Category: Words

How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

Exploding Pyrex? I didn’t realize this was a thing, but apparently it can be, particularly in the U.S. where Pyrex glass manufacturing ingredients are different for some reason (regulation?) from European products. Below is frugality guru Clark Howard‘s account of what happened to him and his family. He doesn’t provide any advice in the video, just a description of the aftermath. Below the video is some advice on how to reduce the chances of your Pyrex glassware shattering like Clark’s. This advice comes mostly from the makers of Pyrex via Epicurious.

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Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

While I applaud Pope Francis’ statement that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are compatible with the Catholic Church’s teachings about God and creation, the Pope  doesn’t appear to understand evolutionary theory and the origin of life. In his statement, he says:

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Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Marcus Aurelius quote about God

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about.

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

~ Marcus Aurelius (misattributed)

Nearly 20 minutes of a 60 minute TV program are commercials

Nearly 20 minutes of a 60 minute TV program are commercials

Photo by Dan Rockwell
Photo by Dan Rockwell

This fact boggles my mind:

Nearly 20 minutes of almost every hour of TV programming is commercials.

Put another way:

Nearly a third of my TV viewing time is commercials.

It drives me away from network and cable television programming and toward pay sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

It’s not that the advertisers sponsoring these programs don’t deserve the money.

The advertisers simply don’t deserve so much of my time.

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Listen and you might learn something new ~ Dalai Lama

Listen and you might learn something new ~ Dalai Lama

Nice point by the Dalai Lama. Not that speaking can or should be avoided entirely. Asking questions and sharing your views has tremendous value and is absolutely necessary for the “market of ideas” to work. Indeed, I think you can learn a lot in the process of trying to express yourself. But an emphasis on listening can hardly hurt.

Dialogue is the ideal. 

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