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5 Simple Steps to a Green Yet Scary Halloween
It may seem like a frighteningly monstrous task, but you don’t have to dress as The Hulk to go green on Halloween. From preliminary preparations (pumpkin selection and disposal) to the main event (a sustainable Halloween house party), we’ve got you covered with five ghoulishly easy tips to lighten your eco-impact this Halloween. So do yourself a favor and have an environmentally friendly fear-fest, or else … you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!
48 Coffee Table Books That Didn't Sell
A coffee table book is a hardcover book that is intended to sit on a coffee table or similar surface in an area where guests sit and are entertained, thus inspiring conversation or alleviating boredom. They tend to be oversized and of heavy construction, since there is no pressing need for portability. Subject matter is generally confined to non-fiction, and is usually visually oriented. Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Since they are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a light read, the analysis inside is often more basic and with less jargon than other books on the subject.
Top 10 Famous Palindromes
As a writer, I’ve always been fascinated with the many ways in which language can be used in curious and unique ways. One way is the palindrome, in which words or phrases are used in such a way that they read the same forwards and backwards. Common palindromes exist all around us, in words like: radar, kayak, civic, rotor, and noon, and some can be found in common names like Eve, Hannah, Anna (and of course, let’s not forget Bob), but once you get more than six or seven letters, they start to become tricky, especially when used in complete sentences. Below are my nominations for the best—and cleverest—palindromes I’ve come across. I’m confining these to English words and phrases because, frankly, that’s the only language I know, but I understand palindromes are a part of all languages.
15 Unusual Air Traffic Control Towers
Air Control Towers (ATC) are both well-recognized symbols of air safety and milestones of modern architecture: built in different styles for different airports, they are hard not to notice as your plane gets taxied out for departure. Many control towers can be seen on postcards and some even become a landmark – so today we are going to see some of the most unique examples around the world.
10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries
Today, it’s easy to be an explorer — all you need is a computer, access to satellite technology and a sense of adventure. Google makes it even simpler with Google Earth and Google Maps, letting you travel virtually to any place in the world with just a click of your mouse. Even though the average person can use these services to explore the planet, researchers and other scientific professionals use Google Earth and Google Maps as preliminary tools to analyze areas around the globe, uncovering some pretty amazing things we’ve never seen before.
10 Ways to Make Halloween a Little Less Scary on the Budget
It's almost that time of the year when ghosts, ghouls and zombies come calling, but the scariest part of this holiday might be what you will spend on costumes, candy, decorations and parties. In 2011, the National Retail Federation predicted that spending on Halloween related items would increase by $1 billion, making the holiday second in spending only to Christmas in the United States. But you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a devilish good time on Halloween. We talked to savings experts and compiled a list of ways you can save that will give you something to scream about.
Scary Logins: 25 Worst Passwords of 2012 — and How to Fix Them
Just in time for Halloween comes something that might scare anyone who spends a lot of time online: SplashData's annual list of the most common passwords used on the Internet and posted by hackers. Users of any of these passwords are the most likely to be victims in future breaches. In a year with several high profile password hacking incidents at major sites including Yahoo, LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm, SplashData's list of frequently used passwords shows that many people continue to put themselves at risk by using weak, easily guessable passwords. The top three passwords, "password," "123456," and "12345678," remain unchanged from last year's list.
10 Best Fast Food Meals
So you're trying to eat healthy and/or lose some extra pounds, but you're on the road and in a hurry – so you find yourself in the drive-through line. Not to worry: There is such a thing as healthy fast food (or at least healthier). You can order a meal at most fast food chains with less than 500 calories, moderate amounts of fat and saturated fat, and ample protein and fiber. Here are 10 of the healthiest fast food meals from some of the top fast food chains.
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7 Stress-Busters For Better Sleep
That looming work deadline you're not close to meeting. Your crazy mother-in-law. The election. Stress. We all have it -- and aside from being uncomfortable during the waking hours, it could be keeping you up at night. In fact, a full 65 percent of Americans report losing sleep because of stress, according to findings from the Better Sleep Council. "[Stress] is the single most common thing that causes people to have trouble getting to sleep," says Joe Ojile, M.D., founder and CEO of the Clayton Sleep Institute in St. Louis, Mo. and a board member of the National Sleep Foundation.