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Quoll Writer – focus on your words... 40 Awesome Websites That Will Totally Ruin Your Productivity. What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like. 2545Share107 In this video from The Open University, we learn about the Globe Theater's experiments with "Original Pronunciation" (OP), which is exactly what it sounds like–English as it was pronounced at the time Shakespeare's plays were written and first performed.

What Shakespeare Plays Originally Sounded Like

Unsurprisingly, OP is quite different from modern pronunciation, and often changes lines dramatically. Often lines rhyme in the OP accent, but do not in a modern accent (also known as Received Pronunciation, or RP). My favorite is an example late in the video, when "proved" is pronounced like "loved," as they are supposed to rhyme in Sonnet 116. Brilliant and illuminating. Let David and Ben Crystal guide you in this ten-minute video: I Turn Abandoned Spaces Into Fantasy Worlds (NSFW) I started shooting portraits in 2009, after having spent years dedicating my time to strictly photographing music-related "stuff" (concerts, album covers, band promos, etc).

I Turn Abandoned Spaces Into Fantasy Worlds (NSFW)

I was a poor artist with no direction and certainly no money for a studio. Show Full Text Luckily, my lack of funds forced me to get creative and to use the world around me. I had seen a photo of a theater in an abandoned asylum via an internet search, and was immediately enamored with the image. Imagination - Play with beautiful wavy lines. Breathtaking Portraits Of Ballet Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of New York. A few months ago we featured Omar Roble's amazing photographs of ballet dancers on the streets of Cuba.

Breathtaking Portraits Of Ballet Dancers Practicing On The Streets Of New York

Well now he's back with another mesmerizing collection of famous dancers performing on the streets of New York City. The Puerto Rico born, NYC-based photographer, who has over 200k followers on Instagram, works with dancers from the American Ballet Theatre and The Dance Theatre of Harlem (and many more) to create his stunning street portraits of dancers in motion. Set against the urban backdrop of New York, the calming composure and elegance of his subjects creates a perfect contrast with the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city that never sleeps. Stranger Things (2016)

November 1983.

Stranger Things (2016)

Hawkins, Indiana. Will Byers is missing. Where the young man has gone and exactly who — or what — is responsible for his disappearance is a mystery to his friends and family, but answers may lie in the secretive government lab just outside of town — or perhaps somewhere in-between. Bruce Lee Quotes. Lost World’s Fairs. Top 10 Best HTML5 Websites of 2016. Here are our editor's picks for the Top 10 Best HTML5 Websites of 2016 based on visual artistry, integrated sound, ease of use, and uniqueness. 1 | The Wilderness Downtown The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive music video for Arcade Fire's song ''We Used to Wait''.

Top 10 Best HTML5 Websites of 2016

Visitors are asked to input the address of the home they grew up in and then the site uses Google Earth and HTML5 to create a personalized music video that takes the user on a journey back home. Date Duration Calculator: Days between two dates. Conspire. Random Goat. I Know Where Bruce Lee Lives. Your everyday life stories. Yup That Exists. Notey - Front Page. Tiny Letters Tell Brutally Honest Truth And Inspire To Be Yourself. Hot Corners for Windows 10 & Preme for Windows - Rainmeter Forums. When switching to Windows 10, I really missed the hot corners feature for quick access.

Hot Corners for Windows 10 & Preme for Windows - Rainmeter Forums

Using 2 downloads: Hot Corners for Windows 10 and Preme for Windows I now can set hot corner actions, and more. Note: It does contains a collection of Windows executable scripts, so 'SmartFilter', in the Edge browser, will block download attempts. It is safe (clean scan with Bit-Defender) and can be downloaded using a different browser (Chrome, and others). Details on setting it up are in the Hot Corner for Windows 10 folder.

7 A Cappella Groups You Need to Watch Right Now ft. Pentatonix, Exit 245, Gentleman's Rule, Mike Tompkins & More- List. Olivia Munn - Psylocke vs Deadpool?! List of Best A Cappella Bands/Artists. This a cappella artists list ranks all the top a cappella groups and bands by votes.

List of Best A Cappella Bands/Artists

This list of good a cappella artists let’s you see who a cappella fans think are the best acappella groups. 10 Best Acapella Singing Groups. The Best Websites On The Internet. The internet is a big place, with a lot of content.

The Best Websites On The Internet

Over one billion websites at the time of writing. With the web constantly changing, it’s hard to keep track of which sites have the best content and resources. To help make things easier, we’ve compiled this enormous list of the best websites on the internet, split into their relevant categories. The websites on this list are those that we consider to be the best: genuinely useful, top-of-the-line sites (not apps) where you’ll find what you need. We update this list regularly, so check back occasionally, and be sure to tell your friends! Categories: Movies | Music | News | Shopping | Productivity | Learning | Social | Search | Online Privacy | Browsing | Finance | Books | Software | Files Movies.

29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier. There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them.

29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? Web Baubles. Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Kill Time With Style. Modern Web-building technologies allow designers to realize their most daring and creative ideas.

Bizarre Websites On Which You Can Kill Time With Style

Enhanced interactivity and a remarkable visual appearance can be achieved by means of such tools as Flash, JavaScript and Papervision3D, to name just a few. These strengths usually impress and entertain visitors and thus are often used for conceptual artistic presentations and promotional campaigns. In this post, you’ll find a collection of amusing websites that, by combining unconventional (and sometimes bizarre) ideas and clever JavaScript and Flash effects, will entice you to play on them for an embarrassing long time. Bizarre and Beautiful Websites Link Record Tripping1 Record Tripping is a nifty experimental game by Bell Brothers. Sound of Hamburg3 Here is one of the most creative and unconventional Flash websites we’ve seen lately. Procrastination Portal.

10 ways to procrastinate productively - Happier. Your time is valuable, so use that procrastination time to be semi-productive. You'll get something done while succeeding at avoiding real work (for now). Sometimes just getting a couple of really tiny to-dos off of your mental checklist is all you need to get seriously motivated for the big stuff. So, a few tips for how to be more productive while you procrastinate(!)

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I was 35 when I discovered I'm on the autism spectrum. Here's how it changed my life. "Do you hate crowds, especially at supermarkets and restaurants? " I avoided eye contact, which I knew I wasn't supposed to do. "Yes. " Lifehacker Guide - Chapter 8: Data To Go. 10 Google Pro Tips. Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse. That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways. The Library now makes it possible to download such items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website. Search Digital Collections.

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