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Something Blue (Quote)

Posted 2012-08-15 12:20:54 | Views: 8,541

 

“People generally didn't cheat in good relationships.” 

 

- Emily Giffin, (Something Blue)

Soulmates?

Posted 2012-08-15 11:44:24 | Views: 9,251

I'm with The Cocktail Party

Posted 2012-08-14 18:51:28 | Views: 8,496

Designers, Not Bakers Make Bread Shoes

Posted 2012-08-14 18:23:26 | Views: 8,978

Twin brothers and designers R&E Praspaliauskas have designed a collection of shoes made of bread. Called Bread Shoes (of course), the products come in a variety of designs and dough recipes.

Bread Shoes

Here’s what the designers say:

That’s right, boys and girls! Put some romance in your “loaf” life!

Source: De Zeen

By: R&E Praspaliauskas


Patrick Bateman: About To Slip

Posted 2012-08-14 18:03:14 | Views: 9,216

"I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip."

- Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)


Coffee Helps You Live Longer

Posted 2012-08-14 17:54:49 | Views: 9,183

Your morning cup of coffee may start to taste even better after a major government study found that frequent coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from a variety of diseases, compared with people who drink little or no coffee.

 

The report, published online in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, analyzed the coffee-drinking habits of more than 400,000 men and women ages 50 to 71, making it the largest-ever study of the relationship between coffee consumption and health.

 

Previous studies have offered conflicting results on the relative benefits or harms associated with regular coffee consumption. While coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant that may temporarily increase heart rate and blood pressure in some people, coffee also contains hundreds of unique compounds and antioxidants that may confer health benefits. Further confusing much of the research into coffee is the fact that many coffee drinkers are also smokers, and it has been difficult to untangle the relative health effects of coffee and cigarettes.

 

To learn more, researchers from the National Institutes of Health analyzed diet and health information collected from questionnaires filled out by 229,119 men and 173,141 women who were members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) between 1995 and 1996. The respondents were followed until 2008, by which point 52,000 had died.

 

As expected, the researchers found that the regular coffee drinkers in the group were also more likely to be smokers. They ate more red meat and fewer fruits and vegetables, exercised less and drank more alcohol – all behaviors associated with poor health. ------ Keep reading this article

DRINK COFFEE:

LIVE LONGER. YAY!


Sunken Ancient City of Egypt

Posted 2012-08-14 17:47:05 | Views: 12,220

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx. The Egyptian Government plans to create an underwater museum and hold tours of the site.

The "Real"

LOST CITY?

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt


Beware of Road Rage!

Posted 2012-07-29 18:10:41 | Views: 7,953

Heavy traffic may not be your biggest danger on your way to work. A new study from the careers website CareerBuilder.com shows that angry and distracted drivers are all over the road during your morning and afternoon commute.

 

The survey, conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf ofCareerBuilder, polled 3,892 U.S. workers (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) ages 18 and over between May 14 and June 4, 2012.

 

It found that 58% of commuters have experienced road rage, and nearly one-in-ten commuters have gotten into a fight with another commuter.

 

“Experiencing road rage on the way to work is most often associated with running late and can be heightened by things we can’t control, such as traffic,” says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “If you start the day stressed and angry, unfortunately it can have a negative impact on the rest of your day.”

 

Eighty-three percent of all surveyed workers said they usually drive to work—and of those commuters, 12% reported that they took a job with a longer commute during or after the recession. Episodes of road rage are more common among those with longer trips, but workers with short drives to their jobs aren’t unaffected, CareerBuilder says.

 

Thirty-seven percent of workers with commutes of less than five minutes said they experience road rage from time to time, while 54% of those with commutes of less than ten minutes admitted to it.

DANGER DANGER: ROAD RAGE! 

   

  


Kids Are Dumber then Birds (study finds)

Posted 2012-07-27 20:31:05 | Views: 7,823

7 Year Old Children 

Are Stupider Then 

BIRDS

No matter how bright you think your child is, until the age of seven, children are no brainier than the birds.

 

Researchers at the University of Cambridge during simple experiments found out that birds did just as well as children up until the age of seven, The Daily Mail reported.

 

By pitting birds against boys and girls using tests inspired by the Aesop’s fable in which a thirsty crow is able to drink from a pitcher after using pebbles to raise the water level to within its reach.

In two of the three tests the birds, Eurasian jays, did just as well as the seven-year-old children.

After this, the human mind proved superior to the bird brain.

 

The experiments built on earlier work in which jays quickly learned that adding stones to a cylinder half-filled with water would bring a tasty treat floating on the surface within reach of their beaks.

In a second task the jays, colourful members of the crow family and about the same size as jackdaws, realized it was better to use pebbles, which sink, than corks, which float.

 

When Cambridgeshire children, aged four to ten, were set similar tasks, they did as well as the jays on the first, up to the age of seven.

 

From the age of eight, the pupils learned more quickly than the birds. The pattern was similar with the second task, except four-year-old children did worse than the jays.



Real-life Goonies Search for Captain Morgans Lost Fleet

Posted 2012-07-27 10:28:08 | Views: 8,327

- For the third year in a row, with the help of the Captain Morgan brand, a team of leading U.S. archaeologists returned to the mouth of the Chagres River in Panama in search of real-life buccaneer Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet.

 

"Morgan was one of the most infamous privateers of all time, so for me, this is a chance to use archaeological research to bridge the gap between science and pop culture. Most people associate Captain Morgan with spiced rum, but he was also an iconic historical figure who accomplished incredible feats throughout the Caribbean," said Frederick "Fritz" H. Hanselmann, underwater archaeologist and Research Faculty with the River Systems Institute and the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University who has been leading the team in an effort to locate, excavate and preserve the remains of Morgan's lost ships.

 

"Locating his lost ships and being able to properly preserve and share them with the public is our ultimate goal with this project. We're really close – and at the end of the day, his ships are down there and we're going to find them."

 

The search began in September 2010, when the team discovered six iron cannons belonging to Morgan off the coast of Panama, and continued last summer with the discovery of a 17th century wooden shipwreck, potentially one of the five ships Morgan lost – which included his flagship "Satisfaction" – in 1671 on the shallow Lajas Reef.

 

This summer, the team returned to Panama to excavate historic artifacts from the shipwreck in hopes of confirming its origin. Throughout the field season, the team recovered a sword, chests, wooden barrels and multiple cargo seals. The artifacts, which are currently housed at Patronato Panama Viejo (Old Panama Trust) in Panama City, will undergo the preservation process before being studied further and verified by London-based experts in English artillery.

 

"For us, there's no better way to communicate the values and unwavering spirit of our brand than by unearthing the real-life history of its inspiration," said Tom Herbst, Brand Director, Captain Morgan USA. "This adventure that we've embarked on truly embodies the character of Morgan himself and the free-spirited nature of rum. In our case, we don't have to make up a brand story – ours is real and it's waiting to be discovered at the bottom of the ocean floor." ---- keep reading this story

In the search of 

CAPTAIN MORGAN'S 

LOST FLEET 

It's true, it's true. Captain Morgan was a real seaman that ran shit in the Caribbean. Now, a group of archaeologists wanna play Goonies and find his lost ships. 

via: Sacbee