Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Psted from WikiHow

How to Fix a Scratched CD

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

While compact discs (CDs) are remarkably durable, it’s nearly impossible to prevent scratches and scuffs from occurring from time to time. The resulting damage can be either a skip in your favorite music track or, in the case of data CDs, the loss of that spreadsheet you worked on for two weeks. Don’t despair — repair! While commercial CD repair kits and CD refinishing machines are available, you may be able to repair the damage on your own with products you already have.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Posted from Rodale

Help For Your Grieving Pet

posted by Rodale Mar 18, 2011 4:01 pm

Coping strategies for when your dog loses her best friend
By Justine Lee, D.V.M., Prevention
A Golden Retriever and a Maltese may seem like an odd couple, but Indy and Katie were as close as two dogs could be. After spending their days together, Katie would sleep on Indy’s back each night, her four-pound body rising and falling with his snores. “It was adorable,” says their owner, Karen Wolkenberg of Roslyn, NY. But at fourteen years old, Indy’s health deteriorated, and the family had to put him to sleep. Immediately after, the normally sweet-natured Katie, who at age ten had grown up with Indy, turned nasty, refusing to eat and urinating all over the house. “I’d look at her and think, What’s going on?” Wolkenberg says. “Then it finally hit me that she was grieving.”

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Taken from

Top 10 Heart Attack Symptoms You Might Ignore

posted by Lara, selected from Nov 3, 2010 4:01 pm

By Melanie Haiken, senior editor

Heart attacks don’t always strike out of the blue — there are many symptoms we can watch for in the days and weeks leading up to an attack. But the symptoms may not be the ones we expect. And they can be different in men and women, and different still in older adults. Last year, for example, a landmark study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Institute found that 95 percent of women who’d had heart attacks reported experiencing symptoms in the weeks and months before the attack — but the symptoms weren’t the expected chest pain, so they went unrecognized.
7 Heart Attack Signs Women — And Doctors — Often Miss
Don’t let that happen to you. Here, 10 heart symptoms you’re likely to ignore — and shouldn’t.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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John Wilkes Booth's Brother and Abe Lincoln's Son
Edwin Booth, perhaps unfairly known today as the brother of assassin John Wilkes Booth, was once upon a time known as the greatest actor in American history. In fact, certain theater historians and steampunk enthusiasts would probably argue that he still is today. His reputation as an actor was described as "mythic," and a statue of him stands in Manhattan's Gramercy Park to this very day.

Posted from Nature's

A Few Facts About 
Our Water Supply

Only 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. Less than 1/3 of 1% of this is available to humans.
The rest is beyond our reach--deep within the earth or frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Truth About Tytler
by Loren Collins

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Taken from article, "I Dreamed of Being an Internet Billionaire: or, How I spent My SummerVacation in Islamabad" from "The Roundtop Register/Fall 2010"

Recipe for an Entrepreneurial Project
by Christopher K. Travis


2 cups of Can Do
3 cups of good BS
3/4 cup of inflated ego
1/2 cup of relentlessness
2 rounded tablespoons of moxie
1/2 cup of unresolved needs for maternal approval
a pinch of creativity
1 teaspoon of opportunity
and 1 glass of Kool-Aid