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Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Painting When Suzanne Green pointed me to this gallery, at first I thought “Nothing special, must be Photoshopped“. But Alexa Meade is an artist who thinks completely backwards! Most artists use acrylic paints to create portraits of people on canvas, while Alexa applied acrylic paints on her subjects, and made them appear to be part of a painting! January 2011: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide Note: This guide is now out of date. For the latest guide (September 2011), head on over here. New Year's resolutions are among us, though voluntary and often roll over from year to year. This time around, though, take one New Year's resolution as a wild card, and lock down your Facebook profile like your own personal Fort Knox, and get it out of the way for the year ahead. The bad news is that damage could well have already been done, as some features are hidden away and are difficult to find. But, don't panic. For my 700th post for ZDNet, here are four guides, each focusing on an intrinsic part of Facebook's privacy and security features, allowing you to work your way through with step by step help in each area. Gallery guide 1: Secure your profile page Gallery guide 2: Secure your account settings Gallery guide 3: Secure your privacy settings Gallery guide 4: Secure the miscellaneous bits
Nutella Cookie Cups I really like Nutella. There is just something about- a chocolately spread that tries to make you feel like you are being healthy, but really you are just being indulgent… I mean, have you ever read what Nutella has to say about itself on its’ label before? “Hazelnut Spread with Skim Milk & Cocoa” “NO Artificial Colors” “NO Artificial Preservatives” “An example of a tasty yet balanced breakfast: a glass of skim milk, orange juice, and Nutella on whole wheat bread” And while all these things hold true and happen to be my rationalization for eating Nutella on a frequent basis, the fact of the matter still remains- the first ingredient listed is sugar. Look at all the melty, chocolately goodness in that cookie cup…. Of course if you don’t have Nutella, you can very easily substitute the filling with some sort of Hershey’s kiss, Rolo, or mini Reeses cup. And let me just assure you- if you can make cookie dough, you can make a cookie cup. OR you can use a muffin pan. Not to mention- DELICIOUS!
BillP Studios - WinPatrol 10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict Travel Article at Expatify Where would you be the safest if World War 3 broke out tomorrow? Perhaps it’s a grim subject, but safety and distance from world conflict can be a motivating factor in your choice to expatriate. At the very least, conflict around the world can weigh heavy on the soul, and it’s nice to know there are some places still left in the world where you might be left in peace. Thus, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best places to live if you want to escape world conflict. 10. Switzerland’s long history of neutrality and its tucked away location among the valleys of the Alps still make it a safe bet, even despite having a high number of bordering nations. 9. Costa Rica has a stable democracy, a disbanded military and a national policy of neutrality. 8. There are regions of Papua New Guinea that are still being discovered for the first time. 7. Canada is the second largest nation in the world, yet it only shares a land border with one other country– the U.S.A.– and it is a peaceful border. 6. 5.
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Chicken Jalfrezi Slow Cooker recipe I found this recipe to be very tasty and would suggest to kathjdyer who though it was 'blah' that it was the preparation rather than the ingredients that caused it to be bland. You can't just put everything in a slow cooker and expect good results. The way I cooked this recipe involved a number of stages of pre-cooking. how to do it in Excel One common piece of feedback I get after presenting on the topic of data visualization goes something like this: Wow, that was super useful. I'm never going to use pie charts again. But when it comes to the graphs, how do you actually make them look like that? I'm not Excel-savvy...help! Pretty much everything I do is in Excel. The following example may look familiar; it's from the FlowingData Challenge earlier this year (original blog post here). The full Excel file can be downloaded here. What you require most to get from Excel's original graph to the one you actually are proud to present is patience and time.
Animated Short Movies » Life-Changing Arts Movie shorts, or short animations are a unique form of art, which can inspire and enlighten just like any other art form. Sometimes even more so. Here is a selection of inspiring, or for some reason animated short movies, here shown in their original full length. Thanks to all the visitors who have contributed with their detailed suggestions! That is why there are now two pages of great animated shorts! If you think there is a short animated movie that should be added, let us know which, and why. The below movies are not sorted in any particular order. French Toast Written and directed by Fabrice O. The Lady and the Reaper Written and directed by Javier Recio Gracia Get Out By Charlotte Boisson, Julien Fourvel, Pascal Han-Kwan, Tristan Reinarz and Fanny Roche Granny O'Grimm Directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films Oktapodi By Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi Big Buck Bunny Life Line Created by Tomek Ducki
sTabLauncher 15 Amazing Animated Short films - StumbleUpon We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz A naive music-lover’s patience is tested on his quest to download music online, as his perspective on technology completely changes. Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe After many millennia of being tortured in Hell, Raymond K. Marcelino and Bartolomeo: Bye Bye! Bunny Animation The Passenger Alma
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