I hope they were insured!
sábado, 31 de julio de 2010
The Internet is changing the way many people learn languages.
Books, tapes and CDs are being replaced by e-mail, video chats and social networks.
It's just been a few months since a 45-gigapixel panorama of Dubai claimed the title of world's largest digital photograph, but it's now already been well and truly ousted -- the new king in town is this 70-gigapixel, 360-degree panorama of Budapest.
As with other multi-gigapixel images, this one was no easy feat, and involved two 25-megapixel ....
These green powerhouses are packed with vitamins and healthy fats.
If you're only eating them in salads or with chips, you're missing out. Try one of these unique preparations to get more in your diet.
viernes, 30 de julio de 2010
The millions of people who take calcium supplements to strengthen aging bones and ward off osteoporosis may be putting themselves at increased risk of a heart attack, a new study has found.
Processed chicken nuggets, syrupy chocolate milk, heaps of salty French fries: It's no real secret that the state of American public school lunches is a mess.
But things are even more depressing than you thought: Inmates � yes, actual criminals behind bars � are probably eating better than our kids.
What better way to celebrate summer than by taking a road trip? Nestled between Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Alcatraz Island and dozens of other destinations are these nostalgic, gaudy, run-down and kitschy locations.
TIME takes a look (in alphabetical order) at 50 of the greatest...
jueves, 29 de julio de 2010
"I just think at this point shes too young, and her immune system is still developing." - You are going to feel like an idiot when she dies of whooping cough!
Sometimes you have to get dirty to look magnificent.
In the past, vets who were caught using medical marijuana risked being denied other treatment from their VA doctors.
Now, a policy tweak means this won't happen in the fourteen states, including Colorado, where medical marijuana has been legalized. "We want to help them end the trauma in their lives, not continue the addiction trauma," says one vet
The bricks are so versatile that just six of them can be arranged in 915,103,765 ways.
No wonder LEGO has been named "Toy of the Century" - twice
The day after her first child was born in January at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington County, Suzanne Libby discovered that he was missing from the hospital nursery.
Searching frantically, she found Spencer in his hospital bassinet -- in another woman's room. Standing next to him was a hospi...
miércoles, 28 de julio de 2010
In this article we have brought to you some of the best looking steampunk inspired masks and helmets which embodies the true essence of steampunk almost innately.
It's important to have a woman, who helps at home, who cooks from time to time, cleans up and has a job.2. It's important to have a woman, who can make you laugh.
Recently, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport made headlines by setting a new land speed record, hitting 267.81 miles per hour out on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track.
Naturally, it didn't take long for Top Gear to get the new Veyron SS in the hands of its tame racing driver, The Stig.
Porsche has confirmed what we have long suspected: engineers at its research center in Stuttgart have been hard at work building several pure-electric prototypes.
Urban legend is a form of modern folklore consisting of apocryphal stories believed by their tellers to be true.
Here are a few of those urban legends that we always seem to hear about, in one variation or another.
martes, 27 de julio de 2010
However, I daresay, I could chip in a few notes to help mitigate your case of interview-phobia, or in a few cases, excessive but unfounded confidence in your own charms.
The past looks quite promising.
Over the next several decades, governments and universities will shed new light on historic figures and events by opening long-sealed archives.Take the Harvard University Archives, which, in 30 years, will unseal John F. Kennedys responses to questionnaires and psychological tests he was first given as an undergrad
California legislators who have proposed selling digital ads on car license plates to help close the state budget gap vow that, if they ever go ahead with the plan, they will take steps to ensure the "integrity" of the venture.
That would be impossible. In order to ensure an idea's integrity, it has to have integrity in the first place.
lunes, 26 de julio de 2010
Unlike most bad news, this one is probably best heard standing up: people who sit more than 6 hours a day are more likely to die earlier according to a new study.
Argentine researchers have found that radiation emitted by an Internet-connected computer resting on the user's legs may affect male fertility by reducing sperm motility and fragmenting DNA.
Many expected Ford to give up on the Explorer; but just as Jeep recreated its Grand Cherokee to be better than ever, Ford is optimistic that its 2011 Explorer will recreate the brand.
A caricature can be evil and kind, sharply satirical and humorous.
Humour is neither a sermonizing preacher nor a garbage collector, although these activities are always attributed to it.
domingo, 25 de julio de 2010
The idea of driving around with a glass of water on your dashboard may seem ludicrous, but if Toyota told you that a single glass of water could help you reduce your fuel consumption by 10 percent, would you think differently?
Have a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes! These low-fat, low-calorie healthy dinner recipes are perfect for busy nights.
John's wort is commonly used to treat depression and anxiety, and has also been shown to fight infection and help relieve pain and inflammation. Both ancient Romans and early Christians believed that this herb protected against evil, and in medieval times it was used it to treat insanity believed to be caused by demonic possession.
sábado, 24 de julio de 2010
They've got sizzling sex appeal and they're pretty cool ladies, too.
Check out our list, ranging from Dita to Gypsy Rose Lee.
Depending on your perspective, allergies are your body's rejection of nature, or nature's way of preparing nerds for the rejection of high school.
Cooking at home is the best way to save cash, but its nice to go out sometimes, too.
Check out Frugal Foodie every Friday for a selection of the latest coupons for casual and fancy fare. This week: discount smoothies, restaurant-week promotions and $5 gourmet lunches, among other deals!
viernes, 23 de julio de 2010
The College Board warned a growing gap between the United States and other countries is threatening to undermine American economic competitiveness.
A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both.
Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives.
They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which can have an impact on you and the planet.
jueves, 22 de julio de 2010
The main idea behind financial regulatory reform is to prevent a repeat of the banking crisis that sent our economy into the Great Recession.
But there's more to the new law than that -- a lot more.
A recent promotional event for Unicharm Pon-Katsu� tampons held in Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district involved 100 gyaru (gals�) wearing pink t-shirts and carrying tampon-emblazoned fans.
Asaf and Tomer Hanuka, are talented twin brothers based in New York City.
As an illustrator and cartoonist, they have worked on a range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies and film studios. Currently they are working on a Comic book together.
If you're tired of your usual sandbox, (or don't have one) consider traveling to one of these beaches � where the girls' bikinis are tiny and more than willing to come off.
miércoles, 21 de julio de 2010
"Everyone put your emergencies on hold for now, please."
For better or worse, Facebook has changed the lives of its users, ever since it was launched in February 2004.
Isn't it hard to believe that Facebook's membership was initially limited to Harvard students alone? Obviously, rules changed over the years.
If you're trolling Craigslist, eBay or AutoTrader looking for a new ride, you've probably seen dozens of different terms used to describe used cars.
Here are some of the more common ones and what they really mean.
Guess some people really do read Playboy for the articles.
martes, 20 de julio de 2010
The world is full of terrible things, things like ugly people and responsibility and consequences.
Fortunately, money and fame have always acted as a force field against these afflictions. Hundred dollar
Nobody likes to talk about airplane accidents, but it turns out most are survivable.
See some examples of accidents where sometimes mistakes were made, other times amazing skills were displayed, but every time passengers survived after things went wrong during a flight.
David Blackwell, a pre-eminent mathematician and the first black scholar in the National Academy of Sciences, has died.
He was 91. Blackwell attended the University of Illinois, earning a doctorate there in 1941 when he was 22. His initial teaching appointments were blocked because of his race.
In 2010, when Heidi Montags bloated lips plaster every magazine in town, when little girls lust after an airbrushed, unattainable body ideal, theres a growing bundle of research to show that our bias against the unattractive is more pervasive than ever.
And when it comes to the workplace, its looks, not merit, that all too often rule.
While there's no better place for fashion stateside than New York or Los Angeles, the rest of the world is just waiting for you to try it on and take it home.
If you enjoy a little retail therapy on your vacation, or just need a reason to get out of the country, we've compiled the best cities in the world for your next shopping excursion.
lunes, 19 de julio de 2010
Brammo's new Empulse electric motorcycle is impressive in a few ways.
It's an affordable vehicle, ranging between $10,000 and $14,000 in price .................
So says Blogging Fitness author Kimberly Westphall after her first ever Body Design workout while at home visiting her home.
Suffice it to say, the strength/cardio combo left her feeling exhausted, beaten, but very accomplished.
In business, politics and romance, it would be nice to know when were being lied to.
Unfortunately humans arent very good at detecting lies. Our natural tendency is to trust others, and for day-to-day, low-stakes interactions, that makes sense.
http://www.forbes.com/2006/11/03/detecting-lies-trust-tech_06trust_cx_ee_1103lies.html?feed=rss_popstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: forbes/EZKq (Forbes.com: Most popular stories)
domingo, 18 de julio de 2010
Coffee, soda, milk shakes, smoothies, fruit boxes -- the drinks that are part of everyday living -- are the culprits.
Most people don't realize these drinks are contributing to this nation's expanding waistline.
The owner of a grade-school educational website says he's worried he'll be run out of business by a medical marijuana site with an almost identical name.
Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive -- in addition to what foods you eat -- all can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has on hand for optimum health.
Scientists have now developed a preliminary model that predicts an individual's vitamin D requirements.
There is truly no scientific evidence that aai berries carry a secret or miraculous super-power over and above that of other deep colored fresh fruit grown in America. However, the acai berry business is booming thanks to the outlandish advertisements which claim that the berry aids weight loss, improves sex life, and cures baldness.
sábado, 17 de julio de 2010
Edgar Mueller is master of three-dimensional illusion street art.
He uses washable paint or chalk with the street as his huge canvas. He travels the world, painting over large areas of urban public life and gives them a new appearance, thereby challenging the perceptions of those who pass by.
Frankly, we think the whole exercise sowed confusion.
But it sure got the Volt a lot of attention for awhile. Which was, clearly, the goal.
Ginseng is the most widely used herb in Chinese medicine, a true panacea used to treat just about everything for thousands of years.
The root of the ginseng plant is used medicinally, and has a quasi-human shape; the original Chinese name for this herb is jen shen, which means man root.�
viernes, 16 de julio de 2010
There is a small percentage of, mostly very novice, divers that have somehow gotten the wrong end of the pointer stick and harbor fears or misplaced notions about diving that are false and potentially dangerous.
Their names are the road kill of the recession--HUMMER, Pontiac, Saturn, Mercury and Oldsmobile.
Does their purchase represent opportunity or pitfall? After all, they have proven that their brands will not stand the test of time, but does that really matter?
An article about the flags of Northern Europe that contain crosses, and briefly explore the origin and evolution of the common design.
A lot of us desk jockeys sit slumped in our chairs for hours on end; we have to carve out time several days a week for cardio and strength workouts.
But for many people, such as drummers, landscapers and laborers in smelting plants, their job is their workout. How do you keep from injury?
jueves, 15 de julio de 2010
The average consumer won't recognize a pack of counterfeit cigarettes, but they might recognize the taste is different.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been seeing an increase in counterfeit cigarettes, which mimic brand-name products.
This anonymous stroller-pusher was spotted at a grocery store somewhere in this great nation.
Heat waves have their upsides (pic)
As summer progresses, crops of rice paddy art are beginning to emerge in Japan.
The crop art � created by strategically arranging and growing different colors of rice plants � can be seen in farming communities across the country.
In attendance are a lot of dietary supplements that could be used to aid with the pain and discomfort of Osteoarthritis.
However, there are three that have research rear end them and are the mainly popular. Those contain Glucosamine Sulfate, Devil's Claw, and Bromelain.
miércoles, 14 de julio de 2010
This graphic which illustrates how much money individuals are being taxed to consume alcohol, and subsequently how much the Federal and State governments are generating in tax revenue.
Om nom nommmm the first lady talks about childhood obesity in African American communities .
EcoMotors International, a firm that is researching and developing unique opposed piston-opposed cylinder engine technology, or Opoc, has recently received a financial boost from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and investor Vinod Khosla.
Back in May Michael Metter and Steven Moskowitz were arrested after the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that they obstructed their investigation into the companys revenues. Spongetech allegedly padded there actual sales and reportedly created customers out of thin air in order to create liquidity.
martes, 13 de julio de 2010
A new type of outdoor billboard is getting attention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Designed to promote a local grocery chain, the billboard emits a chemically created odor of barbecued beef blown through high-powered fans atop the sign.
#6 - Porterhouse -- Porterhouse! Part tenderloin and part strip steak, this hefty favorite divides the two with a bone that helps provide amazing flavor.
lunes, 12 de julio de 2010
They may not be the 500-pound "Frankenfish" that some researchers were talking about 10 years ago, but a Massachusetts company says it's on the verge of receiving federal approval to market a quick-growing Atlantic salmon that's been genetically modified with help from a Pacific Chinook salmon.
Lets take a look at some of the more fearsome, and downright nasty, weapons employed by warriors of times gone by.
Everyone who has read "To Kill a Mockingbird" has a "To Kill a Mockingbird" story.
Just as each of us can say exactly where we were at the moment we learned that 9/11 was not an accident, just as each of us remembers with indelible lucidity our first kiss, all of us who have read that novel have a story that makes the book uniquely our own.
This post contains the best examples of pencil Illustrations created by skilled professionals.
domingo, 11 de julio de 2010
To say that Pfizer has been accused of wrongdoing is like saying BP had an oil spill.
The drug company is best known for Lipitor, a drug that brings cholesterol down and Viagra, a drug that brings other things up. But the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company which sits between Goldman Sachs and Marathon Oil on the Fortune 500....
A shocking article penned by blogger, dating expert and advice columnist Deborrah Cooper sparked a series of heated debates on websites and social media sites recently.
In "The Black Church - How the Black Church Keeps African American Women Single and Lonely" Cooper blasts institutional Black churches as having a manipulative financial motive.
DEs "All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions.
Everyone in the universe has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. "
"Philanthropist Wanted...I'm looking for a generous environmentalist who is willing to fund my efforts at promoting 'Give Your Stuff Away Day' for one year...
sábado, 10 de julio de 2010
A new study documents a growing stratification of wealth across America's system of higher education.
American colleges are spending a smaller share of their budgets on instruction, and more on recreational facilities for students and on administration, according to a new study of college costs. The report, based on government data, documents a g
You don't have to put too much thought into a beer to be able to enjoy it, but that doesn't mean a little bit of history can't make things more interesting.
Here's a look at the religious, political, and historic roots of seven styles of brew.
Individuals with video cameras are making an increasingly big difference in human rights activism.
Here, a primer from 1 of leading human rights organizations--aimed at exposing rights abuses through video--on how to best make & 'focus' a video, how to minimize risks (which are substantial)...some basic/key issues to think about.
President Obama announced a Patient's Bill of Rights made possible by health reform--putting consumers first and ending the worst insurance company abuses.
See which of the six new rights could help you or a family member starting this fall.
The national high school graduation rate of 68.8 percent in 2007 was 3.1 percentage points higher than in 1997.
As a country, that means far too many students are still slipping through the cracks - but at least we're making small steps in the right direction. Except for California...
viernes, 9 de julio de 2010
Artwork collection includes more than 60 amazing figurative metal sculpture from different artists.
Companies with a financial interest in a weed-killer sometimes found in drinking water paid for thousands of studies federal regulators are using to assess the herbicide's health risks, records of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency show. Many of these industry-funded studies, which largely support atrazine's safety, have never been published
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom (UK).
It is Britains largest and most populous metropolitan area. A major settlement for two millennia, its history goes back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium.
Water-boarding, suspending habeas corpus, Abu Ghraib, torture�the lasting buzz words of the War on Terror smacked more of the Medieval Ages than the worlds lone Superpower in the early 21st century.
jueves, 8 de julio de 2010
In this video, Austrian percussionist Martin Breinschmid performs The Typewriter,� proving that with its assortment of pings, dings, and clacks, an old manual typewriter has more than enough of what it takes to make music
Advocates think the pill could be available without a prescription in five years, and their work offers a glimpse into what the future of American health care and medication might look like.
Madison restaurateur Chris Berge plans to build a bike-path-bound cafe on the city's Near West Side that would be inaccessible by car, serve local food, produce zero garbage and cater to the city's burgeoning bicycle population.
An innovative procedure being pioneered by two doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital is being used to remove brain tumors through a small incision in the eyelid.
miércoles, 7 de julio de 2010
When we owned Etch A Sketches, we were happy if we could even pull off clumsy circles and squares you could tell apart.
That's just us. But some people (don't ask us how) have used the toy to create awesome works of sci-fi art.
These college football recruits are some of the most sought after athletes in the country, but how do they fare at eating ribs?
With an overhaul of the U.S. health care system underway, employers and employees alike are wondering how corporate health plans will change as the legislation takes effect.
The below infographic takes a look at health care plans throughout U.S. history and presents some of the new coverage ideas at play in 2010.
According to a new study done by the brainiacs at Harvard, men on meds for erectile dysfunction are catching diseases from doing the nasty almost three times as much as men not using the drugs.
Shockwave therapy can provide a quick, painless and effective treatment for impotence, according to a ground-breaking new study.
martes, 6 de julio de 2010
Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, weve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there.
But now we have something thats just for fun�unless you happen to be looking strictly for a red, white, or blue vehicle.
Nissan has recognized that being competitive in the current economic environment means it needs small cars to compete with its rivals at home in Japan as well as competitors from Hyundai.
But like other automakers, Nissan is also focusing its efforts in developing marketing where small cars could mean huge profits.
RJ checks out the old and the new Banksy exhibits at the Leake Street cinema pop-up gallery, to accompany the UK release of Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Planning a vacation can be stressful enough without adding technology to the mix. Take the stress out of your summer travel plans with a geek-oriented vacation checklist.
Between chronic stomach rubbing and throwing parties for their fetuses, these expectant moms have forgotten that theres a world beyond their burgeoning bellies.
My friend Vanessa was a health nut before she became pregnant, but things got out of control when she found out she was having a baby. One afternoon, she was hanging out at my house while
lunes, 5 de julio de 2010
Oregonians have long had a love of all things beer, so it's not surprising that Portland is the unofficial brewery capital of America.
It has more breweries than any other city in the world - 35 - is the biggest craft brewing market in the country, and proudly answers to the nickname "Beervana."
A recent meta-study conducted by two pro-homosexual researchers.
It found that girls raised in homosexual households are more likely to be more aggressive, boys are likely to be less masculine and that both girls and boys engage in sexual experimentation at earlier ages and are more sexually promiscuous. As a result children reared by gay couples..
domingo, 4 de julio de 2010
Family Food Consumption In Different Countries (PIC)
The bill would provide $23 billion over two years to save public K-12 and higher education jobs.
Without the federal help, educators said school districts are eliminating jobs, cutting salaries and benefits, shutting down programs and increasing class sizes.
Marijuana is certainly not the most pressing crime problem in the United States -- but local police departments, with a chronic budget shortfalls, are concentrating more on pot busts than ever before, because it's where the money is, according to one California sheriff.
sábado, 3 de julio de 2010
Gob-stuffing contests may have taken on the airs of a pseudo sporting event, but they're mostly about watching people make revolting pigs of themselves.
Drivers are raving about the new Toyota Venza, the classy, spacious, powerful luxury crossover is pushing new limits to what a crossover SUV is.
The Venza provides all the luxuries of an SUV and all the functionality of a sedan.
Washed up photography is the chance to make immortal a perspective over the beauty of what the waves are pushing from the depths of the wild waters on to the sandy shore that is ready to embrace them and make them shine inside a memorable shot.
Here are 25 examples of washed up photographs for your inspiration.
European airline Ryanair is determined to install stand-up airline seats -- even though regulators say the setup doesn't meet safety requirements.
Crunches & Situps Will Never Burn Belly Fat. Discover the Secrets to Finally lose the Stubborn Belly Fat You've Been Fighting for Years.Further info herehttp://losing-fat.com/product-info-sheet/how-to-get-six-pack-abs-review/
We all know the internet is huge (thats what she said)! But did you know that its soooo big its impossible to measure? Check for yourself.
viernes, 2 de julio de 2010
Here are the 8 Easy Rules of Fat Loss and Dieting, so powerful over 7,000 dieters lost an average of 66 pounds, Permanently!Full info herehttp://losing-fat.com/product-info-sheet/omg-fat-loss-review/
Now, your computer can get a complete new look with any of these Top 19 geeky and cool yet innovative and attractive Mousepads designs.
There are plenty of ways to blow your money when it comes to an air travel experience.
Here are five of the most common airfare pitfalls to avoid.
Your summer videos don't have to be boring.
Now that everyone has great inexpensive cameras, you can make them a lot more interesting by keeping this simple guide in mind: 22 good ideas to frame, stage, and light your videos.
The Bible record synchronizes with at least six named Assyrian kings, and Assyrian records show synchronies between ancient Hebrew kings and two other Assyrian monarchs.
But forty-five years of Assyrian history are missing--including, most likely, the mission of Jonah to Nineveh, then Assyria's capital.
jueves, 1 de julio de 2010
For the past decade, teen girls have closed the gender gap when it comes to underage drinking.
Now a new study reveals that girls may be drinking more than boys, and for more troubling reasons.
What we've got here are some funny photos featuring creative egg paintings.
Look how these crazy people are creating hilarious scenes with just a pen and a camera, and of course, eggs. A few lines and curves, take a good spot, find a good angle, and then you would get the shot too! Though I believe you would struggle a little bit when posing them.
There was a lot of controversy when the Twins wanted a new stadium, as there always is in every city.
Now that I've visited Target Field, I feel confident calling it "money well spent. The new stadium does give fans a whole new appreciation for the beauty of downtown Minneapolis, but it has truly reinvigorated the area. Check it out...
How serious are the short- and long-term health risks for clean-up workers? Need to Know talks to BP, leading scientists and Louisiana state health officials to find answers.