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Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks. Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty. After the Thanksgiving week, which for many in America is symbolized by bounty, excess, and consumption of all stripes, I was struck by the value of seeing how people live in less wealthy parts of the world.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it.

Five Offbeat and Oddball Websites to Make You Smile. Not everything in life has to be useful.

Five Offbeat and Oddball Websites to Make You Smile

Sometimes just a little fun is called for. Here is a selection of websites to amuse (or bemuse) you when you want a break. Progress Lighting P3004-46 5-Light Arts and Craft Wall Sconce, Weathered Bronze - Amazon.com. Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks. I Didn't F*ck It Up - Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy. Theme From Silk Road - Kitaro : Now playing on Neverending Playlist. Cheezburger.com - All your funny in one place. No Fraid, Li'l Soft-soft.

Cheezburger.com - All your funny in one place.

Spread Your Funny Lolz SHARE Email Embed: just copy and paste! <a href=' class='event-item-lol-image' src=' id='_r_a_1327155968' title="No Fraid, Li&#39;l Soft-soft. " alt="No Fraid, Li&#39;l Soft-soft. " width="375" height="308" /></a> LINK Don't cry. Caption By: Blue Trees: Surreal Spectacle Coming to Seattle Parks. Blue Trees: Surreal Spectacle Coming to Seattle Parks Article by Steph, filed under Installation & Sound in the Art category.

Blue Trees: Surreal Spectacle Coming to Seattle Parks

Nature lovers making their way through Seattle’s Westlake Park or taking a leisurely stroll along the Burke-Gilman Trail are likely stopping, staring and scratching their heads at this very moment. Gazing up at the honey locusts and birches, they might wonder, “Am I imagining this?” Take typing lessons, test your typing speed and practice typing for free! This is keybr.com, a web application that will help you teach touch typing.

Take typing lessons, test your typing speed and practice typing for free!

Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. A person possessing touch typing skills will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. It can improve any individual's typing speed and accuracy dramatically. This is a short tutorial that will explain how does this application work. You can use the left and right arrow keys to navigate through these slides.

Let these landscape plants do the dirty work of choking out weeds while you sit back and enjoy the view. I’m a writer, designer, and lifelong gardener.

Let these landscape plants do the dirty work of choking out weeds while you sit back and enjoy the view

I'm also author of "Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? ", a book due out from Timber Press in November 2012, and I host/produce a podcast and column called Garden Confidential at Fine Gardening Magazine. My company, Oakleaf Green, is a boutique landscape design firm specializing in planting design with primarily sustainable and native plants. GOPTranslator-full.

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List of common misconceptions. This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive.

List of common misconceptions

This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. 15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software. Web applications have come a long way.

15 Web Alternatives to Popular Desktop Software

They used to be amateur imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these web apps grown. Web apps these days have become so powerful and useful that in some cases, they’ve begun to replace desktop software. Desktop programs are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as web apps that make use of cloud computing. Badass of the Week: Anthony Omari. Anthony Omari Late on the night of January 23, 2012, a 24 year-old Kenyan uber-hero named Anthony Omari awoke to find three gigantic dudes with machetes standing over his bed.

Badass of the Week: Anthony Omari

He knew right away that they weren't there to sell Girl Scout cookies or ask him for a jumping mid-air high-five. Omari is the custodian of Faraja Children's Home in Ngong, Kenya – a sanctuary of healing and love that over the past several years has grown from a tin-roofed one-room shack in the slums of Nairobi into a decent-sized facility that has taken in 37 boys and girls who have been abandoned or orphaned from the street. A place of hope and peace for children who have tragically slipped through the cracks of Kenyan society. The most beautiful death. Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate.

The most beautiful death

On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. Biggest logo Fails ever. Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank. iTools - use the best tools.

Buddha (The Awakened One) | The Essence of Buddhas Teaching. The Four Noble Truths: 1. All things and experiences are marked by suffering/ disharmony/ frustration (dukkha). 2. The arising of suffering/ disharmony/ frustration comes from desire/ craving/ clinging. Theo Jansen creates new creatures. Creative Street Art - StumbleUpon. Creative Street Art September 20th, 2011 | Inspiration | Incredible street art created by talented French artist OaKoAk shows popular fictional characters integrated into the urban environment. Bart Simpson, Pinocchio, Spider-Man, and other characters all interact with traffic lights, cracks in the walls, and random objects on the street. The most important 6 seconds in musical history. & Here's Some Awesome. GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them. Interactive. The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities.

Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. Miniature abodes crafted for otherworldly creatures capture the imagination. The Photography of Ahmet Ertug. This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.

Documentary Educational Resources | Quality Ethnographic, Documentary, and... 49 Uses for Tea. By Steve Graham, Hometalk I get through the sleepless days of being a stay-at-home dad, freelance writer and DIY remodeler with copious quantities of tea. I drink Celestial Seasonings Morning Thunder tea in a big beer stein, which I believe to be quite manly. I also hate to throw out anything I could reuse or recycle.

So I scoured the Internet to find 50 uses for used tea bags and tea, other than the primary functions of keeping me hydrated and awake. Alltop - Top Anthropology News. First "People of the British Isles" paper. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. Why So Serious. Actors Reprise their Most Iconic Roles for Empires 20th | 18 Vintage Mugshots From The Twenties.

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Music leads. Maira Kalman, the illustrated woman. Famous World Ideologies, as explained by references to Cows. Historical Events | Famous &038; Major Historical Events in World History. 30 Years of the Space Shuttle - Interactive Graphic. Jake Shimabukuro plays &Bohemian Rhapsody& Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench | Our Amazing Planet.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Pearltrees videos.