background preloader


Facebook Twitter

I Was Terrified When My Mind Detached From My Body – This Is Depersonalisation. 11 Powerful Quotes From Bernie Sanders Show Why He's a Progressive Icon. People who like Bernie Sanders, love Bernie Sanders.

11 Powerful Quotes From Bernie Sanders Show Why He's a Progressive Icon

The independent senator from Vermont, a self-described "democratic socialist," announced he would challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination last week, setting off an outpouring of affection and fundraising support for the 73-year-old Brooklyn, New York, native. To say Sanders is the most liberal candidate in the race is not just an understatement, it fundamentally misstates his place on the political spectrum.

From a policy perspective, Clinton has more in common with Republican hopefuls like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) than Sanders, who advocates for single-payer health insurance, free college for all Americans and rewriting U.S. free-trade agreements. In the end, the same money Sanders wants kicked out of the electoral game will likely sink his campaign. 6 Marketing Resolutions for the New Year. Have you made your new year’s resolution yet?

6 Marketing Resolutions for the New Year

We don’t mean to lose more weight or save more money. Have you made your business new year’s resolution yet? Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libya Intervention. The New Year’s Eve release of over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook.

Hillary Emails Reveal True Motive for Libya Intervention

But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency. Hillary’s Death Squads Under attack from allied Air and Naval forces, the Libyan Army troops have begun to desert to the rebel side in increasing numbers. Al-Qaeda and Western Special Forces Inside Libya. The Return of the Thin White Duke. I never met David Bowie.

The Return of the Thin White Duke

After a while it almost became a game: I only had one hero left, and it was him. The nearest I came to it was meaning to send him a copy of Trigger Warning, with this story in it, and an apologetic note. It's unabashedly fan fiction. David Bowie’s Death Itself Was a Science Fiction Masterpiece. David Bowie doesn’t just die.

David Bowie’s Death Itself Was a Science Fiction Masterpiece

Healthy News and Information. By JOE BATTAGLIA Bon sai is an art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries.

Healthy News and Information

It isn’t genetically altered to make it smaller. Bonsai trees are grown from the same seeds as trees that grow to full size. They are grown in small containers and trimmed and trained so that they remain small and elegant. In this ancient technique, you typically grow the tree outdoors where it can experience the same growing conditions as a regular tree of the same species bearing full sized fruits in a fraction of the area. The largest difference between indoor fruit and traditional bonsai is, of course, the enjoyment of an attractive, fully leaved plant in winter instead of a dormant, leafless tree. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) CSS-Tricks. Treehouse Blog - Learn skills to change the world today! 21 Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson on How to be an Individual. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an individual and he made it his life’s work to encourage the rest of the world to be one too.

21 Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson on How to be an Individual

Leader of the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century, Emerson rejected the idea that society should be a thing kept in check by oppressive rules and regulations and pushed for intellectual independence in all things. Known in his later years as the sage of Concord, Massachusetts, Emerson was a titan of 19th century American literature and one of the truly great Western philosophers. 13 Neil Gaiman Quotes That'll Make You Believe in Fairytales. Neil Gaiman is one of the world’s best-loved authors.

13 Neil Gaiman Quotes That'll Make You Believe in Fairytales

A rare talent, able to create beautiful works of fiction across various mediums including novels, comics and films, Gaiman is responsible for giving the world The Sandman comic series, the novel American Gods and, of course, Coraline. Gaiman’s work is sometimes science fiction, sometimes fantasy, sometimes horror and often something with a taste of all three, the only thing Gaiman guarantees is that you’ll be enchanted.

15 Quotes from Bob Marley That'll Inspire You to Open Your Eyes and Look Within. His face now adorns the tie-dyed tshirt of almost every stoner in the world but Bob Marley is and was more than just the face of the ‘smoke-a-blunt-and-feel-one-love’ movement.

15 Quotes from Bob Marley That'll Inspire You to Open Your Eyes and Look Within

Bob Marley was the first musician to grow up in what’s referred to as the ‘Third World’ and become an internationally-famous superstar. The world’s most famous Rastafarian, Bob Marley used his position to encourage positive political and social change in his native Jamaica and every other country where he touched the people with his music. 9 of the Best Latin Phrases with Beautiful Meanings. Isn’t there just.

9 of the Best Latin Phrases with Beautiful Meanings

How many times have you told someone something after a bottle of wine you wouldn’t have dared to tell them sober. Pliny the Elder is responsible for first noting this fact in the first century AD. In certain situations modern English just won’t do and you’re forced to look to the classical languages to fully express yourself. Unusual Allergies – Poultry. Allergy to Poultry is well documented and has been known to cause anaphylaxis and airbourne reactions. The main protein thought to be responsible is Chicken serum albumin (which is identical to alpha livetin found in egg yolk). This is a partially heat-labile allergen (partially damaged by heat); Small studies have shown that IgE reactivity to Chicken albumin was reduced by 88% after heating at 90 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.

There is some anecdotal evidence of those unable to eat cooked fresh chicken, but being able to eat chicken which has been fully frozen before being thawed, cooked and eaten. This can be explained by a protein shape change caused by freezing or by cooking for an extended period, essentially damaging the protein so it cannot cause a reaction. The alpha livetin protein is partially heat labile, so some sufferers will only get reactions from raw chicken and others may get reactions depending on how high a temperature the meat was cooked at and how long for. Curiosity Hacked. Open Lab is an all ages program based on how children learn through various developmental and educational theories as well as a desire we see in the Maker culture for community and family inclusiveness.

The idea is this: Multiple times a month we hold Open Labs where we have experts/mentors available to help kids with any project they bring in. There is also a featured project that a whole workshop is built around that specifically targets skill building. Afghanistan As It Once Was. Published 29 November 2014 The Kabul in William Podlich's photographs is an almost unrecognizable place -- a bustling capital of nattily attired men and women, many wearing Western dress; modern cars; and green parks. A place where women -- Afghans and foreigners -- could freely walk the streets. A peaceful place where tourists, unconcerned for their safety, could take buses to the major historic sites in the country or across the border to Pakistan.

In 1967, Podlich, a professor at Arizona State University, began a two-year stint in Afghanistan with UNESCO, teaching at the Higher Teachers College in Kabul. He brought along his wife, Margaret, and Peg and Jan, his two teenaged daughters. The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids. A couple of weeks ago, I wandered into the hills north of the UC Berkeley campus and showed up at the door of a shambling Tudor that was filled with lumber and construction equipment. Samantha Matalone Cook, a work-at-home mom in flowing black pants and a nose ring, showed me around. Cook and her family had moved into the house in April and were in the middle of an ambitious renovation. “Sorry,” Cook said, “I didn’t tell you we were in a construction zone.” A construction zone, it turns out, that doubles as a classroom. We walked into the living room where Cook’s two sons, Parker and Simon, were sitting on the couch, silently scribbling.

14 Reasons Why The Irish Goodbye Is The Best Exit Strategy. Army Vet Faces Felony For Helping Other Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis. Healthy News and Information. 7 Wise Quotes from Buddhist Teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh on How to Love. Leo Tolstoy's Top 10 Tips for Living a Happy Life. Pando. Iran in the 60s and 70s. 9 Wise Words of Advice on Writing from Great Authors. Healthy News and Information. 9 Beautiful Words for Colors You've Never Heard Before. It is thought that the human eye can distinguish up to 10 million different colors with a quarter of people able to see up to 100 million. Your computer monitor has the capacity to display 16,777,216 colors, the Pantone Color system consists of 2,058 colors and even Crayola offer crayons in a staggering 170 colors.

And yet, if asked what color something is we invariably say, well, a sort of bluey-green or a pinkish-red. No more, people! It’s time to expand our vocabulary to include the whole spectrum, giving special attention to those colors that have an interesting little backstory. Read on for 9 beautiful words for colors you’ve never heard before. Show and tell for designers. Feel the Bern. 9 Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut on How to Live. Those who love Kurt Vonnegut love him hard and those who don’t know any of his work have quite a treat in store. Kurt Vonnegut is the author of fourteen novels, three short story collections and various other works, published during his long and fruitful fifty-year career.

Most famous for his satirical novel Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut was a morbidly comical writer whose work traversed the worlds of war, family life and the surreal. And he gave damn good advice too. Read on for 9 quotes from Kurt Vonnegut on how to live. These words come from Mother Night, a novel in which an American expat lives a double life as a Nazi propagandist in order to preserve his marriage to a German woman.

The first novel published by Kurt Vonnegut in 1952, Player Piano is set in an almost completely mechanised near future where the lower classes are made up of those whose very human skills have been replaced. Study shows Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics.