Thanks to the magic of the internet I'm both an ordained minister and a certified project manager!

"Gets stuff done," is a good way to be described by anybody. Especially by coworkers or bosses. Because whether you're in finance or a children's librarian, stuff needs to get done

But how do you make sure stuff gets done? You definitely can’t do all the stuff yourself, unless your company/organization/government office consists entirely of you. And if that’s the case, you better have a pretty damn good plan for how you're going to get all of that stuff done by yourself. Thankfully, smarter people (or at least more organized) than you have developed methodologies that can help you manage projects better. Incidentally, they're called project management methodologies, and you can start working towards becoming a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with this training course offered in the Boing Boing Store.

PMP is one of the most globally recognized project management certifications. Getting certified isn’t a corporate trophy—Project Management Professionals are critical to making sure deliverables are delivered, teams are working together, and ensuring money/time/resources aren’t wasted in the process. Basically, they make stuff get done, and they get a nice little bonus on their paychecks for doing so. This course will give you a fancy online certification, yes, but it also follows a curriculum that's approved by the Project Management Institute®, which means you'll be plenty ready to ace the big time certification exams as well.

If you want to take on more complex responsibilities at work and refine your team leadership skills, pick up the Project Management Professional Certification Training in the Boing Boing Store for $49.99. Read the rest

A subwoofer belt would make more sense, but try this bracelet

Even the most expensive pair of hi-fi headphones can’t match the feeling of bass rumbling through your body at a live show. That's why music aficionados designed The Basslet, an accessory that reproduces that sensation from your wrist. Does it make your whole body shake with deep subs? Not really, because that would be terrifying, but its effect is definitely intoxicating.

The Basslet augments your current headphones with a wrist-mounted subwoofer. But instead of blasting low frequencies at you and everyone else on the bus, it thumps silently on your wrist to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond stereo. It’s totally wireless, and makes for an interesting aesthetic alternative to a typical wristwatch.

It lasts for up to six hours on a single charge, so you can indulge your bass-addiction all day long. The Basslet Wearable Subwoofer is available in the Boing Boing Store for $179.

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Spy on your pets so hackers can spy on you!

They probably just sleep a lot. But still, you can remotely keep an eye on them when you're at work and missing them deeply with this HD monitor from Kodak.

If you have a new puppy that destroys everything in sight, or you just want to be a little more security-conscious, this WiFi camera is a great way to stay connected. It streams live HD video to your smartphone, and stores up to a day of footage in the cloud for free.

The camera’s smart software learns from false alarms, and it even compiles a pet highlight reel from the daily footage so you can gush over how much cuter your pets are than everyone else's pets. And in the case of emergencies (or bad pup behavior), the monitor provides two-way audio communication so you can get everything sorted out from wherever you are.

Additionally, this security camera extends the range of your home wireless network with a built-in WiFi repeater. You can grab this Kodak HD WiFi Pet Monitor in the Boing Boing Store for $72.99.

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Plan like Milo Minderbinder

Thinking of a business idea is the easy part. Doesn't even have to be a "good" idea, you can still get people to throw money at a non-existent venture, but to do that you need to at least have something even resembling a viable business plan. Why doesn’t anyone do it then? Because building that semi-viable business plan on how to get to market can be a huge time and energy investment.

Bizplan aims to streamline the process of crafting a business plan by breaking everything down into more manageable tasks. It lets you set financial goals and track your progress while acting as your central organizational hub. Once you're ready to go, powerful collaboration tools let you present your plan to stakeholders with professional polish and easily share data with team members.

Bizplan also makes it easy to join Fundable, the world’s largest business funding network. Usually $2,940, you can get a subscription for the lifetime of the service to Bizplan here for just $69 or grab the 1-year service for just $39.

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Return of the TWISTY GLASS BLUNT

The Twisty Glass Blunt is an intriguing product that claims to abolish the need to ever buy or use rolling papers. And, well, it does if you so choose. You can cut down on the waste this 4/20, and everyday after when you're smoking with this clever piece.

Built with a German-engineered glass tube and inner corkscrew, the Twisty Blunt is designed to give you the smoothest hits you've ever taken--and it looks pretty good, too. It's designed with Infini-Cherry technology, which means you only have to light up once rather than between every pull. Like, you know, a blunt.

All you have to do to get started is pack the chamber, twist the screw, and then light. When you're done smoking, twist the screw out and the ash stays behind in the glass for an easy dump out. Once you've tried it, you may just give up Swisher Sweets entirely.

And since the Twisty Glass Blunt is so compact and comes with a microfiber bag, you can take it wherever you go this 4/20. Celebrate 4/20 everyday with the Twisty, on sale now for $34.99.

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This learn to code bundle may help you learn to code, but it's really up to you

We understand that even reading a book instead of watching Netflix after work can be difficult, so taking online coding courses is definitely going to be a stretch, but hear us out. Learning to code can be a major asset to pushing your career to the next level, or to help you build a side hustle to take a little stress off the rent. No matter if you already have something of a programming background or are a complete beginner, this coding bundle offered in the Boing Boing Store can give your skill sets and resume a boost.

Packed with 150 hours of instructional material covering a diverse range of programming languages and frameworks, the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle comes with lifetime access so you can study as feverishly or as carefully as you'd like. And the big kicker is you can get it all for a price you choose.

Pay anything at all and you'll get a 3.5 hour tutorial on JavaScript. Beat the average price, and the rest of the bundle is yours as well.

Those courses are:

Learn How To Code: Google's Go Programming LanguageThe Complete Python Course: Beginner to Advanced!Learn By Example: ScalaProjects in Programming Languages: Ruby, Python, JavaLearn Angular 2 from Beginner to AdvancedHow to Make a Freaking iPhone App: iOS 10 and Swift 3The Complete Web Developer Masterclass: Beginner To AdvancedGit Complete Mastery With GitHub: 100% Hands-on Git GuideProfessional Rails Code AlongJavaScript Programming Complete

There's a lot to learn in there, regardless of your experience level, and you can pay what you want for all of it in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

The Hippie Rebel Vaporizer because 'hippie' or 'rebel' wouldn't have done it on their own

The Rebel is the newest offering from the popular vaporizer brand Hippie, and, contrary to the Attorney General's belief, smoking dry herb with it does not necessarily preclude you from being a good person. Rather, the Rebel will make you feel like a very good, smart person. The new design offers two immediate advantages over its predecessors: there is no protruding glass mouthpiece to accidentally break, and the palm-fit is more discreet than a long, protruding tube. Which, who knows, may become especially useful soon enough.

With the added surface area, this vape hosts accessible controls to precisely dial in your preferred temperature. Its rounded form makes it easy to clean, and affords plenty of room for a standard micro-USB charge port. But most importantly, it allows the convection heating element to sit underneath the herb chamber for a more efficient, smoother airflow.

The Rebel’s lithium ion battery lasts up to 8 use cycles per charge, and it shuts itself off automatically after four minutes in case you forget. You can get the Hippie Rebel Vaporizer in the Boing Boing Store for just $109.

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This floating globe looks stupid

You don't have to be an evil mastermind, but with the Maglev Globe sitting on your desk, it may look to your coworkers like you're overseeing some kind of global corporation with nebulous intentions in a Pierce Brosnan-era Bond movie.

Thanks to the magic of magnets, this piece of desk art features a freely levitating globe suspended by a c-shaped stand. It even incorporates an array of LED lights so you can look up countries in the dark and imagine all sorts of conspiratorial thoughts.

With its sleek, executive-class finish, everyone around you will be dying to know, “How does it levitate? How were you able to afford such opulence?” Only you will know the answer.

Grab the Maglev Globe here for $39.99, and start practicing your evil - ahem, regular - laugh.

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Create a personal surveillance state!

Home security is important, but installing a full-scale security system can be some expensive overkill. For apartment dwellers, especially, that's a complete non-starter. However, if you're looking for a versatile home security solution or just need a simple way to make sure your dog (or teenager) isn’t wreaking havoc while you’re gone, the Oco camera offers excellent utility with minimal setup.

This HD, WiFi security camera is easily installed with a screw-in magnetic mount, and can be up and running in under a minute. With real-time streaming via the free app, you can keep constant tabs on what's going on at home or the office. Not going to be near the app for awhile? Oco’s free cloud service stores footage automatically for remote access, or you can also add an SD card for local storage in case of network failure.

Its 140-degree wide-angle view can capture most of a room in crisp, 1080p resolution, day or night so you're always in the know. The Oco WiFi Security Camera is currently available in the Boing Boing Store.

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Spruce up the ol' gaming den with some spacey art

Walls look so sad when they're bare, so we've put together a few prints in the Boing Boing Store that can help out a bedroom or dorm room so guests don't think you're a crazy person when they come over and just see white everywhere. This selection of detailed scientific and mechanical prints, and space imagery will make great strides to really tie the room together.

Celebrate the spirit of human ingenuity with these high-quality posters printed on 100lb polar white paper. The collection includes:

Exploded views of the famous WWII B-24 Bomber Enola Gay and an Auburn Boattail SpeedsterA graphic rendering of Einstein made from his quotesAstronaut artThe Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission transcriptA brilliant photo capturing the Andromeda galaxy

These wall hangings come unframed, so you can decide how you want to show them off. For science buffs of all stripes, they make great decor for the home or office.

You can check out the science and space collections in the Boing Boing Store.

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Your iPhone looks and acts an awful lot like a PSP with this gaming controller

Touchscreen games are perfectly fine when you're on the toilet, but if you want to really unlock the gaming capabilities of your iPhone, you need a little something extra.

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Think of Glasswire Pro as the heavily fortified gateway to your family network

Nobody messes with your family network. Nobody. And GlassWire Pro is a powerful ally in the fight to protect everyone on your network from snoops and hackers.

Most antivirus products scan your files for traces of malware, but GlassWire Pro goes a step further by keeping constant tabs on your network access to stop threats at their source. You get notifications when your computer accesses new services or if any network system files change, and it tracks all network activity while you're away so you can verify nothing fishy happened during your absence.

GlassWire Pro also enables monitoring of remote connections, so you can keep an eye on web hosts and file servers, as well as other computers on your network. With activity visualization and detailed logs, you can track threats easily. And most importantly, since you can use it with up to 3 PCs, it’s a great defense for less experienced users in your family.

GlassWire Pro is available now in the Boing Boing Store.

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Java is better when you're coding with it, not drinking it

You have almost definitely at least heard of Java considering it's one of the most commonly used programming languages on the web, responsible for the backbone of most (if not all) of your favorite sites. And, no, you don't need to major in Computer Science to learn it. A great start is with the 2017 Complete Java Bundle, available now in the Boing Boing Store.

Whether you're a programming novice or an experienced web developer, learning or reinforcing your Java is an important step to launching or maintaining a career in web development. Since Java code runs on so many platforms, it’s a gateway into developing everything from Android apps to high-performance distributed systems.

Over this bundle, you'll dive into the following courses:

Fundamentals of Java ProgrammingIntermediate & Advanced Java ProgrammingIntroduction to Java Programming for Online LearnersJava for Mobile DevelopersJava Interview Guide: 200+ Interview Questions and AnswersThe Java Programming Language Course 2017Java From Beginner to Expert

These seven courses will give you a strong foundation in object-oriented programming and  multi-threaded application design, as well as advice on how to break into the tech industry.

You can get the 2017 Complete Java Bundle here.

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Remember Sea Monkeys? Then you'll love Dinoflagellates.

Bioluminescence is a very cool natural phenomenon, but you're probably not going to fill a fish tank with those creepy, giant-toothed monsters with the headlamps and then just live in complete darkness. Dinoflagellates, on the other hand, are a type of marine plankton that emit a bright light when agitated, and are way easier to care for. In fact, they even come with their own bowl.

The Dino Sphere contains a host of dinoflagellate microbes that absorb sunlight and nutrients from the included, specialized seawater to power their natural illumination.

This microscopic, self-sustaining ecosystem is contained in a 4” glass vessel. Just give it a shake, and you’ll see a brilliant light show put on by the same organisms that cause red tide in certain coastal areas. You’ll never need to add anything or change out the water inside, just leave the Dino Sphere out in the sun to let the dinoflagellates do their photosynthetic duty.

You can hold this glowing natural phenomenon in your hands and lure that cute coworker to your desk. The Dino Sphere is available in the Boing Boing Store.

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Artists, designers, rejoice in Stock-Graphics

If you often find yourself Googling fruitlessly for interesting photographic textures and graphics for design projects, a subscription to Stock-Graphics may just be worth checking out.

Unlike most stock photo services with restrictive subscriptions that charge per image license, Stock-Graphics gives you unlimited, royalty-free access to their library of over 15,000 photos and vectors. This curated collection has plenty of high-quality images suitable for editorial design and assets for creative projects, including everything from food, people, and animals to unique wall textures.

In addition to professional quality photography, Stock-Graphics includes hundreds of vector elements for icons, banners, and backgrounds in a variety of themes. Their collection is well-organized with a comprehensive selection of subject matter and filtering tools to help you easily find the content you're looking for.

If you need flexible access to an image collection that helps you find what you are looking for and doesn’t overwhelm you with irrelevant results, take a look at this lifetime subscription to Stock-Graphics. Read the rest

Blue Apron bought a ranch, coincidentally their ingredients are "fresher"

Blue Apron delivers perfectly portioned ingredients so you can cook beautiful homemade meals easily, with subscription plans that match size of your household . Or appetite.

If you want to wrangle in your restaurant habit and start cooking at home, Blue Apron eliminates the time-intensive trips to the grocery store to ensure that you have fresh, exciting ingredients on hand at dinner time. With their easy-to-follow instructions, you can try out unfamiliar flavors and pick up new cooking styles and techniques. Your meals are delivered weekly, so you can decide when you want to prepare them.

While any home-cooked meal is going to be healthier than that fast food stop on the way home, Blue Apron portions servings between 500 and 800 calories so you can easily stick within dietary goals. All ingredients are seasonally chosen and sourced from local farms so you can enjoy delicious, home-cooked, sustainable meals.

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A piece of cardboard, the G-BOOM, and some parachute pants are all you need...

Just ask this guy! The G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox delivers 10W of balanced sound in a package that was built to live on your shoulder. It's like the loudest, most in-tune mechanical parrot you've ever owned.

Bluetooth audio has vastly simplified the search for the right sound system. Many people don’t have the need or the space for a full-sized stereo amplifier, and Bluetooth speakers offer unparalleled portability and excellent sound quality at an affordable price. But what many lack is the power to score the outdoors or a loud party.

The G-BOOM delivers, however, with the sound quality of a home stereo in a device you can carry comfortably in one hand. It puts out crystal-clear sound at full volume, with its array of speakers that include two full-range woofers, a dedicated tweeter, and rear-firing bass ports.

You can kick out the jams all day long, with 7 hours of continuous playback on a single charge, and rugged construction that can take a beating on the beach, at the park, or in a crowded apartment.

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