4 Lessons I Learned (Or Re-Learned) in 2018

Sometimes the old lesson is the new lesson. View the original article to see embedded media. Artist: @livly.doodlesNew year's is definitely a weird time for me. Normally, I'm pretty happy to see the ass-end of the old year and embrace the new year; collectively, too, it seems like the last few years have been rough. (I'm not sure which celestial body to blame for that.) With my birthday in January, I generally take this time to reflect on the year and set intentions for the new one, so by the ti...
Tags: Career, College, Confidence, Netflix, Life Lessons, Resolutions, Don, Sabrina, College Life

The Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

I have 470 podcast episodes in my queue right now, after some paring down. There’s just too much good stuff to listen to: fiction, chat shows, history lessons, interviews, reported documentaries, weird semi-fiction. Of the hundreds of podcast episodes I listened to this year, these are the 15 that taught or…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Comedy, Podcasts, Education, Entertainment, Journalism, Lifehacks, Reply All, Best Of

If there’s an LAUSD strike, taxpayers, communities across state could feel it

By Ricardo Cano, CALMatters The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and communities throughout the state. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 30,000 teachers and employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says it will strike Jan. 10—the first Thursday after students return from the holiday break—unless the district agr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Richmond, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, John McCoy, Gonzalez

These Celeb Looks Will Convince You to Get a Chain Belt ASAP

Get inspired by Bella Hadid, Madison Beer, and Olivia Jade's looks.Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Bella Hadid, Madison Beer, and Olivia Jade. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Bella Hadid's Luxe Look Bella Hadid looked every part the supermodel in an ultra trendy look in NYC.She wore a white turtleneck sweater dress with a gold Chanel chainlin...
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Beverly Hills, Chanel, Belts, Madison, Louis Vuitton, Celebrity Fashion, Bella, Bella Hadid, Balenciaga, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Olivia Jade, Bella Hadid Madison Beer, Bella Olivia

Haruki Murakami Day: Stream Seven Hours of Mixes Collecting All the Jazz, Classical & Classic American Pop Music from His Novels

What makes the novels of Haruki Murakami — originally written in Japanese and almost unfailingly filled with some odd but deeply characteristic mixture of cats, wells, parallel worlds, mysterious disappearing women with well-formed ears, and much else besides — so beloved around the world? A large part of it must have to do with Murakami's cultural references, sometimes Japanese but most often western, and even more so when it comes to music. "Almost without exception," writes The Week music cr...
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A Logophile’s Look at Aviation

Like many word merchants, I’m a logophile, a lover of words. When a new one catches my attention, meaning I can foresee some sentence in which it might be of use, I record it. For the past 15 years or so, my logo reliquary (“a container in which relics are kept and displayed for veneration,” also, a synonym for an aviation museum) is a reporter’s notebook I got at a Garmin media presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Despite decades of collecting, I don’t often have the opportunity to employ m...
Tags: General, Education, Blogging, Aviation, Garmin, EAA, Aviation Education, Aviation Culture, Aviation Language

Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1983 What the World Will Look Like in 2019: Computerization, Global Co-operation, Leisure Time & Moon Mining

Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill, via Wikimedia Commons “It’s difficult to make predictions,” they say, “especially about the future.” The witticism has been variously attributed. If Yogi Berra said it, it's adorable nonsense, if Mark Twain, dry plainspoken irony. If Niels Bohr, however, we have a statement that makes us wonder what exactly “the future” could mean in a radically uncertain universe. If scientists can’t predict the future, who can? Science fiction writers, of cou...
Tags: Google, Science, College, New York Times, Literature, Clarke, Sci Fi, Mark Twain, Philip K Dick, Facebook Twitter, Yogi Berra, Josh Jones, Isaac Asimov, Wikimedia Commons, New York World, Niels Bohr

10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP), the Nun Who Unexpectedly Popularized Art History on TV

While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. - Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into the world, where she became a star of global proportions, entertained the television masses with her frank humanist assessments. Unphased by nudity, carnality, and other sensual excesses, she initially came across ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, Television, College, New York City, Religion, History, Bbc, Catholic Church, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Norfolk, Christ, Bill Moyers, Wendy

Abundance, food, humor, relaxing

Addition, on Abundance, from New Year's 2013, by Nicole, second item:, humor, bottom of the page (and some clean up and links added elsewhere there) are other links there, if you want more about food, but generally speaking, relax! Relaxation aids on my site: Breathing (with a graphic aid) and Peace (ditto, sort of) photo (a link) by Karen James [Author: Sandra Dodd]
Tags: Homeschooling, Nicole, Sandra Dodd, Karen James

The Best and Worst Sex Toys (+Books) of 2018

The Best Cat-approved sex education Unlike previous years, this list is filled mostly with books as I’ve reviewed more books than ever on my blog. I hope you’ve all enjoyed my book reviews. I’ve certainly enjoyed reading most of them, especially the following. Just Lehmiller’s book Tell Me What You Want details the responses from over 4,000 Americans about their sexual fantasies. You’ll learn what’s common, why we might have some fantasies, how to talk about them, and when fantasies are best...
Tags: Reviews, Books, College, Vibrators, Don, Minna, Laya

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