Beauty is in the Mind of the BeholderThere’s no getting around it. In this world, you’re better off being good-looking. At all ages and in all walks of life, attractive people are judged more favorably, treated better, and cut more slack. Many factors can play into personal attractiveness — the way you dress, the way you act, the way you carry yourself, even things that are hard or impossible to change, like social status and wealth, race, and body size and shape. The brain is such a good beauty detector, in fact, that it can judge the appeal of a face before you’re aware you’ve even seen one. There is no doubt that beauty (which here means both male and female attractiveness) is to some extent in the eye of the beholder, but across individuals and across cultures there is nevertheless considerable agreement about what makes a pretty or handsome face, and the evidence strongly counters the conventional wisdom that attractiveness preferences are mainly acquired through life experience. Truth in Beauty A Thousand Ships
Suspended Animation within Grasp [18:42] Ted Talk : FuturologyHypertext PreprocessorThe Phantom EditThe VHS cover Star Wars Episode I.I: The Phantom Edit is a fan edit of the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, removing many elements of the original film. The purpose of the edit, according to creator Mike J. Nichols, was to make a much stronger version of The Phantom Menace based on the previous execution and philosophies of film storytelling and editing of George Lucas. The Phantom Edit was the first unauthorized re-edit of The Phantom Menace to receive major publicity and acclaim. History The Phantom Edit was originally circulated in Hollywood studios in 2000 and 2001, and was followed by media attention. Rumor attributed The Phantom Edit to Kevin Smith, who admitted to having seen the re-edit but denied that he was the editor. Lucasfilm, the production company of series creator George Lucas, appeared to tacitly approve of the edit. Changes Changes made from the original film in The Phantom Edit Reviews The 2010 documentary film The People vs.
The Star Wars Saga: Suggested Viewing Order » Absolutely No Machete JugglingBrace yourselves, what follows is an amazingly long blog post about the best order in which to watch Star Wars. First, let me say this: for people that couldn't care less about the prequel trilogy, I suggest Harmy's Despecialized Editions. They are 720p videos that are the result of "Harmy" from The Original Trilogy forums painstakingly reconstructing the theatrical releases of all three films utilizing a wide variety of video sources as well as custom mattes. Downloading, burning, labeling, and printing cases for these films is one of the neckbeardiest things I've done (aside from writing this blog post), and I'm extremely glad I did it. So, with that out of the way, what can you do if you do wish to involve the prequel trilogy? Whatever your reason, if you are showing someone the official editions of Star Wars for the first time, you have to make a decision about which order to watch the films. So neither order really works. What Gets Removed?
Brokeback Cowgirls : videosInfographic: We Love RamenRamen has been a staple in American student cuisine for quite some time now, because of how inexpensive and edible it is. Ramen can also be quite filling if you add some of your own signature cooking hacks to it. This original Hack College Infographic was created because we, like many students around the world are just so crazy in love with ramen. Embed the image above on your site <p><strong>Please include attribution to HackCollege.com with this graphic.</strong><br /> Study up on these digestible ramen recipes as shown on this Infographic: Ramen Spaghetti Ingredients: 1 packet of Top Ramen1 can of stewed tomatoes ($1.50)1 can of tomato sauce ($0.20) Directions: In a sauce pan or pot, add both stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and heat.Drain all of the water from your ramen noodles.Pour tomato mixture over your cooked ramen noodles.Optional: you may add your Top Ramen flavor packet if you wish, but it’s healthier without. Calories: 200 Fat: 8G Approximate cost: $2.13 Breakfast Ramen Baked Ramen
There's an Onion video floating around in Facebook which is freaking some people out. This is the video itself. : videosIf diseases brought over from Europe managed to wipe out so many Native Americans, why didn't any American diseases wipe out the European explorers? : askscienceAfraid of Your Child's Math Textbook? You Should Be. - Annie KeeghanThere may be a reason you can’t figure out some of those math problems in your son or daughter’s math text and it might have nothing at all to do with you. That math homework you're trying to help your child muddle through might include problems with no possible solution. It could be that key information or steps are missing, that the problem involves a concept your child hasn’t yet been introduced to, or that the math problem is structurally unsound for a host of other reasons. I have worked for over 20 years in educational publishing as a product developer, writer, and editor of curriculum materials for grades K-8. I’ve worked directly for textbook publishers and supplemental publishers (supplemental being those books that are adjuncts to the text), start-ups and large publishing houses. Best of all, I was able to feel proud of those books to which my name was attached. At one time, a writer in this industry could write a book and receive roughly 6% royalties on sales.
Google has gone on record, more powerful Chromebooks are coming... : chrome