Category: RE-BLOGGED STORIES FROM OTHERS


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A beautiful record of ones child’s youth.

Originally posted on fox4kc.com:

Dutch filmmaker and artist, Frans Hofmeester, filmed his daughter every single week since the time of her birth. When she turned 14-years-old, Hofmeester created and recently revealed this time lapse video of her. Watch as she grows up, to music by Hollywood composer Mateo Messina, in only about four minuets. 

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computer viruses

Originally posted on Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News:

Internet users told to change ALL passwords in security alert over ‘catastrophic’ Heartbleed bug

  • Online security breach is described as ‘catastrophic’
  • Alert is result of internet bug Heartbleed being uncovered
  • Heartbleed is able to bypass websites’ security measures to access passwords and personal information

By Rebecca Evans and Tania Steere

Internet users have been warned to change all their computer and phone passwords following what could be a ‘catastrophic’ security breach.

Major technology firms have urged the public to immediately update their online security.

The alert is the result of the discovery of an internet bug called ‘Heartbleed’, which is able to bypass computer security settings.

LastPass Heartbleed Checker warns if a website may be at risk. It also reveals websites that aren't affected

LastPass Heartbleed Checker warns if a website may be at risk. It also reveals websites that aren’t affected

HOW TO BEAT THE BUG

If a password is in any dictionary in…

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crafting for Easter with the children

Originally posted on darnsexysecondhand:

With barely any materials needed, this is a great activity to keep little hands busy and bring a little Easter flair into your house.

Plus, they’re so fun and easy to make – the anticipation of peeling of the wax and unveiling the dazzling design is quite addictive!

I used dark brown chicken eggs, but you may want to track down duck eggs in Asian supermarkets if you want your colours vivid. And remember, anywhere you drip wax will resist colour!

If you are making this particular craft with young children, perhaps take over when it comes time to drip wax on the egg. Or, use the wax candle as a pencil and draw on your designs.

YOU’LL NEED

  • 3 bowls of water with a few drops of food colouring (I used blue, pink and red)
  • Half a dozen eggs (about 3 per person is a good amount)
  • Tapered wax…

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OH how I adore finding lost treasure :)

Have a great day!

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

Bronze age bracelet, photo by Limburgs Museum

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Palette bracelet found from Bronze Age

Tuesday 8 April 2014, 22:03 (Update: 09-04-14, 08:05 AM)

An amateur archaeologist has found a palette bracelet from the late Bronze Age (1000-800 BC) in Limburg province. Palette bracelets from this time are rare. In the Netherlands there had never previously been found one, though some were in Belgium and France.

The man found the object during a years-long search on a field in the municipality of Echt-Susteren. In total he found 85 objects in the ground: bracelets, rings, beads and wire in a spiral shape. The Limburg Museum aquired them last year.

The museum assumes that the objects were buried as offerings or to keep them out of the hands of an enemy.

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Originally posted on Sunny Sleevez:

SAVE WATER EASY STEPS

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades; we are now in our 3rd consecutive year of below-normal rainfall. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent voluntarily, and mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don’t run dry over the summer. No matter where you live it just makes sense not waste this precious resource. Here are 2 super simple steps you can take to drastically reduce water waste in the kitchen.

We have a double sink in the kitchen, 1 was used for washing the other ended up being a dumping location and quickly filled with dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher, which drove me BONKERS!

Wishing to reduce our water waste and save my sanity I bought a nice new bucket and put that in one sink, into this we collect the water from…

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Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

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(HOUSTON) Get ready to pay more for your morning bacon.

A virus never before seen in the US is threatening pork production and pushing up prices.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says a pound of bacon averaged $5.46 in February. That is 13 percent more than a year ago. Ham and pork chops have gone up too.

Scientists believe the virus came from China.  So far, it has killed nearly 6.8 million pigs in 27 states since last May.

No word yet on how the virus made it into the US.

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Originally posted on art predator:

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According to Maya Angelou,  author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage, they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.” (See more quotes from Maya Angelou).

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As we seek environmental justice and social justice, we would be wise to heed Maya Angelou’s advice. Artists provide us with vision, bring us vitality, show us the truth, provide a mirror and a window for  our souls. We must encourage and support a diversity of artistic voices as these voices will help us hear and see the solutions.

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The “new” festivals that are blossoming worldwide like Burning Man and Lucidity, or how festivals like Coachella

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re-blogg

Originally posted on KFOR.com:

Calling all coffee lovers: McDonald’s will be handing out free coffee nationwide to customers for the next two weeks.

McDonald’s is fighting back in the fast-food breakfast war.

The nation’s largest fast-food chain announced that starting Monday they will give breakfast customers at its participating locations a free 12-ounce small coffee.

This handout is following Taco Bell’s highly anticipated roll-out this week of its first ever breakfast menu.

The newly added breakfast menu is labeled “largest menu expansion in Taco Bell’s 50-year history.”

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Originally posted on The Daily Post:

The last time we discussed reblogging , your opinions in the comments were mixed:  some of you felt that reblogging was a great compliment, and others felt that it was something akin to theft.

We here at The Daily Post love a good etiquette debate, so let’s wade back in, shall we?

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

We frequently introduce new and improved features to your blogs, and it’s now time for the first major update of 2014. What can you expect from this round of enhancements?
  • A better-performing Visual Editor, with drag and drop file upload support, instant gallery previews, and better compatibility with text pasted from Microsoft Word and other applications.
  • The ability to resize and replace images you’ve already inserted into your posts without having to make a detour to your Media Manager.
  • New, sleek audio playlists for users with the Space Upgrade.

For a more detailed overview of these changes, read on!

A new and improved editor

Your Visual Editor has received a lot of love in this update for better overall performance. While most of these changes remain under the hood and won’t affect your everyday editing, there is a notable improvement for all users who regularly paste in text from…

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Originally posted on Tootlepedal's Blog:

Today’s guest picture shows spring in Regent’s Park, London this morning.  It was sent to me by my sister Mary who was enjoying a game of tennis on the one of the public courts in the Park.blossom in Regent's Park

By contrast here, Mrs Tootlepedal reported snow on the lawn when she got up.  By the time that I had unearthed myself, the snow had all but disappeared.   It was that kind of day.  One minute there was sunshine and the next there was a hailstorm.  Out of the back window, we could see snow on Whita.

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Out of the front window there was not a flake to be seen.  There were birds to be seen of course.

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Goldfinches seem to have a special liking for the very topmost point of a plum tree twig.

Once the temperature had hit 5°,  Mrs Tootlepedal joined me for a pedal.  Our route was flexible and…

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Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

Texas City Dike

Ariel view of Texas City Dike. (Credit: Facebook)

(TEXAS CITY, TX) — The Texas City Dike was closed Saturday after a barge-ship collision.

According to Texas City Emergency Management, a barge and a ship had an accident off the end of the dike.

The Latest News Headlines, Traffic and Weather:

The dike and all parks on the water were closed immediately. Officials said they would remain closed until further notice.

Texas City authorities asked people to stay away from the area.

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for some fun memories

Originally posted on fox4kc.com:

It was exactly 30 years ago in 1984 when Kevin Bacon made his iconic debut in the movie, ‘Footloose.’ So on Friday night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon, Bacon made his entrance one to remember by doing homage to a scene from the famous movie.

RELATED: Kevin Bacon explains the 1980s to millennials

Watch the almost shot-for-shot remake of the scene in the video above which caused Fallon to lift ‘The Tonight Show’ “ban” on dancing.

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RE-BLOG!!!!!!!

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

This website is about connections. Not necessarily with me, but with people you may never have met otherwise. How many connections can be made on a blog? Let’s find out.

I will make this post a sticky for a month.

Reblog, share, connect, and enjoy seeing and viewing other cultures, opinions, and people. I will remove the sticky from the other self promotion thread so this will be the new one. I’ll also connect it to my secondary blog shatteredsmoke.com. This is an opportunity to promote yourself in any way or to simply share a cause. Links and tasteful photos are allowed if you know how. Or maybe if you know how you can share since I have no clue, but people have before on HarsH ReaLiTy. This is an open forum thread, but I have young readers so keep that in mind.

How many connections can we make artists…

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Originally posted on fox4kc.com:

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Computer hackers are getting really crafty with their scams. They use very convincing emails to fish for our personal data.

NEVER MISS ANOTHER TECH REPORT – LIKE RICH ON FACEBOOK!

Chances are, you’ve seen email scams in your junk folder. They say your account is compromised or deactivated and prompt you to login to fix it. But when you do, that’s when the real problems start.

Rich DeMuro shows you the signs you should look out for to avoid being a phishing victim and what you should do if you fell for a scam.

Check out the full video of the Netflix scam mentioned in the story.

Samples of email phishing scams:

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Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/03/17/email-phishing-avoiding-online-scams/#ixzz2wFFR0JOV

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Originally posted on The Little GSP:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Matt and I don’t have a specific Irish meal planned for this year but I’ve been saving a yummy Irish side dish from last year’s feast to share on the blog today.

Irish Colcannon

That’s Colcannon, or, as I like to think of it, Irish mashed potatoes with kale, leeks and ham.  Oh, and butter… lots of butter!  Last year this heaping plate of colcannon made the perfect side dish to the Beef and Guinness Pie that Matt and I ambitiously tried to make after work on a Monday (it took much longer to braise the beef than I anticipated!).  Luckily the colcannon came together very quickly so we were able to sneak bites of it while the pie baked.  Here’s a photo of my dinner plate from last year when we finally sat down to eat at 9PM:

Calcannon with Beef & Guinness Pie

YUM.  If you need a side dish for your…

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Got to get some soon :)

Originally posted on Grange Supply:

Beneficial, rewarding and exciting are just a few words that describe the experience of having your own flock of backyard chickens. These birds offer many more benefits than the obvious one, a regular supply of your own eggs.

Listed below are some of the many benefits to why you should start raising your own chickens:

blogsign11. Fresh, Healthy Eggs Daily

A hen lays one egg a day. These eggs have a richer taste compared to store bought ones. Since backyard chickens have the ability to touch and roam on soil unlike factory- farm chickens, their eggs have a higher nutritious value to them. Compared to store bought eggs, the egg has 25 percent more vitamin E, a third more vitamin A and 75 percent more beta carotene. They also have significantly more omega-3 fatty acids than factory farmed eggs. Plus, the eggs are free of charge and always fresh!

2. Enriches…

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Originally posted on ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE:

I have enjoyed sharing about my illustration career. On this blog there are almost 2,000 images. This will be my last post as I am concentrating on writing a book based on my life entitled, “Music From Her Heart.”

I find the blog format fascinating, as my stories about my illustration career “unfolded” in their own way. I had no idea when I started writing my blog where it would go.

All of my stories, tips and information move forward from the first post. Therefore, because the blog’s format is backwards, this last entry has become the conclusion! However, because it is the “Home Page,” it is important for me to explain a few things that I have shared earlier in my blog. There are people reading this who have not seen anything else I’ve written.

I have already shared many of my “Portfolio Pieces,” but they have been…

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His parents were two of my all time favorites, in fact still are and she had Ben and I had Mike, beautiful boys they are with just so much talent inside.

Originally posted on Live & Learn:


Ben Taylor , 37, is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon.  Here’s a mash-up of his Father’s  Fire in Rain and Mother’s You’re So Vain .

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Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:

Today, 8 March, marks the International Women’s Day! May it be a happy one to all the women of the world and as far as Croatian women are concerned my mind is turned to those who endured and survived with dignity the most horrendous of fates a woman (a human being) can endure. I turn to and bow the women that stood out and stand out as heroines of a nation (independent Croatia) created despite the brutal aggression, rape, ethnic cleansing, genocide … that swept across Croatia in the early 1990’s with only one intent: eradicate Croat lives, humiliate Croat lives … just because they are Croat and want freedom from communist totalitarian regime!

I also turn to the many Croatian women who left their stamp of truth, freedom and dedication to independence in many ways during the years of Croatia’s Homeland War and beyond.

These women of modern-day Croatia…

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Originally posted on Handmade Pens - Mazurka Pens:

Your handmade fountain pen will need some regular maintenance to keep in tip top shape.  Since fountain pens use an ink that needs to flow from the ink reservoir to the nib, it needs to be clean to function properly.  Whether the ink is in a cartridge or supplied via an ink converter, the pen  needs to remain clean.

Basics About Fountain Pens

Handmade Fountain Pen from Gabon Ebony and ChromeMost problems with fountain pens stem from dried ink that get in the path of the ink flow.  This can occur in the nib, the converter assembly, or barrel.  The key to a well-performing fountain pen is to regularly clean these assemblies to keep them in good working order.

Use distilled water instead of tap water.  Distilled water does not contain minerals and other ingredients that can build up and clog the pen over time.  Hot water shouldn’t be used as a general rule, as it could…

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Originally posted on The NW Fire Blog:

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Consumer:
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info@shoeboxexpress.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5th, 2014 – Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions…

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For dogs and pet owners poor JT is going to hate her momma :)

Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

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Does the warmer weather just around the corner mean an increase in bacterial skin infections among our pets?  Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialist Dr. Karin Beale tells News 92 FM’s Lana Hughes it’s a year-round problem.


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Originally posted on A Bit of Wiggle Room:

Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Prakaew) is a great place to visit in Bangkok Thailand. It used to be the Grand Palace of Thai Royal family. There are so many things to see around the temple and palace. One of my favorite is murals around the inner wall that surround the main hall where the Emerald Buddha is housed. I had a bit of chance to take few pictures of them here (oh, by the way you cannot take picture inside the main hall). I believe it is the only temple in Thailand that does not have any resident monks. The place is opened for visitors and for royal family tradition visits and ceremonies only.

I wished I had time to go around and take time to see the these paintings and stories they tell. Not only the main story lines were told, the artists included daily lives, humors and…

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Wolf’s

Originally posted on Imagery Photography:

Did you ever think you could stand inside a wolf habit and pet a wolf? Well you can.

Naples Florida is home to a unique charity,The Shy Wolf Sanctuary. They rescue wolves that have been bred or purchased as pets and then abused or abandoned. The sanctuary is the only wolf sanctuary in the USA where you can actually interact with these beautiful wild animals. They are totally supported by donations and merchandise sales. The staff is made up completely of volunteers. Plan a trip while in south Florida for a real wildlife encounter.

If you buy a print of this image, I will donate all my profits to this wonderful organization.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

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CLUTTER

Cleaning out the clutter one spot in the house each day.

Shredding paper from my past that with the ex husbands death is no longer needed.

I am adding it all to my soil in hopes of a lush green garden.

I will give away things I no longer need.

I will sell some things on EBay to make my life easier.

I shall go through photo albums last and throw away all photos that no longer move me or are not quite good enough for future generations to come across there goes another 100 pounds of clutter!

So do you have STUFF you no longer want or need or are you traveling sideways through your spaces?
Clutter is weighing us down in many ways but mostly emotionally.  Set it FREE!

Here is a neat way laid out here for you.

http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/40-bags-in-40-days-2014/

Wonder what kind of treasure I will find within the TRASH!
 Peace

Eunice

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Show some love for your Bees

Originally posted on Romancing the Bee:

I’ve shoveled out of the snow and ice and I’m thinking Spring!  This is inspiring me today…

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For Healthy Eyes

Originally posted on recoveryhealth™ - A Perfect Balance Of Health /// Beauty.™:

Open full eyes and keep fix vision on mirror. Now do face up side and round half circle left to right and right to left, 10 times and same process keeping face to down side, 10 times. After that round full face clock wise alternate  Left side and right side, 10-10 times. In between this exercise feel dust in side the eyes and after some days slowly come out  dust and natural gap would be between eyes and eyes lens, Regularly do this. After this exercise feel Bright and Healthy vision, Fresh and Healthy eyes.

Note:- Keep attention should be fix vision on mirror, Along this exercise.

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It’s good for you!

Originally posted on Sarah Lynn Smile:

When I first cut Coffee Mate out of my life, I used full fat coconut milk the occasional half and half in my coffee. It’s pretty good…but the minute I realized how easy homemade almond milk is to make (and then tried it), I can’t go back. I’ll splurge on half and half when I go to Starbucks, but at home…this is the stuff. It blends beautifully with my morning french press!

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Before I show you how easy it is…I want to show you why I cut Coffee Mate (as delicious as it might be) out of my life:

Water, Corn Syrup SolidsPartially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and/or Cottonseed Oil, (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat), and Less Than 2% of Sugar, Modified CornstarchDipotassium PhosphateSodium Caseinate, (Milk Derivative), Not a Source of Lactose Color Added, Artificial FlavorMono And DiglyceridesPolysorbate 60

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Originally posted on Very Berry Handmade:

Offset Warehouse has just launched the Big Spring Contest, and guess what…? I’m one of the blogger judges!

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As one of the judges, I’ve been asked to come up with a theme and judge all the entrants for that theme. I get to pick one lucky winner who will have three weeks to make their design and get the chance to win a whole goodie-bag of prizes!

The theme I have chosen for the competition is My Crafty Friend. Here’s the cute little logo that the folks at the Offset Warehouse have designed for me!

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Regular readers will know that I have a thing about making stuff that is beautiful AND useful, so this seemed like the ideal theme for me. I want you lovely people to come up with a design idea for something that would make a fabulous AND practical gift for a crafty friend. Your friend’s…

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Gardening Show

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:

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Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London are currently in production for a BBC2 primetime gardening show ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’. The series follows a handful of talented amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.

They are looking for contestants to feature in the series, those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.

So whether you’re an allotment holder, a city living…

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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon and Pepsi MAX got the ultimate revenge on a blogger — a blogger who didn’t believe a prank Gordon played on a car salesman a year ago was real.

The result of the latest prank — is absolute YouTube gold! Watch and you’ll see.

CLICK HERE to watch the original “Test Drive” with the car salesman

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Originally posted on Rivers of Hope:

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Havana (AFP) – A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

The Vishnya, or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, Russian media sources said.

Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship’s visit, unlike on previous tours by Russian warships.

The former Soviet Union was Cuba’s sponsor state through three decades of Cold War. After a period of some distancing under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, the countries renewed their political, economic and military cooperation.

The ship is reportedly armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.

Its visit…

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Today we’re happy to announce two new free themes, Circa and Quadra !

If these two look familiar, there’s good reason. Based on Hexa, they share a similar design, but with unique colors and fonts. Both themes work beautifully with Post Formats and are designed to focus on your content, tucking secondary material behind a row of buttons in the header.

Circa by Automattic

Circa is a blogging theme with sweet, muted colors and a more feminine look. Perfect for a baby or parenting blog, or anyone who wants a softer style for their site.

Quadra by Automattic

Quadra is a personal blogging theme with a bold palette and a traditional font. It’s great for users who want a more serious look for their personal site.

Circa and Quadra Free Responsive WordPress Themes

As always, both themes are responsive, and thus will look great on all screens, big or small.

Check out Circa and Quadra on the Theme Showcase by clicking on…

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Dheck out this Artist’s work too please.. Do you want to post something you do and want to sell send me a message and I will add your name :)

Originally posted on Custom Pieces:

FABULOUS HANDMADE FLEECE HATS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR YOU BY A CREATIVE SEW AND SEW !!!!!!

The hats in this fall/winter collection were handcrafted to be one of a kind. The fleece fabric is warm, cozy, washable and carefree. Each chapeau is complimented by its own handmade flower that adds to its beauty.  Wear them to brighten your day, make a fashion statement or just plain cover up a “bad hair day”.  Styles include beanie, beret, flapper and slouch. 

Hat 1 – Head size 28 inches  (turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 2 – Head size 26 inches (turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 3 – Head size 26 inches (sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 4 – Head size 22 inches ( purple flapper hat below)

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Hat 5 & 6 – Head size 26 inches (2 hats available – both turquoise sweatshirt hat below)

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Hat 7 – Head size 24 inches ( Floral fleece beret…

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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:

stone-300 (CNN) — From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know. Scientists say they have dated an ancient crystal called a zircon to about 4.4 billion years, making it the earliest confirmed piece of the planet’s crust. The findings — the first to describe the zircon — were published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday.

“This is the oldest and the best dated of all the crystals that have been reported,” said John Valley, lead study author and professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This crystal is a translucent red, Valley said, but glows blue when bombarded with electrons. At 400 micrometers long, its biggest dimension is just a tad larger than a house dust mite, or about four human hairs.

The crystal was found in an arid region north of Perth, Australia, in a low range of hills…

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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

The National Trust for Scotland writes on this video:

Kintail & Morvich The Five Sisters of Kintail form one of Scotland’s finest and most famous views when seen from Ratagan on the shores of Loch Duich, and have been under the care of the National Trust for Scotland since 1944. Our rangers lead guided walks over the five peaks (which also form one of the country’s finest one day hillwalks) so who better to make this short video showing the unmatched beauty of this unique part of Scotland? Assistance in video editing was provided by Rob Birdsey, a volunteer with the National Trust for Scotland. …

The music for several of the Kintail and West Affric videos has been provided by Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd (The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music) located at Plockton High School. The music school is for secondary school aged students, and…

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Love what a treasure hunt can unearth :)

Originally posted on Antiquarian's Attic:

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Sheperdswell metal detector Greg Sweetman finds valuable Anglo-Saxon artefacts next to A20 near Maidstone

A rare collection of Saxon artefacts has been found by a man from east Kent.
The Anglo-Saxon findings could be part of a grave date back to the sixth century and are said to be worth more than £40,000.
Two Saxon pins, part of a buckle or belt and seven brooches were found on land next to the A20 towards Maidstone.
Greg Sweetman, of Westcourt Lane, Shepherdswell, was the first person to find one of the brooches when metal detecting.
Mr Sweetman said that the finds were made at his first club dig with the Medway History Finders.
On finding a large square-ended Saxon brooch,  Mr Sweetman [Link to his pics] and the group decided to dig further and discovered the hoard of artefacts including hair pins and circular and square brooches. The brooches…

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Originally posted on Stories From The Stove:

001 David Mellor’s shop lives at No.4 Sloane Square in London, yards from the Royal Court Theatre. I suppose it’s interesting that I would now far rather go into a kitchen shop and buy a chopping board than go and see a play, or indeed audition for one. In fact, I steer well clear, scared (or should I say trepidatious) of bumping into someone from my former life, the theatre bar at the Royal Court witness to a small handful of intense, deeply felt humiliations. A theatre bar is not, in and of itself, a relaxing place to be anyway; everyone is subtly networking or nervous for a friend or relative about to perform (or jealous), everyone is sweeping the room, status – yours and theirs – is being constantly, silently re-negotiated. You can’t, or rarely can you, just go up to someone . Which is what I used to do…

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Originally posted on Igor Purlantov:

When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend’s – um – private parts, according to new research.  In a study published on Tuesday in the journal PeerJ, animal behaviorists observed 26 captive elephants in a sanctuary in northern Thailand. The researchers said they recorded a number of elephant behaviors that they concluded were specifically intended to comfort distressed herd members.  The behaviors included touching the distressed elephant’s genitals with their trunks, putting their trunks in the distressed elephant’s mouth, or making a high-pitched “chirping” noise.

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Lions – The New Endangered Species?

The GoPro production crew journeys to Africa to explore the danger and beauty of Kevin Richardson’s passions for lions and their future.

Totally amazing!

That's crazy

That’s crazy

Bear is laughing

Bear is laughing

Source: Man Attempts To Hug a Wild Lion. What Happens Next Stunned Me

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For Sale!

Originally posted on Custom Pieces:

A Potpourri of Roses and Other Blooms

A versatile collection of fabric blossoms to adorn your special projects or that inspirational outfit be it as a pin, hair clip, and/or belt or shoe clip. (no glue is used)

Some of the blooms can be sent to you on a stem just right for arranging in that perfect bud vase.

Possibly you would like to create that one-of-a-kind bookmark or attach a pretty poesy to your shopping bag.  How about up-dating that lampshade in your boudoir? Or tying back your curtains for that vintage Victorian look; the uses are endlessly possible.

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beware rights belong to those who actually painted the image or took the photo

Originally posted on inesepogagallery:

Thanks to a fellow blogger, I was notified this morning that some blogger at WordPress is publishing my painting as her own on her blog.

I checked this out and could not believe my eyes: not only had she created a copy of this painting, but had a nerve to attach some kind of her signature to it, as well!

I published this painting on my blog last July:

http://inesepogagallery.com/2013/07/18/i-love-birds-and-natural-awakenings-publishes-my-painting-on-the-august-issue-cover/

and added it to my Fine Art America painting site:

http://inese-poga.artistwebsites.com/featured/chaffinch-2-inese-poga.html

http://inese-poga.artistwebsites.com/art/all/birds/all

Full sheet bird watercolor paintings

I was preparing these paintings for a show, so I painted more on one sheet and later separated.

Chaffinch 2: watercolor painting

This is how I attached the finished paintings to wood panels, and they were ready to go to the art show:

Watercolor paintings for bird art show

Here is the blog address of the thief:

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/14-02-2014/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/author/acvetkoska/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/author/acvetkoska/

http://artembrace.wordpress.com/my-paintings/

If you check out “My paintings” (that’s where my chaffinch appears, too) and “My drawings”, you would notice…

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Yum memories of Nana

Originally posted on Lea & Jay:

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Guláš, or goulash, a soup or stew of meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika may have Hungarian origins, but it is also quintessentially Czech. Every pub or restaurant that you go to there has their own unique version. Often it is served with Knedlicky (bread dumplings), but I’ve also seen it in a bread bowl or simply with potatoes. I can tell you this first hand because I was lucky enough to actually visit Prague back in September! In my last blog I mentioned that I had met my husband in Berlin after he finished with a work conference there. Well once we met up, we jumped on a train and high-tailed it to Prague! Now Berlin was very nice. I would definitely visit again given the chance, but Prague….well …what can I say…I am completely smitten! It was just stunningly beautiful! I really fell in love with it!

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Squash it’s good for you!

Originally posted on Fitness Food and You:

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

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1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

1 T olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes

½ cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese

3 T sliced black olives

2 T chopped fresh basil

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Place spaghetti squash with cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are warmed through.

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Photography/abstract

Originally posted on Photography Improvement:

Summary – Keep those entries coming.

Here is the

Exhibit Call for Entries

Enter and join in the fun

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Here is today’s entry

Click  for full screen image at the Exhibit Gallery

“In a Barrel” © 2014 by Geri Brown (USA)

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Wassilly Kandinsky, the father of abstract art,

Was born Russian and later a citizen of Germany & France

Abstract art poured from those three countries,

Notably the last two, in the early years of the genre

That makes me wonder, especially with this blog’s

Relatively large number of readers there

Why not a single entry from any of them???

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Who will be first?

Is there no art left there ;-)

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cauliflower

Originally posted on The Garum Factory:

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Vegetables never ranked high in my juvenile estimation, and cauliflower occupied a particularly low rung on the ladder, beneath broccoli but definitely above rutabegas.  Everybody behaved as though cauliflower were a deviant vegetable, safely edible only after an extended baptism in a volcanic bath to exorcise its cruciferous demons.  This reduced it to a watery, insipid mess, the kind of thing found in ANGELA’S ASHES or PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, on the PRIVATION section of the menu.  Like orange juice in small glasses, it was one of those things I immediately abandoned as soon as I was on my own.  Jody reintroduced me to it, Italian style, after we began living together, shocking me with how good it was.  For years our favorite way of preparing it was to roast it with olive oil, often with a bit of flash like pine nuts, a few currents…

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Cherokee newspaper

Originally posted on The Rag Tree:

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The Cherokee Phoenix, published from 1828 to 1836, was the first native-language newspaper published in the United States. Readers of this blog will remember that the Cherokee use a syllable script invented by Sequoyah in 1821.

Even a casual mention of the Cherokee Nation stirs memories of the Trail of Tears. But today, the CP publishes once more, this time online. Though the paper is now published in English, RT hopes that at some point in the not-too-distant future, a bi-lingual edition might make an appearance.

Sequoyah lives!!!

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