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Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:04:53 GMT

ScreamBody

ScreamBody is a Wearable Body Organ. ScreamBody is a portable space for screaming.

When a user needs to scream but is in anynumber of situations where it is just not permitted, ScreamBody silences the user"s screams so they may feel free to vocalize without fear of environmental retaliation, and at the same time records the scream for later release where, when, and how the user chooses.

Posted by: Gerard      Read more     Source


Wed, 01 Apr 2009 10:05:27 GMT

Bullshit Detector

Bullshit Detector
The Local Government Association in the UK has compiled a list of bullshit terms that should not be used by councils. If you pay council tax, then you might be interested in how much bullshit you"re getting for your money. Well now"s your chance to find out.

There was only 1 bullshit term found on The Presurfer.

Enter the URL of a web page to check for bullshit.

Posted by: Gerard      Read more     Source


Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:49:48 GMT

Alex McCord Parents in the City

Alex McCord Parents in the City
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I’ve been catching up with the Real Housewives of New York City Season 1 and Season 2.    It struck me time and again how close Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen are, it’s clear they are truly in love and devoted to each other.

Alex was gracious enough to talk to me about her life recently!  The first thing I must mention is that she is really down to earth… that doesn’t really come across on the show.  Originally from Kansas, Alex now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids, Francois and Johan.

Alex doesn’t pretend to have a perfect life, but she does seem to have it all figured out!  If you’ve wondered how she keeps her slim figure she attributes good genes and practices.  Crediting adulthood as enough impetus to watch what she eats hasn’t hurt much.  Motherhood has given her more cause to avoid processed foods and keep things as natural as possible.  She viewed her pregnancy as an athletic event, keeping active and in shape.  Alex has even made her own ketchup and yogurt to ensure the best ingredients!  I am impressed AND convinced - I’ve got a lot of work to do!

Alex has also learned that great skin can be less work.  Cleansing is really only necessary once a day in her case so she cleanses and moisturizes at night.  In the morning she splashes some water and moisturizing if necessary for the day.  Drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest are also important and so I had to ask if it was truly possible to get a full night’s sleep with two young children. The enthusiastic response was YES!  The key is not to react to every little sound in the night and let them fall back asleep on their own.  She’s been blessed with two great sleepers.

On the topic of urban parenting, the topic of her upcoming book, Alex has a lot to say.  Living in a walking community is far different from the minivan lifestyle and  affords many advantages.  Most obviously - built in exercise!  Another aspect is interacting with the neighborhood, people from all walks of life and beliefs.  Alex was firm that no matter where people come from they all want what’s best for their children.  Children can learn best from being in environments where there is diversity of culture and thought.  <applause>  As a lover of all things cultural, the family makes trips to the first class resources the city offers, opera, aquariums and museums.

With all of that the importance of family rituals is key to keeping balance and the family takes dinner together every night, playing games and talking with the kids.  Keeping the “quality time” high-quality and interactive is the key to their parenting strategy.  As for the over-the-top influences of other over indulging city parents?  Alex says it’s not an issue, they keep a firm grip on the reality of what a dollar will buy you, Francois recently raided his piggy bank to buy a coveted DVD.

What about those less than perfect kid moments on the show? well no one is perfect and let’s face facts, would we be entertained by 100% perfect kids? nope, the most dramatic bits make the cut.   How would your family and life look on the little screen?

It’s been all over that Alex has recently lost her job with Victoria’s Secret, read her thoughts on her blog… The upcoming parenting book by the McCord - van Kempen family will provide stories on raising two young children in the city in a story format.   Details to follow…

Posted by: Samantha      Read more     Source


Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:45:15 GMT

Peek at Arlenis Sosa ad for Lancome

Peek at Arlenis Sosa ad for Lancome
What can I say, except that she looks gorgeous and I can"t wait to see the rest of the campaign. Anyone ever use Lancome products? I seem to remember trying one of their Color ID foundations a few years back but not being impressed enough to buy it.

Source: Dominican Fashion Models

Posted by: Brigitte      Read more     Source


Thu, 05 Mar 2009 03:27:24 GMT

20 Best Free PC Games

20 Best Free PC Games
ExtremeTech has compiled their list of the 20 Best Free PC Games around at the moment, and it’s pretty good. Flash games are specifically excluded, so there will be some games here that you’ve not seen before. Good to bookmark for those rainy Sundays.

 We’re here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. What follows are some of the best free PC games you can get online. Our rules are simple: 1. It must be an honestly free game… 2. No utterly simple flash games… 3. It has to run on modern Windows systems.

Posted by: Redferret      Read more     Source


Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:55:52 GMT

I Mean Seriously, Americ

I Mean Seriously, Americ
America, you"ve got to be kidding me. Did you really fall for all the sentimental crap the producers shoveled out about personality-free performer Michael Sarver? Apparently you did because the sympathetic yet bland roughneck earned a place in the American Idol top twelve last night, baffling thousands of people who surely expected that spot to go to Anoop Desai, Ricky Braddy, or at least Tatiana del Toro. In Ricky, we would have had a better vocalist. In Anoop, we would have had a better personality. And in Tatiana, we would have had a better crazy. C"mon now. This is just ludicrous.

After seeing Tatiana"s fluttering heart nearly send her fainting to the floor, I think we can all agree she"s a precious gift from the reality gods that needs to be savored, nourished, and encouraged. Why would we ever send her away so soon? Did you not see her emotional hysterics in the background? She is the unqualified star of this early season! Don"t vanquish her! I"m holding out for the Wild Card round, but honestly, I"m just not sure that"ll be good enough. Who knows what talent the next two weeks will bring. Only three wild cards can go on to the big twelve, and I fear the odds are stacked against Tatiana (not to mention Ricky and Anoop). Oooooh, I just hate when a nonentity like Michael Sarver excels. Simon said people should vote for him because he seemed like a nice guy who needed a break. Guess what - they all need a break. Damn you people for being so pliable!

Posted by: B-Side      Read more     Source


Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:36:46 GMT

NADIA ALI - LOVE STORY

good morning! some of you might already know nadia ali (join her on myspace) the libyan born singer used to be a member of NYC"s house music act iio - lending her voice to a number of hot dance hits including at the end, rapture, and is it love? - now she"s got a sexy brand new single out called love story which i"m totally digging on (the track already landed in billboard"s hot dance club play chart) it"s a guilty pleasure song that everyone needs to toss on now & again! (nadia has a great sultry voice (and she"s gorgeous) but i think girlfriend could use a little styling help - i don"t like the cover of her single at all .... the furniture and orchid seriously need to go) below you"ll find a remix available for download along with the recently released video! (for more remixes head over to beatport) popbytes over & out for now .... xoxo (i can"t believe it"s already monday - what a total drag)

» listen to nadia ali"s love story | starkillers radio edit (.mp3, 12.4mb)

Posted by: Popbytes      Read more     Source


Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:23:31 GMT

Still in the dark on Steve Jobs

Still in the dark on Steve Jobs
Last month, I did a blog entry slagging off at the Apple board and its total failure of corporate governance, keeping shareholders in the dark about Steve Jobs, his health and the likelihood or otherwise of him staying at the company.

If nothing else, the board confirmed its ineptitude at the firm's annual shareholders meeting. As Reuters reports, the board just said Jobs remained deeply involved with the company, without spelling out exactly how, and refused to answer questions about reports that the US Securities and Exchange Commission was examining Apple's conduct in disclosing Jobs' health problems.

That's not to say shareholders seem to care that much. According to that report, they even sang "Happy Birthday" for the boy who turned 54 this week.

Still, they should be concerned. As David Coursey at PCWorld says, Steve Jobs is unlikely to return to Apple. He was more or less sending that signal by skipping the shareholders' meeting. And that, as Coursey says, raises questions about Apple's future. "As long as Steve Jobs can read a memo or look at designs and say, "this one, not that one," Apple is remains in good hands. But, we have already seen what happens when Apple loses i(t)s vision. When that happens, as it eventually must, its not clear Apple's creative culture will be able to pick up where one man's vision leaves off."

Posted by: leon      Read more     Source


Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:16:17 GMT

Posh Tots

Posh Tots
After successfully designing furniture with a straightforward approach for years, Canadian designer Judson Beaumont set out to create something unique for friends who were expecting their first child.

He wanted his creation to capture the baby"s imagination for years to come. Today, like his first kid-inspired piece, Judson designs some of the most offbeat, whimsical furnishings in the world.

(thanks Cora)

Posted by: Gerard      Read more     Source


Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:49:18 GMT

Finesse and Synquis

Finesse and Synquis (pronounced "sin-qwiss") were often compared to Salt and Pepa in the 80s, but they totally were doing their own thing, delivering a color-coordinated, high energy, wedge-haircut good time with the help of several biker-short clad dancers. No wonder they drew such a crowd.

If you need more F&S, check out their music video for "Straight from the Soul" (it should be noted this video has been OMG Kevin"s Facebook status for over a week now)


Posted by: Kevin      Read more     Source


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