Archive for May, 2012
Artist Jack Long creates incredible pictures of flowers using drops of paint | Mail Online: “Beautiful flowers? Look a little closer and you’ll see these stunning bouquets are actually drops of paint “
Music: It’s in your head, changing your brain – CNN.com: “(CNN) — Michael Jackson was on to something when he sang that “A-B-C” is “simple as “Do Re Mi.” Music helps kids remember basic facts such as the order of letters in the alphabet, partly because songs tap into fundamental systems in our brains that are sensitive to melody and beat.”
Timeless Beautiful Industrial Design by Braun GmbH | webexpedition18: “Braun GmbH, formerly Braun AG, is a German consumer products company based in Kronberg, Germany. From the mid-1950s, the Braun brand was closely linked with the concept of German modern industrial design and its combination of functionality and technology. In 1956, Braun created its first design department, headed by Dr. Fritz Eichler, who instituted a collaboration with the Ulm School of Design to develop a new product line.
Amazing pieces of industrial design that still today remain fresh, true classics that have survived the test of time.”
Judge Napolitano: Shoot down a drone, become an American hero — RT: “Fox News commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano has found a novel approach to handling the whole drone surveillance dilemma that has Americans worried that the government will soon watch their every move from the sky.
Speaking out against the future of aerial eavesdropping in America, Judge Napolitano said on Fox on Tuesday, “The first American patriot that shoots down one of these drones that comes too close to his children in his backyard will be an American hero.””
Would You Buy a 10 Foot Wide Home for $849,000? | HomeDSGN, a daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on interior design and home decoration.: “Would You Buy a 10 Foot Wide Home for $849,000?
By Admin – Categories: Bedroom, Dining Room, Houses, Interior Design, Kitchen, Living Room, Terrace 7 comments
Located in the heart of Cole Valley, a small neighborhood in San Francisco, California, this two-story contemporary home was built in 2004.
The 1,030 square foot residence features two bedrooms, one bathroom and a half, and is only 10 foot wide!
Originally offered at $1 million, the asking price has been slashed by $151,000 a few days ago, and the property is now sale pending!”
The Dream Herb & Other Lucid Dreaming Supplements | dream studies portal: “The latest trend in lucid dreaming is the prescribed use of supplements to increase dream recall and trigger more dreams where you become aware you are dreaming. These supplements, which include herbs, enzymes and Flintstone vitamins, can greatly increase your chance to go lucid.
But they will not do the trick alone.
In a nutshell, these supplements are worthless if not taken with the right mindset, as well as more traditional forms of lucid dreaming induction.
At best, a supplement taken without mental preparation will increase the chances for a beginner lucid dreamer to be jolted into lucidity – but the lucid dream scene that emerges may be difficult to handle due to the beginner’s own inexperience with juggling the rawness of lucidity.
However, taken with intention, respect, and as part of an ongoing mind-training program, these supplements may enhance the opportunities to work with self-awareness in the dream.
OK, that said, lucid dreaming supplements can make your mind go pow.
Here is a break-down of the most common lucid dreaming supplements, also known as oneirogens.”
Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75 | Music News | Rolling Stone: “Chuck Brown, a pioneer of Washington, D.C.’s Go-Go music scene, died today at the age of 75, reports WJLA. Brown had been sick for some time, and was hospitalized with pneumonia last week.
Brown, a guitarist and singer, was known to fans as the Godfather of Go-Go. He played in bands since the Sixties, but broke through in the late Seventies as Go-Go, a subgenre of funk, blew up in the D.C. music scene.
He was best known for his hits “I Need Some Money,” “Ashley’s Roachclip” and “Bustin’ Loose,” which was sampled prominently on Nelly’s 2002 hit “Hot in Herre.” Brown’s song “L.O.V.E.” was nominated for a Grammy in the best R&B performance by a duo or group category in 2011.”
Poll: 74 percent want end to medical marijuana raids | The Raw Story: “Nearly three out of four Americans believe that the federal government should respect state laws regarding medical marijuana and halt raids on dispensaries, according to a poll released Wednesday.
“These results are consistent with the clear and growing body of evidence that documents substantial voter support for the legalization of medical marijuana,” said Larry Harris, a principal with Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.”
You’ve seen tofu. You’ve eaten tofu. And you may have even purchased tofu at the grocery store — it’s available just about everywhere these days.
But, like most people, you probably have no idea what to do with it. The truth is that tofu is one of the easiest and healthiest foods to cook — it’s easy to work with, it has an extremely mild taste that goes with anything, it’s full of quality protein, it’s cheap, and it’s fast.
But in order to turn this white brick of pure potential into dinner, it helps to know a few tricks and tips. Here are some tofu cookery basics (and a stellar recipe for the perfect tofu stir-fry) to get you going:”
Curiosities: Pictures of the Living Dead: “During Victorian times, when the camera was still seen as a novel oddity, the practice of taking pictures of the recently deceased as a memorial became commonplace. As time progressed and more people wanted to remember family members who had prematurely departed, it became commonplace to position dead bodies in life-like poses to simulate how these individuals were before they shuffled off their mortal coils.
Pay close attention to these photos. The bodies are positioned with heavy wire and stands and, in some cases, pupils have been painted on closed eyelids. “
Donald Dunn Dead: Booker T Bassist Dies At 70: “NEW YORK — Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as “In the Midnight Hour,” “Hold On, I’m Coming” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” died Sunday at 70.”
Chinese activist wants to go to U.S. – CNN.com: “At the hospital, where he was reunited with his family, he said he learned that his wife had been badly treated after his escape. “She was tied to a chair by police for two days,” he said. “Then they carried thick sticks to our house, threatening to beat her to death. Now they have moved into the house. They eat at our table and use our stuff. Our house is teeming with security — on the roof and in the yard. They installed seven surveillance cameras inside the house and built electric fences around the yard.” “