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Favorite Quotes Here you can browse the collection of best quotes I’ve been gathering for more than a decade (current total of over 500). There’s also a downloadable CSV file (58 KB) available. For a selection of the best famous quotes, check ’60 Selected Best Famous Quotes’, Part I and Part II.If you’re interested in starting your own quote collection, check ‘5 Reasons to Collect Favorite Quotes‘. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. A. History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Abba Eban How many legs does a dog have, if you call the tail a leg? Abraham Lincoln Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Maslow Alan Kay

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World [Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not. We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia. A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence.

Fun With Words: Glossary of Linguistics and Rhetoric ablaut a vowel change that accompanies a change in grammatical function. Same as "gradation." Sing, sang, and sung. accidence the part of morphology that deals with the inflections of words. accismus pretended refusal of something desired. acrolect a variety of language that is closest to a standard main language, especially in an area where a creole is also spoken. adianoeta an expression that carries both an obvious meaning and a second, subtler meaning. adnominal characteristic of an adnoun. adnominatio assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning; also, paronomasia or polyptoton. adnoun the use of an adjective as a noun. adynaton a declaration of impossibility, usually expressed as an exaggerated comparison with a more obvious impossibility. alexia inability to read, usually caused by brain lesions; word blindness. alliteration repetition of the same sound beginning several words placed close together, usually adjacent. alphabetism the expression of spoken sounds by an alphabet.

Little Libraries have people thinking (and reading) outside the box MADISON, Wis. – Todd Bol wanted to honor his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died a decade ago. So two years ago, Bol built a miniature model of a library, filled it with books for anyone to take, and placed it outside his home in Hudson, Wis. He says people loved it. "People just kept coming up to it, looking at it, patting it, saying 'oh, it's cute,' " Bol recalls. From that idea, hundreds of similar Little Free Libraries are popping up on lawns across the country. PHOTOS: Little Libraries around Wisconsin But they all hold books. "Take a book, leave a book," says Bol, explaining in a nutshell, the basic concept of these tiny libraries. After building the first library, Bol thought the idea had potential to spread. Together, they have helped launch a small, but growing movement. The men provide logistical assistance and support to people who want to become mini-librarians. Today, Little Free Libraries can be found in at least 24 states and eight countries, Brooks says.

Guide to dishwasher machines and septic systems InspectAPedia tolerates no conflicts of interest. We have no relationship with advertisers, products, or services discussed at this website. Residential dishwashing machines and their possible effects on septic systems are explained in this article. Green links show where you are. © Copyright 2014 InspectApedia.com, All Rights Reserved. A Guide to Home DISHWASHER Machines - and Septic Systems Does a dishwasher water volume overload and harm the septic system? The volume of water from home dishwashing machine use should not be a problem with a normal septic system in good working order. However as we discussed at "Washing Machines", in some conditions you should avoid emptying dishwasher discharge into the septic system: Dishwasher & Laundry Detergents Containing Phosphates & Surfactants May Contaminate the Environment Does dishwasher detergent or dish soap harm the septic tank or septic system drainfield? Dishwasher detergents do not make a high level of suds inside the dishwashing machine.

10 Graphic Novels for the Literary Minded As graphic novels continue to become more widely accepted by the general public, I encounter more and more people unsure about where to start reading. There's a lot of product out there, which can make it difficult to find the right entry point. Additionally, many pick the wrong entry point and tend to run screaming from the medium. But when you read a bad book, you don't swear off books, you just swear off that author, or perhaps that genre. The same should be true for Graphic Novels. And so with that in mind, I offer you 10 graphic novels for the literary minded, broken down by genre to give you a fighting chance at picking something you might enjoy. For fans of detective fiction: 'Stumptown' by Greg Rucka (writer), Matthew Southworth (artist), Lee Loughridge and Rico Renzi (colors). A tightly plotted detective story that follows P.I. Buy Stumptown, Vol. 1 from Amazon.com For fans of sci-fi: 'Black Hole' by Charles Burns (writer/artist). Buy Black Hole from Amazon.com

Aquaponic Gardening - A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners 25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.) For random life stuff… Dark SkyA weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” *SunriseLike your Google Calendar with key improvements, several staffers swear by this app. *KeyMeCommunications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. *Think DirtyThis app tells you exactly what’s in the personal care product you’re about to buy. *Camera360This app has more than 200 photo filters and 10 modes.

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything | Rated Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity

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