HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING Over lunch with Simon Lovell, a fascinating former card shark, Allison Schrager learns all sorts of things about how swindlers operate ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE "I can spot someone's weakness a mile away. In any room I can pick out the best target," says Simon Lovell, reformed con artist and famed magician, when asked over lunch about the root of his talents. "Take that woman over there." He motions across the room towards a lady speaking to a man engrossed in his menu--"vulnerable, needy, looking for attention from the man she is with, but he won't give it to her. "Or that man over there, over-dressed, too neat, over-confident, thinks he is too smart to be taken." "But ultimately, anyone can be conned, if you have the balls to do it." Simon Lovell should know. Presently, instead of subjecting people to cons, Mr Lovell stars in a one-man off-Broadway show, "Strange and Unusual Hobbies". It requires avid study of psychology and body language. But I would make a poor con artist.
Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days — Series Wrap-Up Happy September first! Yesterday we completed the series we ran every day last month: Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days. The goal of the series was simple: to help young men heading out on their own for the first time learn some of the very basic life skills they would need to succeed at living independently. To this end, each day last month we published one article on a variety of basic life skills from personal finance to home-ec know-how. While we couldn’t have possibly covered every single skill a young man will need to know to successfully live on his own, I really believe we covered nearly all of the important essentials. If you missed any of the days during the series, or would like to go back and revisit them, here are links to all 31 articles: Day 1: Develop a Self-Reliant Mentality Day 2: How to Do Laundry Day 3: How to Open and Manage a Checking Account Day 4: Keep a Regular Grooming and Hygiene Routine Day 5: Create a Weekly Attack Plan Gone Fishin’!
How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= "><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly. The threads on the jeans then will very effectively both fix any tiny bends in the blades that inevitably happen and will also sharpen the blades on your shaver cartidge. 2) How to make your teeth whiter Baking soda makes a good teeth whitener. 1.
The microhydro plant My little paradise has a stream that provides enough water flow and head to run a small turbine, to provide electricity to my home. While writing this, the microhydro plant is being implemented, and here are some photos of the process. Since I usually like to start at the end, the first thing I built is the controller: It is an implementation of Jan Portegijs' "Humming Bird", with some changes and adaptations. The largest cost of the plant, by far, is in the piping for the rather long penstock. A smaller number of pipes were stored closer to the turbine site. Only for the last part of the run, where the pressure exceeds 2 bar, I will use blue class 4 PVC pipe. To change from the low slope run of the white pipe to the much steeper run of the blue one, a change of direction is required. My neighbor Gabriel and his son took the hard work of digging the channel. The open channel has a rounded cross section and runs with a very small slope. The flat area is where the forebay will be built.
Pack The Perfect Picnic Summer is the perfect time to take your day-to-day indoor activities outside. To help you do just that, we scoured Pinterest to find all the ingredients of a perfect summer picnic. Grab a DIY picnic bag, some supplies for a tent or shelter, a picnic-approved snack and some tunes to keep you occupied. We covered the basics in our round-up, but we would love to hear what else you have to add. SEE ALSO: 15 Mouthwatering Summer Recipes from Pinterest For easy repinning and reference to the websites that the ideas came from, check out this board, and be sure to follow Mashable on Pinterest.
33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You PICTURE JOKES » Just some advice :) First post, 3 years in the lurking. This is me and my Papa (grandpa) He went on a trip last Friday… … and returned on Sunday to find his home of 50 years burnt to the ground. He built that home, but had no insurance (the foundation was on lava rocks). He lived there with Granny until she died. My house burnt down 17 years ago. There was nothing left for me, my mother, sister, and brother. The shirt I had on my back… it’s all I have from my childhood. 0stumbleupon New
25 Napping Facts Every College Student Should Know Written By: Angelita Williams It's almost cruel the way adults ease children into life outside of the house. They got us on board with the whole going to school thing by letting us take naps in pre-school. It makes you smarter According to Dr. If it was good enough for them… Presidents JFK and Bill Clinton used to nap every day to help ease the heavy burden of ruling the free world.
40 free things to do in New York City Seeing the bulk of New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of a trip's budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $27. The Met? $25. Free New York travelers, get busy! 1. One of Lower Manhattan's most fascinating, and controversial, stories of recent years circulates around the new African Burial Ground National Monument site. 2. Brooklyn Brewery. Free tours of Williamsburg's Brooklyn Brewery run on the hour from 1-5pm Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday. 79 N 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 3. Imagine mosaic. It doesn't take brilliant travel minds to tell you that a park is free to visit – most parks are. 4. New York's most concentrated area for a gallery crawl is in Chelsea, mostly in the 20s Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. 5. City Hall. Home to New York City's government since 1812, City Hall tours take in its cupola-topped marble hall, the governor's room as well as the spot where Abraham Lincoln's coffin lay in state briefly in 1865. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Did You Know... One thing that just makes me giddy all over is when I am randomly bouncing around from site to site and suddenly I discover something new. Something that makes me think "Why did I not discover this sooner?" Some of these new ideas (new to me at least) have made life just a little easier. Today I came across another new idea and it got me to thinking... "I wonder if my readers know about these little tips and tricks to make life easier?" So I decided to share these little secrets that I have come across and hopefully a few of you will be able to benefit from one or a few. Either way here are a bunch of completely random links that may or may not come in handy to you. When pouring food into a plastic bag, use a glass to keep the bag upright for easy pouring. - Source You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it. - Source NOTE: Due to some concerns written in the comment section I must add that the toaster used in the following photo is a vintage toaster.