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Food tips that make life easier. Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century?

Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade

When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years.

Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it. Almost in spite of ourselves, we're still writing, translating, publishing and even occasionally buying good books in this country. LoveIt. Dollar Rubber Club Will Mail Condoms To Your Home Each Month. A naughty new startup called the Dollar Rubber Club -- which mails its subscribers a pack of latex prophylactics every month for a flat fee -- is not the "Netflix of condoms," its co-founder Dan Elwell tells me over Skype.

"[We're] different than Netflix," he explains. "We don't want the condoms back. " Still, the comparison to Netflix is -- like so many sexual attractions -- somewhat irresistible. After you sign up for membership in the Dollar Rubber Club, the postman will deliver a box of condoms to your home in discreet packaging once per month. The amount you pay ranges from $1 to $10 -- $1 gets you three condoms per month and $10 gets you 12 condoms per month.

The three-pack costs $1 per month, plus $2 shipping; the six-pack is $5 with free shipping; and the 12-pack is either $9 or $10, depending on whether you want the fun pack, with shipping included. These prices constitute, as the Dollar Rubber Club's wink-wink nudge-nudge slogan goes, "the best bang for your buck.

" Art 1. Optical Design. Wanelo - bookmark your favorite products - StumbleUpon. Everythings Right - StumbleUpon. MyQuotes - Polyvore - StumbleUpon. Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... - StumbleUpon. So, you know how facebook is always super annoying and changes their layout constantly?

Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... - StumbleUpon

You know the new "timeline layout"... Did you further know that I sorta like the new layout? I know crazy right. Well, I decided to make my own custom "Timeline Cover" and thought I would share with you what I did! Take a look! So, here's a step by step of how to make your own, you will need, facebook, pictures, a photo-editing site, (I used picnik.) Now, let's get started... Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011 - StumbleUpon.

The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff.

Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011 - StumbleUpon

You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Take an hour and go to a home hardware store and really browse around to discover some of these wonders of the modern world. 3-part portraits - Wall to Watch. Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

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We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Get up off your butt & dance!! 25 clever ideas to make life easier - StumbleUpon.

Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier - StumbleUpon

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Nate Slawson, diode v2n3. Joss Whedon - When I say, "I love you," its not because I want you... - StumbleUpon.

A new way of choosing what to read next - StumbleUpon. Kissing Quotes, Great Quotes About Kisses - StumbleUpon. A kiss.

Kissing Quotes, Great Quotes About Kisses - StumbleUpon

It can possess mystery, excitement, fun, passion, and more. Throughout history and cinema, the kiss has been celebrated, and considering the intimacy, playfulness, and power of kissing, rightly so. Here is a collection of incredible kisses as well as my favorite quotes about kissing from people who ought to know (*wink*)…I hope you enjoy them! ‘Where should one use perfume?’ A young woman asked. A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other. In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine. The Dream. The Dream I dreamed that you had ceased to love me— not that you had come from other beds back to mine, or gone from mine to others, just that something in your heart had stopped.

The Dream

I willed myself awake to find you still beside me. It was just a dream, I thought, yet when I turned to kiss you, in your eyes I saw that you had ceased to love me. I willed myself awake a second time to find myself alone, as I have been these many months, but did not know if it was terror or relief I felt, and whether dreams unfold the past or make the future plain.