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Don't try this at home

Rochelle alerted me to this study that took down an MTurk study at 5pm Eastern time to ‘minimize workers suffering from end of work day depletion’. 37 more words

Car Fire -- Don't Try This at Home

This morning, I witnessed an insane, unexpected car fire at the intersection of my street and the busy thoroughfare where the bus stop is.  When I arrived at the bus stop, I was annoyed with my sassing son who was toting along his backpack which rivaled his weight, refusing to empty the contents to make it more manageable.  657 more words

M.B. Sanok

The Strangest Old-Fashioned Health Remedies

We’ve written about plenty of useful old-fashioned cures that have stood the test of time, but what about the cures that fizzled out of popularity? (Disclaimer: we do not suggest trying any of these.) 206 more words

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Crazy Live Ammo 12 Gauge Shotshells!

This is the 410×70 12 gauge wax shotgun slug. We take a handful of Russian steel hull 410×70 cartridges and convert them to a combination wax / live ammo slug. 121 more words

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A New Thing A Day: Day 33 - Making a Waste Paper Basket Out of Old Magazines

Recycling is a big deal these days, and rightly so, to my mind.  In our home we have various bins for recycling different materials: cardboard and paper, glass, plastics and metals, and food scraps.  478 more words

WTF Cosmo? Why 4/5 Dentists Don't Approve Of Cosmo's Recommendation Of How To Use Your Toothbrush

High-five, Cosmopolitan magazine, you’ve really outdone yourself this time. For as long as I can remember, you and your pack of underweight, photoshopped, pop-stars have been haunting check out lines and doctor’s offices, but until this weekend, I’ve never taken the bait. 948 more words

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"It's a trick. Just a magic trick."

Though, I can assure you, there is nothing remotely magical in this case. All it needs is the careful pull of the right facial muscles, the slight change in the posture (shoulders slumped, stance a little hunched as if defending against the biting cold, a deep frown to indicate a forming headache), and the correct wording in making up a very convincing plea for a sick leave; all those done, and you’re good to go. 947 more words