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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
Poldark (2015 TV series)
feb 21, 2017 the growroom: IKEA's innovation lab open sources flat-pack garden in october 2016, space10, IKEA’s external innovation hub, launched the growroom — a spherical structure that enables people to grow their own food in a local and sustainable manner. soon afterwards, people from around the world contacted the company with requests to buy or exhibit the scheme. however, the team believed that shipping the design large distances didn’t align with the organization’s desire to promote local food production. ‘the growroom’ is a spherical structure that enables people to grow their own foodimage by alona vibe (also main image) the design has now been open sourced image by alona vibe ‘traditional farming takes up a lot of space, but the growroom has a small spatial footprint as you grow vertically,’ explains space10, who developed the design alongside architects sine lindholm and mads-ulrik husum. image by sine lindholm and mads-ulrik husum Save philip stevens I designboom
the growroom: IKEA open sources spherical garden
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
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The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
Colour Terms This list contains 168 definitions of obscure colour terms using combinations of 'normal' colours of the rainbow and descriptive adjectives; e.g. cardinal = deep scarlet red; russet = reddish brown. Note that most English speakers outside the U.S. spell colour with the added British 'u' rather than the American version color. Don't worry if the colours (or colors) in your universe don't match up with the definitions I've given for these words, though - I've been known to have skewed perceptions of reality ... I hope you have found this site to be useful. If you have any corrections, additions, or comments, please contact me.
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99 Tech Life Hacks You Should Know
A life hack is a strategy, technique, trick or shortcut that can help make life easier – by speeding up efficiency, enhancing productivity and sometimes minimizing a source of annoyance with a quick trick. That’s as close to a dictionary definition as you can get. Love them or hate them, life hacks have become so engrained in our online lives that there are sites and videos dedicated to sharing these hacks (or debunking them). In this compilation, we want to share with you 99 of our favorite tech life hacks. To quickly change the case (upper vs. lower) of text in Microsoft Word, highlight the phrase, then hit Shift + F3. <img src=" width="1000" height="616">Pin itThe Youtube Audio Library has music you can download and put into any of your YouTube videos. Pin it Don’t know which smartphone to buy? Know of more tech life hacks you want to share with us?
Highlight web with Marker.to - best marker, highlighter, annotator!
Marker.to is a simple annotation tool. Have you ever used a marker pen for highlighting your paper documents? Marker.to will do the same for webpages! After you install a browser extension or bookmarklet and run Marker simply by clicking on the icon, you can highlight text on a website with your mouse. Annotating helps to point out important information in long articles. Our annotator creates a special link for the highlighted version of the page (like What Others Say About Us: “Yellow Highlighter Pen for Chrome Lets You Share Specific Passages from Web Pages„ “With Marker.to, you can highlight important information on any website you are browsing„ “Curating links is nothing new, but highlighting an interesting chunk on a page to share with someone is a deeper experience, and Marker.to does it well„
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.
Talking about a Disney Legend with an expert is great. Talking about a Disney Legend with his wife is really great. But when the Legend’s wife herself is a Disney Legend, that makes for something extraordinary! Born in Escalon, California, in 1929, Alice Davis received a scholarship to attend Chouinard Art Institute in 1947, the renowned training ground for Disney artists, from the Long Beach Art Association. They both led impressive careers at Disney. Now, you can imagine the emotion that was mine when chatting with this wonderful lady and evoking with her memories of her husband Marc’s genius – notably, of course, around the time of One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ production! Animated Views: Mrs. Alice Davis: I knew him [Marc] when I started Chouinard Art Institute. AV: So, when you had conversations like on One Hundred and One Dalmatians, it was sort of from one animator to another. AD: He was at the Studio then and we were married at the time. AV: How’s that?
Dalmatians 101: Marc’s wife Alice Davis talks about her Legendary husband
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