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From the ancient scripts of Sumerian 3,000 years before Christ, through the dawn of the Greek alphabet and onto the ballpoint-toting, crossword-puzzling of the 20th century, handwriting has played a massive part in the development of the human race. Long before Gutenberg arrived on the scene in the fifteenth century with his fancy printing press, […]

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With back-to-school season here, kids aren’t the only ones leaving the house this fall: money is also flowing from parents’ wallets for pricey textbooks. A new report from Nielsen found that 71% of students who use tablets are interested in accessing textbooks on them. Google is one example of a company listening to this emerging […]

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From our calendars to our bank statements to our social lives, we live online. Internet has so permeated our culture that it’s hard to imagine a world without memes, Facebook or email. Across the globe, 2.4 billion people are Internet users, a number that is expected to grow to 2.7 billion by the end of […]

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Ingredients For the cups: 2/3 cup Vanilla Wafer crumbs (use a food processor or rolling pin to create the crumbs) 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled 2 egg whites 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt For the pudding: 3 cups whole milk 3 […]

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Ingredients one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk 3 cups Nestle white chocolate chips (18 oz white chocolate) 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 2 heaping cups mini chocolate candies (I used Rolo, Kit Kat, Milky Way and Reese’s) Find the rest of the recipe from here! * Image from http://theviewfromgreatisland.com

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Ingredients: 4 huge cucumbers (about 4 heaping cups) 1 1/2 cups lime juice 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 16 cups of cold water ( about a gallon) Find the rest of the recipe from here! * Image from http://www.savynaturalista.com

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Holy schmoly this tune is awesome! Who is this band? Sometimes your just walking along and you hear a really great song but you have no idea who is singing … just whip out your Shazam app and let it analyse (in real-time) who the song is by and where you can get it! Magic? […]

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Gee that was a good App, it kinda does what I need it to but it still doesn’t do everything that I need … the answer? Discovr.. is a App that allows you to search for ‘like’ or ‘similar’ Apps to what you are looking for! BANG! Now you can find the App you want […]

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The Apps in the iTunes store prices are constantly in flux and changing, one week it could $0.99 another free for short time! So if you are time poor but App addicted, check out the Appshoper (FREE) which categories Apps for you, tells you what’s FREE for a short while and any price drops! Download […]

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If you’re like many users, you’ve probably found yourself perplexed by the little blue bars that have invaded your Twitter timeline. They’re part of an update intended to help you keep track of conversations between people you follow — but if you’re not familiar with it, the new look may be a bit confusing. Let […]

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There is no question that mobile apps are the future of commerce. Not when the writing on the digital wall tells us that some 25% of online retail is bound for smartphones and tablets by 2017. That doesn’t mean that your company is automatically clear on what to do, exactly. What is your mobile app […]

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Ingredients 5 lemons 10 cups of cold water 1 cup of mashed strawberries 1 cup white sugar 10 large basil leaves, shredded Instructions Add water to a pitcher. Wash, halve & juice the lemons. Make sure all of the seeds are removed & add the lemon juice & pulp to the pitcher. Add strawberries, sugar […]

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Ingredients 15 pieces jumbo shells, uncooked 2 cups ricotta cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 mini sweet pepper, seeded and chopped 3 to 4 fresh button mushrooms, chopped 1 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped 1/4 cup carrots, […]

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Ingredients 12 Black Mission figs, halved vertically
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2-3 ounces fresh goat cheese
Flaky sea salt, to taste. Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. 2. While the oven preheats, melt the butter in a small saucepan, along with the balsamic vinegar, honey, and a hefty pinch of salt. Bring […]

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Yield: 4-5 servings 8 ounces angel hair pasta 1-2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin strips 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1″ matchsticks 6-8 ounces button or baby bella mushrooms, quartered Optional: 1 cup chopped kale leaves 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly […]

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Completed last year, the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Boone County, Iowa was designed by public artist David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in response to a “call for artist” competition issued by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Purely sculptural, as opposed to functional or a structural part of the bridge, the final […]

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We conclude the week with a new appointment of the Friday column dedicated to lighting design: today we show you “Light Zero”, the table lamp created by the designers Justin Joo and Jun Hwang, creative duo from the South Korean studio 220plus. A solution characterized by a simple and essential design, a structure that mixes […]