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Free Online Courses. Advance your College Education & Career. MapCrunch - Random Google Street View. Silk — Interactive generative art. Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients. If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases. From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection.

“There were many patients in these asylums who were probably not unlike friends you and I have now.” Things to do when you're bored - a bumper list of pointless timewasters. Bored?

Things to do when you're bored - a bumper list of pointless timewasters

Listless? Help is at hand! The Word Bookstore Montreal. The C.S. Lewis Foundation invites you to help with the founding of the C.S. Lewis College. Hello fellow Narnia Fans!

The C.S. Lewis Foundation invites you to help with the founding of the C.S. Lewis College

Paul Martin asked me to share a bit of information that you might be interested in – we at the C.S. Lewis Foundation are in the process of founding C.S. Kids Explain Marriage. I’m not really a big believer in kids containing in their tiny bodies all the wisdom and humor of the ages (in spite of the fact that this is the premise of at least 20 popular television shows).

Kids Explain Marriage

However, I am a big believer in, when first dates turn sour, running home and telling everyone I know who write obituaries that they need to print that I am dead. Problem solved! Jon Rafman. An international community exploring what it means to live life to the fullest. New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009 (Modern Library) (9780679643326): Teresa Carpenter. So you want to be a modern poster designer? Capitol Couture, Profile: Effie Trinket. With a keen eye towards cutting edge trends and a willingness to break boundaries, Capitol-born style icon and District 12 Escort Effie Trinket has been a fashion pioneer since her very first Hunger Games. She has been known to take the iconic building blocks of contemporary Capitol fashion such as sleeves, hairpieces and bold colors and craft stunning looks that go on to influence all of Panem’s fashion-forward citizens.

Whether she is chauffeuring her latest Tributes or walking the boulevards of the Capitol, Effie maintains an exquisite profile that demonstrates her spirit and the pride she takes in her work. When it comes to the day-to-day, Effie likes to complement her exquisite full body polish with audacious garment selections paired with dazzling footwear such as the daring 24-Karat McQueen peep-toes she was recently spotted wearing in the City Circle. It’s no surprise Capitol designers are literally lining up to create her next pair.

Increase Your Flexibility and Improve Your Life. The Ultimate Daily Stretch Warm up your muscles before you begin with a short walk or some jumping jacks.

Increase Your Flexibility and Improve Your Life

For each move, breathe out as you stretch. Fotoshop by Adobé (Adobe) The Cat Piano. A few thoughts on thrifting. There is nothing more fun than getting a friend addicted to thrifting–which is something I managed to do recently (yay for new thrift buddies!).

a few thoughts on thrifting

I have been thrifting since I was a child, and remember with delight accompanying my mom on Saturday mornings to the local thrift shops and digging through the racks of $0.25 tees and exotic-looking vintage. (Little did I know that I’d grow up and wear some of those pretty frocks!) Although I’ve covered some of these tips in several of my thrifting videos, I thought I’d compile them into a post as I get asked these fairly frequently. The internet is your friend. Matter - Online Tangram Puzzles @ gieson.com. Dreams and happy things to do. Hipster Disney Princesses Are Here. Here’s a trope people can’t get enough of: taking Disney princesses and putting them in hilarious other contexts, be it Vogue covers, fashion illustrations, subcultures and historically accurate dress.

Hipster Disney Princesses Are Here

Now, they’ve made them into “hipster,” which is an extremely relevant thing. Buzzfeed got these from Deviant Art user viria13, who has them labeled “Fashion Princesses,” and explains, “At first I was going to draw hipster princesses, but got that I am not quite sure if I know the right meaning of ‘hipster’ so , just fashion.” We’re not really sure what hipster means anymore (besides a pejorative catchall for “people in pants who like bands!”) But you’d see any one of these outfits in an Urban Outfitters campaign, so… close enough! Well, Urban Outfitters or how Vanessa Hudgens dresses at Coachella. The Way We See It. 5 People Who Can Help You Make Your College Decision (who you might not think about) It’s easy to think that the only people you can talk to about where to go to college are your parents and your college counselor.

5 People Who Can Help You Make Your College Decision (who you might not think about)

But there are so many other resources at your disposal! No opinion is worthless—collect all the information you can. Bach Stradavarius Trumpet Earrings by Harmony Jewelry. Writing Prompts for Better Body Image. Welcome to Body Loving Homework.

Writing Prompts for Better Body Image

This is an online writing series created with the express intention of bettering our relationships with our bodies through creative means, including, but not limited to, writing and performance. It has been my experience that writing through the use of prompts, within a community that supports and cherishes your needs and accomplishments, can have a profound effect on your understanding of your body and your relationship to it. Is This The Krusty Krab? No, this is Patrick... 101 Conversation Starters People Love. Below are 101 types of conversation starters to use on your first date, at a party, in business, with guys or girls, or on family and friends.

101 Conversation Starters People Love

The 101 great conversation openers are simple and effective. Do not be fooled. The most important point to remember when using any conversation starter is they aim to start the conversation. “Ice-breakers” break the ice; they don’t heat up the planet and make mother nature flourish. New Year, New Thinking: Fresh Ideas to Make ANY Small Space Feel Larger. We talk a great deal here at Apartment Therapy about the idea of making spaces feel visually larger than they really are - changing up paint colors and using mirrors and more natural light, but those are all yesterday's news. Today we have 5 fresh (and simple) ideas to open up almost any space. 1. Unify Your Artwork: Although we can talk all we want about using oversize artwork in small spaces, the reality is many options aren't exactly affordable.

Money Saving Websites - Sites That Will Save Money. The 5 Most Insane Original Uses of Famous Products. Plenty of products we use every day have interesting little back stories to them. For instance, we bet your fourth grade self could find no greater joy than discovering that Q-tips were originally called "Baby Gays. " But what is even more interesting than that is how some world-changing inventions were created for a completely different, and often stupid, purpose. For instance ... #5. The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - best chocolate mousse - best chocolate mousse recipe - chocolate chantilly - chocolate mousse recipe - herve this - Chocolate. December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life. I promise. And you don’t even need any fancy kitchen gadgets.

Ta-da!! The Contest-Winning Essay, with Q&A. YARN is so pleased to bring you the final, revised and edited version of “Eyes Like Mine,” the winner of our Family Gatherings Essay Contest with Figment! Jackie Lewis is one heck of a writer—fearless in her words, and in her writing process. We really hope you—especially if you are an aspiring writer, or a teacher—will take a look at her original essay, still on Figment, because we think it shows how awesome a writer Jackie is, and by extension it shows what it takes to get an excellent draft (a prize-winning draft!!) Ready for publication in a literary magazine. We know you’re going to love it as much as we do! Eyes Like MineBy Jackie Lewis.

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