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100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. Can Non=Muslims Be Made Friends? by Dr Khalid Zaheer by Dr. Khalid Zaheer 1) Introduction

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. Vir Sanghvi How you define an original inhabitant of Bombay or Mumbai (as the city was renamed in 1996) depends on how far back you go. My mother moved to Bombay from Ahmedabad, where she grew up, in the 1940s, when she was in her early 20s. Her mill-owner father would not let her join the family business so she found a job as an industrial psychologist (what we would now call Human Relations) in a British company in Bombay. Her parents were not thrilled but agreed to let her go if she stayed in a flat of their choosing.

What is Acupressure Massage About Acupressure Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian. Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. Top ten things that would-be foreign policy wonks should study It's August, which means that students in America (and plenty of other places) are heading off to college for the first time. Some of them are undoubtedly thinking about preparing for careers in international affairs. As a public service to those eager future Secretaries of State (and the parents worrying about their college choices) here's my Top Ten Things that Future International Policy Wonks Should Learn. 1. History. Trying to understand international affairs without knowing history is like trying to cook without knowing the difference between flour and flounder.

Seeing in the Dark & SEEDMAGAZINE.COM Credit: cliff1066tm. Patient TN was, by his own account, completely blind. Two consecutive strokes had destroyed the visual cortex of his brain, and consequently, his ability to see. It is not uncommon for stroke patients to suffer brain damage, but the case of TN — referenced by his initials, the general practice in such studies — was peculiar. His first stroke had injured only one hemisphere of his visual cortex.

Pandora battery guide to downgrade PSP to version 1.5 Many people choose to upgrade their PSP firmware to version 3.51, and with that version, there is no restrictions as to what games and applications you can run on your PSP. But in order to upgrade firmware, you have to downgrade to version 1.5 first.After that,you will need to mod your PSP battery,into the so-called pandora battery, otherwise it is not possible to upgrade your PSP firmware. Tools needed: original PSP battery with at least 50% of power, a Memory Stick Pro Duo with 1GB memory or above. I. Preparing to downgrade-Wipe and Format PSP Memory Stick In order to downgrade the firmware, you have to reformat the memory stick first Tuba HT The most popular drivers for high end Home Theatre subs are long-throw low fs fifteens. But in a reflex or sealed cabinet you just can't get all of their potential from them. Enter the Tuba HT, a big (36x36x24 inch) folded horn specifically designed to get the most out of fifteens.

- StumbleUpon WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Plato: For the greater good. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? Business / Companies : The Genius of Google One of the advantages of being a behemoth like Google is that every business decision one takes can be easily shrugged off as brand-building and marketing without being scrutinized for further motives. Take for example its latest free mobile application—‘Ingress’. Packaged as an alternate reality game, players are required to go outside into the real world to accomplish tasks.

How Things Work Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2012 in Entertainment | 27 comments For many thing that we all day see in our lives, we don’t know how some of that things work. Here you can see how things really work. How a Zipper Works Brain Scanner Records Dreams on Video Just a few weeks ago, we posted about how brain patterns can reveal almost exactly what you're thinking. Now, researchers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to extract what you're picturing inside your head, and they can play it back on video. The way this works is very similar to the mind-reading technique that we covered earlier this month.

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