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Effectiveness of household materials at capturing virus-sized particles

Cambridge scientists tested 0.02 micron Bacteriophage MS2 particles (5 times smaller than the coronavirus) and compared homemade masks made of different materials to surgical masks. Surgical mask blocks 89% Vacuum cleaning bag 85%Dish Towel 73% T shirt 70%...

A hui ho – Until we meet again – Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp

Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp, a dear friend of my wife, passed away recently. Jimmer and his family owned and operated the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. farm/restaurant in Hawaii. Our family visited once, and it was one of the most memorable vacation experiences I've ever had--and a...

If you could erase all the mistakes of your past…

If you could erase all the mistakes of your past... you would also erase all the wisdom of your present. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.  

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

A hui ho – Until we meet again – Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp

Jim (Jimmer) Reddekopp, a dear friend of my wife, passed away recently. Jimmer and his family owned and operated the Hawaiian Vanilla Co. farm/restaurant in Hawaii. Our family visited once, and it was one of the most memorable vacation experiences I've ever had--and a...

Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley,

I don't recall ever being so struck to the core by a poem... Invictus ~ William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not...

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You are my forever

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

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Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

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“That’s not the way you should think about it”

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

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12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

12 fucking rules for success ~ image & text versions

It's like all the self-help bits of advice curated into one twelve item list...that repeats the f-word a lot. In case the title didn't give it away, NSFW due to language. I found this "12 fucking rules for success" image about a year ago and had forgotten about...

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The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge by Mike Rowe is fantastic!

The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge by Mike Rowe is fantastic!

Mike Rowe's creed and philosophy is contained in The Sweat Pledge, which he has for sale as a poster on his Mike Rowe Works Foundation website. All proceeds go the foundation, which does a wonderful job (pun) promoting the dignity of work in general and work in the...

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