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February 12, 2012

Why Adele's "Someone Like You" makes you cry

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal article by Michaeleen Doucleff explored the science behind the emotion.

The article interpolates passages from the song as it explains their effects; most interesting.

February 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Quick and dirty (and cheap) cord and cable control

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Wrote reader Mark Throneberry:

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Saw your post re: ponytailers as cable ties. This is what I use (above and below).

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Just cut the length you need off the roll.

 • Looks neat in place, visually unobtrusive

 • Easy to handle, reuse and reposition

 • Incredibly strong

 • Never wears out

Plus — run a drywall screw throught a length of this into a wall stud — and you can hang a rake or a bicycle!

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100 ties, each 8" long x 0.5" wide: $6.99.

February 12, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Car Stove

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That's different.

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From PhotoBlog

Zany Swiss man installs wood-burning stove in car

It's hard to imagine what led Pascal Prokop to install a wood-burning stove in his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. Though we're safe to say that the trend won't catch like wildfire.

Prokob built and installed the wood-fired stove himself and got an operating permit from the Swiss technical inspection authority.

[via Fancy]

February 12, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

God Save the Queen Beanbag Chair — Made in Germany

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There's irony for you.

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€199.

February 12, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Kate Moss x Biblical times

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Kate Moss in a nod to two millenia past on the cover of the new W Magazine.

[via Coverjunkie]

February 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Masterpiece Cards — World-famous paintings explained

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From websites: "World-famous paintings are the foundation of art history. Explaining and examining them is our mission."

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"250 paintings that shaped the history of art are explored on 4" x 6" art history cards."

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"Because each image has been authorized by its art museum, each reproduction shows true color."

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$89.

February 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ice floes on the Black Sea off Odessa, Ukraine

February, 2012.

[via Neatorama and The Presurfer]

February 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Microplane Meat Tenderizer

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"When not in use blades sit safely in the handle."

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Think outside the batterie de cuisine: get a chain and wear it around your neck on goth girls night out.

$19.95.

[via CSYCB]

February 12, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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