R.I.P. Ruth Stone and Anne McCaffrey.
Barney Frank you will be missed!!
Increase your intellect by watching Khan Academy videos.
Very cute interactive advent calendar from the German Embassy.
There are so many helpful programs that most of us don't know about. In researching different program s for my family I came across the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV).
People always complain about wallpaper, but I actually like it. I don't have any in my house anymore (we removed the horride design that was in one of the bathrooms). I believe that when people think of wallpaper they think of granny wallpaper. You know, big cabbage roses, prancing geese, etc. I love the wallpaper at Grow House Grow.
Still seem to have a lot of plastic grocery bags? Why not roll them so they come out like wipes? Hmmm.....
My favorite periodic table of elements in pictures. And speaking of elements 2 new ones are about to be added.
Two books: A. finished this book a couple of weeks ago and can't stop talking about it, Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers (Portfolio (Penguin)Hardcover)by Eileen Shultz. He also just finished The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions (Africa Now-Zed Books) by Fantu Cheru.
HistoryPin-love this, love this, love this.
In praise of librarians and archivists (how nice).
Interesting article on sounds that have disappeared.
Award-winning biographer Stacy Schiff picks her favorite biographies.
Top 10 literary cities according to National Geographic.
That's all for this week folks.
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." ~Andrew Wyeth