The 25 Stages from Courtship to Marriage | The Public Domain Review - A charming set of twenty-five hand-tinted stereographs showing the various stages from courting to marriage â€“ focused mainly on a rumbled midnight tryst on the third date and the wedding itself which takes place in a rather luxuriant tropical setting. There is no date given on the cards, but they are most likely from the late 19th century. Unfortunately the eleventh card is missing from the uploaded set â€“ perhaps a wedding night come early and the resulting card too saucy for public consumption? Perhaps. Though the couple most likely waited and the missing card is simply sat somewhere in the Harper Stereograph Collection of the Boston Public Library â€“ we shall enquire â€“ but for now, at least, the twenty-four stages from courtship to marriage. From Nony
Shopping at Taobao: 8 Things You Need To Know - Taobao is the biggest consumer-to-consumer (C2C) e-commerce platform based in China. You can get clothes, accessories, gadgets and even computer hardware at very low (dirt cheap) prices. However, because the website is 100% in Chinese, this may be a barrier to those who want to shop but canâ€™t make heads or tails navigating through the shopping process. From Nony
Weekly Innovation: Turn A 3-D Printer Into A Tattoo Machine - Behold, the first human to be tattooed by a 3-D printer. The machine tattooed a ring on his forearm.
It all started with an idea that came to Pierre Emm, a young student in France, while riding his bike on the way to design school. (Another reason to cycle for your commute — wacky yet innovative ideas!) From Popper
New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes - What Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.
The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen. From Roddy
Personal Financial Literacy | Oklahoma State Department of Education - Personal Financial Literacy is designed for students in Grades 7-12. These standards of learning are priority, essential, and necessary for all Oklahoma students. Learning the ideas, concepts, knowledge, and skills will enable students to implement personal financial decision-making skills; to become wise, successful, and knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, money managers, and to be participating members of a global workforce and society. From Anawaram
A new opportunity for a new life ... - Whatever your origins, nationality or religion might be, whatever qualifications you may or may not have, whatever your social or professional status might be, whether you are married or single, the French Foreign Legion offers you a chance to start a new life... From Nony
How Does America’s Middle Class Rank Globally? #27 -
Our middle class is falling further and further behind in comparison to the rest of the world. We keep hearing that America is number one. Well, when it comes to middle-class wealth, we’re number 27. From Roddy
10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry - My wife and I raised four daughtersâ€”without shotguns in the house!â€”and three of them have already married. We love our sons-in-law, and itâ€™s obvious God handpicked each of them to match our daughtersâ€™ temperaments and personality.I have always believed God is in the matchmaking business. If He can do it for my daughters, He can do it for you. From Nony
Everything Men Know About Women - An unqualified international best-seller, whose success proves without a doubt that what unites humanity is the ongoing and neverending communications gap between women and men. This blank book has been bought by therapists to give as an icebreaker in marriage therapy, by young women who offer it with a wink to their boyfriends, and by older women who have seen enough of men to know that almost any male is an excellent candidate for appreciating this work. From Popper
The Cold Hard Facts of Freezing to Death - When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don't worry immediately about the cold. Your first thought is that you've just dented your bumper. Your second is that you've failed to bring a shovel. Your third is that you'll be late for dinner. Friends are expecting you at their cabin around eight for a moonlight ski, a late dinner, a sauna. Nothing can keep you from that. From Nony
Where to Download Audiobook for Free - Many of us likes to read books or novels but we usually don’t have free time to do so. But we can still enjoy such kind of hobby by listening to audio books. It’s almost the same as reading. In fact you can finish it even faster because all you have to do is to listen. You can do it while you’re traveling or relaxing. Still, acquiring copy of audiobook would cost you some cash. So why don’t you get it for free? Yes, you can do that. Below are the top 10 best websites where you can download audio book for absolutely free. They offer latest books and classic novels. All you have to do is to download it and transfer it to your ipod or iphone. Just type the title or author and download it in no time. Some of these website will allow you to listen to it and just click the left (click) button on the mouse and save the files.
How to Get College Tuition Under Control - In the past decade, college tuition has risen three times as fast as the consumer-price index and twice as fast as medical care. How can that be—and what can be done about it? From Popper
Hackers gain 'full control' of critical SCADA systems - Old news but still true. Hackers can open flood-control dams, shut down the electric grid, disrupt operations at nuclear power plants, play games with traffic control computers at rush hour, cause trains to collide or just stop. All this and more because of the SCADA system that allows operaters easy remote access. From Roddy
Amazon mom: Save money with a fake baby (or a real one if applicable). - Amazon has a program called Amazon Mom that's a pretty neat way to save some money on common household items. But here's the thing. It turns out you don't need to be a mom to sign up. You don't need to be a dad, either. You just need to be a liar. Enrolling in Amazon Mom requires you to offer up some information about your baby, but there's no verification involved whatsoever. You just type in some made-up stuff and suddenly your fake baby is getting you some sweet discounts. From Nony
Cat Battle Armor by schnabuble - 100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor. From Nony
Quinnipiac Study: Concealed Carry Results in Fewer Murders - In what will certainly be gun control advocates' new least favorite study, Quinnipiac University’s Mark Gius found not only that states with restrictive concealed weapons laws had higher gun-related murder rates, but that assault weapons bans had no significant impact on murder rates at the state level. From Roddy
Looking to Ditch the U.S.? Move to These 5 Countries Instead - Lovely as life in the U.S. can be, some Americans can’t ditch their passports fast enough.
A record number of Americans (nearly 2,400) gave up their citizenship this year in order to test their fortunes elsewhere, according to the Treasury Department. From Popper
Anger Room - Holiday Stress & Anxiety | - Our facility is a place where you can let your hair down, gear up and destroy real-life mocked rooms that simulate an actual workplace, living area or kitchen. From Nony
Dial it Down: Noise-Cancelling Device for City Street Sounds | Urbanist - The background sounds of urban environments can be invigorating when you are out and about, but enervating when you are at home and want to tune them out. Now imagine a simple gadget you can stick to your window letting you do just that â€“ a volume knob for everyday life. From Nony
What No One Tells You About Losing Lots of Weight - The Cut - Just after her wedding in 2009, when she weighed 338 pounds and became determined to lose much of it, photographer Julia Kozerski embarked on a new art project. She took photos of herself in department-store dressing rooms, documenting her body's transformation as she lost what would end up being 160 pounds. From Nony
Wildcrafting.net: Foraging Database, Edible & Medicinal Plants - Anyone can browse this site to learn about wild edibles and where to find them. Once you register (free) you can also submit new edibles, submit your own pictures of edibles, mark locations on a map for your own private use, mark map locations for public sharing, share locations with a friend, vote and comment on marked locations, and more. This site exists as an addition to the Wilderness Survival Forums and the registration process is shared. From cw
How to Get to Heaven (Christianity): 10 Steps (with Pictures) - There are a lot of misconceptions among Christians on how to get to heaven. Some believe they can get to heaven through doing good deeds, while others may believe that simply going to church every Sunday will get them there. According to the Bible, there is only one way to get to heaven: Believing that Jesus Christ is your lord and savior. From Nony
The Daily Dot - A 'fancy' serial number can make a $1 bill worth thousands - At CoolSerialNumbers.com, Nashville musician and currency collector Dave Undis brings together like-minded digit-heads who have little interest in the history of money or even the denomination of a given note. Instead they are after certain patterns and series that fall under the flexible heading of â€śfancyâ€ť serial numbers.Low serial numbers, from 00000001 to 00000100, are sought after, as well as palindromes (23599532), solids (with a digit that repeats eight times), seven-of-a-kinds (66666665), ladders (45678901) and important dates (12071941). The criteria get even more obscure from there: Undis is seeking a pi note, with the number 31415927. But the more apparently jumbled the digits, the less likely it is that anyone with the bill in their wallet will ever notice. From Nony
On Architects And Budgets - Most projects experience a budget crisis at one point or another. However, no self-respecting architect would ever shut down the project over a simple disagreement over the proper allocation of the clients finances. No. Architects do not let a small obstacle like money stand in the way of creativity. No. In fact, most of us would see this as a challenge. You have less money? No problem. Hereâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do: From Nony
random website dot com - How often do you find yourself on the internet looking at the same boring pages?You know there is something out there but you don't know where to lookTrust me, how bad could it be? From Nony
Hell is Other People - Hell is Other People is an experiment in anti-social media. Using FourSquare, this site will track your "friends" and calculate optimally distanced locations for avoiding them. From Nony
7 Lessons on the Creative Life from the U.S. Forest Service - "A clear head will find itself," begins the 1946 U.S. Forest Service safety flyer "What To Do When Lost In The Woods," a manual made for hikers and campers whose suggestions might also be heeded by creative types who have lost their way. From Nony
Retr0Bright - home - Anyone who has dug their old computer or console out of the cupboard or loft for some retro gaming will probably have noticed that it maybe hasnâ€™t worn too well with the test of time. The plastics these machines were made of is called ABS and to make it flame retardant (just in case it catches fire after a marathon session) the plastics manufacturers added chemicals that caused the plastic turn yellow or, even worse, brown over a long period of time. From Nony
[NSFW] http://shanghaiist.com/2013/09/05/hong_kong_sex_show_adult_asia_expo_photos.php - Hong Kong is very liberal. Prostitution is legal and very out in the open. Massage parlors are everywhere. Vendors sell sex toys and porn alongside T-shirts and dumplings. We were in Hong Kong in July and stayed at a family hotel that seemed to specialize in families attending sports events. It had its own massage parlor, and you could get them for room service between 6 and 10. Rates were on the poster. From Roddy
German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8 – Links The NSA - According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security. It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA – and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese. From Roddy
How to Speak and Write Correctly - To use a big word or a foreign word when a small one and a familiar one will answer the same purpose, is a sign of ignorance. Great scholars and writers and polite speakers use simple words.
At 265 Colleges, Loan Default More Likely Than Graduation - Bad news if you're planning to attend Texas College in the fall: You've got a 38.2% chance of defaulting on your student loans ... and just a 12% chance of graduating. USA Today found 265 colleges and universities across 40 states where the loan default rate is higher than the graduation rate, and hundreds of thousands of students are enrolled at these schools From Roddy
Do Your Hiring Practices Make Sense? Google Thinks Not - Given the wide acceptance of the correlation between high GPAs and future workplace performance, there is a second-order consequence of Google's insight: the vast majority of corporate human resource (HR) departments are actively hiring the wrong people for the wrong job, as they are essentially randomly matching people and jobs. From Roddy
Americans United - Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving church-state separation to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. From Nony
Retire Overseas Cheap: 6 Places Where You Can Retire On $1,250 A Month Or Less - Retiring overseas may seem fanciful, but the low cost of living in many foreign countries makes a home abroad seem more manageable. Don't take our word for it -- Live and Invest Overseas, an online publication devoted to helping those interested in living abroad, has a list of the six best places to retire on $1,250/month or less. (They also published a list of the 21 best places to retire in 2013 on Tuesday.)
While Live and Invest Overseas' Retirement Index notes you can easily spend more than $1,250/month in any of these locations, those looking to live simply (and not like they're on vacation) will get by just fine in the following six best places to retire overseas for cost (example budgets were provided by Live and Invest Overseas). From Popper
The Drunken Botanist Book Review - Alcademics.com - The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart is a truly impressive and important book that I'll be referring to for years to come. The book is an entertaining encyclopedia of the plants that are used in fermentation and distillation, in flavoring spirits, and in accenting cocktails. Though botany is the primary focus, Stewart also explains how these ingredients are used in spirits and how fermentation, distillation, and different sorts of infusion work mechanically. From Nony
The Most Searched Terms in Porn by Country and State - Surprise! Everyone loves to look at porn on the Internet. Okay, that's not exactly a surprise. What is a little bit interesting is just how different our taste for porn can be. PornMD released its search statistics for pornography and broke down the most popular search terms by country and state. For example, the most searched term in California is Asian while the most popular search term in Finland is mature and granny. Different strokes! From Nony
BLDGBLOG: Eyeball - A throwable building-mapping sphere from Bounce Imaging was recently chosen by PopSci for a 2013 Invention Award. The "throwable, expendable, baseball-size probe," in PopSci's words, "has a shock-absorbing shell embedded with six cameras, plus clusters of near-infrared LEDs to light up dark rooms (for the cameras)." From Nony
Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? - De Beers' advertising slogan, "A Diamond Is Forever," embodied an essential concept of the diamond invention. It suggested that the value of a diamond never diminishes and that therefore a diamond never need be sold or exchanged. This precept, of course, is self-fulfilling: As long as no one attempts to sell his diamonds, they retain their value ( assuming the cartel controls the supply of new diamonds). When, however, an individual is forced to defy this principle by attempting to sell diamonds, the results can prove illuminating. Consider, for example, the case of Rifkin's Russian diamonds. From Nony
KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts. - KaleCoAuto has relaunched our website featuring our the same great line-up of products you have come to expect from KaleCoAuto. KaleCoAuto is currently working with a team of engineers and environmentalists to design and manufacture a new KaleCoAuto Line - KaleCoGreen. KaleCoGreen will feature new products to reduce your carbon footprint with innovative products. Check back soon to see these new products. From Nony
Things you can do with toothpaste, which you have never imagined. - Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below. Remember, use only white paste. From Popper
Sophos Free Encryption - Our Sophos Free Encryption is easy to use and fast. We designed it to work in any situation, for businesses and individuals. You choose which files you want to encrypt and email safely. From Popper
Papal Vote - Sistine Chapel Chimney Smoke - Responding to Pope John Paul II's request, the Vatican will ring bells in addition to sending up white smoke to signal the election of his successor.Black smoke means no decision has been made. Normally the vote takes around 5 days, but it did once take 3 years. It was also a tradition not to give the voting cardinals anything to eat, so that they would hurry up with their decision. They also used to sleep on the floor of the chapel. From Nony
You can't just go and throw everything into the dishwasher all willy-nilly. - As wonderfully convenient as dishwashers are, they are not all-purpose miracles of technology that you can entrust with cleaning anything you can get your mitts on. It’s surprising how many people have to learn this the hard way. While some things may survive a run or two, certain items should never be put through a dishwasher cycle. Here’s a rundown of what not to do. From Popper
Measurection - Discussing Man at Length - Small Penis Forum - While our site started 10 years ago for men with small penis insecurities, it has become so much more. It has grown to become a site dealing with all issues men face, including erectile dysfunction, sexual confusion, penis size related issues, and so much more. From Nony
Generator Land: The Fake Girlfriend Generator - Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend has been all over the news and we figured there are plenty of guys out there who have might be interested creating their own fake girlfriends. She's a click away!
Useful for all the trolls pretending they have a life From Nony
America’s Biggest Killers - What is the irrational fear of firearms compared to their danger? Perhaps Freud was right when he declared it to be sexual.
Stairs and swimming pools kill a lot more people. From Roddy
Japanese company invents flatulence-neutralising pants - Seiren has claimed that they have invented a range of pants that neutralise the smell of flatulence.
After years of trying different remedies to stop smells in their tracks, such as deodorant, vinegar and even talcum powder, new odour-busting underwear has been produced in Japan.
The process of invention took a few years to master using ceramic particles in the material fibres that neutralise the offending odour. From Popper
Learning a foreign language: five most common mistakes - It’s a myth that intelligent people are better at learning languages.
Sure, it doesn’t hurt, especially when innately academic types hold an arsenal of learning strategies. Most language learning skills, however, are in fact habits, which can be formed through a bit of discipline and self-awareness. From Popper
The World’s Best Places To Live - Cities in some of the world's biggest economies like the U.S. and Japan don't make the cut. So, which are the world's best places to live in? Read ahead to find out. From Popper
Hacking My Vagina : scanlime - A little bit of work and a little custom design to create something new and exciting that I can immediately use in my everyday life. It also happens to be a sex toy.In other words, I wanted to hack something I actually use: my vagina. From Nony
World's best airlines - Great companies always think outside the box, and Air New Zealand is no exception. In the most recent Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey, the Kiwi airline came in No. 2. And while readers didn't specifically rank in-flight entertainment, ANZ's fresh, amusing spin on the standard safety video surely gave passengers a memorable impression of the airline.
The factors our readers did vote on, across 76 global airlines: cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service, value, and food. No one was surprised to see Singapore Airlines topping the list; they've been the No. 1 airline for the past 17 years. And they must be doing something right—they didn't even have Richard Simmons entertaining their passengers. From Popper
How My Danish Friend Paid Off His Debt By Becoming A Gay Prostitute - Henrik was in debt.Not crushing or ruinous or inescapable debt, the kind that makes you ignore letters in your mailbox and private incomings on your mobile. Just irritating debt. In June, he had taken a five-week trip to New York, where he had spent money like a 33-year-old gay man who hadnâ€™t bought new clothes in two yearsâ€”which he was. He left his home in Copenhagen with one suitcase and came back with two. From Nony
BlaBlaMeter - Bullshit detection tool - PR-Experts, politicians, ad writers or scientists need to be strong here!
BlaBlaMeter unmasks without mercy how much bullshit hides in any text.
A useful tool for everyone involved in writing!
Simply copy your text into the white field and check your writing style. It works with english text up to 15.000 characters (overhead will be cut off). For a meaningful result we recommend a minimum length of 5 sentences. From Nony
The Swiss Army Survival Tampon - Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.). From Nony
CERT : About CERT - Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. From cw
Home built solar power system - Hi. I've been interested in renewables for a while now. Our society can't continue to work on oil, and with rising gas prices and more frequent power outages, solar energy seems to be the way to go. The main problem that inspired me to make this system comes from my love of technology. When my iPhone and laptop run out of juice, my life becomes very primitive. With the goal of keeping all my electronics up and running no matter what the weather and grid status is the main reason I made this system and instructable. This is my system and how it functions. I'll start with the original setup and show how it has evolved over time. From cw
storytelling with data: my penchant for horizontal bar graphs - I have a penchant for horizontal bar graphs.First and foremost, this fondness comes because they are so easy to read. When taking in a bar chart, your eyes compare the endpoints. The placement of the bars on a common baseline (whether horizontal or vertical) makes it easy to see quickly which category is the largest, which is the smallest, as well as the incremental differences between categories. From Nony
Beer Tracker Bottle Opener - Counting Bottle Opener - Each time you pop the cap off with this device, a digital counter increases by one. When you wake up in the morning and say, "Oh, God, why?" you can look down and have a clear answer available. Resets to zero when you're ready to do it all over again. Measures about 5"x2"x0.5" From Nony
Make Shingles from Aluminum Beverage Cans - If you need a sturdy yet inexpensive shingle set for a garden shed or chicken coop consider stamping standard aluminum cans into simple shingles using a jig designed by Instructables user robbtoberfest. From Nony
The Swiss Army Survival Tampon — 10 Survival Uses - Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below, and it is a new survival product on the market: the Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.). From Popper
VERY useful lockpicking starter guide - This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations. Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works. From cw
BBC News - Staying dry in rain: run or walk? - A physicist has put forth new ideas in the long-running question of how best to keep dry when moving in the rain.If you run, you are out in the rain for less time, yet you run into more drops - so what is the optimal speed? From X Isle
The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet - The sites mentioned here, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can easily learn by heart thus saving you a trip to Google. From X Isle
Cost of Living. Worldwide ! - Eardex - Eardex is a free web portal providing an overview on cost of living in all towns and cities, regions and countries of the world. For this purpose, our database collects and shows the local prices of more than 40 specific products. The data is provided by our users, by all of you: We provide the platform, you provide the input. Eardex â€“ a perfect source of information for backpackers, tourists, business travelers, expats and globetrotters of all kinds! From X Isle
Mormon underwear for women wearing mormon underwear as boxers for women | Mormon's Secret - Want authentic Magical Mormon Underwear made from futuristic lightweight nylon that feels magical and looks...kinky? We've got you covered. The bottom parts of Magical Mormon Underwear have a single masonic symbol hand-stitched into the fabric above the right knee, and the material hugs your loins in celestial silkiness. The silky mormon boxers for women can be worn alone, but generally they are worn along with the highly recognizable magical mormon undershirts. From Nony
Why You Can't Win That Argument on the Internet - No matter who you are, you've likely spent some amount of time arguing online with someone you just couldn't believe was incapable of accepting the truth. That may have been because they were susceptible to something called the backfire effect, or so were you.According to author David McRaney's post on the subject, we ha From Nony
Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use - We Christians have a remarkable talent for sticking our feet in our mouths. When searching the words most commonly associated with “Christian,” the list ain’t pretty. I think part of this can be attributed to a handful of phrases that, if stricken from our vocabulary, might make us a little more tolerable. Yes, these things may mean something to you, but trust me, non-Christians don’t share your love for these tried-and-true cliches. From Nony
The Meaning of Theocracy - Research - Chalcedon - What we today fail to see, and must recapture, is the fact that the basic government is the self-government of covenant man; then the family is the central governing institution of Scripture. The school is a governmental agency, and so too is the church. Our vocation also governs us, and our society. Civil government must be one form of government among many, and a minor one. Paganism (and Baal worship in all its forms) made the state and its rulers into a god or gods walking on earth, and gave them total over-rule in all spheres. Tlle prophets denounced all such idolatry, and the apostles held, "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29). From Republican Patriot
US Welfare System - Help for US Citizens - Many people tend to feel embarrassed when they apply for welfare; however the system was set up with intent of providing benefits to impoverished Americans. This is done by using several different governmental programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, HUD homes programs and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). When you hear politicians and the public speaking of welfare it is normally referring to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF, this was formerly called AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) and it is a cash assistance setup that is usually directed towards single parents. This type of program is actually a fairly small portion of the entire welfare program. In order to take advantage of these programs you must meet the resource and income limitations. The Food Stamp and HUD programs receive federal funds, while the rest use both state and federal fund From Olga
Tips on Applying for Welfare Benefits - ou apply by submitting an application to the welfare office in person or by mail. You can also apply on-line using the COMPASS website. A Common Application Form is used for most programs and is available from any welfare office. A separate application form is used for energy assistance programs. The application must be returned to the local district welfare office that serves your area. From Olga
How to get free healthcare - Replenishment Program
Direct Relief USA’s Replenishment Program provides a secure, efficient, transparent, and innovative approach to enable eligible low-income patients that lack health insurance obtain needed charitable medications through nonprofit community clinics and health centers.
As the only U.S. nonprofit with VAWD certification licensed to distribute medications in all 50 states, Direct Relief is working with multiple healthcare manufacturers that donate needed medications and nonprofit clinics caring for eligible patients, leveraging economies of scale to reach targeted patients at nonprofit safety net clinics in five states -- through a single source, at no charge to the patients. The program offers an alternative to navigating the myriad individual patient assistance programs (PAPs) operated by separate healthcare companies. From Olga
Stuff Black People Don't Like - SBPDL - This website will serve to educate the general public on Black people and the Stuff That Black People Don't Like. Black people have many interesting eccentricities, which include disliking a litany of everyday events, places, household objects and other aspects of their everyday life. Black people are an interesting subject matter and this website will chronicle the many problems in life that agitate this group of people. To suggest material, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org From Olga
Do Not Kill Registry - In response to the establishment of a national 'kill list' and the expansion of the United States' predator drone program, the National Agency for Ethical Drone-Human Interactions has launched the Do Not Kill Registry. Adding your name to the registry will assist us in avoiding accidental casualties in our mission to make the world a safe place for Democracy and Free Enterprise. From Nony
What You Should Know Before Robbing a Bank - If you dream of telling a bank teller to stick-em-up, here's what you should know: The vast majority of bank robberies are relatively unsuccessful affairs, having netted criminals just $7,500 in 2010 on average, according to the FBI. From Nony
Mnemonic major system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Major System (also called the phonetic number system, phonetic mnemonic system, or Herigone's mnemonic system) is a mnemonic technique used to aid in memorizing numbers.The system works by converting numbers into consonant sounds, then into words by adding vowels. The system works on the principle that images can be remembered more easily than numbers. From X Isle
29 Professionals Share Shocking Secrets From Inside Their Industries - Recently a Reddit user asked professionals to post something that's common knowledge within the industry but mind-blowing to the general public.
Since then, more than 8,000 people have replied with some shocking facts.
We pared down the most lurid details shared, including what percentage of children have a different biological daddy than they thought and why you shouldn't snort cocaine before going to the dentist. From Popper
Pew study: Social networking sites' users are uneasy around political postings | Digital Trends - Wondering why you were unfriended? It could be because of your political leanings. A new Pew survey examines the way social networking site users relate and react to politically charged posts. Along with religion, politics can be a touchy subject for polite conversation in the real world, and new research shows our online social lives mirror our real world behaviors – politics and social networking sites have an uneasy relationship, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life project. From Nony
Wiccan Supplies, Witchcraft Supplies, Wiccan Store | SacredMists.com - Sacred Mists Shoppe is a Wicca store offering Witchcraft supplies for the Pagan-minded. Our enchantments include the finest in candles, spell crafting supplies, hand dipped incense, sabbat supplies, witchcraft and occult books and more. Let your magickal journey begin by exploring one of our featured categories below or to your left. From our hearth to yours, Blessed Be! From Nony
Vatican details rules on Virgin Mary sightings | The Christian Century - The rules also require an evaluation of the "personal qualities" of the alleged seer, including his or her "psychological equilibrium," "rectitude of moral life" and "docility towards Ecclesiastical Authority." The contents of the "revelation" must be "immune" from theological error, and the apparition must bear "abundant... spiritual fruit," such as conversions. From Nony
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Newseum - Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, From X Isle
Old Maps Online - Old Maps Online is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. From X Isle
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Web App Directory - There is one thing that can be said about popularity: 'If many people like it, there must be something to it.' In other words: the opinion of the public decides whether a web app is worth checking out or not. With this in mind, AppAppeal are ranking apps by their worldwide popularity.AppAppeal is the most comprehensive directory of web apps with quality reviews and comparisons so you can discover the best web apps. Apps are ranked by worldwide popularity, based on Alexa data. Whether you're looking for the best recipe app, the best sports app, or the best education app, AppAppeal has 2588 web apps in 168 categories. From X Isle
What is the janka hardness rating for wood? - A measure of the hardness of wood, produced by a variation on the Brinell hardness test. The test measures the force required to push a steel ball with a diameter of 11.28 millimeters (0.444 inches) into the wood to a depth of half the ballâ€™s diameter (the diameter was chosen to produce a circle with an area of 100 square millimeters). In Janka's original test, the results were expressed in units of pressure, but when the ASTM standardized the test (tentative issue in 1922, standard first formally adopted in 1927), it called for results in units of force. From cw
Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can - I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that.
These instructions came to us via WikiHow and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? From Popper
Tor Project: Anonymity Online - Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as From Nony
How to Make Skype Play Nicely with Google Voice - Landlines are so 1990s. If you'd rather not use your cellphone at home but don't want to pay for an expensive landline, you can use Google Voice and Skype to set up a cheap home phone system that won't require everyone learning a new number. Here's how. From cw
Does gay and lesbians go to heaven - Homosexualism can be defined as the sexual love of one person for another person of the same gender. It is increasingly being held in our society as acceptable alternative sexual orientation and laws have been passed making it an offence to discriminate against such behaviour. This study will show that God regards such behaviour as an abomination and has fought against it wherever it arises with laws requiring the death penalty, He has destroyed cities where the practice was rampant, and His prophets have foretold that people who participate will not enter into the kingdom of God. From George
The pr0n index - This is a very silly web application that tells you what percentage of the internet for some given search phrase appears to be about porn. It works by searching Google Images both with SafeSearch On and Off. From Nony
How to be a Cyber (Scumbag) Republican in a Few Easy Steps - How to be a deluded fool with no grasp of history or reality, in other words how to be a republican! If you look at republican Youtube channels its as if they are all run by the same person, no independent though just boring played out rhetoric which seems to be plucked from the pages of a republican propagandist tabloid and aired in the cyber world by the congregation of dummies who lap it up. From Nony
How to Stay a Virgin: 13 steps - Choosing to remain a virgin, until marriage, is a personal decision for either sex. Once you have come to a well thought out decision, do not waver from it nor allow anyone to talk you out of it. From Nony
Genius: New App Wakes You Up Earlier If It Snowed Last Night - This is smart: a new alarm clock application for the iPhone and Android wakes you earlier if it snowed last night. Called simply, Winter Wake-Up, the app lets you configure its settings to wake you up earlier than your scheduled alarm depending on weather conditions, with separate settings for both Frost and Snow. From cw
ODA - Online Disassembler - The Online Disassembler (ODA) is a web-based tool for disassembling binaries targeting a wide range of processing platforms. ODA currently supports the following platforms: From Nony
Low-tech Magazine: Wood gas vehicles: firewood in the fuel tank - uring the Second World War, almost every motorised vehicle in continental Europe was converted to use firewood.Wood gas cars (also known as producer gas cars) are a not-so-elegant but surprisingly efficient and ecological alternative to their petrol (gasoline) cousins, whilst their range is comparable to that of electric cars. From Nony
Solar space heating -- active and passive solar projects for space heating - Plans for a wide variety of solar space heating projects you can build. Solar space heating can be 25 or more times more cost effective than solar electric (PV) systems, and the systems are excellent DIY projects. Payback for these low cost solar heating systems can be as little as one year. From cw
Energy Efficiency Reference/Residential/How to Reduce Energy Usage - Energy conservation is the practice of reducing the use of energy. Individual consumers can do numerous things to conserve energy and reduce home energy costs. Adopting just a few of these strategies can make a measurable difference in your overall energy usage, and the energy demands of the planet. From cw
Apocalypse Kit - What if it happens? What if our worst fears are realized? If the Dead walk, the continuation of the human race will become a daily struggle. Are you prepared to protect and defend your family and friends? Your best chance lies in the Gerber Apocalypse Survival Kit. From Nony
The Bio Chemistry of Cooking - Sometimes it seems impossible to follow a recipe. Scientist and chef Shirley Corriher shows how understanding chemistry may solve your problems in the kitchen... From Guest_9
Engagement Ring Calculator - How much should you invest in a ring for your sweetheart? Diamond companies have worked hard to influence our cultural norms, which now suggest that you spend 3 months salary on a ring. Does that seem like a lot? With the calculator, you will be able to appraise your individual situation and possibly start your ring-buying journey on the right foot. Avoid being manipulated into spending too much, and inject some rational into what could be the most speculative of all investments. From Nony
Energy Efficiency Reference/Residential/How to Reduce Energy Usage - Energy conservation is the practice of reducing the use of energy. Individual consumers can do numerous things to conserve energy and reduce home energy costs. Adopting just a few of these strategies can make a measurable difference in your overall energy usage, and the energy demands of the planet. From cw
PocketMod: The Free Recyclable Personal Organizer - The PocketMod is a new way to keep yourself organized. Lets face it, PDAs are too expensive and cumbersome, and organizers are bulky and hard to carry around. Nothing beats a folded up piece of paper. That is until now. With the PocketMod, you can carry around the days notes, keep them organized in any way you wish, then easily transfer the notes to your PDA, spreadsheet, or planner. From cw
Swedish college girls now twice as slutty as in 2001 - Sweden's female university students are enjoying twice as many partners but using fewer condoms than their counterparts of 10 years ago, worrying research has found.At the same time, the number of female students copping to having an STD had doubled, according to the research from Uppsala University, the local.se reports. The findings come from a survey carried out every five years among female students using the Uni's health service. From cw
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How to Speak Republican - Talking to a Republican can be frustrating. Often, it seems like they are speaking an entirely different language -- and in many cases, they are! For this reason, in the hopes of facilitating cross-party dialogue and mutual understanding, I have compiled what I believe to be the first comprehensive Republican-to-English dictionary, featuring words commonly used by Republicans, and their English translations, alphabetized for your convenience: From Popper
A Look Into: Product Marketing with Quick Response (QR) Code - QR code, or Quick Response code, is a type of readable code originally used to track automotive parts. It is mostly limited in Japan and South Korea for several years but now, it is gaining attention worldwide. Currently, QR code is mainly utilized to advertise site/product offline. From Nony
How to Quickly Figure Out the Day of the Week Any Date Falls On - You know those people who somehow manage to pull the day of the week out of thin air, past or present, no matter how far off a date is? As it turns out, all it takes is a few simple mental tricks and you can wow the world with your uncanny ability to figure out any date's day of the week. From Nony
VSO Home - Once noticed, these Very Small Objects seem to exist in every niche and corner in staggering numbers and varieties. We encounter these objects every day hidden in plain sight. They fill our pockets, cabinets, and corners. They populate our environments and make our machines work. They come from our plants, our pets, and even from our own bodies. From Nony
The World's Rudest Hand Gestures - A taxi cuts you off in Rome. A Mumbai merchant spurns your best offer. A maitre d' snubs you in Beirut. At times like these, words can fail even the most seasoned polyglot. But now salvation is literally at hand, thanks to Rude Hand Gestures of the World, by Romana Lefevre, with photographs by Daniel Castro. If I'd had a copy of this in my days as a boy diplomat, my Foreign Service career would have come to an even more abrupt halt! Herewith a sampling, courtesy of the ever-brilliant Chronicle Books, of how to throw down with the locals, wherever you are: From cw
6 Garage Organizing Tips That Really Work - Garages tend to become dumps for just about everything. Because they are big open spaces, they're easy targets for that suitcase that won't fit in the closet, the rollerblades your daughter doesn't want to throw away yet, the sewing machine you need to give back to your neighbor, and anything else that doesn't have a set place.
National Clean Out Your Garage Day, the Saturday after Labor Day, is a perfect time to roll up your sleeves and dive head first into the clutter. Follow these 6 tips from Houzz users and home professionals to clean your way to a neat and organized garage. From Guest_9
Making Your Website Senior Friendly: Tips from the National Institute on Aging - This tip sheet offers research-based guidelines that can help you create websites that work well for older adults, the fastest-growing group of Internet users. Besides sending and receiving email, older adults search the web for health, financial, and religious or spiritual information. They also use the Internet to shop, play games, perform genealogy searches, and book travel. As the baby boomers age, the number of older adults using the Internet will continue to grow, and web designers will increasingly be called on to tailor websites to this population. From Nony
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