth Foy Larsen, et al

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide To Serious Fun by Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Joshua Glenn, Tony Leone, and Heather Kasunick is a wonderful book on how to do great things in the home in order to have fun and yet save lots of money.

The authors encourage people to build things rather than consume. They give as examples home improvement projects like building sheds, shelters, and other property enhancements to occupy time and increase the property value.

The book provides plenty of examples of how to clean up a home by culling excess clothing, filing papers, and utilizing bins for storage purposes. In addition, the authors address developing hobbies like reading, playing games, indoor sports, and utilizing tech free rooms to utilize for things like arts and crafts.

The idea of having a tech free room is a good alternative to just watching hours of television or playing video games. A playroom can be used for a home gym, partying area, movie-making, school science projects, or a general conference room.

The authors address home-made cooking such as the preparation of vegetable burgers, burritos, and juicing fruits to save money and provide better nutrition. In addition, the book describes affordable ways to decorate clothing with pins, insignias, patches, and attractive stitching.

The book describes ways to make herbal preparations like crushed garlic and onions for colds. In addition, turmeric may be utilized for scrapes and small wounds.

Unbored is an important resource for finding constructive ways to occupy time in the home while saving lots of money and having fun at the same time.

About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.