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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXII)

1. Gustave Eiffel’s Swiss Villa Getaway Villa Claire, named after his daughter, was Gustave Eiffel’s preferred place of rest when he wasn’t building giant iron towers or attempting to engineer the Panama Canal. In Vevey, Switzerland. From a collection at Musée D’Orsay, prints for sal…. 5. An “Internet” Radio, first released in 1954 Nobody knows …

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FYI November 20, 2017

1959 – The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, sometimes known as the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, is an international document promoting child rights, drafted by Eglantyne Jebb and adopted by the League of Nations in …

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FYI November 19, 2017

1944 – World War II: Thirty members of the Luxembourgish resistance defend the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack in the Battle of Vianden. The Battle of Vianden (occasionally called the Battle for Vianden Castle) took place November 19, 1944 in the small town of Vianden in northern Luxembourg, and was one of …

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Sitka Nature: Purple Finch

I took a short walk around the neighborhood around noon after dropping my dad off at the airport. I saw no sign of the Purple Finch, though other birds (juncos, primarily) seemed to be acting a lit… Purple Finch

Mickie Sherwood’s Southern-Style Smothered Corn –

Comfort food to soothe my Soul If you follow me on Twitter, recently I tweeted “life was happening”. My activity dwindled from my normal sporadic tweets. Well, now, I’m learning to live without a loved one. Today was tough. I had a taste for a dish that loved one used … Continue reading… Mickie Sherwood’s …

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The Positivity Blog: How to Have More Energy as the Days Become Darker and Colder

Hi! Up here in Sweden the days are becoming darker and colder by the week. It is not easy to keep the energy up like in the bright and warm summer days. So this Sunday I’d like to share one simple tip that I think is appropriate during the start of this darker season. It …

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Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? Plus: Alan Watts on gain and loss, Thomas Merton’s beautiful letter to Rachel Carson, and more

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? Plus: Alan Watts on gain and loss, Thomas Merton’s beautiful letter to Rachel Carson, and more

Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily — in 140 characters or less. And now onto the laughs: Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

FYI November 18, 2017

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service. The push-button telephone is a telephone that has electronic buttons or keys for dialing a telephone number. This phone was easier and quicker to use than the rotary dial phone because the caller pressed buttons rather than having to turn a dial. Western Electric experimented as …

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18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love

There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special!     via 18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That …

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