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A Volcano Gallery. Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano, Iceland, 2010 ( ‘Eyjafjallajoekull’ is cited about 2 million times on Google, but only an estimate 320,000 people – nearly all of them Icelandic citizens — can correctly pronounce the word.)

A Volcano Gallery

I was asked why the interest in Volcanoes apart from the spectacular images they provide. In short, my answer is heritage and proximity. ~ Ancient Hawaiians (and many today) believe “Madame Pele” (‘she who shapes the sacred land’) dwells now, within the Kilauea volcano where she sends out ribbons of fiery lava. Most Hawaiian legends revolve around her hot temper, fiery persona, and her powers to destroy and create land. ~ I live within 90 miles of Kilauea which has erupted non-stop for the last 27 years! ~ This Island, affectionately known as “The Big Island” is the largest, (approx. the size of Connecticut) youngest in the chain of 8 and is formed entirely by 5 separate volcanoes. 3 of the 5 are considered ‘active’ or having erupted in the last 10,000 years.

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The Art of Rejection: How to NOT Give Out Your Phone Number

In college, there are inevitably going to be scenarios where a guy asks for your phone number and you’re not interested. Allowing yourself to be guilted into giving out your personal information in order to avoid hurting someone’s ego is not the answer. Instead, try one of the strategies below to minimize the awkwardness the next time you want to withhold your digits: TRAVEL. PAINT. REPEAT. Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget.


Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. This can sound expensive at first, but when you consider that you don’t have rent or a car payment in this lifestyle (or much room to carry any possessions), it can actually be very cheap to live this way, provided you can work a little along the way, or do some kind of virtual freelancing or contract work. I’m not one of those people.

I do have rent to pay, and a car payment, and bills, and the trappings of a fairly typical middle class young urban professional life. I have a cat. I also don’t have a ton of free income to spend on travel. When people find out how much I travel, some imagine I must have a lot of spare income or be a trust fund baby. Here’s how I do it: 1.

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U.S. Scientists Convert Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

They have turned a thick soup of algae into a mix of crude oil, gas, water and plant nutrients in less than an hour. That is, they have taken 60 minutes to do what Nature does—at great pressures and temperatures—over millions of years. Better still, the researchers at the U.S. Government’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) believe they have invented a continuous process that is not only faster than the experimental methods pioneered so far for making oil from natural growing things, but cheaper and more self-sustaining. Hummingbird: nest and eggs of hummingbirds 1. Are You Making a Good First Impression? Yahoo editors have selected this article as a favorite of 2013.

Are You Making a Good First Impression?

It first ran on Yahoo Shine on Feb. 6 and was one of the most popular stories of the year. The story breaks down how to make a good first impression in five easy steps - from body-language tips to wardrobe suggestions. Five surprising ways people judge you when they first meet youWhen you meet someone for the first time or simply pass a stranger on the street, it's human nature to make assumptions about them: He's conceited and lazy, she's rich and friendly, that little girl is a huge brat.

And you may have wondered what people think of you the first time they lay eyes on you. "When it comes to appearance, how you put yourself together matters more than being conventionally pretty," says Brandy Mychals, author of How to Read a Client from Across the Room (McGraw-Hill, 2012). Some of the ways others come to those opinions aren't what you may expect. 1. Cleaning beeswax from pots and utensils [Archive] - Beesource Beekeeping Forums. Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute. 21st century Gypsies: New Age Travellers adopt horse drawn-caravans and a love of Facebook (as long as it's solar powered)

By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 11:35 GMT, 30 September 2012 | Updated: 10:12 GMT, 1 October 2012 They were the inner-city youth who, fuelled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, clambered aboard a fleet of battered old vehicles to shun the trappings of the modern world for a life of nomadic freedom.

21st century Gypsies: New Age Travellers adopt horse drawn-caravans and a love of Facebook (as long as it's solar powered)

And while today's new-age travellers appears to have taken the philosophy even further, preferring to use traditional horse-drawn caravans instead of gas-guzzling vans, they also appear to be embracing the modern technology like mobile phones, laptops and even Facebook. During the late 1980s and 1990s stories about the travellers were commonplace - illegal raves, clashes with the police, drug busts and fury at the criminal justice act. Live healthy on a dime. It’s possible!


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5 Fun Places to Go in Your Hometown This Summer

But don’t be discouraged! Summer is a time to try new things, have new experiences, and make new memories. How to Organize Your Agenda. I know it’s only July, but it’s never too early to start getting prepared for the fall semester!

How to Organize Your Agenda

One of the best ways to stay organized when classes are in session is by keeping up with a planner. I’m a huge fan of writing everything down – from homework and papers to meetings and events – and I wouldn’t be able to keep track of everything without documenting it in an agenda. If you’re gearing up for a fall, don’t worry – I’ve put together a guide that will help you stay organized with your agenda no matter what your semester holds. Things They Don’t Teach You in School. While writing, reading and arithmetic are the building blocks of a basic education, I have come to learn that some of the most important lessons will happen outside of the classroom.

Things They Don’t Teach You in School

Some you might have to learn the hard way, and others will come easier, with a little luck. Today I’m going to help guide you in the right direction with 10 of my best life lessons I’ve learned in the real world. Keep these lessons in your back pocket for years to come… 1. The important questions can’t be answered. 129 Ways to Manage your Time? - The Entreprenette Gazette. How To Save Money For Teens! Pioneers Press. Microcosm Publishing. Online Rhyming Dictionary for Poetry and Songwriting. Mobius-strip-edge-maze-yonatan-frimer-maze-optical-illusion-1000.png (PNG Image, 1200 × 1203 pixels) - Scaled (73%) Elephant_optical_illusions-s450x360-13680-580.jpg (JPEG Image, 450 × 360 pixels) Koncno.png (PNG Image, 400 × 170 pixels) Lithium Button Cell Battery CR2450 5-Pack: Home & Kitchen.

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Summary of the Four Agreements

Be Impeccable with Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Impeccable means “without sin” and a sin is something you do or believe that goes against yourself. Regarding the word, the rules of “action-reaction” apply. Future Society & Enviroment. 2012 July 12 - Teimareh Petroglyphs and Star Trails. Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 July 12.

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