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50 Best Websites 2013

50 Best Websites 2013

50 Best Websites 2012 How to Live with Introverts by =SchroJones on deviantART 50 Best Websites 2014 10 Minute Mail In case its name didn't give it away, 10 Minute Mail sets you up with a self-destructing email address that expires in -- you guessed it -- 10 minutes. Your temporary inbox works just like regular email, allowing you to forward and respond to messages, and you can add extra time if 10 minutes isn't quite long enough. Once you're done, light a match and walk away. 10 Minute Mail is already one of the best task managers for smartphones, and the website is especially useful when you need a big-picture view of your plans. Background Burner For those without serious Photoshop skills, Background Burner does a surprisingly good job of removing background images from photos. Background Burner But Does It Float This endlessly scrolling art site's been around for at least five years, but it's still going strong as a way to let your mind melt for a while. But Does It Float You're already five slides into this list with 45 more to go. CamelCamelCamel Glyde

Like Water for Chocolate (film) Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel.[2] It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time.[3] Tita, as the youngest daughter in a traditional Mexican family, is forbidden to marry. Therefore, when Pedro, the boy she has fallen in love with, and his father come to ask for Tita’s hand in marriage, Tita's mother, Mama Elena, refuses. A year later, and Tita's emotions again infuse a meal that she cooks. Rosaura gives birth to a baby boy, but Tita is the one who is able to nurse the child. Dr. Rosaura soon gives birth to a second child, Esperanza. Twenty years pass, and Rosaura dies of "severe digestive problems".

The 10 Chrome extensions you need most On its own, Chrome is a pretty fantastic browser, but extensions increase its potential exponentially. So, what are extensions, exactly? Essentially, they're small programs that add extra functionality to your web browser. For Chrome, there are thousands of available extensions which perform a huge variety of functions — everything from extensions that automatically find shopping coupons, to extensions that make your computer run faster. A visit to the Chrome Web Store Extensions page can be overwhelming, so we're going to simplify things for you. For Chrome newbies, consider this your extensions starter pack. 1. Image: Mashable Screenshot If you install but one extension on this list, make it The Great Suspender. If you have a computer with, say, 4GB of RAM or less, this extension will change — and by "change" we mean "speed up" — your life. 2. The problem with passwords is that you have too many of them. 3. 4. 5. Grammarly is spell check, but better. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Storyville: 3 Essential Books You Should Read in Every Major Genre This list is entirely subjective, based on books that I’ve read over the years. But what they all have in common is that they’ve stayed with me. Many of these titles I’ve read over and over again. Some are touchstones, lodestones that I reference when I get blocked, bowing at the feet of masters that have taught me everything I’ve ever learned about what makes compelling fiction. I’m hoping that you’ve read most of these and will spend much of this column nodding your head in agreement. More importantly, I hope you find some new authors and novels that will enlighten you at some point down the road. NOTE: The genres I’ve picked are “major” to me, not to publishing in general. The Hobbit (1937) and Lord of the Rings (1954-1955) by J.R.R. I’m just going to lump it all together, here, so grant me that if you would. Buy J.R.R. Weaveworld (1987) by Clive Barker Buy Weaveworld from American Gods (2001) by Neil Gaiman Buy American Gods: Author's Preferred Text from

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels By now we all acknowledge that science fiction isn’t pulpy wish-fulfillment for nerds and literary novels aren’t pretentious bore-fests for academics. Well, I mean, they are that, sometimes. But they can also be so much more. And despite screams of protest from fans of both genres, these paper-bound proton packs cross streams more often than you'd think, with varying results. The idea that science fiction can explore profound ideas, or that literary works can include fantastical technology, still manages to horrify plenty of people. The truth is that science fiction and more academically acceptable literature have been having secret make-out sessions in the broom closet since long before your English professor was reading Nabokov at Vietnam War protest rallies. So let’s explore some of the most literary science fiction novels. But before we start, let’s define what we mean by “literary.” You may have varying opinions about which books deserve to be on this list. 'Ubik' by Philip K.

Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type Recommending books is a tricky business. One person's trashy romance novel is another person's treasure. Of course, a little background on a person's reading preferences can come in handy, but sometimes deciphering tastes can seem like an arbitrary and headache-inducing task. Still, we're willing to bet that like-minded people enjoy similar stories -- That's where Myers-Briggs comes in. In case you don't spend a slightly embarrassing amount of time analyzing your own (or your crush's) personality traits, here's the rundown on the classification system: It's a personality quiz based on Carl Jung's typological theories that divides people into 16 types based on these four variables, which we've outlined thusly: Introvert (I) versus Extravert (E) Are you invigorated by office gossip or do you hide out in the nap room? To learn more about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, visit their website. ISTJ "The Duty Fulfillers" ISFJ "The Defender" INFJ "The Protector" INTJ "The Strategist"

Dealing with Unfinished Business - Relationship Advice In order to start meeting people, its best if most resentments from the past are eliminated, first. For many singles this is a piece of relationship advice that may be an enormous challenge, but the courage and openness it takes to deal with any unfinished business in your emotional history will create the kind of space in your life required to invite in someone new. To better understand the unfinished business in your life, review the following questions, keeping in mind the people’s names that come out of this list may not necessarily be just former partners: Is there anyone I need to apologize to, send thanks, or seek resolution with? Depending on your past experiences, your answers to these questions may be brief or lengthy. Unfinished Business: Making Apologies If you’ve held on to guilt about a specific relationship or something you did for a number of years, wouldn’t it be a relief to let that burden go? Related: Unfinished Business: Dealing with Conflicts Not Yet Resolved

Your summer reading list: Picks from the TED community Summer: the season for cracking open a good book under the shade of a tree. Below, we’ve compiled about 70 stellar book recommendations from members of the TED community. Warning: not all of these books can be classified as beach reads. Picks from Elizabeth Gilbert, author The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman. Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror in Science by Richard Holmes. What Are You Optimistic About? Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. “ I find something incredibly soothing about the notion of a 2nd-century Roman emperor worrying about the same stuff I worry about—namely, how are we to be? Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism by Pilar Jennings. Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. Want Not by Jonathan Miles. The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.