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ArticleCity.com Videos - 13 Jul 2015 11:49

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[[html]]<img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2008-12/chinese-art-painting-289-2.jpg" width="288" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kasGRkfkiPM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kasGRkfkiPM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Watch videos from these categories….&#13;<br><br><img src="http://snapzlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Oil-Painting1.jpg" width="285" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/o1dW_tkYBcM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/o1dW_tkYBcM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>&#13;<br><br>Auto Trucks&#13;<br><br>o Business Finance&#13;<br><br>o Computers Internet&#13;<br><br>o Education&#13;<br><br>o Environment and Going Green&#13;<br><br>o Family&#13;<br><br>o Food Drink&#13;<br><br>o Gadgets and Gizmos&#13;<br><br>o Health&#13;<br><br><img src="http://www.mattawamum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/painting2.jpg" width="396" /><br><br>o Hobbies&#13;<br><br>o Home Improvement&#13;<br><br>o Humor&#13;<br><br>o Kids Teens&#13;<br><br>o Legal&#13;<br><br>o Marketing&#13;<br><br>o Men&#13;<br><br>o Music and Movies&#13;<br><br>o Online Business&#13;<br><br>o Parenting&#13;<br><br>o Pets and Animals&#13;<br><br>o Politics and Government&#13;<br><br>o Recreation Sports&#13;<br><br>o Relationships&#13;<br><br>o Religion and Faith&#13;<br><br>o Self Improvement&#13;<br><br>o Site Promotion&#13;<br><br>o Travel Leisure&#13;<br><br>o Web Development&#13;<br><br>o Women&#13;<br><br>o Writing&#13;<br><br><a href='http://www.articlecity.com/videos/'>http://www.articlecity.com/videos/</a><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Yahoo - 13 Jul 2015 10:40

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[[html]]Yahoo Sverige <br><br><a href='http://voices.yahoo.com/article/2353934/our_insane_obsession_with_celebrities.html'>http://voices.yahoo.com/article/2353934/our_insane_obsession_with_celebrities.html</a><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><img src="http://www.alloilpaint.com/light/sunny26.jpg" width="339" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/o1dW_tkYBcM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/o1dW_tkYBcM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Slippery Elm - 13 Jul 2015 09:28

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[[html]]Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra, Ulmus fulva) is a deciduous tree that is native to North America, where its inner bark has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-05/art-gallery-josephine-wall-paintings-565-32.jpg" width="341" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Native Americans used slippery elm for healing various skin conditions, for treating coughs, and as an eye wash. Several tribes regularly consumed slippery elm as a food.<br><br>In the 1930s, Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse, included slippery elm (along with Turkish rhubarb, sheep sorrel and burdock root) in her popular Essiac tea. In spite of no scientific proof of efficacy, this preparation is still promoted as an anticancer remedy. (Kaegi E. Unconventional therapies for cancer: 1. Essiac. The Task Force on Alternative Therapies of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative. CMAJ. 1998;158(7):897-902)<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iPZK8ljTyFE&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Richard Mabey, in The New Age Herbalist (Simon Schuster, 1988), calls slippery elm "both a food and a medicine." Because the bark contains several useful nutrients, it can be boiled to make a reasonably wholesome porridge. Easily digested, it is well tolerated by people with intestinal problems (and, once flavored with a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg, even children find it palatable).<br><br>Constituents of Slippery Elm<br><br>Slippery elm's main medicinal constituents are mucilage, which is composed of complex sugars and starches, and tannins, which are plant-based astringents.<br><br>The mucilage acts as an emollient and demulcent; it coats and soothes mucous membranes. Tannins help to shrink inflamed tissues.<br><br>Nutritional Content of Slippery Elm<br><br>Nutrients found in slippery elm bark include:<br><br>StarchesSugarsCalciumIodineBromineAmino acidsManganese (trace)Zinc (trace)Uses for Slippery Elm <br><br>The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved slippery elm as a safe and effective option for treating sore throat (pharyngitis) and respiratory symptoms, such as cough.<br><br>Ayurvedicand Chinese physicians include slippery elm in their pharmacopeia for bloody diarrhea. Other uses may include:<br><br>Mild respiratory ailmentsDiarrhea (orally or as an enema)Wounds, skin ulcerations, burns, and rashes (external applications)Vaginitis (douche)Hemorrhoids (external application or enema)Mild laxativeSkin softenerGastritis and peptic ulcerA 2002 in vitro study demonstrated that slippery elm might prove useful for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. (Langmead L, et al. Antioxidant effects of herbal therapies used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an in vitro study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2002;16(2):197-205)Availability, Preparations and Dosages of Slippery Elm<br><br>Commercially available forms:<br><br>Tablets or capsulesLozengesFinely powdered bark for beveragesCoarsely powdered bark for poultices and plastersLarge slices of bark are not legally available in several states due to their historical use as abortifacients—they were inserted into the cervix and allowed to expand, thus leading to termination of pregnancyBasic instructions for bark preparations (and recommended adult dosages) are:Decoction: Gently simmer eight parts water and one part bark for an hour or longer until mixture is mucilaginous. Add to juice, yogurt, or oatmeal and take as needed.Infusion: Pour two cups boiling water over two tablespoons finely powdered bark; steep for about 5 minutes. Drink three times daily.Capsules or tablets (250 to 500 mg): take two three times daily.Lozenges: per instructions on label.External applications: Mix one part coarse bark to four to six parts boiling water. Stir until comfortably warm. Apply as poultice.Dosages for children are based on weight. Above recommendations are based on an adult weighing 150 lbs. A child weighing 50 pounds would receive 1/3 the adult dose.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-05/chinese-painting-531-2.jpg" width="351" /><br><br>Slippery elm is a safe and effective herbal therapy; it is also a wholesome food. The only precaution in its use is to avoid taking it simultaneously with medications, as it may impair drug absorption.<br><br><a href='https://suite.io/stephen-allen-christensen/1d5526v'>https://suite.io/stephen-allen-christensen/1d5526v</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Marketing & Advertising :: Colors effect the human mind behavior - 13 Jul 2015 08:10

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[[html]]Colors are very important to select when you decided to paint your house, office or factory, because it not only makes walls look great, it also acts as an catalyst which accelerate mood and positive state of mind. Bright colors keep your mind alert while dull colors make you feel sad, this affects human behavior and work output.<br><br><img src="http://twilightreadings.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/img_0413.jpg" width="349" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8K08yOZ2X00&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8K08yOZ2X00&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Lot of research is done worldwide to examine how Colors affect human minds and how it can be applied to improve interior of house or office. The research also covered psychology of color that affects mind and sleep.<br><br>Technically colors are classified into warm and cool by researchers, at home one should use soft colors as you want to relax and you spend time with the family, bright colors don't allow you to relax, while in commercial place it is important that you use bright colors like Yellow, Orange, Blue, Red, etc… before selecting any color shades it is also important to know how big is the carpet area of the room or the floor, bright colors are more attractive in big spaces, like conference hall, movie theater, etc… for small rooms light colors are ideal.<br><br><img src="http://www.alloilpaint.com/light/sunny26.jpg" width="339" /><br><br>The mental effects caused by different color are important to consider when designing the interior of any building, like orange color stimulates appetite, it would be smart idea to apply such color in dining area, Brown color would act as good accent color because it would help to create an order and flow within the building, cooking area is would be more effective with Yellow color as it represent and allows creativity, you can also consider white in Kitchen space would make it feel big and maintain fresh air and cleanliness. In all the areas where high energy activity is expected warm colors would be ideal, for bedrooms red color will introduce lot of excitement.<br><br>But one should not forget only colors don't are not the only thing that makes walls look good, it is also the skill of the painter which affects the texture and surface finish of the walls, you should have the right company to do this, most of the experienced painting contractor Bonton Beach Florida would help you to find the right quality and shades, also remember to check license for Painting company Boton beach as there are lot of new companies which don't have proper insurance as well as license to do the job, by selecting a correct painting company you can always relax that the job would be right done.<br><br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OSFIBMyVJiU/TsWGiYo23SI/AAAAAAAAAhM/5wpDWIddbdc/s1600/el-capitan-oil-painting-b.jpg" width="376" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>For more information you can visit our website http://www.paintitrite.net/<br><br>&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br><a href='http://www.articlebiz.com/article/1051282736-1-colors-effect-the-human-mind-behavior/'>http://www.articlebiz.com/article/1051282736-1-colors-effect-the-human-mind-behavior/</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Lifebooks for Foster Children - 13 Jul 2015 07:01

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[[html]]<img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3100000/Romantical-love-painting-photo-love-3195612-1103-809.jpg" width="396" /><br><br>When children enter the foster care system, they leave behind everything they know, everything familiar- their bedroom, their school, their family, their routine, everything.<br><br>If they are then moved to another foster home at some point, which the vast majority usually are, everything changes once again. Imagine how traumatic this is for the child- to lose nearly every connection he has, not once but often many times over.<br><br>Foster Children Need Lifebooks<br><br>This is the very reason why a lifebook is so vital to foster children- it gives them a connection to who they are and where they came from. It answers important questions for them like why they are in foster care. It gives them a sense of belonging and a sense of ownership. The lifebook is the one thing they can count on wherever they may go.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-04/thomas-kinkade-oil-painting-526-18.jpg" width="310" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>A lifebook is, simply put, the child's story. Beth O'Malley, in her book Lifebooks: Creating A Treasure For The Adopted Child [Adoption-Works Press, 2000], explains that a lifebook is a "security blanket, a concrete tool… a medium for one complete personal history. It promotes positive grasp of identity… It promotes attachment." While she was primarily talking about the adoption lifebook for adopted children, it is equally true for the foster child.<br><br>Many foster and adoptive parents find that the lifebook is therapeutic for the child. Older children gain insight into themselves by adding their thoughts and feelings to their lifebooks, similar to a journal. It gives them a place to vent pent-up anger and frustration, safely. There are just so many incredible benefits to creating a lifebook.<br><br>What Goes Into a Lifebook?<br><br>In many ways it's similar to a baby book, listing details such as birth date, time, and place. The lifebook should also include photographs and a record of special events in their lives such as birthday parties, school events, holidays and vacations. Additionally, a lifebook will need to include information about their biological family and how they came into foster care.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Another important aspect of a lifebook for foster children is the addition of photographs and details about the various foster homes that they have lived in. A nice addition would be an encouraging note from the foster parents, including special memories that they had with the foster child.<br><br>Important Things to RememberThe lifebook should be on the child's level of understanding as much as possible. Details about why he is in foster care should be explained as gently as possible, leaving out specifics that may be inappropriate for the child to read. The child's social worker or therapist can help with the wording.As much as possible, the child should be intimately involved in creating his own lifebook. Even young children can draw pictures and even dictate entries into their lifebooks.The lifebook should be kept free from unnecessary wear and tear; however, do not keep it up and out of reach. A lifebook should be loved like an old friend, and read over and over again.The lifebook should follow the child wherever he goes. If it is left behind, always attempt to forward it to him.Foster parents will find that by creating a lifebook with their foster child, they are not only creating many special memories, but also a bond that will positively impact the child for many years to come. A lifebook is a life-long gift.Related Articles:<br><br>Adoption Lifebooks<br><br>Creating an Adoption Lifebook<br><br>Foster Child Adoption 101<br><br><a href='https://suite.io/crystal-killion/n4g2rn'>https://suite.io/crystal-killion/n4g2rn</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Painting Your Boat The Inexpensive Way - 13 Jul 2015 06:41

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[[html]]When buying a pre-owned trawler or motor yacht, it's easy to be turned off by the exterior looks of the boat. However, I'm not proposing that it be dismissed. I inform buyers to gage how good the used trawler or motor yachts been maintained by how she looks. If the gel coats all beat up and the brightwork is in terrible shape, I normally find the rest of the boat the same way. It's simply an indicator.<br><br>But a dull outside isn't a terrible thing either. The gel coat on a used trawler or motor yacht is there for a single purpose, to make the yacht look good. It has no other function. The gel coats worst enemy is the ultraviolet rays of the sun. After 5-10 years exposure in the tropical Florida sun, almost all gel coats begin to dull and chalk up. Not even intense polishing will take the gel coat back to the luster when it was new. So when you find a used trawler or motor yacht that has a dull outside but the rest of the boat is up to par, there is a simple way to salvage her. How can we do that, by painting her?<br><br>When we purchased our trawler the Patricia Ann, she was in very good shape, but her gel coat was dulled and there were a few minor fiberglass nicks here and there. Professional painting of a used trawler or motor yacht is no inexpensive task. You can plan on about $1000 a foot to have it painted professionally so that was unthinkable.<br><br>I started to explore the procedure of performing the painting myself and read as much as I could about what paint would be best and how to do it. At the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, I talked with spokespeople from Interlux. The rep told me that both the Interlux brand of topside paints and the Awlgrip brand are very synonymous in preparation and practical application. Interlux, even so, is formulated for the do-it-yourselfer. So my choice was made, Interlux Perfection, two part paint was the way to go.<br><br>Without going into detail about what the directions state, let me just say that although working with two-part paints looks frustrating, it's really very simple to do. Just stick to the directions supplied with each can of paint and you'll get the hang of it immediately.<br><br>I selected the roll and tip technique of practical application as spraying in a marina was impossible. It's easy to do once you practice. I practiced on a scrap piece of glass until I had it down pat. Instructions are supplied by Interlux.<br><br>Here are a couple of pointers.<br><br>Begin your project by separating the used trawler or motor yacht into workable sections; that way the project will not overwhelm you. I selected the port bow pulpit on the Patricia Ann to start my plan.<br><br>Preparing the surface to be painted takes about 3/4 of the time you will spend on your project. A bad surface will create a bad paint job. Start by cleaning the gel coat with thinner. This will rid the gel coat of any silicon that may have been applied that will make the paint lift after application. <br><br>The next step, take a little hammer and check out the entire area to be painted, taping to find any voids below the gel coat. When you find them and you will, grind them down with a Dremel tool. You don't want to spend the money and time to do a good paint job and have voids open up later on.<br><br>I used the West System epoxy resin with the fairing filler to repair the voids I found. Follow the directions provided to make the resin simple to use. Sandpaper them flat after the restored spots have dried. Rinse the dust off with water.<br><br>The hard part is not over yet? <br><br>Now we must tape the region that's going to be painted and take off any hardware to cause it go easier. I applied the 14 day painter's tape in stock at Lowe's or Home Depot for masking.<br><br>Now it's time to paint. I used a 4 inch foam roller and the best 2-1/2 inch natural paint brush I could find, also in stock at Lowe's. Mix just enough paint that you can use in 2 hours, for me its 1/2 quart. The paint is pricey, about $85.00 a quart and you don't want to be throwing any away.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Only apply paint when the outside humidity is 75% or lower. Be certain there is no chance of rainfall.<br><br><img src="http://www.piersidegallery.com/artists/andrew/andrew-2008-flyin-art-atroshenko-painting.jpg" width="273" /><br><br>The paint takes about 5 hrs. to fully harden. Be careful to complete your paint application no later than noon to provide complete drying. If dew settles on your paint, the moisture will turn the high gloss to a dull finish. I use a window between 10 AM and noon to paint.<br><br>All said and done, it took at least 600 hours to prep and paint the Patricia Ann. We used about 1 gallon of West System resin and 12 quarts of Interlux Perfection to paint two coats on her.<br><br>Was it worthwhile? <br><br>Absolutely! She looks beautiful!<br><br>If you have been contemplating the painting of your used trawler or motor yacht and would like to ask me some specific questions, feel free to ask.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/d6egUsZvWu4&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/d6egUsZvWu4&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>By: Marinetrader<br><br>Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com<br><br>Mike Dickens, the author, is a liveaboard boat owner and owner/Broker of Paradise Yachts in Florida USA.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Paradise Yachts offers used quality yachts to customers worldwide.&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br>Visit the Paradise Yachts website to view our selection of Used Trawlers, Used Motor Yachts, and Used Sailboats for Sale&#13;<br><br>&#13;<br><br><img src="http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/museums/new-hermitage/Achenbach_Andreas-ZZZ-Landscape_with_a_Stream.jpg" width="367" /><br><br>National and international sales. 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Van Gogh painting breaks expectations at Sotheby's auction - 13 Jul 2015 05:54

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[[html]]<object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/u1p7pRSUdxM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>NEW YORK — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.<br><br>"The Allee of Alyscamps" was offered at Sotheby's impressionist and modern art sale. The autumnal scene was painted in 1888 during a two-month period when van Gogh and Gauguin worked together in Arles, France.<br><br>The painting, which had a presale estimate of more than $40 million, was sold to an Asian private collector, Sotheby's said. The auction record for a van Gogh, who died in 1890, is $82.5 million.<br><br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mp_HsoFcVxI/UEXXYmRfcwI/AAAAAAAAACc/5bjSgLR37SI/s1600/paintings_of_fairy.jpg" width="350" /><br><br>Van Gogh expert Clifford Edwards, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, said, "To have a canvas from Arles by that very self-taught artist at the height of his work marks the sale as momentous."<br><br>The sale also featured six paintings spanning four decades of Claude Monet's career. The highlight was "Water Lilies," a 1905 version of his beloved pond and gardens at his home in Giverny, France. It fetched $54 million, topping its high presale estimate of $45 million.<br><br>Monet's 1908 painting of Venice with a view of the Palazzo Ducale on the Grand Canal fetched more than $23 million. It was confiscated by the Nazis from the noted collector Jakob Goldschmidt and was reclaimed by his son in 1960. It descended to a grandson, who died last year.<br><br>The current auction record for a work by Monet is his 1919 "Water Lily Pond," which sold for $80.5 million in 2008.<br><br>Sotheby's also offered works from two prominent single-owner collections.<br><br>There were two works from Hollywood film moguls Samuel Goldwyn and his son.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2phCqQxNRkA&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>"Woman With a Chignon in an Armchair," a portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover Francoise Gilot, sold for $29.9 million, almost doubling its high presale estimate of $18 million. It depicts her in an embroidered jacket Picasso bought for her in Poland while she was pregnant with their child.<br><br>Henri Matisse's "Anemones and Pomegranates" was purchased by the elder Goldwyn two years after it was painted in 1948. It sold for more than $6 million, in line with its presale estimate.<br><br>About two dozen other works from the collection will be offered in a series of sales later in May, June and October.<br><br>Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died in January; his father died in 1974.<br><br><img src="http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/abstract-art-original-landscape-painting-dreaming-in-color-by-madartmadart-megan-duncanson.jpg" width="309" /><br><br>The other collection on Tuesday belonged to Jerome Stone, a Chicago businessman and founder of the Alzheimer's Association, who died in January. It included Fernand Leger's "The Blue Wheel, Definitive State," with a pre-sale estimate of up to $12 million. It fetched $10.5 million. Other artists in the collection included Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Alberto Giacometti.<br><br><a href='http://www.cbsnews.com/news/van-gogh-painting-breaks-expectations-at-sothebys-auction/'>http://www.cbsnews.com/news/van-gogh-painting-breaks-expectations-at-sothebys-auction/</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

catphishing Posts - Page 1 - 13 Jul 2015 04:46

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[[html]]Posts relating to catphishing (0-2 of 2) ( 0.002 seconds )<br><br>Catphishing Is A Heartless Scam<br><br>By: Robert Siciliano | Jul 11th 2015 - When someone online presents as a different person than their true self, this is called catphishing, and it occurs on online dating sites.<br><br>Tags: catphishing, online security, social mediaWhat Is Catphishing?<br><br>By: Robert Siciliano | Mar 3rd 2015 - What is catphishing? It certainly isn"t Garfield lazily sitting in a canoe holding a fishing rod. Catphishing is when a fraudster fabricates an identity and tricks someone via cyber communication into a phony emotional or romantic relationship""usually for financial gain to the scammer""because eventually he"ll hit th … <br><br>Tags: identity fraud, identity proofing, identity protection<br><br>[1]raquo<br><br><img src="http://welovepainting.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/cave-painting.jpg" width="390" /><br><br><img src="http://www.rybakow.com/painting/landscape-oil-painting-autumn-nature-145-3.jpg" width="398" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pw5ETGiiBRg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Site Navigation:<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4gyl4KfDAYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>ArticleSnatch Authors:<br><br>For Publishers:<br><br>For Everyone:<br><br><a href='http://www.articlesnatch.com/topic/catphishing'>http://www.articlesnatch.com/topic/catphishing</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Simple Machine: Screws - 13 Jul 2015 03:35

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[[html]]Fast Fact<br><br>&#13;<br><br>In 1967, one of the largest screws or bolts was manufactured in Scotland by the Penrith Engineering Works. The length and diameter of these machines was about 24 feet and 4 feet, respectively. These screws were made from a very strong element called iridium, and oil tankers were connected to each other using such devices.<br><br>A screw is one of the six simple machines, with the other five being the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, and wedge. It is one of the most commonly used devices in the world. The screw has an appearance of a thin metal stick with a turning head on top and grooves along its length. Conventionally, it is defined as a mechanical device that has helical-inclined planes and is capable of converting torque to linear force and vice versa.<br><br>The inclined planes that form the threads are wound entirely along the screw shaft, and hence, it becomes easier to fix different objects, as driving it down in a rotational form requires less effort than pushing a nail by application of effort in a vertical direction. Also, nails have the tendency of bending when they are used, whereas a screw would never bend as force is evenly spread along the entire shaft. These are a few reasons why using a screw is preferred over a nail, and why the latter is being phased out slowly.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2008-12/chinese-art-painting-289-2.jpg" width="288" /><br><br>History<br><br>The initial design used was the Archimedes screw, which was developed from Archimedes himself. It was mainly utilized to draw out water from wells, rivers, lakes, etc. This screw had a longer length between its threading and was operated manually. Prominent uses of this device were seen when water was drawn up to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The same design was also utilized in the Mediterranean regions for many centuries for irrigation processes, and also to facilitate oil and wine presses. The Archimedes Screw is used even today in numerous mechanical operations. It has a wide application in the form of conveyor screw devices, especially used in the food processing industry.<br><br>Innovation of the modern screw that is used primarily as a fastener is associated with the development of the lathe machine. In the period before modern devices were mass-produced, cotter pins and pin bolts were widely used as fasteners. Actual development of the modern screw began after Jesse Ramsden, a British instrument manufacturer, perfected a device called 'screw-cutting lathe' in the 1700s. This lathe was further improved and patented in 1798 by David Wilkinson. In the following decades, the importance of threaded fasteners and screws greatly increased in mechanics, which led to the 'standardization of thread forms'. The process of standardization is still ongoing, and has also led to the development of ISO metric screw threads and the Unified Thread Standard. The 'turret lathe' and 'screw machine', which were developed in the 1840s and 1870s, respectively, boosted the mass production of screws. Some important types of such devices that were developed in the course of evolution of modern designs were the Robertson Screw (developed by P. L. Robertson in 1908), and Hex Socket and Phillips-head Screw (developed by Henry F. Phillips).<br><br>Working Principle and Explanation<br><br>The helical-inclined planes present on the screw are referred to as threads or threading. The structure, space, size, and material of which the screw is made up of determines its strength. This strength is also referred to as the mechanical advantage. The turning head of the screw is a provision or facility where the force from a screwdriver can be applied, and torque can be generated. When force is applied on the screw head, it is transferred to the screw threads, which further begin to advance in the downward direction. The exact opposite motion occurs when one starts removing a screw from the material it is fixed to.<br><br>The distance covered by a screw in a straight line in one single rotation is called the lead, while the measurement between two successive inclined planes is called the pitch. The Mechanical Advantage (MA) of this simple machine is controlled by the degree of the lead; less distance covered means more MA, and vice versa. Depending on the orientation of the screws, they are distinguished in two types: right-handed (the helical threads move in a clockwise manner) and left-handed (the threads move in an anti-clockwise manner). The former are most commonly used for numerous application, while the latter are used only for specific purposes (for example, a left-side bicycle pedal and few types of light bulbs). If the pitch is less, greater force is applied by the screw onto the material, in which it is inserted. Also, if the incline of the threads increases, the input force also increases.<br><br>The ratio of the screw circumference to the distance covered by it at the time of every rotation is called the Ideal Mechanical Advantage (IMA). This ratio is represented as:<br><br>IMA = Screw Head Circumference/Distance Covered by the Screw Shaft<br><br>If circumference of the head is 2??, where ? is the radius of the head surface, and ? is the distance advanced by the screw on one rotation, the IMA can be represented as:<br><br>IMA = 2??/?<br><br>The Actual Mechanical Advantage (AMA) is the ratio of the force applied during turning of the screw head to the force exerted by the device on the material, in which it is to be inserted. Thus, this type of mechanical advantage can be represented as:<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/68zFcuG8U5c&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/68zFcuG8U5c&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>AMA = Input Force/Output Force<br><br>One amazing advantage of the screw over the nail is that it can get automatically locked in the material, where it is inserted. This is caused due to the extra friction produced by the inclined planes, when it rotates and gets fixed in the interior portion.<br><br>The following pictures illustrate the various types of screws that are used currently.<br><br><img src="http://blog.orangecarton.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/landscape_paintings_1.jpg" width="361" /><br><br>Applications in Modern Era<br><br>Though the latest designs were developed in a very short period of time, the ability of screws to transfer torque has made it a very effective tool. It has also replaced rivets and fastening pins in the mechanical industry due to its ease of operation and utility. This type of simple machine is used in machinery, where power is transferred from one part to another.<br><br>A very good application of this device is regarding micrometer gauges, which are used in mathematics and physics for precise measurement. Conveyor belts, propellers, drillers, helicopter blades, etc., are a few prominent examples, where the use of screws can be seen in our everyday lives. The concept of screws is also used in an architectural sense, like building spiral staircases; the motion of a person climbing them is same as that of a normal screw.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/BC1QcDkYtEw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>This simple machine can handle about five times the holding strength, as compared to the same strength of a nail. The screw is still undergoing many changes and is evolving continuously. Due to its basic principle of physics, it is considered a member of the six simple machines, and has become an indispensable part of modern mechanics.<br><br><a href='http://www.buzzle.com/articles/275781.html'>http://www.buzzle.com/articles/275781.html</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

If Your Airline's Painting Planes, Watch Out - 13 Jul 2015 00:51

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[[html]]You may have heard a lot lately about "livery," and if you're not exactly sure what the heck that is, join the club.<br><br>The somewhat archaic definition dates back to the 13th century, and when airlines talk livery, they refer to airplanes' uniforms: the colors, logos and other easily identifiable branding that let you know you're flying Airline A instead of Brand X.<br><br><img src="http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31600000/painting-yorkshire_rose-31648347-1024-768.jpg" width="357" /><br><br>And sprucing up livery is the order of the day: Southwest last week unveiled its bold new look that I think is great, even though one observer compared it to the primary color scheme of Wonder Bread. Frontier, meanwhile, is adding its website address to aircraft (but keeping those tail critters) and Spirit's vivid new paint job sort of makes its planes look like psychedelic bananas, but that yellow is distinctive! And that's the point.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EjxwNxGa7Is&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EjxwNxGa7Is&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Who cares? You should. All this paint could affect what you pay to fly.<br><br>For more travel news and insights view Rick's blog at farecompare.com<br><br>I've said it before, I'll say it again: When airlines have money for paint jobs - and the estimates I've seen are all over the map, ranging from $30, 000 per plane to $150,000 and more - airlines have money to burn. And when airlines have money, there's not a whole lot of incentive to lower airfares.<br><br>Note: According to the Star-Telegram, Southwest says its new look is "cost-neutral" because the planes will be painted only as previously scheduled for a new coat. But was the price of the new design cost-neutral?<br><br>Anyway, we've been lucky so far. Yes, airlines are financially healthy again - a quick perusal of any news business section tells you that - but they're moving slowly on the ticket price front.<br><br>While this year's fall fares are higher than last year's, they are only up by 2 to 3 percent. But thanks to all the recent mergers (American/US Airways, Southwest/AirTran, United/Continental) plus these newly streamlined carriers' determination to divest themselves of unprofitable routes, the table is set for higher fares.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Coih_-y4tVw&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>So what about the passengers? There are still a few silver linings.<br><br>Shiny new planes: Who likes to fly in ancient and not-all-that-clean aircraft? Airline profits mean more plane purchases along with the aforementioned paint jobs.<br><br>Better business class: The airlines make their money off business travelers and the competition for these fliers is fierce. If your boss is willing to pay for an elite seat, you'll enjoy increased perks like lie-flat seats and near-unlimited, free entertainment on many carriers. Even discounters like JetBlue are getting into the act with its all-new, all-business-class Mint service.<br><br>Healthy airlines: Carriers that go bust can't get you anywhere and back in 2008, busts were big news. During a single week in April of that year, ATA, Aloha and SkyBus all went belly up.<br><br>International airlines fell victim to the rotten economy as well, and there were numerous stories about passengers being stranded.<br><br>That's not something we have to worry about today. On the other hand, higher ticket prices may well be a concern. Here's what you can do.<br><br>Shop one day earlier than you planned: Don't take this too literally; it's really a reminder not to wait until the last minute to buy your airline tickets because if you do, I guarantee you'll pay way too much. You can start shopping three months ahead and try to finish up 30 days in advance of your trip (or two weeks in advance at the latest for the major airlines).<br><br>Compare prices: No single airline always has the best price. None. Shop an airfare comparison site to be sure you're getting the best deal possible.<br><br>Now get out there and let me know what you think of that new paint job.<br><br><img src="http://www.deshow.net/d/file/cartoon/2009-05/chinese-painting-531-2.jpg" width="351" /><br><br>(Editor's Note: Rick Seaney is the CEO of Farecompare.com. His opinions do not reflect those of ABC News.)<br><br><a href='http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/airlines-painting-planes-watch/story?id=25618930'>http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/airlines-painting-planes-watch/story?id=25618930</a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0


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