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Worth a Thousand Words: Bookends

BookendsKarin Jurick This is the perfect piece to prepare us for Memorial Day weekend!

Worth a Thousand Words: The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour on Horseback

Giuseppe Castiglione, The Qianlong Emperor in Ceremonial Armour on Horseback, 1758Via Wikimedia No special reason for this... I just liked it!

Scrabble adds thousands of fresh words, including "newb"

Collins' official Scrabble world list has been updated with 6500 new words, such as facetime, hashtag, ridic, and that great video game term for fresh meat: newb. Lolz, bezzy, shizzle, dench and thanx are now all officially recognised. 21st century cultural touchstones are well also represented - onesie, twerking, sexting, and the new verb "vape". Read more…

Worth a Thousand Words: Book of Durrow

The beginning of the Gospel of Mark from the Book of Durrow.Source: Wikipedia There is a sense of space in the design of all the pages of the Book of Durrow. Open vellum balances intensely decorated areas.I'm a sucker for illuminated manuscripts, especially Bibles. Show More Summary

The Quickest Way to Send Photos in iMessage

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the old saying goes, so you’ll often want to snap a photo of what you’re seeing or looking like rather than try and describe it using old-fashioned text. If you’re on iMessage on iOS, there’s a shortcut you can use to get your images sent faster. Read more...

Bring Your Daughter To Work Night

A picture truly is worth a thousand words pic.twitter.com/6tVYoWG85I — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) May 20, 2015 Golden State Warrior/MVP Steph Curry brought his daughter to the post-playoff game press conference last night, We finally found Steph Curry's flaw: parenting. Show More Summary

Bricks and Orders: How Birchbox, Amazon, Rent the Runway Are Reinventing the Store

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the real thing is worth five senses, and possibly full price. That’s one good reason why manufacturers and online vendors are increasingly opening physical stores – to dazzle shoppers with experiences that transcend transactions and venture into fascination. In the past year several brands, [...]

What Dementia Looks Like: Man’s Touching Photo Essay Of Mom’s Dementia Battle Goes Viral [Photos]

A picture is worth a thousand words. While some people may only consider the quote to be just another notable cliche’, it speaks volumes when viewing one man’s latest photo essay. On the morning of May 18, Jake Heath decided to share photos of his mom, Jacquie, with the world. Show More Summary

A punk picture is worth…

Less than a thousand words, that’s for sure. But here is a bunch of pix from Friday’s show with us, Palma Violets and PATV. What a great night, maaaan. 

'Gnomium' is an Upcoming Word Game with Interesting Mechanics, a 'Tiny Thief' Pedigree...and Gnomes

There's probably ten thousand different word games on the App Store, and while plenty of them are surely good in their own right, it's hard for any one game to stand out. However, Gnomium looks like it could do just that. It features art by Roland Vinh, known for his work on Tiny Thief [Free],

Worth a Thousand Words: PB & Jelly

PB & JellyJames Neil Hollingsworth As you already know, I love paintings that reflect contemporary life. In a hundred years they'll be historical documents also! This one raises the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich level to artistic heights. Look at the jewel-like tones of that jelly!

Take a Deep Dive into “The Sagebrush Sea” This Week

Photograph courtesy of Cornell University A painful truth every writer eventually admits to is that some pictures really are worth a thousand words—or more. A case in point is “The Sagebrush Sea”—the next edition of the PBS show “Nature,” airing 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: After Dark

After Dark. Wilkie Collins. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1876.via Books and Art I don't know what this story is about but the cover makes me want to find out. It's creepy but what kind of creepy? What is that paper? Are they just reading it or signing an agreement?

Weekend Words: Nails

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

As reported this week in The New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered emergency measures to address wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry

Worth a Thousand Words: Indonesian Volcanoes, Night and Day

Indonesian Volcano, Milky Waytaken by Thierry Legaultshared by permission I discovered Thierry Legault in a Wall Street Journal article several years ago. He very graciously gave me permission to share his wonderful photography here.I highly recommend that you click through the links to go look at these volcanoes up close. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Watercolour of Ellen Willmott's Garden

Alfred Parsons, Watercolour of Ellen Willmott's Garden Inspired by Lines and Colors where you'll see many more of Parsons' paintings.

Nepal earthquake: tea reaches out

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Two devastating earthquakes occurred in Nepal between April 25 and May 13. Words fail to describe the loss of life, damage to thousands of sites secular and sacred, injury - and the difficulty for victims accessing fresh water, food, medical attention, and basic supplies. Continue reading ? The post Nepal earthquake: tea reaches out appeared first on T Ching.

WWF #EndangeredEmoji Uses Cuteness For A Cause To Protect The World's Wildlife

An emoji tells a thousand words. But some of those cute little icons tell a story much bigger than our weekend plans or what we ate for lunch. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is using a group of emojis for a fundraising campaign called #EndangeredEmoji to help endangered creatures and their homes. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: In the Shadow of the Tent

In the Shadow of the Tent (1914). Helen Galloway McNicoll (Canadian, 1879-1915).via Books and Art It's a bit early in the year to think about the seashore, but I just can't resist paintings of it.

Woman Shares Graphic Photo Of Skin Cancer Treatment As A Warning Message

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Tawny Willoughby, a 27-year-old nurse who grew up in a small Kentucky town, shared a photo to Facebook in April ahead of May's Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The image shows her face after using a cream called Aldara, or imiquimod, to treat skin cancer. Show More Summary

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