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They say if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Those of us that would rather stay regardless will find this Spock Potholder quite useful. The cool headed Vulcan's demeanor is well suited to dealing with firebrands such as pots or Doctor McCoy, although I wouldn't be surprised if this was knitted by Spock's human mother originally ;)

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Been there, done that, still want to spend a lifetime doing it!
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Camels passing through the eye of the Needle
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What Exactly is Quicksand?
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/125548

Animation +Dunken K Bliths
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Sai (saizai) originally shared:
 
I'd like to make a SOPA boycott website that
a) lists alternatives for all SOPA supporting companies, preferably ones that are good corporate citizens
b) lists phone numbers for all the companies so you can tell 'em why they're losing business, maybe with a widget on-page to instacall
c) gives coupon codes or the like where applicable to make the switch easier (eg from godaddy to a better registrar)

It's kinda overwhelming for me to make, though, and I'm worn out.

Here's a spreadsheet. Please help by researching the needed info above and adding it to the sheet. Once it's filled enough I'll put up a site.

Also, if you're a good graphics designer and want to help (css, pretty images, that sort of thing — this would be a single serving site), please ping.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjmetJxi-p0VdFloaXFaMV8xQTFNVEoxOWVQX294VUE
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Rules for the living
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Have you ever wondered what a person who takes care of dying people may have learned through the experience? Bronnie Ware worked in palliative care and eventually wrote both a blog post and book with the intriguing title: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying. Over 3 million people have read her blog entry. It's fascinating that someone was able to take a "survey" approach to this topic, but still able to share her findings in a heartfelt, humanistic manner. Here are the top 5 reasons she encountered:

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

From her website (http://bronnieware.com/) it seems she's more of a songwriter/creative type, not a researcher. The original blog post, is here: http://bit.ly/sTfKcx The book she wrote is here: http://amzn.to/vhWtyX I've only had a few people I know die, so I'm more interested in this than most, perhaps. How do you feel looking over the 5 regrets? Mostly it reminds me of why I'm a satisfied, happy person... I don't really have any issues in those 5 areas. I think I could do better with #4 though. :-)

I took this photo about a month ago, coincidentally enough, on "Friend St.," in Pacific Palisades, California. It seemed to go with this post. These two women were just enjoying the view as I came by to take a photo of the clouds/ocean. We talked a bit and I asked them if I could photograph them and promised no one would ever know who they were... :-)
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I live in Mexico, a culture where adult singles past the age of 30 are often quietly treated as a form of social lepers. Being single in the US has its challenges, but in a culture where so much is centered around the family and marriage, those of us who find ourselves unexpectedly alone are often shocked by the lack of social avenues open to singles, no matter what the gender. When you take into account the significant difference in sexual politics in the US and Mexico, it can lead to often embarrassing challenges. What won't kill me... 
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Enjoy your Friday, everyone! :-)
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Before Sally Ride....
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I'm partially a frustrated sociologist at heart. Although this applies directly to differences between US generations, basic generalizations can be successfully drawn for other national cultures.
As is the generation of leaves, so to of men: At one time the wind shakes the leaves to the ground but then the flourishing woods Gives birth, and the season of spring comes into existence; So it is w...
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