The 7 deadly sins…of our society

The 7 deadly sins, a list created, appropriately, by the Catholic Church is familiar to many: Lust Gluttony Greed Sloth Wrath Envy Pride Below is a revised, non-secular list, which also provides insights on our weaknesses. The 7 Deadly Sins of Our Society Apathy...

Science of happiness ~ An experiment in gratitude

This video from YouTube channel SoulPancake brought me a few tears. What a beautiful little experiment. Very well done. You'll feel happier just for watching. You'll feel even happier if you give the gratitude experiment a try. Scientists have determined that you feel...

Hobbiton ~ Behind the Scenes ~ The Hobbit

Hobbiton returns! So very cool to see the place come back alive, and more permanent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWGFi6P-5Rk The Hobbit Production Video 5 "Behind the Scenes in HD - YouTube. Welcome Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, LOTR, New Zealand.

Hey, Soul Sister ~ Train ~ Video & lyrics

Hey, Soul Sister ~ I hadn't really looked at the lyrics of this Train song very closely before, but now that I have, I love the song even more. It's from their album Save Me, San Francisco (AMZ). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI Train - Hey, Soul Sister -...
Paul Krugman ~ Photo by Alan Chan

Education is a “luxury of the elite” to GOP contenders ~ Paul Krugman

If underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity? So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional...

Non-obvious, inexpensive items everyone should have

A reddit crowd-sourced list of NON-obvious  items that everyone should have.  Here are a few that I found a little unusual. Visit reddit for the explanations 😀 Jumper cables Lint roller Ear Plugs High quality socks Headlamp Paracord and knot knowledge Cast iron...

Obama wants to share your Legos

Wow! It looks like you've worked very hard here. I'm just gonna take half of your Legos and pass them out to some of the other kids that have been napping all day. I laughed, but this whole "I don't want my taxes supporting the lazy" issue is more complex than the...
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Baking “hard boiled” eggs

I tried it, and it works. But you gotta check that your oven temperature is accurate--most are not. Get an oven thermometer to confirm. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees (F) Place raw eggs on oven rack positioned in center height of oven Bake eggs at 325 degrees for 30...

NASA captures 3 years of our sun’s peak activity in a 3 minute video

Ra, the Sun God, has moods. Shot at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this fascinating 3 minute time-lapse video captures 3 years of our sun's peak activity during it's "normal" 11 year cycle. Watching it, I felt quite vulnerable......

Best worst juggler ~ Michael Davis

Michael Davis is a very good bad juggler and comedian. His deadpan presentation had me in stitches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKRrfAzdpW8   Michael Davis on the Smothers Brothers show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzZeE8A4k0

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...

Oats Studios – Volume 1 – Rakka

Volume 1 of Rakka begins a thrilling, visceral story I dearly hope gets completed. Coming out of Oats Studios, directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Sigourney Weaver, this short film hooked me quick and never let go. Great ride.