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Why I Read (+ a Dozen Book Recommendations)
By Leo Babauta In the quiet morning hours, or as I fade off to sleep at night, I cuddle up with a good novel. This book is my world, my quiet time away from the din and discordance of the everyday world, but it’s also a way to explore the world in imaginative new ways. There’s nothing that beats it. This is why I read. Reading has been shown to make us more empathetic people, but it also helps us learn to sit still for longer without distractions, and gives us a break from the pull of smartphones and the online world. Reading is one of my favorite habits, and though once in awhile I slip away from it, I always come back. Leo’s Book Recommendations If you’d like to read more fiction, here’s a list of some of my favorite books to get you started (in no means comprehensive): I also love books by Kurt Vonnegut, Nick Hornby, Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Raymond Chandler, William Gibson, Stephen King and John D. Tougher but great books:
100 Top Thrlling Movies
Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills is a list of the top 100 suspense/thriller movies in American cinema. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 12, 2001, during a CBS special hosted by Harrison Ford. List of films Criteria Feature-Length Fiction Film: The film must be in narrative format, typically more than 60 minutes long.American Film: The film must be in the English language with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.Thrills: Regardless of genre, the total adrenaline-inducing impact of a film’s artistry and craft must create an experience that engages our bodies as well as our minds.Legacy: Films whose "thrills" have enlivened and enriched America’s film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences. External links
100 American Inspiring Movies
100 Years…100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies is a list of the most inspiring films as determined by the American Film Institute. It is part of the AFI 100 Years… series, which has been compiling lists of the greatest films of all time in various categories since 1998. It was unveiled on a three-hour prime time special on CBS television on June 14, 2006. The announcement of the series was made on November 16, 2005, and a ballot of 300 films was released to a jury of over 1,500 cinematography leaders. The List Criteria Feature-length film: Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes long. American film: English language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States. Cheers: Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Legacy: Films whose "cheers" continue to echo across a century of American cinema. External links
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In the late 18th century, Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his Cornish tin mines after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling. When he gets home, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins, and his old sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young woman, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid while trying to help the people of the village and attempting to gain control of the mines sought after by his rival, the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan. Poldark (TV series 2015–) at the Internet Movie Database
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Ubuntu is known for having the funkiest release code names around. From time to time users suggest potential names, so if you have a magical idea, please add it to the table at the bottom of this page. Release Naming Scheme The official name of an Ubuntu release is "Ubuntu X.YY" with X representing the year (minus 2000) and YY representing the month of eventual release within in that year. Ubuntu's first release, made in 2004 October (10th month) was Ubuntu 4.10. Since the actual release date is not known until it's ready and humans tend to prefer names rather than numbers, a set of codenames are used by developers and testers during the buildup to a release: The development codename of a release takes the form "Adjective Animal". History MarkShuttleworth said the following with regard to where the naming scheme originally came from: So, what's with the "Funky Fairy" naming system? Code Name Suggestions This is not a competition, but a way for people to work together! 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot.
Often, when you log into your Linux VPS, you are looking to get some work done. However, no one can claim that the thousands of developers who create the software available on a typical Linux machine are always completely serious. Linux has a history of including some fun "easter eggs" in its software. In this article, we'll tell you about some fun commands and options to lighten up your day. Text Editors Vim and Douglas Adams Those of you familiar with Douglas Adams, writer of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, will appreciate a relevant help option included in the vim text editor. If you haven't already, install vim. sudo apt-get install vim In CentOS/Fedora, you can type: sudo yum install vim Open the editor from the command line: vim Type the following to access a special vim help menu: :help 42 What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything? Type the following, twice, to exit vim: :q :q Emacs Games First, install emacs. sudo apt-get install emacs sudo yum install emacs emacs And again
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When Asia Citro realized her children didn't exactly "believe in sleeping," she set out on a mission to keep them entertained in a healthy way. That mission was to create a fun, educational environment for her children at home, and to do it in a way that was fun for her, too. After posting a few of their activities on Facebook and receiving tons of positive feedback, Citro decided to create her own blog. "I really didn't think it would go anywhere because there are so many blogs," Citro told A+. "I was really lucky a couple of my first posts went viral on Pintrest." They went viral for a good reason: Citro's activities are like nothing we've ever seen before. "A lot of them take me months to figure out, which I know sounds dorky but it's totally true," she said. Below, we've compiled 12 of the coolest sensory play activities Citro has put online, with links to their respective posts on her site.
Here Are The 12 Most Fun Activities You Can Do With Children
Partycraft Secrets: Rocking Round Robin Paper Craft
It’s no secret that preschoolers love craft projects that do things. Here’s a paper craft that I made with my girls and posted as a guest contributor over at Projects for Preschoolers, that I called the 'Rocking Round Robin'. Made of two circles, the really do rock when you gently tap their tail! Here’s what you’ll need: Light weight colored card in at least two different shades. To make the craft: Trace a large and a small circle onto two different colours of card.Cut them out (the cut needs to be as neat as possible if you want your birds to rock).Fold both circles neatly in half.Glue the smaller circle over the bigger circle.Cut a triangle and a rectangle out of the colored paper, and fold both in half.Gently unfold the circle and lay it flat on the table.Glue the folded triangle on the front of the bird as a beak, and the rectangle on the back as a tail, making sure that the folds all line up.Use a marker to add any details you want, such as eyes.
6 Ways to Make a Collage
Edit Article Paper collageFabric collageSand collageNature collageElectronic collageDisplaying collages Edited by Nicole Willson, Kyle G., Jack Herrick, Waited and 109 others A collage is a work of art composed of numerous materials, such as paper, newsprint, photographs, ribbons or other objects attached to background support, such as plain paper. A collage can even be made with physical materials or electronic images, attaching them to a digital background. Ad Steps 1Choose a style of collage. Method 1 of 6: Paper collage 1Collect the materials needed for making a paper collage. 8Let the collage dry. Method 2 of 6: Fabric collage 1Collect the pieces of fabric you're going to use for making the collage. 6Allow to dry. Method 3 of 6: Sand collage Sand makes for an excellent collage material and is a good collage choice for young children. 1Assemble the materials needed. 5When done, tip the excess sand off. Method 4 of 6: Nature collage 1Find suitable items out in nature. 6Allow to dry. Tips
Entertainment during kids birthday parties plays an important role, contributing to the festive atmosphere. It would be good to rely on games providing educational purposes. Such games are a great way to develop leadership skills in children, even those who are at a young age. You can stimulate qualities such as fighting spirit, concentration, discipline, communication skills, etc. We offer you a variety of fun suggestions for children's games, suitable both for outdoors and indoors so the birthday party is not only entertaining but educative, too: Colour seekers – the game can be played by kids at all ages and is particularly suitable for children who are now learning the colours.
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Summer and its scorching temperatures just make the smelly feet problem worse. Where does the smell come from? The bacteria that lives on your skin eats sweat and produces an acid byproduct that emits a strong odour. This is a natural process but there are some ways you can remedy the situation and reduce the bacteria which is the reason behind the smelly feet. An old trick that is worth mentioning is using some old newspaper to absorb moisture from your shoes. Consider trying the aforementioned methods – you will see that you will eventually get rid of smelly feet.
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8 Ways to Cheer Yourself Even When the Summer Is Almost Over
Summer is the favourite season of many people. You don’t have to wear a pile of clothes, you go on a well-deserved vacation and, last but not least, you can enjoy the warm evenings on the patio or invite friends for a dinner in the garden. Summer is undoubtedly associated with a lot of positive emotions, but if you are unfortunate to live in a region where the hot weather lasts only a couple of weeks/ months, you have to take out the warmer clothes out of the wardrobe and prepare for the cold rainy days. Nevertheless, the end of the summer does not mean your mood should correspond to the nasty weather outside. Apart from the seaside vacation, summer is usually considered the most appropriate season for taking up home improvement projects. These were some of the proven methods for overcoming the end of the summer sadness.
How each signs express their anger
It doesn’t matter who you are. Everyone gets angry from time to time. And when we’re angry, we tend to leave patience, humility and common sense behind, even if only for a moment. So, here are some of the typical things each zodiac sign usually has to work on when it comes to acting out in anger. Aries- Arians are definitely one of the quickest to anger. They don’t usually start arguments with people, but they certainly know how to end them. But, as quick as they are to anger, they are usually just as quick to calm down and even forgive those who angered them in the first place. Taurus- Taureans are usually quite fair tempered creatures. When they do get angry it can take a long time for them calm them down again. After the argument is over, they are usually very quick to forgive, unless of course you’ve done something extreme that they consider unforgivable. Gemini-As you probably already know, Geminis are known as the Twins. Geminis LOVE to talk. passive aggressive behavior.
15 clever psychological tricks that everyone should know
The following psychological tricks will make your life easier and help you cope with stressful situations. They’re well worth reading. When a group of people laughs, people instinctively look toward the group members they feel closest to (or want to feel closest to).Chew gum or eat food if you’re doing something that would normally make you feel nervous. It tricks a primal part of your brain into thinking you couldn’t be in danger because you’re eating.If somebody is angry at you and you stay calm, they’ll probably get angrier, but they’ll be ashamed at themselves later.If you ask someone a question and they only give you a partial answer, maintain eye-contact and stay silent. The person answering will usually assume that the original answer wasn’t good enough, and they’ll keep talking.Emotional expressions are one way to cause emotions.
Ten excellent tips for packing your holiday suitcase
If you’ve never felt stressed out while doing your last-minute holiday packing, you’re either an emotionless robot or you prefer to travel carrying nothing but a small duty-free bag. We at Bright Side tend to suffer from pre-holiday anxiety as well, so we’ve compiled a list of simple rules for organizing one’s suitcase. By following these easy-to-memorize examples, you will always stay in control of the situation and make the best use of even the smallest of suitcases! 1. A great way to save suitcase space and make sure that your clothes don’t crease is to store them in tight rolls instead of stacking them on top of each other. This way, even a cramped suitcase can easily house 3 pairs of shorts, 3 pairs of pants, 3 pairs of jeans, 1 skirt, 2 swimsuits, 3 summer sweaters, 10 jerseys, 5 shirts, and 4 dresses. 2. Vacuum compression bags are invaluable for packing bulky objects such as jackets, children’s clothes, soft toys, and bed linen. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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