Writing and Being Albert Einstein “”Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein What would happen if a professional athlete stopped training for an event because they were tired of their sport? If he or she made a habit of not training, they’d lose their next event. What would happen if an engineer stopped working on a construction project because he didn’t feel excited about plans for the project?
Rings and Symbols One form of cross is that shown above - a symbol of Christianity; we really need to take a detailed look at the cross and at crucifixion to fully understand its significance, the various types of cross, and their meanings. It is a well-established fact that the cross, symbolic of humankind as a whole. Formerly considered to be a of the death of Jesus, was used as a symbol many thousands of years before the setting up of the Christian Church, and many Bible students feel that the symbol of the cross, being pagan in origin, should not be associated with Jesus Christ or true forms of Christianity. The crucifix which many wear as a symbol of their belief is carried by more people than any other religious talisman, and is considered by many to be sacred: people sometimes go far as to make the cross an object of adoration or an icon in its own right.
It's Fred Korematsu Day: Celebrating A Foe Of U.S. Internment Camps Fred Korematsu, whose fight against internment led all the way to the Supreme Court — and who later warned of acting against groups due to their race or religion — is being honored by several states today. He died in 2005. Robin Weiner/AP hide caption toggle caption Robin Weiner/AP Best Places to Get Free Books - The Ultimate Guide When we were reviewing 10 of the best online resources for free books, we had a LOT of readers chime in with their own favorites as well. Thank you for all your helpful contributions! In fact, we had so many suggestions, we have enough to compile a huge list from them, so here they are in no particular order: ManyBooks – Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader – Thanks Tony Bryan & abben BookCrossing – Where real books are released into the wild to be found by others – Thanks EngtechLibraryElf – The perfect companion to a public library system – Thanks EngtechScribd – Open library to publish and discover documents online – Thanks CincauHangus Word Public Library – 400,000 PDF ebooks for download – Thanks EllenFree Tech Books – Free computer science and engineering books (+ lecture notes) – Thanks EllenBookins – Swap real books with other readers – Thanks Jimbob WellToldTales – Free short story podcasts (like audiobooks, but shorter) – Thanks Kevin C. Google+
One Woman’s Brilliant “Fuck You” to Wikipedia Trolls A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself. The “fuck you” project crystallized one Friday night last year. 10 Ways to Make Your Relationship Magically Romantic Creating magical moments in your relationship is something everyone thinks about, but few people do. Perhaps it's because they actually can't think of exactly what to do. Here are ten "acts of love" that you can do with and for your partner to bring a little more romance into your relationship. Endearing Twin Photography Newborn photo shoots are always tricky, but when you add two other young kids? That is a true challenge. Photographer Juliet Cannici and her wife Nikki recently welcomed twin girls Gia and Gemma, adding to their brood of 3-year-old twins Nico and Siena. So far, the now-family of six are getting along swimmingly. Nico and Siena were very excited to meet their new siblings; for months, they snuggled with Nikki’s belly, talking to the then-unborn babies. “Now that they [Gia and Gemma] are here,” Cannici told The Huffington Post, “they [Nico and Siena] are incredibly gentle with them, and love holding and feeding them.
Meet 12 Badass Scientists…Who Also Happen to be Women 1. Renée Hlozek, cosmologist South African cosmologist Renée Hlozek studies the cosmic microwave background — radiation left over from the Big Bang — to better understand the initial conditions of the universe and how it grew into the structures, such as galaxies, we see today. “My field is about asking questions about the nature and evolution of the universe, fundamental to our understanding of ourselves,” Hlozek says. Jesse Owens & Luz Long Jesse Owens won gold in the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympics. In second was Luz Long, a German athlete who in the photograph is doing the Nazi salute. After their competition, Luz was the first to congratulate Jesse. “They posed together for photos and walked arm-in-arm to the dressing room. Owens said, ‘It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler… You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn’t be a plating on the twenty-four karat friendship that I felt for Luz Long at that moment.’”
Living in Pajamas You come home tired; knackered and knocked out. You had the usual day. You probably dozed off that five minutes extra in the morning that triggered the start of a frenzied day. Everything had to be done in a hurry; by the time you got to breakfast, the delay was now by ten minutes. God alone knows who ate the five minutes you did not even snooze. Anyway, you either go for a breakfast that is not filling or you skip it altogether. A Needed Change: How Sit Ins HelpedThe Civil Rights Movement They looked so young, the four college students who sat down and ordered coffee at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1960. In February 1960, college students (from left) Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson began a sit in protest at the whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, N.C. --- Image by Jack Moebes/CORBIS News of the Greensboro sit in spread. Here, African-Americans in Atlantic City, N.J., protest against Woolworth's segregated lunch counters, March 19, 1960.
50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around.