25 clever ideas to make life easier - StumbleUpon Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
Home Remedies for Coughs When cold and flu season hits, it’s nice to have an assortment of home remedies for coughs on hand to sooth sore throats. Most of these are suitable for coughs in adults or children. The honey, syrups and milk with butter would be most helpful for dry coughs. Home Remedy for Coughs #1 – Honey and Cinnamon Pour some honey in a small container ( I used an 8 ounce mason jar) and mix in some cinnamon to taste. Home Remedy for Coughs #2 – Lemon Lemon helps to loosen and clear phlegm. Mountain Rose Herbs stocks many of the organic herbs listed in this post at affordable prices. If you purchase through my site, I receive a small affiliate payment. Home Remedy for Coughs #3 – Elderberry Syrup I was so relieved when I discovered how to make elderberry syrup, because it was something that my youngest could take that really helped quiet his cough but didn’t make him throw up. Home Remedy for Coughs #4 – Hot Tea Home Remedy for Coughs #5 – Slippery Elm Home Remedy for Coughs #6 – Herbal Cough Syrup
The Next Breadbasket Using hand tools and draft animals, a family harvests wheat in Ethiopia’s famine-prone highlands. Education has helped small farmers become more efficient, but wheat yields are still a third below the world’s average. With more than a third of Ethiopians malnourished, the government is courting industrial farms to help close the gap. By Joel K. Bourne, Jr. Photographs by Robin Hammond She never saw the big tractor coming. “No one even talked to me,” the 45-year-old Chirime says, her voice rising with anger. Chirime’s situation is hardly unique. Sugarcane hawkers await customers on the Nacala railway in northern Mozambique, where Brazil and Japan hope to turn 35 million acres of small farms over to industrial-scale soybean production. Though some corporate farms have pushed small growers off their land, Bananalandia, a 3,500-acre enterprise near Maputo, has improved life for the locals. Many of those hurdles are now falling. It’s an optimistic vision, for sure.
List of Tor hidden services From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hidden services directories, portals, and information The Hidden Wiki Search engines File storage Free Haven Peer-to-peer file sharing The Pirate Bay Social media Encyclopedia Dramatica Email Instant messenger TorChat Marketplaces News, whistleblowing and archives of document archives Filtrala, a Spanish whistleblowing initiative operated by Associated Whistleblowing PressGlobaLeaksIndependent Media CenterLjost, an Icelandic whistleblowing initiative operated by Associated Whistleblowing PressNawaatLeaks, an Arabic whistleblowing initiative operated by NawaatSecureDrop, a secure communications platform for use between journalists and sources. Pornography Lolita City (defunct) References Further reading Wikibooks: Guide to Tor hidden services and elements of the Tor network
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) #5 Take a 30 minute walk each day (Easy) We recommend:
The Secret Behind Gatorade & How to Replenish Electrolytes Naturally Let’s face it – Gatorade (and Powerade, etc…) is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. It’s made up of mostly chemically treated & refined sugar (as much as a typical soda), artificial colors, and other ingredients that are dreadful for your body. One of the worst ingredients is Brominated Vegetable Oil which is added to some flavors to keep the drink from getting cloudy and the artificial flavor suspended in the drink. This controversial substance is linked to serious health consequences like skin rashes, severe acne and thyroid disease and is banned in Europe and Japan! (Update: Gatorade recently decided to phase out this ingredient due to a recent successful petition, but Powerade still contains it) The new natural version of Gatorade still has chemically processed refined sugars and questionable natural flavor to cover up the fact there is absolutely no fruit juice in this drink to make their fruity flavors. Even more upsetting, my parents (sorry Mom and Dad!)
100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. If you're curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul back to health. If you like the experience, you can also seek out professional art therapy treatment in your area. Emotions Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises. Draw or paint your emotions. Relaxation Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Paint to music. Happiness Art can not only help you deal with the bad stuff, but also help you appreciate and focus on the good. Draw your vision of a perfect day. Portraits Often, a great way to get to know yourself and your relationships with others is through portraits. Collaging Self
Colossal | An art, design, and visual culture blog. 15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf How to tie a half-bow scarf To tie the half-bow scarf, you should first loop the scarf around your neck and tie once– like the first step of tying your shoelaces. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, as if you were only tying one side of the bow on your shoes. Take the longer section of the scarf and wrap it in front and then behind the entire scarf, next to your neck. Fluff the loop afterwards to taste. How to tie a scarf bow Wrap the scarf around your neck and make sure both ends are even. How to braid a scarf Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is easy to tie. How to tie the scarf rosette belt Wrap a longer scarf around your waist and then twist it until the scarf starts to curl around itself. How to tie a layered knot Start by putting the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang in back. How to tie a simple slip knot Double up your scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. How to tie the half-bow cinch How to tie the knotted loop How to tie a knot row
Coconut – The anti-aging skin treatment miracle (NaturalNews) For quite some time, the bogus saturated fat scare had everyone avoiding coconut oil. Hardly anyone was using it for cooking or anything else. That disinformation has faded enough to draw customers back to using coconut oil for even more than cooking. Recently, coconut oil has demonstrated enormous value for cosmetic or dermatological purposes. Dr. Amy Neuzil, ND has looked into some actual studies from mainstream medical research and was pleasantly surprised. Most cosmetic skin creams do not serve their promoted purposes well, and they also often contain toxic or carcinogenic chemicals that can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. However, organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil is safe and beneficial while working better than most commercially offered skin creams and lotions. Your skin is the first layer of your immune system’s protection. Cold pressed virgin coconut oil is anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. Read More – www.naturalnews.com
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner: Rare Photos, 1949 Is he the greatest living painter in the United States? That was the direct, provocative question asked in an August 1949 LIFE magazine article that helped cement Jackson Pollock’s reputation. It was a question Pollock spent much of the rest of his life struggling to answer — while desperately hoping to show the skeptics why LIFE was right to even ask such a monumental question in the first place. As the single most recognizable practitioner of Abstract Expressionism — the movement that put America and, specifically, post-World War II New York at the epicenter of painting’s avant-garde — Pollock was a genuine art star. But he soon abandoned the radical “drip” technique that had earned him both fame and, among some art critics, vilification and spent the last few years of his life battling the twin demons of depression and alcoholism. Today, a painting from Pollock’s “drip period” can fetch north of $100 million at auction.