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U.S. Best Burger Houses

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Burger, America’s most loved fast food, is now served and enjoyed in many ways. As a popular food, many cooks and chefs have put their own spin on this sandwich, using different types of beef, style of preparation, type of cooker, toppings and condiments. Below are 4 of the most sought-after burger houses in the U.S.

In-N-Out Burger (California) – For In-N-Out Burger, quality is the most important ingredient. There burgers are served with hand-cut fries and all the ingredients used are unfrozen and non-preserved. For a more indulgent – and messier – experience, order your burger to be served ‘animal style’, which comes with extra grilled onions and sauce.

Minetta Tavern (New York) – If you want to experience the well-pampered Black Label Burger, head to Minetta Tavern in New York City. Their burgers go through a uniformed cooking preparation to achieve fullness of flavour. The burger is served with generous amount of French fries that are dried and blanched in peanut oil.

Holeman & Finch (Atlanta, GA) – The Holeman & Finch burger composes of two 4oz. burger patties sandwiched in a pair of house-made bread. The flavour of the melted patty in your mouth engages well with the perfect saltiness of the home-made bread. The marriage of flavour is simply a perfect harmony to experience.

Zuni Café (San Francisco, CA) – Zuni Café has one of the best gourmet burgers in the country and hyped as the best burger in the Bay area. The meat used in the patty is completely organic and come from sustainable farms. The burger oozes with juice when served, sandwiched in Focaccia bread grilled from one side to achieve the right amount of crispiness.

Save Money on Tech

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Technology is rarely cheap. Today, it often eats up a big fraction of our salaries. But that’s alright given that technology has become an essential part of our social and personal lives. So the question is, how can we limit our spending on tech stuff while still enjoying it fully? Here are some helpful tips.

Use smart strips. Smart strips, like Surge Protector, can help save from your monthly electric bill by killing phantom power or standby power that most electronics consume when turned off. Smart strips can help you save 10% of your monthly power bill.

Use secondhand gadgets. A lot of secondhand gadgets still work perfectly fine. In a lot of cases, these gadgets were only sold because the previous owner just wants the latest product on the line. So if you find that a secondhand item will suit your needs just fine, then buy it instead of getting a brand new one of the same model but at twice the price. Just make sure that you thoroughly examine your purchase for hidden defects before you pay for it.

Shop online. Though buying online requires time and patience, the money you can save is immeasurably worth it. Online stores have cheaper prices compared to retail stores. There are even some who offer free shipping worldwide. But if you’re on the rush, it is best to buy in a retailing outlet than having to pay costly “next-day” or special shipping fee.

Buy rechargeable batteries. Since its invention, rechargeable batteries have always been a great power saving device. While rechargeables are initially more expensive than normal batteries, they can be used for much longer making them ultimately more cost-efficient.

Singapore’s Strategic Location Attracts Hollywood’s Top Notch Directors

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Located at the southern tip of the Malayan peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is a small island city-state in Southeast Asia. Even though the size of Singapore is slightly more than 3.5 times of Washington DC, this tiny but heavily urbanized island state has attracted Hollywood directors as early as the 1940’s.

Singapore enjoys a cosmopolitan and highly urbanized population and is often quoted to be the gateway between the East and the West. It was founded as a British trading colony in 1819, and since gaining independence, it has emerged as one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Showcasing a combination of high skyscrapers, subways and expressways that is characteristic of modern day affluent city, Singapore has truly become one of the hottest places to shoot big budget Hollywood movies.

American director Gore Verbinski whose Pirates of the Caribbean franchise won accolades around the world, decided to shoot a part of the third Pirates movie – At World’s End in Singapore. In the movie, Chow Yun-Fat depicted Sao Feng, the pirate lord of the South China Sea and the city that he controlled was built as a set in the Universal back lot in Singapore. The reason why the producers decided on Singapore is because it boasts of a multi ethnic culture and it was the production team’s aim to portray a style of civilization that would be mixture of the Chinese and the Malaysian, and Singapore fitted the description nicely.