Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ice Cubes

Holiday cooking! Ice Cubes Recipe - Food.com

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Ice Cubes

http://fd.cm/1rbnMK6

Im publishing this recipe because Im sure that there are other families who have members, who dont know how or have forgotten how to make ice when the ice tray is empty.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ranjit Souri

This is totally serious, unless it doesn't work in which case it isn't. If you're qualified and interested in meeting Ranjit I'd be happy to set up an introduction.

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Ranjit Souri

http://on.fb.me/1GwAaIc

Winter Girlfriend sought. 1. This position is temporary, most likely into February. 2. Of course, either of us can end the arrangement at any time … but if we do, hopefully we’ll choose to do so in a very friendly and kind way. 3. I am open to the possibility of the relationship lasting beyond this winter if we both want it to. 4. Sex and overnight stays are not part of the deal, but cuddling up to watch movies is. 5. I do prefer daily communication with my GF, whether it be texting or e-mail or talking on the phone on days we don’t see each other in person. 6. You must be able to intelligently discuss The Five Love Languages. (You don’t need to have read the book; the Wikipedia entry is enough. This is 2014.) 7. If you are familiar with the concept of “Bids for Emotional Connection”, that’s a big plus. 8. You can have flaws (I certainly do), but you must have a basically warm personality. 9. You’ll probably find out about some of my issues that almost nobody knows about, and I expect you to keep those between us. I will grant you the same courtesy regarding your private issues. 10. If you like holding hands, that’s a really big plus. 11. If you like doing crossword puzzles, that’s a plus but it’s not necessary. 12. Even though a Long Distance situation is not ideal, I will consider Long Distance applications. 13. Apply by PM’ing me on Facebook. 14. I will reply to all inquiries within a few days. 15. If I decline your application, my note to you will be friendly and grateful. I won’t be awkward or weird about it if we run into each other, and I will not tell anybody (except maybe my therapist, who doesn’t know you anyway) that you applied. Very serious about that. I will respect your privacy if you apply. 16. Even though I tend to share a lot of my personal life on Facebook, I am very respectful of my partner's privacy, FYI, so you have nothing to worry about there. 17. Not applying but still want to help? Then feel free to Share this post. 18. I’m not putting an expiration date on this post. We’ll see what happens. Perks: 1. You’ll be with a great listener who believes in verbal intimacy. (I don’t mean dirty talk. I mean talking and listening in general.) I’m great at communicating and I place a very high priority on it in a relationship. 2. I’ll pay for our dates. Within reason please. Disneyland ain’t gonna happen. 3. You’ll get two complimentary tickets to my upcoming “Siblings of Doctors” comedy show, which involves me performing with famous people and which will definitely be sold out. You can bring a friend. This post was executive produced by Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.. I have been thinking about writing a post like this for several weeks, but I didn’t have the nerve. Then Sydney wrote one today, because she is way more awesome than I am, and her post gave me the nerve to write one myself. So I promised her an Executive Producer credit. Boy, she is going to rake in the money. This post is not a joke. Unless it doesn’t work, in which case it was a joke the whole time.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons



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Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons

http://ow.ly/3v5Vzx

Moms rule, Vol. 134, starring bickering siblings Brad and Dallas Woodhouse and their mother, Joy, calling from North Carolina.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Write well

The good folks at Grammarly have a clever infographic available highlighting the financial benefits available to a well written person. Check out the sales & marketing data - reducing grammar errors by approximately 2/3 more than doubled the wages!


Disclosure: Grammarly offered to donate $20 Reading Is Fundamental to certain bloggers who share this infographic. As Martha would say, "that's a good thing." But I thought you, dear reader, might want to know.

Friday, December 5, 2014

How the Promise of Immunotherapy Is Transforming Oncology

I sometimes find it hard to talk about my husband's cancer and the odds he's facing. Since it's hard for me to explain - I can instead refer to this article which gives a good explanation of the yervoy trial he was on and why we're still hopeful.

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How the Promise of Immunotherapy Is Transforming Oncology

http://on.wsj.com/1tTCPUr

New drugs such as Yervoy and nivolumab are extending survival times for some patients with melanoma and other deadly cancers.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cute Little Black Boys Do Grow Up To Be Black Men, PART II -- And Now, They Are Ten



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Cute Little Black Boys Do Grow Up To Be Black Men, PART II -- And Now, They Are Ten

http://bit.ly/1yVsH2N

Owen & Kyle, Fall 2014, age 10 * * * Today, we are dealing with the Ferguson decision. It is another sad, sad day for mamas of black boys. Deeply demoralized and shaking scared, we keep on fier...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Updating Centuries-Old Folklore With Puzzles And Power-Ups

I'm charmed by the stories, and delighted by the protagonist. Kudos to the Cook Inlet Tribal Council for bringing their history to a modern media.

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Updating Centuries-Old Folklore With Puzzles And Power-Ups

http://n.pr/1pCJp5d

The developers of the video game Never Alone hope it can teach people about Native Alaskan folklore and traditions while still being fun to play.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Women In Astronomy: It's Not About That Damn Shirt

"Women said "Dude, wearing that shirt is not cool". Men are now spending days telling those women the graphic, specific ways they would like to rape and murder them."

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Women In Astronomy: It's Not About That Damn Shirt

http://bit.ly/1y2kEjv

"Being a scientist or a "geek" does not excuse it."I seriously wonder if some of the people who got so worked up over a shirt being criticized think that The Big Bang Theory is real life or something... Scientists are just as responsible for their behaviour as anyone else. They should still be held…

Monday, November 10, 2014

Zak Bagans stops production of demon house documentary due to unsafe conditions

I say to husband: "Apparently the portal to Hell is located in Gary." Husband responds: "Where else would it be?"

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Zak Bagans stops production of demon house documentary due to unsafe conditions

http://exm.nr/1tAreZ9

"Ghost Adventures" host Zak Bagans recently halted the production of a documentary film that will feature an alleged haunted house that he purchased earlier thi

The wait for OK Go's latest viral video was well worth it



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The wait for OK Go's latest viral video was well worth it

http://bit.ly/1tAqdAn

What do you do after you've danced on treadmills and filmed with huge contraptions to create viral hits? Bust out a drone and some unicycles and make another one. That's what Chicago band OK Go did, and the results are stunning.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

How Much Is That MRI, Really?



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How Much Is That MRI, Really?

http://n.pr/1vOAf2t

A Massachusetts law now requires insurers to reveal prices of their medical tests, and the variation is amazing, bargain hunters say. An MRI of the back is $614 at one place; $1,800 at another.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Total Bozo Magazine: The Old iO Theater Is Closing And It’s Making Me Annoying

RIP iO theater. I did my worst, best improv there. http://bit.ly/1yWzYht

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Total Bozo Magazine: The Old iO Theater Is Closing And It’s Making Me Annoying

http://bit.ly/1yWzYht

"moderately funnyish 22 year olds who haven’t learned how to calm down yet."i enjoyed that line, and many other ones. thanks for your word vomit, genuinely!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Second City Network - 20 Books Every Improviser Should Read



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Second City Network - 20 Books Every Improviser Should Read

http://bit.ly/1recMe0

20 must-read titles recommended by Second City Training Center faculty members.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Grandparents Keep Accidentally Tagging Grandmaster Flash In Facebook Posts And It's Completely...



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Grandparents Keep Accidentally Tagging Grandmaster Flash In Facebook Posts And It's Completely...

http://bzfd.it/XfBHAR

Facebook auto-tagging doesn't work for everyone. From the Grampa and Grandmaster Flash tumblr.

Monday, September 1, 2014

If We Gave Men the Same Rape Advice We Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound



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If We Gave Men the Same Rape Advice We Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound

http://bit.ly/1nlqyp0

Read closely, fellas.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews



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The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

http://bit.ly/1vUbe7T

There's one adjective that's never used to criticize men, yet it shows up at an alarming rate in women's performance reviews.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I scored 7 out of 16 in Modern Art or Toddler Art? what will you?



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I scored 7 out of 16 in Modern Art or Toddler Art? what will you?

http://bit.ly/XQy7xZ

My five-year-old could do this quiz!

Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds: Back to School: The 70s vs. Today, A Lot has Changed



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Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds: Back to School: The 70s vs. Today, A Lot has Changed

http://bit.ly/1rxGmft

This is so hilarious! I loved every second of reading this! I'll do my part to try and get this to go viral. I will share it on facebook! Thanks for posting!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marvin Gaye's Isolated Vocal Track Will Leave You Stunned and Speechless



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Marvin Gaye's Isolated Vocal Track Will Leave You Stunned and Speechless

http://bit.ly/UVpxMd

Get ready to hit repeat

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women


World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women

http://bit.ly/1n7XjEs

"There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup. I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, including two glorious years in the Golden Gate Women's League, Premier Division. What the U.S. Men's National Team has accomplished is extraordinary, with a second consecutive appearance in the knock-out round and incredible teamwork and fortitude against four formidable opponents."

I'm not much of a soccer fan, but it strikes me as significant that women's association football (aka Soccer, for us 'mericans) tracks 12 players with greater than 100 goals, while Men's association football has only 1 player with that accomplishment.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freakonomics » How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot:...

"the hardest single thing is that even if you have the desire, which you may or may not have, to be data driven, that the existing systems…I never would have thought this before I started working with companies. I never would have imagined that it is an I.T. problem that you simply cannot get the data you want, and the data are held in 27 different data sets that have different identifiers... trying to just put together a data set to do a basic analysis that I think many listeners would think, 'wow I would think that a big, fancy company would be able to do this with the push of a button.'... "The I.T. support and the complexity in these big firms blows your mind about how hard it is to do the littlest, simple things." says Steven Levitt.

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Freakonomics » How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot:...

http://bit.ly/TBbISu

Stephen J. DUBNER: Hey podcast listeners. Freakonomics Radio is a public-radio show. Which means that you, the listening public, are a main source of our financial support. So please go to Freakonomics.com and click on the “Donate” button, which we have temporarily made so gigantic as to be unavoida…

Monday, June 16, 2014

I took Zimbio's 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' quiz and I'm the Black Knight! Who are you?

Of course.

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I took Zimbio's 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' quiz and I'm the Black Knight! Who are you?

http://bit.ly/1qm16VC

Grab your holy hand grenades — it's time for a quest!

Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity



Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity

http://n.pr/1qXuwXA

"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star and gamer Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."

Friday, June 13, 2014

peaceful parenting: Breastfeeding in Mongolia

So many women nurse longer than the first few weeks now. In Mongolia, nursing for so short a time would be completely unusual.

peaceful parenting: Breastfeeding in Mongolia

http://bit.ly/1ps7tq2

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Media Lab “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon



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The Media Lab “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon

http://bit.ly/1ks8VFU

by Catherine D’Ignazio, Center for Civic Media

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vandals Are Running Amok Flipping Over Smart Cars In San Francisco



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Vandals Are Running Amok Flipping Over Smart Cars In San Francisco

http://ti.me/1itNnVp

It's like cow-tipping, but since there aren't many cows in San Francisco, this is the next best option

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heavy rain leaves cars stuck and partially submerged

We are used to being flooded with work but no one expected a literal flood today. I'm fortunate to work with a good group of folks who watch out for each other and we reacted quickly to get word out - most of the cars moved before they were swamped. Thanks to Michael I got a photo about my car rapidly losing dry ground and hurried to wade out & move it; Kirin speed-dialed us back from offsite also and Eric was mucking through barefoot to drive cars out for folks. Josh basically swam out to rescue what he could from another nearly-submerged car, which has to set a new record for customer service.

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Heavy rain leaves cars stuck and partially submerged

http://bit.ly/PtJF5y


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - About three inches of rain quickly made several roads dangerous throughout Hamilton County Thursday. The Carmel Fire Department got four water rescue calls in a one hour span Thursday morning. None of them turned out to be serious and nobody was hurt. Two drivers guessed wrong…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)

Here's a recommendation for you, in the mystery genre.

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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)

http://bit.ly/1fr3Fzr

Thursday, March 27, 2014

25 Things You Should Know About Life With A Toddler



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25 Things You Should Know About Life With A Toddler

http://ow.ly/v4T1G

Maybe you're a new parent. Or want to be a parent someday. Or you're long past your Toddler-Wrangling Years and want to look back with nostalgia...

Friday, March 14, 2014

End Daylight Saving starting in 2016. Let's end this archaic practice that serves more harm than...



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End Daylight Saving starting in 2016. Let's end this archaic practice that serves more harm than...

http://1.usa.gov/1d1oCN6

Studies are showing DST can be detrimental to the quality of people's lives. This archaic practice is outdated and serves no positive purpose. In fact, the negative effects include impacting agriculture, businesses and the economy, and general health. Let's end this outdated practice.

Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

"Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC."

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Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

http://thebea.st/1m39R4C

Measles was considered eliminated at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s back, thanks to the loons to refuse to vaccinate their children.