No Child Left Inside “Every child,” wrote pioneer botanist Luther Burbank, “should have mud pies, grasshoppers, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pinecones, rocks to roll, snakes, huckleberries and hornets. And any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.” In our education-obsessed culture, elite kids play piano and speak three languages by the age of four, but just about every North American kid is deprived. In one of the greatest retreats ever, children are vanishing from a critical piece of territory: their own backyards. And there isn’t a kid on the planet who knows what a huckleberry is, other than a character in a Mark Twain book. For the average kid only spends 30 minutes a day outside, an amount that shrinks yearly. Adults are colluding in this retreat. Ever. Asthma rates are climbing.
The sneakiest new shopping scams Just as important as knowing how to sniff out great buys is understanding what it takes to avoid rip-offs. And with Internet fraud on the rise, it's getting tougher to outsmart the criminals. Complaints to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint operation of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, jumped 22 percent last year. The complaints include plenty of run-of-the-mill scams, like sellers who steal credit-card numbers or take the money and run. But those are child's play compared with what else is brewing. Think you're too savvy to get taken? "These guys are constantly thinking of new ways to swindle you, some of which are quite sophisticated," says Brian Krebs, a computer security expert and author of "Krebs on Security" at Krebsonsecurity.com. Think you're safer shopping at the mall? 'Smishing' "It works because people don't give their cell-phone numbers out," Krebs says. Teeny, tiny charges Skimmers Prevent it Use credit cards and avoid using non-bank ATMs.
The Open Source Democracy Foundation Medieval Torture Medieval Torture During the Middle Ages, torture was a very common way to punish offenders. Following are the most common torture devices used during the Middle Ages. Viewer discretion is advised. Introduction - Read the introduction to medieval torture before heading to the torture instruments. Judas Cradle - The Judas Cradle is a very painful torture. Coffin Torture - The coffin torture - a very cruel medieval device where the victim was locked for hours or longer. The Brazen Bull - The brazen bull was a terrible torture device used in ancient Greece and throughout the Middle Ages. The Rack Torture - The rack is commonly referred as the most painful medieval torture of them all. The Water Torture - There were many ways to punish a victim with the use of water. Exposure - A terrible torture that was often deadly. The Chair of Torture - A striking instrument, the Chair was widely used throughout medieval Europe and beyond. The Rat Torture - Rats were used for torture.
iPhone be naughty, say sleepyheads Best selling apps of 2010 were HaveYouWashedYourHands? and StopPullingAtYourTesticles! A software bug affected the rectangular nipple’s ability to effectively parent its charges, leaving them vulnerable to self-reliance for the first time since 2007. Many were found by family and friends rocking in a foetal position and asking when phone was going to wake-up. Martin Bishop, a 37 year-old Manchester United fan and Transformers enthusiast, said: “It’s just like the time I got evicted because it didn’t tell me to pay my mortgage. As Apple engineers focused on fixing the latest glitch in the Â£600 calculator, the company pledged to keep its stores open round the clock, offering advice on whether to eat vegetables and how to sit up properly like a big boy. Specially trained counsellors will also be on hand to assure customers their phones still love them and do not want to touch them in the bad place.
Giant Slides Should be Obligatory In Every University and School Building 10 Strange Things About The Universe - Top 10 Lists | Listverse Space The universe can be a very strange place. While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you might find it difficult to believe, and even more difficult to get your head around. Theoretically, the lowest temperature that can be achieved is absolute zero, exactly ?273.15°C, where the motion of all particles stops completely. One of the properties of a negative-energy vacuum is that light actually travels faster in it than it does in a normal vacuum, something that may one day allow people to travel faster than the speed of light in a kind of negative-energy vacuum bubble. One prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity is that when a large object moves, it drags the space-time around it, causing nearby objects to be pulled along as well. Relativity of Simultaneity This is similar to arranging tiles evenly on a floor.
QDB: Latest 50 Quotes <No_One> Damn my land mine collection is gone. <No_One> Also so is my shed <No_One> That's gonna be fun in the morning 15 minutes later. <No_One> Fuck afk police pulled in <Dwarf> k <Dwarf> have fun 10 minutes later. <No_One> Shiit <No_One> Someone broke into my shed <No_One> They won't do that again 3 hours later. <No_One> Can I be charged with criminal negligence even if the said deceased person used bolt cutters to access something that killed them? <noregister> I doubt it <No_One> Good <%wgluv2hunt> I was in a bar Saturday night, and had a few drinks. (~roopurt) there is an article on the washington post "why is the arab world so easily offended" (~roopurt) i think it might offend the arab world (~roopurt) but really (~roopurt) one person puts up a youtube video and they riot and kill (~roopurt) the rest of world didnt come after canada after justin biebers last video <rad_ed> NOOOOOO i didn't want to do that no no no no <Sharkd> what? <gmaxwell> 1960: "I have a great idea!
Respect the Female Consumer - Room for Debate What is it about women, Hollywood and power that makes every female I know groan? Whether or not she is in the industry, the average woman of a certain age knows full well that things are just not right in La-La Land. Since Hollywood is the land of dreamers – which is why we love movies in the first place – here are some things I dream about, to elevate women’s status in the film industry. Hire more women directors. Hollywood power brokers seem to have a deep sense of dread, not to mention potential mommy issues, about giving women directing jobs. But that is precisely why this is such an important issue. Respect our dollars. They are just as green and count just the same. Respect our stories. One thing that continues to confuse me is how it happened that the stories of male action heroes became the dominant narratives of our time. Don’t read doom and gloom into every failure. Men fail up in Hollywood and women fail out. And ultimately, money should be the message.
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