Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Love Is The Ultimate Painkiller

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Don't bother with morphine the next time you are pain. All you need is a healthy dose of love to make yourself feel better in an instant.

A group of 17 women lined up at UCLA to have their brain scanned while they received brief, stinging shocks. They endured this form of medical torture so they could prove to the world that love conquers all, including pain.

While being shocked, these women were shown photographs. Sometimes they saw their loved ones. Sometimes they gazed upon a stranger. Other times they were shown a random object. Not surprisingly, the photos of a lover stimulated a part of the brain that is linked to feelings of safety and protection. Now bursting with those gushy feelings of love, the ladies were numb to the pain. [Wired]

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Runway Closed by Swarm of Turtles

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cloud? Meteor shower? No—the NYT reports JFK's Runway 4 was closed for over an hour today because a hundred turtles crawled all over it.

That's a lot of turtles, right? I think I'd consider any group of more than, like, four turtles to be a lot of turtles. But a hundred! And not just turtles—diamondback terrapins. What a regal reptile. It must have been a majestic sight. Unless your plane was delayed, in which case you were probably somewhere between miffed and terrified. But can you blame the poor shelled things? No! "They look for sandy spots to lay their eggs," explained an NY Port Authority spokesman, "and there is an ideal location on the other side of Runway 4L. They come out of the water and cross the runway to lay their eggs in the sand." They just wanted to lay their eggs. Haven't you ever run through a turtle pond on the way to deliver a human baby? It's just like that.

This happened in 2009—and that time it was 78 turtles. Do you know what that means? They're growing in numbers.

Vizualize.Me - Visualize your resume in one click

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A new app called Vizualize.me will instantly turn your LinkedIn profile into a stunning infographic, all through the power of code — no graphic design skills required.

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Would you be considering buying a ChromeBook?

Nothing but the web.
Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

How to browse securely on public Wi-Fi (video) - CNET News

Whether at a coffee shop or airport, public Wi-Fi is often available to connect your laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the Internet. But those connections are rarely secure, and hackers have found easy ways to sneak into your account. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

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How the American School System Can Train Kids for High-Tech Jobs - Education - GOOD

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In May of 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an estimated 2.6 million jobs were unfilled. In the heart of the worst American recession in decades, with unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, there were over two million unfilled jobs. Why the contradiction? Many of these unfilled positions were in industries such as healthcare, aerospace, advanced precision manufacturing, scientific laboratory occupations, and computer-related design jobs which require knowledge of the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Click to read more...

Music and mud: Glastonbury Festival 2011 - The Big Picture

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Glastonbury, a festival held at Worthy Farm in England, has become Europe's largest such gathering for music fans. Its five-day run ended Sunday, after entertaining nearly 175,000 fans. Heavy rain and mud greeted the attendees, who paid 195 pounds (about $310) for a basic ticket compared to the 1 pound when the show began in 1970.

Barbecued Buffalo Wings Recipe | Simply Recipes

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Planning a gathering for a Fourth of July BBQ? Try these spicy hot wings from Hank. Watch out though, they're good; if you're not careful you might eat the whole batch! ~Elise

Many years ago, when I was a cross country runner in college on Long Island, our team had a Tuesday tradition: After an especially hard workout, we would go to a place called Big Barry's in Lake Grove and eat as many buffalo wings as we possibly could. Why Tuesday? That was night when each wing cost only 13 cents.

Now I've eaten thousands of Buffalo wings before and since, but none were like Big Barry's. I swear they had to be either roasted or grilled, because Barry's wings were crisp and charred and very much not like those nasty, pallid fried things you get in most of the country. Amazing what a slight difference in cooking method can do for a humble dish.

I loved these wings. Loved them. So much so that one day, after an unusually tough workout (and not a few beers), I decided to pick up the gauntlet that Barry's threw down at every customer who walked in the door: Eat enough wings to get your name on the Plaque of Honor, and your whole table eats free. No problemo, I thought.

Because Barry's wings were roasted (or barbecued, I was never sure), and they could be ordered with sauce on the side, I had routinely eaten dozens at a sitting. I started with 25 wings, which went down easy. Another few Pabst Blue Ribbons and I was on to my second 25. Again, easy-peasy.

It was the final 25 that got me. Mind you, as a cross country runner I weighed maybe 140 pounds. The last dude who got his name on the plaque was a fireman from Middle Island who was 6'7" and weighed four bills, easy. I hit a wall when I got to 60 wings. At the urging of my teammates (screaming, more like, because they didn't want to pay their bar tab), I managed to choked down another 7 wings before I gave up.

Did I make it? Not even close, the waitress said, smiling sweetly. "Good try, though, especially since you're so skinny, but you'd need to eat another 40 wings to get on the board." The thought of eating another 40 wings made me want to hurl, so we paid up and left as soon as we could.

These wings are as close to Big Barry's wings as I've been able to make. They go down real easy, so make more than you think you'll need. But I'd advise stopping before you hit 100, OK?

Pope Tweets History on an Apple iPad [Video]

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Now you are wondering if the Pope uses an iPad! For sure He does. Or at least He has access to one; considering it is, technologically, the easiest way of reaching the masses.

With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Toll House Cookies

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CableTV Or High Speed Internet, What Would You Rather Have?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How to Write While Under Stress - wikiHow

Not everyone has the opportunity to write in a relatively stress-free environment. Sometimes our everyday lives can throw obstacles in our way and make it very difficult to focus on doing anything. And for a creative person, stress can cause the creative process itself to come to a dead end.
If you're a writer, you can probably relate to the feelings that stress can instill in you. Sometimes you end up feeling exhausted and drained when it comes to trying to write, which can in turn leave you unproductive whilst trying to achieve your writing goals and deadlines. If you're looking for some tips and alternatives to writing while stressed, consider the following suggestions.

Facebook, Meet Your Newest Social Network Competitor: Google+ | Skatter Tech

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After long speculation, Google is officially introducing the company’s Facebook rival today, named Google+. It has a number of unique features to the service. Plus, there is no sign up required for anyone with an active Google account. But is this really the Facebook killer we have been waiting for?

Google+ has five different points of emphasis. The first is Circles, which lets you drag and drop friends into specific groups. Similar to Facebook friend lists, yes, but a lot of the sharing revolves around which groups the user decides to share certain bits of information to.

Building upon Circles is Hangouts, which is really just Google’s fancy term for group video chat. In the stream, users can see who is “hanging out” and decide to join a hangout and participate in a large video conference. Hangouts may consist of random friends or specific Circles of friends.

Sparks is the third point of emphasis, and it stems more from Google search than it does from the social aspects of Google+. In a nutshell, it is a mini search engine. The service encourages the user to search for things of interest and save them in a list. Instead of a standard list of results, Sparks presents different articles or videos the user can watch, read, or share. And using the list of interests, the results for each are accessible again at any time.

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