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  • The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Craig L. Symonds
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    The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Craig L. Symonds

    3 months ago

    "The Battle of Midway" by Craig L. Symonds is an excellent and thorough retelling of both the events and situations leading up to the turning point of the war in the Pacific during World War II, but also some of the inner workings of Allied and Japanese politics surrounding the decision of the...

  • Starship Troopers Book (1959) or Movie (1997)
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    Starship Troopers Book (1959) or Movie (1997)

    3 months ago

    This book changed everything. First published in late 1959, its influence has been felt on every single Science Fiction novel, TV show, and movie there has been since.

  • Good Omens (the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) a book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
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    Good Omens (the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) a book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

    3 months ago

    "Good Omens" is a book about the end of the world, as seen by Agnes Nutter, witch. The story follows quite a few distinct story lines. If you are familiar with Mr. Neil Gaiman, you will recognize his unique style of storytelling, including the frequent footnotes you might have found in some of his...

  • How to Build a Tomato Tree Plant Like Disneyworld's Epcot Ride
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    How to Build a Tomato Tree Plant Like Disneyworld's Epcot Ride "Living With the Land."

    3 months ago

    This is an ongoing tutorial on building a tomato tree planter, just like the one at "Living with the Land" at Disneyworld's EPCOT. I decided to build this planter for a few reasons, chief of which is that I do not have much area to garden with....

  • Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Food List
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    Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Food List

    3 months ago

    Sometimes just getting started with a new diet is difficult. Figuring out what you should or shouldn't eat can be confusing if you are just starting out. With the guidelines I present here, you will be able to identify which foods are keto-friendly when you go to the grocery store.

  • Easing Into the Ketogenic Diet Plan
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    Easing Into the Ketogenic Diet Plan

    3 months ago

    Making the decision to go low carb/high fat is a difficult one to make, but one that I am glad I did. I've lost over 100 lbs, mostly on keto. You can too! And you'll be able to do it while eating bacon, eggs, steak, and sour cream. I know this, because the majority of my diet over the last few...

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    "The Princess Bride" Based on S. Morgenstern's Classic Book (William Goldman) Directed by Rob Reiner

    3 months ago

    My all-time favorite movie is "The Princess Bride," without a doubt. The movie is now over 25 years old, and has been wonderfully re-mastered into high definition blu-ray. You can see the new trailer below and see how great the colors look, compared to the (probable) VHS copy you might have in your...

  • The Basics of EKG Interpretation and Rhythm Recognition: Atrial Fibrillation
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    The Basics of EKG Interpretation and Rhythm Recognition: Atrial Fibrillation

    3 months ago

    Atrial Fibrillation is one of the more common heart arrhythmias, and becomes more common as you age. Atrial Fibrillation, also known as "A-Fib" is a condition where the normal pacemaker (the sinus node) of the heart is no longer in control of depolarization of the atria (the top two chambers of the...

  • The Basics of EKG Interpretation and Rhythm Recognition: Normal Sinus Rhythm
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    The Basics of EKG Interpretation and Rhythm Recognition: Normal Sinus Rhythm

    3 months ago

    Looking at an EKG can be very intimidating and difficult to understand for a lay person. EKG interpretation is a little tricky at first, but with some persistence, you can put together what the P wave, QRS, and T wave correspond to as the heart is working. Since Normal Sinus Rhythm is the easiest...

  • Ingress Help: Leveling Faster and Gaining A.P.
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    Ingress Help: Leveling Faster and Gaining A.P.

    3 months ago

    When I first started playing Ingress, I did not really understand how to play. I felt lost, and I didn't really have a friend or acquaintance who played to explain to me how to go about getting started. It was like flying blind, and it took me a...

  • Pyrography Wood Burning Tool and Pen
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    Pyrography Wood Burning Tool and Pen

    3 months ago

    I initially bought my soldering iron to install a radio in my car. As it turns out, soldering irons can serve as wood burning pyrography tools. They heat up and burn wood just like a pyrography pen and have interchangeable tips. This opens a whole new door to arts and crafts. Have you ever seen...

  • My favorite Banned Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry
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    My favorite Banned Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry

    3 months ago

    I remember reading The Giver as a young adult in middle school. It was pretty mature reading for someone that age, but I really enjoyed it. The Giver was one of the few books that I felt didn't treat you like a child, but instead was right on the level.

  • Easy New Way to Repair Leaky Copper and Pvc Pipes and Plumbing With Fiberfix Epoxy Tape
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    Easy New Way to Repair Leaky Copper and Pvc Pipes and Plumbing With Fiberfix Epoxy Tape

    3 months ago

    Fiberfix is very versatile, however. It wraps pretty similar to tape, just like the package says. You wet it, squeeze out the excess water, then wrap whatever needs repair. It is hard enough to work with (like paint and sand) in about 5 minutes.

  • Retro Video Games and Gaming: Final Fantasy 7
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    Retro Video Games and Gaming: Final Fantasy 7

    3 months ago

    I remember trying Final Fantasy 7 for the first time back in 1997. Previously, I had played all available North American Final Fantasy games, including I, II, III and mystic quest. FF 1 was actually what hooked me into RPGs.

  • Hormel Spam America's Mystery Meat
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    Hormel Spam America's Mystery Meat

    3 months ago

    I started looking up facts about spam the food as a way to add to an email or post that was spam, the annoying commercials. I dig up an interesting or fun fact about spam, so that unwary clickers at least learn some trivia about spam. Usually it is well received and garners a smile or two.

  • Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey: Books to Get Your 8 to 10 Year Old Son to Love Reading
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    Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey: Books to Get Your 8 to 10 Year Old Son to Love Reading

    3 months ago

    While I cannot recommend the Captain Underpants series of books, my middle son Connor sure can. He has loved every single one of these books, and they are just what he needed to get into reading.

  • Why Having a Benefits Coordinator for Your Child With Autism Is Amazing
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    Why Having a Benefits Coordinator for Your Child With Autism Is Amazing

    3 months ago

    A Benefits Coordinator is an amazing person to have on your side when you are trying to deal with your autistic or unruly child. I will explain in detail why that is, but first I have to give some background about my son, Devin Jr.

  • Real Haunted Places: The Amityville Horror
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    Real Haunted Places: The Amityville Horror

    3 months ago

    But what a lot of people don't realize is that the movie was based on the book which in turn was based on a family's 28 day experience living at 112 Ocean Avenue Amytiville, NY 11701. That's a real address, to a real house, that the Lutz family vacated after only 28 days ownership, back in 1975.

  • Brew Beer at Home Using a Kit
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    Brew Beer at Home Using a Kit

    3 months ago

    Brewing beer at home has never been easier. We will go through some of the basic steps of brewing beer at home using a kit in this quick look at homebrewing.

  • Keurig vs Flavia Coffee Makers
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    Keurig vs Flavia Coffee Makers

    3 months ago

    Single Cup coffee makers have become quite popular, with Keurig leading the way in popularity. But is it the best single cup coffee maker? How does it compare to Flavia drink station?

  • This Is Not Art - Modern Art, the Worst in History
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    This Is Not Art - Modern Art, the Worst in History

    3 months ago

    Modern art. It just leaves a sour taste in my mouth, just like the milk I had 30 days after the expiration date (can milk turn into alcohol? of course it can). Modern art seems to evoke strong emotions from some people. Frankly, most of the time I don't get it, just like a neutered dog. I shrug my...

  • What If the Viking Colony in America Had Been Successful?
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    What If the Viking Colony in America Had Been Successful?

    3 months ago

    Christopher Colombus was not the first European to discover America. The Vikings hold that distinction, with a colony in Newfoundland just after the year 1000 AD. They named the colony "L'anse aux Meadows" and the land itself "Vinland."

  • Harvey Specter's Wardrobe, Ties, and Clothes From Suits on USA
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    Harvey Specter's Wardrobe, Ties, and Clothes From Suits on USA

    3 months ago

    Every episode of suits showcases a new suit worn by Harvey Specter. He is as much a character as he is a fashion plate. I would give my right arm for just one of these suits, and I bet if you are visiting this page, you would too. Harvey wears suits designed exclusively by Tom Ford.

  • How to Pick the Best French Coffee Press
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    How to Pick the Best French Coffee Press

    3 months ago

    I've made coffee almost exclusively from French Presses. It's not that I haven't had drip coffee, I just find French Press' results better. Making French Pressed coffee is a more intimate coffee experience, requiring care and attention to detail compared to a drip machine.

  • Plants vs Zombies Adventures Brainball Defense
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    Plants vs Zombies Adventures Brainball Defense

    15 months ago

    PvZ Brainball is about collecting other people's brains, but the other half is protecting the brains you do have. If your defenses aren't up to snuff, someone is going to come along and snag all your brains faster than you can say "twiddlydinks."

  • The Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans
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    The Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans

    3 months ago

    Arabica beans are widely considered to be superior than Robusta beans, but the truth is that, while different, neither coffee is clearly superior. In the United States, Arabica is the most commonly available coffee, and I have had some difficulty finding Robusta coffee in the past.

  • The World's Most Exclusive Coffees
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    The World's Most Exclusive Coffees

    3 months ago

    We wait in long lines at Starbuck's for our coffee. We buy gadgets and gizmos to make it easier, better, or faster. Everyone has a favorite coffee mug.

  • College Delicacies Ramen Noodles
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    College Delicacies Ramen Noodles

    15 months ago

    You can't go through college without having had your fair share of ramen noodles. Seriously, it's in the syllabus - eat mass quantities of ramen noodles. Ramen are part of the core curriculum, and they won't graduate you without a passing grade.

  • Why You Should Smile More
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    Why You Should Smile More

    3 months ago

    I remember the day that I started practicing how not to smile. I was on a school bus, maybe 8 or 9 years old. One of the older "cool" kids started calling me "smiley" and making fun of my cheery demeanor. I had to fight to keep the corners of my mouth from forming a smile, but I was able to control...

  • Halloween Cartoons to Get You Into the Spirit
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    Halloween Cartoons to Get You Into the Spirit

    3 months ago

    Every year, my family and I find ourselves watching the same Halloween cartoons. It has become a tradition that we really enjoy. I find myself looking forward to watching these same shows over and over, despite knowing most of them word for word.

  • Kelmark GT Kit Car, Including Complete Instructions and Parts List
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    Kelmark GT Kit Car, Including Complete Instructions and Parts List

    10 months ago

    My experience with my father's 1972 Kelmark GT kit car. Included here are the original parts list and instructions.

  • Hilarious Lines From Iconic Movies That You Probably Missed
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    Hilarious Lines From Iconic Movies That You Probably Missed

    3 months ago

    One thing I like about comedies is the subtle humor that normally gets missed. It's that special line that makes you go "OOOH," and really makes you smile. It's like a juicy secret someone told you, or some interesting fact you discovered. A comedy that makes you laugh when you watch is merely...

  • Building Your Own Gaming Computer: Choosing a Graphics Card
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    Building Your Own Gaming Computer: Choosing a Graphics Card

    3 months ago

    Your graphics card is going to be the most important piece of your gaming computer. Yes, you need adequate RAM, processor speed, hard drive. But graphics card is where you need to make a top notch purchase so that your computer will be able to handle today's and tomorrows graphically intense...

  • Hard Drive - Computer Gaming on a Budget
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    Hard Drive - Computer Gaming on a Budget

    3 months ago

    Hard drives are more important than just storing data. The speed of your hard drive can affect gaming performance. The new kid on the block is the SSD, or Solid State Drive. The returning champ is the HDD, or Hard Disk Drive.

  • Flesh Eating Plants
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    Flesh Eating Plants

    3 months ago

    We generally think of plants as food, ornamentation, ground cover, or even to climb. These plants turn the tables on their would be predators. Carnivorous plants eat mainly bugs, but have also been found with frogs, birds, and even small rodents and rats. Carnivorous plants are usually very...

  • Star Trek's Unintentionally Hilarious Fights
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    Star Trek's Unintentionally Hilarious Fights

    3 months ago

    Star Trek was revolutionary. Despite being on the air for only 3 seasons, Kirk, Spock, Uhura(OMG) and the rest of the gang broke a lot of cinematic ground. During a time when women were still well below the glass ceiling, and blacks were still dealing with racism on a daily basis, Uhura was on the...

  • RAM - Computer Gaming on a Budget
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    RAM - Computer Gaming on a Budget

    3 months ago

    RAM makes a difference, there is no denying that. Fast RAM and larger amounts of memory will increase the speed of your computer. Especially when large amounts of data are being moved about, more RAM means you have to access the "swap file" on your hard drive. RAM is much faster than accessing your...

  • Geocaching: My Favorite Adventure
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    Geocaching: My Favorite Adventure

    3 months ago

    Geocaching is also a great game for kids to play outside. It encourages them to go outdoors and explore the world around them, and find new places.

  • How Fund It Forward Helped My Autistic Son Get the Nexus 7 Tablet He Needed
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    How Fund It Forward Helped My Autistic Son Get the Nexus 7 Tablet He Needed

    3 months ago

    My son is autistic. Big time. Not "a little odd" autistic. Autistic like can't put his shoes on the correct feet, Autistic. He puts his pants on backwards, shirt inside out on a good day. On a bad day, he might strip down and try to run around the neighborhood. Oh, and he is going to be 10, so it...

  • Making Great Scrambled Eggs
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    Making Great Scrambled Eggs

    3 months ago

    Scrambled eggs are found on almost every breakfast table during the week, sometimes multiple times. They aren't technically "hard" to make, but good (great?) scrambled eggs are harder to come by. Myself, my wife, and my 3 sons all eat scrambled eggs. I have what I feel to be pretty darn good...

  • Make Your Own Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter
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    Make Your Own Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter

    3 months ago

    Topsy Turvy Planters don't require a plot of land like a normal garden and can maximize the space your garden already is using. They are quite revolutionary, and work really well!

  • Going Green: Composting, Made Easy!
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    Going Green: Composting, Made Easy!

    3 months ago

    Composting is a natural, green, way to recycle waste into usable soil. Whether you want grade A soil for flowers, or to spread on your lawn, composting is the natural, easy, cheap way to do it. The only thing you need is some sort of container for your compost.

  • It's All About Beer
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    It's All About Beer

    3 months ago

    Ah, beer. Nothing quenches your thirst on a hot day like a nice cold beer. Kicking back and relaxing after a long day of yard work is almost an American tradition. But beer is more than that. Like wine, beer has many styles and flavors. The process of making beer is nuanced enough that there are...

  • Debunking Daylight Savings Time
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    Debunking Daylight Savings Time

    3 months ago

    Daylight Savings time is when everyone in USA(and other countries) decide to show up late for work by 1 hour, and then continue to be an hour late until regular time is restored. This change to normal time usually takes about 6 months. I blame this guy.

  • Are Vibram Fivefingers Comfortable? A Review
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    Are Vibram Fivefingers Comfortable? A Review

    3 months ago

    Vibram FiveFingers shoes are available for men, women, children, and teens. Yes, Vibram Fivefingers are very comfortable, but take a little while to get adjusted to properly, especially when putting them on.

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