Great Ideas in Personality--Theory and Research Water is dangerous This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funny A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide." And for plenty of good reasons, since: it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting it is a major component in acid rain it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state accidental inhalation can kill you it contributes to erosion it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical. He feels the conclusion is obvious.
The Levitron Revolution: Magical Floating Device The Levitron Revolution is one of the sweetest gadgets to have around the house or office. The device features EZ Float Technology which allows you to float pretty much any object you can think of mid-air as long as it weighs no more than 12 ounces. You can even slowly rotate the object in the air with this cool device. The Levitron Revolution comes with a small magnetic disc which is where you place an object weighing up to 12 ounces on so that it may float in the air. Getting an object to float is actually pretty simple. This sophisticated system is constantly adjusting the strength of magnetism to compensate for changes in weight which prevents the magnetic disc from falling. The Levitron Revolution in action! Posted on November 21, 2011 Got something to say? Comment Rules: Keep it civil, and please do not use your site URL in either your name or the comment text.
Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit. Features Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom. Renting vs. Buying: The Realities of Home-Ownership This is a guest-post from Tim Ellis, author of Seattle Bubble, a blog and forum dedicated to discussing real estate market conditions in the Seattle area. “If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.” “Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.” “Home ownership is an excellent path to build wealth.” You’ve probably heard statements like these plenty of times. A Real-World Example For the purpose of comparing renting to owning in this article, I’ll be using real-world data gathered from my area (northeast of Seattle). For rent, I located a 3-bed, 2.5-bath, 1,840 sqft house with an attached 2-car garage, on 0.2 acres. The two homes are located within two miles of each other in similar neighborhoods, and neither is located on a busy road. Let’s look at how the monthly costs break down (approximately) for our hypothetical potential first-time homebuyer: *: (less standard deduction) “If you rent, you’re throwing away your money.” “Owning your own home is a forced savings plan.”
VisualDNA - Discover - Home John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter by Maria Popova “If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” Nobel laureate John Steinbeck (1902-1968) might be best-known as the author of East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men, but he was also a prolific letter-writer. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters constructs an alternative biography of the iconic author through some 850 of his most thoughtful, witty, honest, opinionated, vulnerable, and revealing letters to family, friends, his editor, and a circle of equally well-known and influential public figures. Among his correspondence is this beautiful response to his eldest son Thom’s 1958 letter, in which the teenage boy confesses to have fallen desperately in love with a girl named Susan while at boarding school. New York November 10, 1958Dear Thom:We had your letter this morning. Complement with six tips on writing from Steinbeck. via Letters of Note Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr
20 Images That Can’t Be Unseen Some of these will enlighten you, others will frighten you, and this one right here will ruin your childhood… via via via via via via via via via via via via via 5 Things Men Do to Ruin Their Own Sex Lives Sex is weird for guys. We have simple tastes and simple needs that seem to require minimal upkeep. Hell, for that matter, we barely require attention or even presence. Most men could have sex inside our local zoo's poisonous snake exhibit and not give it a second thought until after the orgasm, when we're prying puff adders off of our balls and screaming for antivenom. From this perspective, it's almost impossible for us to understand it when a woman loses the mood. How? Before we go jumping to that conclusion, it's probably best to first turn those accusations inward. #5. Sounds obvious, doesn't it? In another article, I mentioned the push-pull dynamic, which in basic terms means that the more one of you does something, the more the other person disconnects from it. "I'm going to stay with my mother. "No, I'm not making any more fucking lasagna! "Sorry, but I'm a lesbian. The only way around that is to step back, take a breath and stop bringing up the subject for a while. #4. #3.
For Gethard - Anonymous asks: Gethard I know you've talked bout depression and anxiety issues before and if you don't answer this cause it's a complete downer i understand but I'm curious if you ever had suicidal thoughts. I admire you and your show and h The Sequence of Archetypes in Individuation DynaPsych Table of Contents James Whitlark Professor of English Texas Tech University Scattered throughout Jung’s writings are a few references to the sequence of archetypes associated with stages of individuation. The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow.… Whoever looks into the water sees his own image, but behind it …[s]ometimes a nixie gets into the fisherman’s net.… The nixie is an even more instinctive version of a magical feminine being whom I call the anima.… Only when all props and crutches are broken, and no cover from the rear offers even the slightest hope of security does it become possible for us to experience an archetype that up to then had hidden behind the meaningful nonsense played out by the anima. —C. The above description of the archetypes’ sequence sprawls over twenty-two, highly metaphorical paragraphs. Jung had already argued that each major psychology best serves a different group of patients (CW, vol. 7,p. 140).
My collection of funny emails from my inbox. Subject: 5 MINUTE MANAGEMENT COURSE Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. "Great!" Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure. Lesson 2: A priest offered a Nun a lift. The priest removed his hand. Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. Lesson 3: "Me first! "Me next! Lesson 4: Lesson 5: Lesson 6:
Lego domino row building machine Way back in 1985, I built my original domino row building machine out of Lego. I thought it would be neat to have some video of it to post on YouTube, but of course, the original machine was long disassembled. So this gave me reason to pull out the old Lego again and build a new domino row building machine on a visit to my parents at chrismas 2009. The new machine is an improvement on the original one. The machine works by having a magazine of dominoes that is dragged along the table and a slider that moves back and forth sliding one domino out of the magazine at a time. The key idea that makes the machine work is that the magazine is just a row of dominoes dragged along the table. I used an old tape deck motor for the drive. The tape deck motor is fairly heavy, which helps give the machine enough traction. The domino releasing mechanism is a little bit tricky. But I hadn't thought this part fully through when I made my blocks. The machine's gearing is very straightforward. See also: