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World Beard and Moustache Championships™ - The Official Site 101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. Every day, users share their thought-provoking life stories and vote on stories that other users have shared. Some are happy, some are sad, and others twist your emotions, pulling them in several directions at once. As stated on the MMT About page, sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. I believe the 101 stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. What do you think?

Hark: Sound Clips, Movie Quotes and Ringtones The Self-Directed Student Toolbox: 100 Web Resources for Lifelong Learners Friday 1st March, 2013 No matter your age, profession, or abilities, there's always something new to learn. Lifelong learning, as this process is often called, can begin in childhood and extend branches into various experiences and careers. Most often, however, we hear about lifelong learning with respect to adults who have finished school or begun careers and are still striving to learn more. To help those ambitious learners, we've compiled a great collection of resources that can make it easier to head back to college, find learning resources on the web, or even pursue a different career path. Adult Education Guides The sites listed below will help you to prepare for lifelong learning practices, from developing positive attitudes about learning to providing information you'll need to gain credit for life experiences. AdultEducationPath : You'll find a lot of guidance in pursuing education on this site that can help you choose a program, find a job, or explore distance learning. Blogs

Scavenger Hunts - How to Write Fun and Challenging Clues - a knol by Wendy Legendre Writing your own scavenger hunt clues can be a lot of fun, especially when you vary the types of clues you create throughout the hunt. These tips and ideas are adaptable for any age, theme, or event and will help spark your creativity the next time you plan a clue based scavenger hunt. Scavenger Hunt Clues Using Pictures A. Use this idea in a hunt that moves from clue to clue or create a list of pictures whose locations need to be found within a certain time period. B. You can photograph the location yourself or use any graphic that depicts the hiding location (eg. a picture of a fridge can be drawn, photographed, clipped from a magazine, or found online). Scavenger Hunt Clues Using Puzzles A. Rebus clues can be made as difficult or as easy as you wish. B. For children, it's best to include the code needed to decipher the clue along with the clue. A variation for an adult clue would be to use the numbers on a telephone. C. Scavenger Hunt Clues Using Rhymes Scavenger Hunt Clues Using Letters

Netflix Envelope Doodles Admit it, you've done it. You've taken a Sharpie to a Netflix envelope and doodled the heck out of it. Not just once, but a multitude of times. You've then imagined the expression of the postal worker as the envelope passed through their hands, all with a wide grin on your face. Here are some fun examples of people who publicly admit to doing just that. Above drawn by jovino. From around the web: Above by: jovino Above by: Kill Taupe Above by: {heart} Above by: Garrett Miller Above by: Hugo Seijas Above by: okat Above by: maddieb Above by: Scott Snowden Above by: Sherry Thurner Above by: Joe Justus Above by: Ryan Bucher Above by: Marsha Baker Above by: Audrey Coleman Above by: Lain 3 Above by: Saybel Guzman Above by: Jonathan Palmisano Above by: Julie Zarate We've received so much love for the Netflix post, that we've dedicated an entire mini-site to it.

Icon Maker | Make your own Icon, Avatar, Emoticon, Buddy Icon and MySpace Icons This free online tool can Make Icons from your photos or any other picture! Start by selecting a picture from your computer: Loading your picture... Creating your icon... Please wait... Here is your icon, right click to save it: To make another icon or change this one, click Close. Help! Making your own icon has never been easier! First, select your favorite picture by clicking the Browse button to find a picture in your computer.Now you must decide what type of icon to make. After your icon has been created, you can save it to your computer and use it anywhere you like. Still need help? Where can I use the Icons I make? That depends on the icon type you choose, but here are some general guidelines: Display Pictures or Avatars If you chose to make a Display Picture or Avatar, then it can be used almost anywhere. You can use them for social networking and profiles (MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, etc). Animated Emoticon (big) Buddy Icons Static Emoticon (small) More about the Free Icon Maker Share it!

6 Very Cool Uses for Google Spreadsheets « Tech to Live By In case you don’t know, Google Spreadsheets is basically an online version of Microsoft’s Excel. It’s got most of the basic functionality and a few of the advanced features with the added benefit of being hosted online and accessible to/editable by multiple users at the same time. If you need super hardcore analysis features, Excel is still your best option (though I’ve been known to start a document online then export to Excel at the end for the one feature I needed). I’ve used Google Spreadsheets for everything from making to do lists and managing projects to collecting information from friends. List View List view is a very simple, clean and fast way to interact with a spreadsheet. You can read a bit more about this feature here. Use Live Google Search Results in your Spreadsheet The GoogleLookup function has got to be one of the most under discussed but potentially powerful features in all of the Google arsenal. For now, you can read more about these functions here and here.

How to Learn from Other People's Mistakes Kids in the Kitchen: Slime! September is in full swing and we thought we’d celebrate by doing Back-to-School week! My oldest kiddo just started pre-school and Kate is now the mother to an official kindergartner. This week we’re going to have *five* posts. Do you guys remember this?? I was so obsessed with that stuff and I totally remember the commercials. If you’ve ventured into science fun like this before then you already know that 97% of home projects require the same 2 ingredients. Start by dissolving a teaspoon of Borax in one cup of water and set it aside. Now pour the Elmer’s glue in a separate bowl. Add some water to that glue and then stir in some food coloring. Once that’s all stirred up, just pour your Borax mix into the bowl. See? It will be wet and soft at first but you just have to keep kneading it. I have to say I actually prefer the white glue. Older kids can help measure and stir and younger ones can stand and protest that they don’t get to. This is their favorite part. Homemade Slime aka GAK

Google Brings Global Science Fair Online STEM | News Google Brings Global Science Fair Online Google revealed Tuesday that it's launching the Google Science Fair, which the company described as the "first global online science competition." Google partnered with a number of organizations to launch the competition, including CERN, the Lego Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American. Students aged 13 to 18 are eligible to participate in the inaugural Google Science Fair singly or in groups of two or three. Registration is opening today and will be open through April 4. Judging criteria will focus on quality of the data, the writeup, and the significance of the concept for the project, as well as the quality of the video or presentation that the students must produce for the project. The initial round of judging in May will result in 60 semifinalists. Prizes will be awarded to the 15 finalists, along with a grand prize winner and a people's choice winner.

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