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101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. 10 Awesomely Manly Un-Piggy Banks I came across this DOPE grenade bank the other day, where you actually have to break it open in order to get your money back (I envision throwing it across the room! Haha…), and figured there must be some other cool banks out there I’ve been missing too. So I started poking around a little more, and came across this entire list presented to you today :) If you’re ever in the market for some awesome un-piggy banks for your fellow guy, you now have a good place to start.

What Does Love Mean to a Four-Year-Old? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”

The 48 Laws of Power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[5] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[4][8] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[4] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[10] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[10] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[10] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[10]

DIY Lego Ice Trays First things first: Making your own Lego ice cube trays is emphatically cheaper than buying them straight out from from Lego . It probably more fun, and since I wanted to learn mold-making, it gave me an excuse to buy a few materials and take a stab at it. Details after the jump. First, I ordered a pint of ArtMolds MoldRite 25 . This is a two-part tin cure silicone rubber molding compound that’s food-safe. I also picked up a can of Ease Release 200 to see if it made a difference in demolding. Thoughtful and inspirational stories Back to home page click here 59 thoughtful stories, motivational tales, and pieces of wisdom from around the world Some of the most memorable lessons in life come from stories - whether these be nursery rhymes or children's fables read to us by our parents, parables from the Bible or Jewish wisdom tales, or motivational booklets like "Who Moved My Cheese?" [click here]. I thought that it would be fun and helpful to collect some of the stories that I've found meaningful and share them with you. Each new story is added at the top of the page, so visit as often as you like and feel free to e-mail me your story.

The People You Should Be Most Afraid Of vs. The People Who Should Be Most Afraid - Untemplater There was a time when I got things all wrong. I was afraid to speak. I was afraid to fight back. I was afraid to dream. The fear that held me back was the fear of having everything to lose. Philosophical Quotes, Thought-Provoking Sayings Related Quotes Hmmm Philosophy Truth Wise Words We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault

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