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What can you do with an old pallet? So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Make furniture for your home ABOVE: Mobius Living take pallets to a new level, offering clients the opportunity to buy ready-made coffee tables. ABOVE and BELOW: Who would have thought that a humble pallet could be transformed into so many practical pieces. ABOVE: All it takes is a few reclaimed timber pallets to make up your own living room furniture In the kitchen ABOVE and BELOW: Don't stop there... ABOVE: ReadyMade magazine transforms an ugly timber pallet into contemporary furniture for a dining room. In the bedroom ABOVE and BELOW: Complete your Shabby Chic bedroom with a rustic headboard made from... an old pallet ! In the garden Pallets for pets Find and prepare your pallet

Review of Galantamine: the Lucid Dreaming Pill | the new dream studies portal So you’re considering the red pill… Galantamine has emerged as THE lucid dreaming pill. This natural supplement has been used for centuries in China as a memory enhancer, and was even noted by the ancient Greeks for its powerful mind-inducing effects. Now we know that galantamine indirectly promotes dreaming sleep as well as lucid dreaming, which is the art of becoming self-aware in your dreams. There’s a lot of hype about galantamine, so I want to cover the basics about how it works on the brain, the studies that have proven its effectiveness, and my personal recommendations for experimentation with this safe and natural supplement. I also want to be brutally honest about some of the mild psychological and physical side effects as well. Want to cut to the chase? Galantamine & Memory red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) Galantamine is found in the natural world in many plant sources, including the common daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus). How Galantamine Works On your Brain Laberge’s results?

Michelle Duggar's Most Important Tip for Teaching Kids Manners: Michelle's Blog: TLC Photo: DCL Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: I’m dealing with a child that’s in the phase of, “I want. I want. I want.” They want everything. I sure do. They need to learn that you don’t say, “I want.” I have them do it two or three times, practicing the right way, and then I say, “Sure, you can.” We read a book by S. We also look to Jesus and we want to follow his example when he said, “The greatest among you will be the servant.” This is all that concept of attitude, teaching them that life does not revolve around you. Have a burning question for Michelle Duggar? Top Articles from Michelle Duggar Back to Homeschooling with the Duggars How Michelle Duggar Teaches Her Kids to Be Tactful Michelle Duggar on Dealing with Difficult Children

6 Life-Changing Uses for Binder Clips (That You Could've Easily Thought Of) from Look What I Found Yes, it may seem like an ordinary binder clip. And it is. Make no mistake -- it will keep your papers organized with the best of them. 1. (via) 2. (via) 3. iPod Dock Just go to your local Apple Store, pretend like you're interested in all the MacBook Airs, and walk right out. (via) 4. (via) 5. (via) 6. (via) Lucid Dreaming | Mortal Mist How Your Brain Decides Without You - Issue 19: Illusions Princeton’s Palmer Field, 1951. An autumn classic matching the unbeaten Tigers, with star tailback Dick Kazmaier—a gifted passer, runner, and punter who would capture a record number of votes to win the Heisman Trophy—against rival Dartmouth. Princeton prevailed over Big Green in the penalty-plagued game, but not without cost: Nearly a dozen players were injured, and Kazmaier himself sustained a broken nose and a concussion (yet still played a “token part”). It was a “rough game,” The New York Times described, somewhat mildly, “that led to some recrimination from both camps.” Each said the other played dirty. The game not only made the sports pages, it made the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. In watching and interpreting the game footage, the students were behaving similarly to children shown the famous duck-rabbit illusion, pictured above. I ought not to have felt bad. Attention can “be thought of as what you allow your eyes to look at.” References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.

Forty Ways To Free Up Disk Space By Bill Shadish Published in TechRepublic's Windows Support Professional (TechRepublic.com) You've probably heard the Paul Simon song "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover," which describes a number of tricks for breaking free from an undesired relationship. No, I can't guarantee that simply by reading this article you'll meet that special person. A simple lack of disk space is the most common disk-space problem. Figure A: Having no available disk space is a sad situation. On This Page What junk to go after Manually deleting unwanted programs Manually deleting unwanted files Manual file compression Controlling application parameters Disk compression Cleanup Defragmentation Conclusion What junk to go after You have several means of gaining back disk space on a Windows system. Manual deletion of unwanted programs Manual deletion of unwanted files Manual file compression Application parameter control Disk compression Defragmentation Manually deleting unwanted programs

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World, by Aimee Groth In order to sharpen our reasoning skills, we must have a good grasp of our own cognitive biases, as well as the basic laws of the universe. But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging. The editors over at Edge.org asked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era. The result is "This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts To Improve Your Thinking," a compilation of nearly 200 essays exploring concepts such as the "shifting baseline syndrome" and a scientific view of "randomness." We've highlighted 35 of the concepts here, crediting the author whose essay highlights the theory. Cognitive humility Decades of cognitive research shows that "our minds are finite and far from noble. Cognitive load Our brains can only hold so much information at once. Constraint satisfaction Contingent superorganisms Copernican principle Cumulative error

Money Origami Last updated 16 January 2008 Money Origami Folding paper money (or "money origami") is my one true creative output. As I get time, I'll enter in the steps for creating a few of them: Well, this has evolved a bit. Money/Dollar Bill Origami Links: Show Me the Moneygami has some really gorgeous "moneygami". Joseph Wu's Origami Page has alot of information about origami in general, including information on books, organizations, etc. Dollar Bill Origami by Bob Nienhuis - this page has some original designs (butterfly, pig, rhino, catapult, Christmas tree), and some some other "classics" (peacock, elephant, Star of David). Sy's Paper Folding Page has a lot of designs, most are traditional (square paper), but a few are dollar bill based. This one is pretty strange, but if you need a way out, the Dollar Bill Door may be just what you need. What can I say? Money/Dollar Bill Origami Book Links: Fascinating-Folds - Dollar Bill Folds lists eight books on folding dollar bills. Back to About Clay

The 5 Weirdest Sixth Senses Humans Have (Without Knowing It) Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of "extra" senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do. And some of them come pretty damned close to mind reading. For instance ... #5. Getty In a perfect world, you'd never judge someone until you got to know their personality inside and out -- you know, the whole thing about judging a book by its cover. Getty"You sort of smell like you might wear my skin as a shawl." See, there is a reason you can get a feel for some people before they even say a word: Part of it is the way they smell. Incredibly, the accuracy rate was just as high as when the same participants were asked to gauge people's personalities from watching a video of them. Getty"So what are you in for?" Or maybe we could just sniff the suspects and see which one seems the most nervous. #4. WikipediaStill not seeing the sailboat. #3.

Fast & Fabulous DIY Wall Art Ideas Pssst – do we have cheap & easy wall art for you today! (But your secret is safe with us.) Whatever your style, we’re showing you different ways to mix and match your favorite 12” x 12” scrapbook papers to make paper wall art that is simply stunning. No one will guess how little time and money you spent on your DIY wall art. Vibrant Bistro Wall Art The eye popping wall art above is bold and bright, and features three 12” x 12” scrapbook papers on each 1” x 12” x 36” sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Vintage Bistro Wall Art Here’s another presto-change-o look. Contempo Wall Art If you prefer warmer hues, take a look at our decorating scheme below. Tuscan Wall Art If you’re just looking to change up a corner or other small space in your home, you can make smaller scale wall art. Brown & Green Wall Art Maroon & Green Wall Art You can make any of these wall art ideas for your home for less than $50 and in just a few hours – I know, because I made all of these myself. Which look do you like? Sharon

Nine Brain Quirks You Didn't Realize You Had I think the brain is most interesting when it doesn’t work the way you expect it should. Psychology often confirms our intuitions about how our minds work, but it offers quite a few surprises as well. Although some psychology buff’s will have heard a few of these before, here’s a list of quirks in your brain you probably didn’t realize you had: 1) Your short-term memory has a max capacity of seven. Humans have three forms of memory: sensory, long-term and short-term. Remembering information longer than this requires you to either compress it down into seven units or store it in long-term memory. Yellow-green, chartreuse, sits right in the middle of the frequencies of visible light. 3) Your subconscious is smarter than you are. Or at least more powerful. 4) You have two nervous systems. One set controls excitation and the other controls inhibition. 5) Your brain is awful at probability. Okay, so maybe your high-school math teacher could have told you this one.

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