March 22, 2017

Chekhov's 8 Attributes of a Cultured Person

1. They respect human personality.

2. They have sympathy not for beggars and cats alone.

3. They respect the property of others.

4. They are sincere, and dread lying like fire.

5. They do not disparage themselves to rouse compassion.

6. They have no shallow vanity.

7. If they have a talent they respect it.

8. The develop the aesthetic feeling in themselves.

[via Medium]

Read 201 stories by Chekhov here.

Free, the way we like it.

March 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pizza Saver Bags

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What took so long?

Works with both thin crust and deep dish.

12 for $4.99 (pizza not included — except for suburbs of Atlanta: watchoo want on urs?).

March 22, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 21, 2017

BehindTheMedspeak: Top 5 Medical Information Websites

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Marvin M. Lipman, M.D. is Consumer Reports' chief medical advisor.

He listed the following five health-related websites as providing the most "up-to-date, reliable and understandable information" (I concur).

1. cancer.gov for information about cancer

2. cdc.gov for information about infectious diseases, travel medicine and epidemiology

3. fda.gov for information about drugs

4. medlineplus.gov for information about diseases

5. usp.org for information about medicine and nutritional supplements

March 21, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

45-in-1 Mini Screwdriver Set w Torx Bits

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I happened on this set last week when I suddenly got a jones for disassembling my coffee grinder (Capresso Infinity) and doing a deep cleaning of parts not accessible with my little brush and can of compressed air.

I couldn't figure out how to disassemble it until I happened on a photo — buried deep in the Capresso grinder Amazon comments — showing the grinding mechanism taken apart.

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Looking closely, I saw that the key was a long Torx-head screw hidden under a little rubber gubbin holding the whole thing together.

The problem was, I had no Torx-head screwdriver.

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I had my Crack Research Team©® get on the case and it only took them two days to locate the set featured here, which offered the precise size I needed to get down among the range of 10 (ten!) sizes of Torx screw heads, from T3-T20.

FunFact: the T3 is so tiny I can't tell it's a Torx head without a magnifying glass.

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The set also includes ranges of Phillips, flat, and hex heads, as well as various exotic shapes including Apple's pentalobe.

But it gets even better: the whole thing comes in a beautifully designed case with a tilting mechanism that automatically stands all the bits upright when you open it.

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Great gift for the fixer-upper in your life.

$11.99.

How they make money selling this for that price (Prime shipping) is a mystery to me.

March 21, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 20, 2017

How chess got big

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Above, a map showing the origin and diffusion of chess from India to Asia, Africa, and Europe, along with changes in its name.

[via RealityCarnival]

March 20, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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March 20, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 19, 2017

Will a lava lamp work on Jupiter?

This question has been keeping me awake at night for a long time, so it was with great joy and relief that I stumbled upon Neil Fraser's answer.

Hey, wait a sec... what's that movie I watched last year?

March 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

Another: Capable of assuming many positions.

A third: inedible.

March 19, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

March 18, 2017

World's first fluorescent frog discovered

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"Use the slider to see the polka-dot tree frog fluoresce."

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March 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 10 Years — Limited Edition

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• All black

• Smoked sapphire case

• In-house Unico movement

• Production limited to 500 pieces

Apply within.

March 18, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 17, 2017

Top 50 Fast Food Restaurants in the U.S.

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March 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scrubba Portable Laundry System

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From websites:

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• Machine quality wash whenever and wherever you want

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• Durable microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer

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• Lightest washing machine in the world at only 6 ounces; doubles as a dry-bag

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• A modern take on the old fashioned washboard: hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules

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efficiently clean clothes in minutes

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• Great for holidays, backpacking, business trips, camping, outdoor adventures, boats, emergency power outages, and small apartments

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$49.94.

March 17, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 16, 2017

Booknshelf — "Discover great books and bookshelves on different topics"

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There goes the day.

March 16, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Handheld Egg Cracker & Separator

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That's different.

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• Attachment separates egg whites from yolks

• Space-saving design for compact storage

• Quickly opens fresh or hard-boiled eggs

• Operates with the touch of a button

• Eliminates shell pieces in food

• 8.5" x 3" x 1.8"

• Plastic

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$8 (eggs not included).

March 16, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 15, 2017

One phone number to fool them all

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Apply within.

March 15, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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