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  • 7 Adorable Animals That Are Surprisingly Violent

    Mental Floss
    Kate Horowitz
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They’re killers.
  • 13 Awkward Facts About American Presidents

    Phactual
    Jennifer Corter
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    When we think of the President of the United States, we often think of the most distinguished individuals, the epitome of elegance and class. But in all reality, our American presidents are human beings, too, and they all have their own respective quirks and silly things about themselves. So, lets take a minute to toast the POTUS’ quirks, traits and overall personalities! 1. Calvin Coolidge And His Mechanical Horse Coolidge was a bit of a strange bedfellow. We say bedfellow because he loved to sleep, a lot. Up to ten hours a day, to be precise. But there’s nothing really wrong…
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Mar 04, 2015)

    Braingle's Teasers
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Word Gender The following ten words can be divided into two groups of five words. The words within each group will share a common characteristic. What are the two groups? Which words belong in those groups? dam late lice linger per son stern tent under use Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Question for March 3, 2015:What band was the musical guest on the 1000th broadcast of “Saturday Night Live? Previous question and answer:Who was the narrator for the 1999 cult video game Seaman?A: LEONARD NIMOY
  • 30 facts you didn't know about... HISTORY

    FACTSlides.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Mar 04, 2015)

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Word Gender The following ten words can be divided into two groups of five words. The words within each group will share a common characteristic. What are the two groups? Which words belong in those groups? dam late lice linger per son stern tent under use Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Mar 03, 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Particularly Worrying Fill in the sentence below so that the first two words combine to make the third word. For example, given "The ____ was closing in, making his ____ harder but through his ____ of contacts he was able to evade the police." you would fill in NET, WORK, and NETWORK. The ____ count in the imported food was particularly worrying as there weren't ____ holes in the packaging, which had been shipped from ____. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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  • Memory : Abstract Material

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Previously, we have discussed several different mnemonics (Link, Loci, Peg) that rely on your ability to visualize an association between two different items. These visualizations are easy to produce when the items to remember are concrete nouns such as frog, rose, or moon, but they become more difficult when you need to memorize abstract words such as wealthy, tired, or attention. Try one of these three techniques to make effective visualizations from abstract words. Visualize something related to the word If you need to memorize the word "wealthy," you might visualize a bag of money or a…
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Palliate

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    pal-li-ate verb :: To reduce the violence or intensity. "The doctor tried unsuccessfully to palliate the pain that resulted from the disease".
  • Creativity : Mental Images III

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For each item in the list below, close your eyes and try to get a mental picture of the object. Try to make it as clear as possible. Are there any sounds, smells, or tastes associated with this item? Once you are done, grade yourself on how clear each object appeared in your mind (clear, vague, nothing). The next time you see one of these items, pay special attention to it and try to memorize its features. Then repeat this exercise and see if you've improved. There are some items in the list that you are certain to have never seen before. These are designed to flex your ability to put several…
  • Stress : Meditation

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Meditation is a contemplative practice that calms or focuses the mind. Although meditation is commonly associated with Eastern religions, it is practiced in nearly every religion and is frequently used outside of the religion context for personal development and relaxation. Relaxation Response and Progressive Muscle Relaxation are examples of non-religious meditations used to calm the mind and body. There are many different types of formalized meditations that follow a specific routine. Beginners will probably find these easier to start with because there are rules to follow. Once you become…
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Question for March 4, 2015:What movie western is centered around a dispute between the Rojo brothers and the Baxter clan?Previous question and answer:What band was the musical guest on the 1000th broadcast of “Saturday Night Live"? A: LIVE
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Question for March 3, 2015:What band was the musical guest on the 1000th broadcast of “Saturday Night Live? Previous question and answer:Who was the narrator for the 1999 cult video game Seaman?A: LEONARD NIMOY
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Question for March 2, 2015:Who was the narrator for the 1999 cult video game Seaman? Previous question and answer:Who was the youngest singer ever signed to a recording contract with MCA Records?A: RAVEN-SYMONE, at age 5
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Question for February 27, 2015:Who was the youngest singer ever signed to a recording contract with MCA Records?Previous question and answer:Who appeared on the cover of TV Guide in 1955 with his first wife, Jody, and in 1964 with his second wife, Joanne? A: JOHNNY CARSON
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Question for February 26, 2015:Who appeared on the cover of TV Guide in 1955 with his first wife, Jody, and in 1964 with his second wife, Joanne? Previous question and answer:What crooner started in show business using the name Sonny Edwards?A: EDDIE FISHER
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  • Wo_ _ _ _ a _ We _ _ _ _ _ a_!

    Ken Jennings
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Wordplay Wednesday! It’s been a while. There is only one common, uncapitalized English word that matches each of these patterns. (Though readers with expansive vocabularies may be able to think of a less common alternate or two.) Can you name all four words? W A _ _ A _ W E _ _ A _ W I _ _ A _ W O _ _ A _
  • His was the most…human

    Ken Jennings
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I’ve been annoying Twitter all day with some favorite Spock screencaps, in honor of the late great Leonard Nimoy. But you might not know that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy teamed up in prime time one not one but three different series. Through an odd coincidence, they were both guest stars on “The Project Strigas Affair,” a 1964 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. You may recall their second collaboration, Star Trek. And in 1983, Nimoy guested on “Vengeance Is Mine,” an episode of Shatner’s cop show T. J. Hooker. He’s not really dead as long as we…
  • Gross anatomy

    Ken Jennings
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Look, the fifth Junior Genius Guide is in bookstores today! I have photographic proof! My author copies haven’t actually showed up in the mail yet, but I wandered over to my friend Tom Nissley’s bookstore and grabbed a copy. This one covers The Human Body from head to toe. And it’s not a dull anatomy lesson, no. It’s crammed with amazing physiological feats and firsts, unbelievable facts about our weirdest internal workings, and, because it’s squarely aimed at ten-year-olds, lots of stuff about boogers and farts and the like. But honestly, is there an age when…
  • Still coasting on that sweet sweet Watson loss

    Ken Jennings
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    I’m spending the weekend in Salt Lake City, which means I get to see a Sundance screening or two, for the first time since we moved to Seattle eight years ago! Which reminds me: I’m actually in one movie that premiered at Sundance last week: the documentary Most Likely to Succeed, about the future of education. It’s by Greg Whiteley, who has made successful documentaries about subjects as diverse as the New York Dolls, high school debate, and Mitt Romney. I show up early in the film to talk briefly about the implications of Watson’s Jeopardy! win. I’m in the…
  • Just the ten of us

    Ken Jennings
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    It’s relatively common for game shows (how many can you name?) but rare in the rest of the TV wasteland. What do these series have in common?
 
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    Mental Floss

  • Chuck Jones’ Rules for Writing Road Runner Cartoons

    Rich Barrett
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    "No outside force can harm the Coyote—only his own ineptitude or the failure of the Acme products."
  • How 11 Superfoods Will Improve Your Future Health (And Help You Live Longer)

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:18 pm
    What you eat can affect how you feel the rest of the day, but it will also impact your overall health in the long term. Packed with nutrients to help you avoid chronic illness in the future, superfoods can help you live a longer, healthier life. 1. Avocados These green fruits come to the rescue when you want a healthy substitute for cream or butter. Avocados are packed with folate (a B vitamin essential for body functions such as red blood cell production and DNA production and repair), vitamin K, and more potassium than a banana. So-called alligator pears are high in calories (300-400…
  • Fall of the South: “With Malice Toward None”

    Erik Sass
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Wikimedia Commons For the next few months, we'll be covering the final days of the Civil War exactly 150 years later. This is the third installment of the series.  March 2-4, 1865: “With Malice Toward None”  As March 1865 began the final outcome of the Civil War was all but certain, as the South faced overwhelming Northern numbers and firepower, supported by a much larger population and industrial base. And yet the war dragged on, with the main Confederate Army of Northern Virginia putting up a fierce last-ditch defense at the siege of Petersburg, protecting the Confederate capital at…
  • The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

    Rich Barrett
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Every week I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, and the web. Feel free to comment below if there's a comic you've read recently that you want to talk about or an upcoming comic that you'd like me to consider highlighting. 1. All New Hawkeye #1 By Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian HerringMarvel Comics I don’t think too many people would disagree that the best comic Marvel has put out in the past 5 years has been Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Annie Wu’s Hawkeye. They took a character that hasn’t been used effectively throughout his 50…
  • 7 Adorable Animals That Are Surprisingly Violent

    Kate Horowitz
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They’re killers.
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    Family Life Magazine

  • Spend quality time with your family creating Christmas decorations

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Christmas is, undoubtedly, the most joyful time of the year. The frosty air makes you want to spend more time at home, which is why winter holidays are the perfect moment for you to be happy and spend more time with your family and dear ones. The holiday fever gets to each and every person, no matter the age, but kids are the most excited, due to the thrill of waiting for Santa Clause and receiving the presents they have been craving for during the whole year. Decorating the house is mandatory to help everyone get into the spirit, which is why you can transform this into a family activity –…
  • First aid training for students

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    When discussing their children’s education, many parents give all the attention to those subjects that can provide tangible professional opportunities in the future, such as economics, marketing and science. However, the latest studies in education have shown that academic achievement is not dictated only by traditional subjects, but also by optional courses that lead to the formation of an all-round education. There are many examples of courses that provide real-life skills, but one of the most important is first aid training Ottawa. Students who take part in first aid training courses not…
  • Therapeutic benefits of geriatric massage therapy

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Geriatric massage therapy addresses the specific needs of the elderly, as it uses gentle and rather light application of strokes as well as special massage techniques. It can also include message therapy that tackles certain medical conditions. Generally, massage therapy for the elderly includes passive stretching and other light movements meant to help them regain their mobility. Generally, Ottawa massage therapists use oils and lotions to avoid causing excessive friction to the frail skin. There are many health benefits to massage therapy such as enhancing blood circulation, increasing…
  • Protecting your family after suffering an injury

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    Suffering an injury is most of the time painful and traumatic, not to mention that it can have severe repercussions on one’s ability to work or even function. What’s more, these harms and inconveniences not only affect the person suffering the injury directly, but also his or her family. If you think about it, it is quite obvious that if you were to suffer a workplace injury or be the victim of a car accident, then your work abilities may be impaired, you might need advance medical care, all of which will reflect on the stability of your family. To that extent, if you want to protect your…
  • Audi – the best car for your family

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    Once you consider forming a family, you should know that there are some aspects you may have to change in your life. Besides adjusting your lifestyle, you will also have to prepare the house for its new inhabitants, and also purchase a suitable car, which has enough room for all the crew. When you drive and you have the children with you, the responsibility is huge, which is why you have to think about safety first. Secondly, since there are so many expenses on the way, you also have to consider the budget. For this reason, buying a second-hand vehicle could be the best solution for you: most…
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  • Top 10 Economic Meltdown Documentaries

    top10 contributor
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Here are ten of the best documentaries to watch about economic meltdown:   10. The Crash Of 1929 (1990) Producer: Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer Rating: 7/10 In 1929, while the stock market was rising, seemingly without limits, there were few critics. Based on eight years of continued prosperity, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a time when there would be no more poverty, no more depressions—a “New Era” when everyone could be rich. The Crash of 1929 captures the unbounded optimism of the age and the shocking consequences when reality…
  • Top 10 Tips To Survive Martial Law

    top10 contributor
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Martial law is a measure used to take control of society during periods of war or civil unrest. According to the American Justice System, the term carries no definitive meaning. However, most declarations of martial law have some common attributes. Generally, the institution of martial law contemplates some use of military force. To a varying degress, depending on the type of law order, government military personnel have the authority to make and enforce civil and criminal laws. Certain civil liberties may be suspended, such as the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures,…
  • Top 10 YouTube Videos With The Most Dislikes

    top10 contributor
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    In this crazy digital world, there’s hardly a person who doesn’t go on YouTube to listen to music and occasionally dislike something. Here are the ten most disliked videos on YouTube. See if you agree with the majority of the voters. I guess Justin Bieber should be retiring sooner than he would like and so should Rebecca Black.   10. PSY – “Gentleman”: “Gentle Man” is a Korean pop song by PSY, which debuted right after the hit song “Gangnam Style”. It debuts on the 10th position of this top ten list of most disliked videos of YouTube with…
  • 10 Darkest Disney Secrets

    top10 contributor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Here are 10 Disturbing Things You Didn’t Know About Disney. It’s not as family oriented as you think.   10. Debbie Stone An 18 year old girl named Debbie Stone took on a job at Disneyland in California in the summer of 1974. She was the hostess of America Sings, a new ride that featured 6 rotating stages which allowed guests to view without leaving their seats. 9 days after the ride opened, visitors believed they were hearing screams that were part of the performance. Debbie’s body was crushed between a rotating wall and a stationary one. To this day, Debbie remains the…
  • Top 10 Energy Drinks To Avoid

    top10 contributor
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Drinking some energy drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade is risky. It’s crucial that you understand what is in them because labels very often don’t tell you that information. Energy drinks are often the reason for many people visiting the emergency room each year, especially children. At least 11 deaths have been reported; all of them consumed the popular 5 Hour Energy drink.  There have also been deaths associated with Monster energy drink as well. Here are the ten energy drinks you should avoid if you want to stay in good health: TOP 10 ENERGY DRINKS
 
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    Phactual

  • The Weird and True Story of the KKK

    Olivia James
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Ku Klux Klan is well known as an organization of terror, but their activities have actually covered a lot more ground than just racism. The KKK has a long and sometimes amazing history that’s brought it to the place it is now. These facts are the true story of the KKK. 1. Although the KKK has existed since the Civil War ended, it has not always been what we think of it today. It was founded by college students in 1866 as a social club whose activities included wearing costumes and running around after dark. Their behavior apparently caused anxiety among former slaves in the area,…
  • 13 Awkward Facts About American Presidents

    Jennifer Corter
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    When we think of the President of the United States, we often think of the most distinguished individuals, the epitome of elegance and class. But in all reality, our American presidents are human beings, too, and they all have their own respective quirks and silly things about themselves. So, lets take a minute to toast the POTUS’ quirks, traits and overall personalities! 1. Calvin Coolidge And His Mechanical Horse Coolidge was a bit of a strange bedfellow. We say bedfellow because he loved to sleep, a lot. Up to ten hours a day, to be precise. But there’s nothing really wrong…
  • The Weirdest Animal Behaviors Around and the Science to Explain Them

    Olivia James
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you’ve ever had pets, you know that animals can do some odd things. But animals in the wild get up to some even more bizarre behaviors. Check out these animal behaviors and the best reasoning we have behind them. 1. Some animals appear to be able to feel empathy. Just like humans, monkeys will yawn if they see another monkey yawning, or even a picture of one yawning. Mice feel fear when they see others in danger. 2. There’s evidence that some animals laugh. Researchers at the University of Washington found that rats sometimes make a high-pitched chirping noise and…
  • 13 Facts About Your Favorite Old School Cartoons

    Olivia James
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    For lots of Millennials, the 90s was a time of peak Saturday morning programming. Cartoons were flourishing, and there are fond memories for these old school cartoons. But going back, many of the shows snuck in adult themes or had connections to actors you wouldn’t imagine. Check out these facts from the best old school cartoons. 1. The Ren & Stimpy Show didn’t feel any need to pull punches because it was a kid’s show. The creator, John Kricfalusi was actually kicked off the show because the network thought the episode “Man’s Best Friend” was too…
  • 11 Things To Know About The Great Orson Welles

    Lawrence Taylor
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Two things typically come to mind when mentioning Orson Welles: Citizen Kane, and the radio broadcast of War of The Worlds that sent the country into a panic. But Welles was a renaissance man, a writer, actor, director, and man of the theater whose unfinished works are as legendary as what he did complete. Here are 11 interesting facts about Welles’ legend… 1. Shortly after broadcasting H.G. Wells’ War of The Worlds, it is rumored that H.G. stopped in San Antonio to ask for directions, and the man he asked happened to be Orson Welles. The two ended up spending the day…
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