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Episode 3.10 'Home'
The first half of “Home” is similar in tone to last week’s episode: ominous, character-focused, a bit too talky, frankly. It worked well as a breather last week, but another episode in that mould would have been a mistake. Like Lori plodding around in the grass, the ghost of season two still haunts this viewer.
In this restaurant, everyone cleans their plates.
An eatery in Sapporo, Japan, has announced it will fine restaurant patrons if they don’t finish every last morsel — every tiny grain of rice — on their plate. The Hachikyo seafood restaurant is known for its tsukko meshi, a dish of salmon roe piled sky-high on a bed of rice — for anyone who can finish it.
Airport security is always stressful. With the long lines, the tight security, the thorough and humiliating examination of carry-on baggage, passengers are always on edge. Just imagine how you'd behave after finding out you’re a wanted suspect.
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The skincare brand Nivea created fake newspapers and broadcast breaking news bulletins to get unsuspecting passengers sweating – but just for the launch of their new line of Stress Protect deodorant in Germany, according to the website…
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Book Club this week. Despite some technical difficulties with TinyChat, I really enjoyed the experience and I hope everyone else did, too!
If you missed it, Sarah from Australia (aka GloomyMushroom) did a nice outline of what we discussed: http://adiek84.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/chat-summary-annas-book-club-episode-1-the-house-of-the-scorpion-by-nancy-farmer/
(By the way... I was mistaken, the sequel to…
According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people ages 15 – 24 account for half of the 19.7 million sexually transmitted infections diagnosed annually. The CDC reported data on eight sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes and HPV.
So, you know, happy Valentine’s Day or whatever.
Read more: - http://pulse.me/s/iw1m9
Valentine’s Day. Those two words summon a lurch in my stomach and a flutter in my heart. Who among us has not suffered at least one disappointing February 14, our hearts shattered by an unappreciative or unrequited love? Some of us, however, take a broken heart to a whole other level. Literal heartbreak. I did.
Eighteen years ago, shortly before Valentine’s Day, my heart began to race chaotically and erratically fast. I got light-headed, passed out and then — I died. This is not an exaggeration. I have proof: a copy of my Medical Incident Report. Question 24 of the form asks, “Patient Condition on Arrival of First Fire Department Unit.” Two answer options are provided: (1) Alive, or (2) Dead. My report has a big circle around option two. So it’s official.
It still seems absurd that a vibrant and healthy woman in her 30s could literally drop dead within seconds of growing dizzy. That just doesn’t happen to physically active, young people who are non-smokers. Or does it? I am here to assure you — it happens! Much more often than most of you know. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of natural deaths in the United States.
Read more: Tracey Conway: Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor’s Story – http://pulse.me/s/isiBj
Here are the great submissions of all contestants!
Voting Time: Contest Ended!
1. Tina Forberig
2. 28th Art
3. Ani Hristova
As a reminder, here are the 3 prizes again:
1st prize: Publish your work on this blog for 6 months!
2nd prize: Publish your work on this blog for 2 months!
3rd prize: 1 article about you and your art
1st and 2nd prize winners will get real access to this blog!
Click on the pictures to get a full view of all submissions and their artists. Press ESCAPE to leave slideshow.
Please vote once for your 3 favorites! The best 5 after the voting will get to the next round. I will choose the 3 winners from those 5 contestants!
2012 has definitely been an improvement over 2011, brilliant new talents have emerged like Michael Kiwanuka, Azealia Banks, Jessie Ware, Alt-J, Lana Del Rey and many others. 2013 is looking really promising with artists like Laura Mvula, Little Green Cars, AlunaGeorge, King Krule and Tom Odell. Starting with the worthy mentions, here is my selections of favourites for this year.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Hey guys! I’m quite busy with Christmas coming up, but I still want to share some more 2012 lists. That’s why I’m posting this with my phone and the WordPress app. If the layout sucks – which will probably be the case – just concentrate on the content, please
Here are my ten favorite TV shows of 2012 (or the ones I watched in 2012).
1. The Walking Dead
2. Hell on Wheels
3. The Killing (US)
4. American Horror Story Asylum
6. Falling Skies
7. Once upon a time
9. Body of Proof
10. The Good Wife
Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your own lists in the comment section!
Edit: I just replaced Revenge with Grimm. Totally forgot that.