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Home and Living: 10 Ultra Small Houses

April 14th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Perhaps the most famous man to live in a dimunitive house was Thoreau, who famously lived in a wood cabin for a while. I went on a trip today discovering small houses of all shapes and kinds.
No list of small houses will be complete without these exemplary examples….

1. Yurts

You have US yurts and Russian yurts
2. [...]

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The 100% Stain Resistant Shirt is here.

April 13th, 2007 · No Comments

We’ve removed the fear of eating spaghetti bolognese in public for the very first time.

Tags: living · routine-order · science

Idling Your Car to Warm it Up is Useless

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Idling: Myths Versus Reality
Contrary to popular belief, idling isn’t an effective way to warm up your vehicle, even in cold weather. The best way to warm it up is to drive it.

The article also says that you can save a lot of fuel by turning it off if you are going to be idling for [...]

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Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

“As sheriff, I’m held to the highest standard in law enforcement. How can I hold officers accountable if I don’t hold myself accountable?” he said. “I’m satisfied I’m doing the right thing.”
Kocken issued himself a ticket March 27 for an unsafe lane change, three weeks after he had rear-ended [...]

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Wilfing: Aimless Browsing Online Has a Name

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Wilfing is the new term that describes aimless browsing on the Internet. I am told WILF stands for “What Was I Looking For?”
Nice! Someone had to invent a name for this phenomenon that is everywhere, and affecting just about everyone.
“However, our study shows that although people log on with a purpose, they are now being [...]

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Games Buddha Wouldn’t Play!

April 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Buddha games list – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Buddha games list is a list of games which it is reputed that Gautama Buddha said that he would not play. As such it dates back to the 6th or 5th century BC and is the earliest known list of games.

There is some debate about the translation [...]

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How $315 Million Can Ruin Your Life – Entirely!

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Powerball Winner Says He’s Cursed by His Jackpot

On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot — a whopping $315 million.
Read on to learn how $315 million can leave you much, much the worse. Amazing story!

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This American Life on TV

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

What sold me on NPR was the addictive stories pitched by shows like This American Life, and All things considered.

Imagine my joy when I found that This American Life was now on TV! It is! It’s on Showtime at 10:30 PM on Thursdays. The real downer was that we don’t get Showtime at home. I [...]

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How I Was a Part of the Chipotle Marketing Campaign, and Never Knew It

March 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Profitable Marketing: McDonalds, Starbucks and Now is Time for Chipotles Growth Strategy is a look at how Chipotle focuses on word-of-mouth marketing to popularize itself.
Chipotle’s website is minimalist and a lot of fun, too. Their food is better. There is absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, that I crave more than their burrito-in-a-bowl. I [...]

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How to Create an Invisible Book Shelf

March 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Set up an Invisible Book Shelf for yourself. Of course, the
key to it is that you butcher a book that you don’t want anymore, but all in all, it is a pretty cool effect.

Tags: books · living · routine-order