re: Poker & no-limit holdem suited connected cards
Mike Caro wrote a great article about suited connectors for Poker Player Magazine. You can read it here
Basically what he boils it down to is that you want to play mid-range connectors in position, depending on the type of opponent you have at the table. You don't want to get cute with them if you are at an aggressive table, but take advantage of what he calls the "loose and timid" player. Either get in cheap in a multi-way post, or try raising in late psition in an unraised pot. Read the article though, it has some great info.