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#141 Inspiring commencement speeches

Thank you for showing us the power of passion. And thank you for being AWESOME! Stay hungry. Stay foolish. The post #141 Inspiring commencement speeches appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

#143 When you go through the yellow light and the guy behind you goes too

Baby, you can drive my car. At least sometimes I feel that way when I’m caught in a yellow-light staredown and suddenly find myself death-gripping the wheel while make that split-second decision to fly through or slam the brakes. It’s very stressful. Show More Summary

Burning Question: At What Temperature Is a Turkey Cooked?

No matter what kind of turkey you'll be having this year, there's one question you'll need the answer to: what temperature does a turkey need to reach in order be considered done? Until 2008, the USDA recommended cooking turkey to an internal temperature of 180ºF. Show More Summary

LNG Terminal Projects Around the Globe are Dying on the Vine

  By Christine Buurma, Stephen Stapczynski and Naureen S. Malik (Bloomberg) — Five years ago, energy companies hungry for the next big thing started planning as many as 90 terminals to send natural gas around the globe. Now, it seems the world only needs five more. Consulting firm IHS Inc. says only one in every […] .

McLaren Marks 50th Anniversary Of Inaugural Can-Am Season With Special 650S

It was in 1966 that the inaugural season of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup was run, and one of the most successful manufacturers in the series was McLaren thanks to cars like the M1A and M1B plus drivers such as Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of the start of the series, McLaren has created a...

Blue Cross eliminates most popular individual plan

Big changes are coming next year for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois individual health plans, causing stress among some consumers before open enrollment on the state's health insurance exchange begins Nov. 1. The state's largest health insurer is eliminating its most popular individual plan,...

How Food Waste Ended Up on Restaurant Menus

Once the restaurant world's darkest secret, food waste is now its top cause. The rich eat more animal products; the poor often subsist on staple crops like rice or corn. Some kitchens stock fish sauce while others keep a few sticks of butter on hand at all times. Show More Summary

This Ad For The Squatty Potty, Featuring A Unicorn Pooping Rainbow Soft Serve, Is Brilliant

Good morning! TGIF! Here’s an ad for something called the Squatty Potty, a little stool that slides underneath your feet as you sit on the toilet, elevating your knees into what’s considered proper pooping position. How do you make a commercial about such a topic and product engaging and entertaining and watchable? With rainbow soft-serve pooping…

After dissing McDonald's, LeBron James signs pizza deal

Less than a year after he disparaged McDonald's food in a moment of unexpected candor, NBA star LeBron James has split from the burger giant and signed an endorsement deal with Blaze Pizza. James, 30, inked a deal with McDonald's in 2010 but hasn't appeared in any of its ads since he told reporters...

Poll: When Crabs Stampede!

This MIGHT be one of the stranger videos we’ve seen. Check out this video- a Bebeh Crab Stampede! Here’s what we want to know- is this Creepy…Or Cute? (Gawker, via Andrew Y.) Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: McCrabbersons, Polls

Exclusive: Nicolas Simoes by Matthieu Dortomb

On the heels of a recent self-portrait series, we reunite with Elite Paris model Nicolas Simoes. Photographed by Matthieu Dortomb (Phom), Nicolas is a relaxed vision as he poses for pictures inside and around the French B Montmartre Hôtel. Show More Summary

Your commute is nothing compared to this 50-lane gridlock in China Video via Sploid You think your measly four-lane rush hour commute is bad? How about trying to navigate a bottleneck that spans 50 lanes. This week, about half of China - nearly 750 million...Show More Summary

Magical firefly park recreates Chinese summers before pollution

A new park in China is now devoted to the firefly -- 10,000 of them to be specific -- and the results are surreal and quite beautiful. Divided into different zones, the East Lake Peony Garden in Wuhan City gives anyone from a casual observer to a scientific researcher a place to look upon these flying wonders. Show More Summary

I Have Schizophrenia, But I'm Just a Normal Working Mom: Sonia's Story

Sonia's story The one message I'd like to give to people about schizophrenia is that yes, it is severe illness that can affect your life in a very complex and negative way. But people who have it are just like you and me, trying to make ends meet and to live their lives as best they can, just like everyone else. Show More Summary

The Pumpkin Harvest Is Over And The Shortage Is Real

You might think that lots of rain would be good news for agricultural products, but it doesn’t really work that way, This year, high rainfall in Illinois, the area where most of our pie pumpkins are grown, means that pumpkin harvests are way, way down, and we might have to limit ourselves to only one slice of pie this Thanksgiving. …

Turns Out Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good

Looks like your milk mustache is all for naught. A new study shows that calcium does not prevent osteoporosis or bone fracture; in fact, a diet high in dairy Read More The post Turns Out Milk Doesn’t Do a Body Good appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Cop In Trouble For Issuing Speeding Tickets By Mail Like A Human Speed Camera

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nobody likes getting pulled over for speeding, but at least when you are pulled over, you know exactly what happened, why, and the cop who pulled you actually knows who you are, regardless of what you’re driving. None of these things can be said about Officer David Carter’s methods, which involved his own private car and tickets in the mail. Read more...

Laura & Bob's Mix-n-Match Open House — House Tour

Pin it Name: Laura, Bob, Conor, and Frederick Ker Location: Back Cove; Portland, Maine Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Owned When Laura and Bob moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Portland, Maine, they knew exactly what they wanted: to be closer to family and to have more space. Show More Summary

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